Karen Konzuk, Set Bracelet, 2010. Concrete, stainless steel. Photography: Jason Dziver.


June 23 - June 23, 2018

Karen Konzuk

Curated by Melanie Egan

Contemporary jewellery is a term widely used since the late 1960s. It typifies a particular kind of jewellery; made by hand, not necessarily of precious metals, using alternative materials and conceptually driven. Designer jewellery is yet another facet of this broad range of jewellery practice. It has aspects of contemporary and fashion jewellery but often finds its inspiration in minimalism, urban landscape and industrial design. It follows trends but is not enslaved by them. Karen Konzuk has carved out her own distinctive place within this spectrum.

Konzuk is one of Canada’s finest jewellery designers. Her tenacious spirit and exhaustive experimentation has made her a unique voice in contemporary Canadian jewellery. Her use of alternative materials; concrete, powder coated metals and stainless steel melded with an architectonic aesthetic gives her work a robust elegance.

Konzuk will lecture for Innovators + Ideas January 28, 2012
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A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Karen Konzuk earned BFA majoring in Jewellery Design and minoring in Art History. Upon graduation she spent two years at Harbourfront Centre and shortly afterward launched her KONZUK brand.


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