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ARTISTIC STATEMENT&BIO

YALING WANG
JEWELRY DESIGNER

Yaling is a visionary jewelry designer whose creative muse resides within the intricacies of the human body and the profound essence of humanity itself. Her artistic endeavors are primarily focused on crafting conceptually driven pieces through the medium of interactive kinetic jewelry.

Currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in jewelry design at the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, Yaling's educational journey has been marked by notable achievements. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Jewelry from the prestigious Beijing Institute of Fashion, where her passion for jewelry design was ignited. During her undergraduate studies, Yaling was fortunate to embark on a transformative one-year exchange program at Central Saint Martins in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2019. This invaluable experience allowed her to immerse herself in a vibrant artistic community and further refine her craft.

Before embracing the world of jewelry design, Yaling nurtured her artistic talents by studying fine art at The Middle School Affiliated to the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. This early exposure to diverse artistic disciplines equipped her with a multifaceted perspective that informs her jewelry designs with a sense of depth and artistic expression.Yaling's professional growth includes a notable 6-month internship at Cosmopolitan China, spanning from 2020 to 2021. During this time, she had the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals, gaining practical insights into the world of fashion and art. This experience further honed her skills and solidified her commitment to pursuing a career that seamlessly merges her artistic vision with the evolving landscape of contemporary design.

Yaling's artistic approach is characterized by her unique ability to seamlessly blend her fascination with the human body and her unwavering belief in the transformative power of jewelry. Her creations transcend conventional boundaries and serve as vessels for storytelling, inviting wearers to actively engage with their own personal narratives. As Yaling continues to pursue her MFA degree and explore the endless possibilities of jewelry design, she is poised to make a profound impact on the industry. With her passion, technical expertise, and profound understanding of the human experience, Yaling is set to redefine the boundaries of kinetic jewelry and inspire a new wave of artistic expression.

SKILLS

3D MODELING & ANIMATION:

Rhino

Zbrush

Cinema4D

Keyshot

Octane Renderer

JEWELRY: 

Fabrication

Forging

Casting

Plating

Enameling

Chasing

PHOTO & VIDEO EDITING:

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Lightroom

Procreate

DaVinci Resolve

2023

American Craft Council's American Craft Made / Baltimore Show

2021 
Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design

2020 

Essay “On decorative forms and cultural characteristics of Qing dynasty armor” co-polished in “Splendid beauty of traditional Chinese costumes”,YANJIU PERSS研究出版社, June 2021


2019 

Medal Project Preserved in Lethaby Gallery

2018 

Study Abroad Project with scholarship of (funded by China Scholarship Council) Work Participated in the Exhibition, Munich Jewellery Week 2018

2016 

Best Performance Award, Fashion Talent Competition of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

2016-2017 

Third Prize of School Scholarship

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