//Δ Charlize Nhung

Biography

Charlize Nhung Nguyễn is a Vietnamese-born Canadian artist whose work focuses on the relationship between design object and its medium. With a background in Architecture and Goldsmithing, she often works at the intersection of contemporary design and craft theory. In her most recent work, she expands her material exploration and techniques to reference the human body as a journey. In addition, Charlize also holds a BFA from OCAD University. Her 2018 exhibition, Exodus: The Boat and I, had won awards and scholarships including; OCAD University’s Medal, the Carol Rapp Contemporary Jewellery Award and a scholarship of Artist-In-Residence at the Craft and Design studio of Harbourfront Centre. Her work has won competition, commissions and exhibited in Canada, the United States, Romania and Spain.

Contact

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Studio: By Appointment Only
Metal Studio, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Residency

2018-Present       
            Artist-In-Residence, Craft & Design Studio of Harbourfront
            Center, Toronto, Ontario.

2017   Artist-In-Residence (Summer), Craft & Design Studio of
            Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Ontario.

Teaching

2018-Present   
             Jewellery Introductory, Jewellery Intermediate, Gold+Silver
             Workshops
. Harbourfront Center.

Artist Talk & Presentation

2017   Artist Presentation (on Haystack 7th Symposium), OCAD
           University, Toronto, Ontario.

2017   Artist Talk, Haystack Arts & Craft (7th Symposium), Main-
           Deer Island, U.S.A.

JURY EXHIBITION, ART FAIR

2019   Come Up To My Room (16th Installment), Toronto, Ontario.

2018   JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair,Barcelona, Spain.

2018   On-Any-Given-Day Exhibition,Harbourfront Centre,         
            Toronto, Ontario.

2018   COLLECTIVA Meeting | International Jewellery, Porto,
           Portugal.

2018   AUTOR Contemporary Jewellery Fair,Bucharest, Romania.

2018   EXODUS: The Boat and I, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario.

2017   Untitled Object GradEx102, OCAD University,Toronto,
           Ontario.

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018   Public Art, Baycrest Health &Science Centre, Toronto,
           Ontario.

2017   Canadian Jewellery Expo, Toronto, Ontario.

2017   Woven Works, Ada Slaight Gallery,Toronto, Ontario.

2016   Surface Design, Ada Slaight Gallery,Toronto, Ontario.

2011   Design Winner, SNAG, Seattle, U.S.A.

2011   Untitled, Bounty Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,
           Ontario.

2011   Untitled, The Dominion Modern Gallery,Toronto, Ontario.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2018   Thesis Consultant w/ artist Shary Boyle, OCAD
            University.    

2018   Thesis Consultant w/ artist David R .Harper, OCAD
             University.

2017   Drawing w/ artist Nancy Blum, Haystack Art Schools
           Collaborative, Main-Deer Island, U.S.A.

2017   Engagement w/ curator PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Haystack
           Art Schools Collaborative, Main-Deer Island,U.S.A.

2017   Studio Practice w/ artist Borris Bally, Haystack Art Schools
           Collaborative, Main-Deer Island, U.S.A.

2008   Commerce, Ryerson University.

OTHER

2018-Present   Gallery Attendant, The Power Plant Gallery.

2017   Assistant Treasury, MAAD’s Thesis Catalog.

2011-13   Jewellery Designer, Assistant Gemologist, Production
                 Jeweller, Service & Repair.

EDUCATION                   

2018   BFA (Material Arts and Design), Ontario Arts & Design
            University, Toronto, Ontario.

2011   Advanced Diploma (Jewellery Arts), George Brown College,
            Toronto, Ontario.

2005   Advanced Diploma (Architecture), George Brown College,
            Toronto, Ontario. 

AWARD, SCHOLARSHIP, PRIZE

2018   Design Finalist, CGA Emerging Artist Design Competition.

2018   One-Year Artist Residency Scholarship, Harbourfront
            Centre.

2018   Exhibition Medal Award (Material Arts and Design), OCAD
            University.

2018   Spoke Club Membership Prize, OCAD University.

2018   Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University.

2018   Carol Rapp (Contemporary Jewellery) Award, OCAD
            University.

2017   First Generation Merit Award+Busary, OCAD University.

2017   Haystack Arts and Craft 7th Symposium Scholarships, Main-
           Deer Island, U.S.A.

2017   Three-Month Artist Residence Scholarship, Harbourfront
           Centre.

2017   Design Finalist, Giovani Vaccardo Jewellery Design
           Competition.

2016   Annual Scholarship, OCAD University.

2011   Design Winner Award, Harmony Design Competition,
           Hoover & Strong Company+ SNAG, U.S.A. 

GRANTS

2018   Travel Assistant Grant, Canada Council of the Arts.

2018   Exhibition Assistant Grant,Ontario Arts Council.

2018   Career Launcher Grant, OCAD University.

PUBLICATION + PRESS

2018   La Vanguardia Megazine, JOYA’s Editorial Feature,
            Barcelona, Spain.

2018   OCAD’s Artist, Program Catalog, Toronto. Ontario.

2018   JOYA Barcelona, Artist Catalog, Barcelona, Spain.

2018   International Meeting, Collectiva Catalog, Porto, Portugal.

2011   METALSMITH Magazine, Publication Vol.31/No.3, April,
           U.S.A.

MEDIA

2018   Artist of The Week, Come Up To My Room, Web. 

2018   JOYA Artist Selection and Editorial Feature.Joya
            Barcelona, October.  

2018   “AUTOR Artist SelectionAnnouncement.” Autor
             Contemporary Jewellery. May. Web.

2018   "OCAD’SGRADEX 2018: Four Women To Watch." She Does
             The City. April 3. Web.

2018   “2018Awards and Medal Winners.” OCAD University
             Review. May 3, 2018. Web.              

2011   Winner Award feature, Hoover& Strong + Society of North
           American Goldsmith, Press Release.

2011   JCK Magazine (web), April.

2011   National Jewellers Magazine (web), April.

Professional Membership, Affiliation & Support

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