Katja Prins (Haarlem, NL, 1970) graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1997 and has been working as an independent jewelry artist ever since.
She has had solo and group exhibitions all over Europe, USA, Asia and Russia.
Her work can be found in public collections such as Museum of Arts and Design New York, US, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York , US, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam,NL, SM’s Stedelijk Museum ‘sHertogenbosch, NL, Mint Museum of Craft&Design, Charlotte, USA, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, NL, Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseille, F and the Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, DE.
In 2009 she published her monography “The Uncanny Valley”, which gives an overview of all her work.
She’s been nominated for Mari Funaki Award 2016, the Design-award Rotterdam 1999, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL and won the Darling Publications Jeweller of the Year Award 2009.
Besides making and exhibiting her work, she’s also been lecturing and teaching at a.o.Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, US, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, University of Arts & Design Samara, RU, Metaldepartment Konstfack, Stockholm, SE, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL, Savannah College of Art and Design, US and Hiko Minzuno College, Tokyo, JP.
With her work she wants to tell stories about the body, the body as an instrument, as a machine – instruments/machines as extensions of the body.
Our body as an extension of our mind by changing and improving it with our technology.
Stories about the intimate relationship between human bodies and mechanic devices, (medical) technology and industry.
How do we relate to each other?
An interaction which is increasing rapidly these days.
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