Jee Hye Kwon earned her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Kwon works with multiple gauges of gold and silver wire in varied tones creating “see through spaces.” Kwon’s work combines the delicate skill of a master jeweler and the strong command of articulating architectural space.
Inspired by architectural forms and topographical shapes in nature, I aspire to create works which combine the renderings of an architect with the delicate skills of a master jeweler. Employing multiple gages of gold and silver wire in varied tones, my works are distinguished by their ‘see-through-spaces.’ Fluidly interlinked organic forms suggest dynamic movement, especially accentuated by the white and black of silver and Shakudo. Essential to my conception is creating a structure, with a sense of volume and lightness that evokes a feeling of infinite space.