Bic Tieu | Stanley Street Gallery

Bic Tieu

ARTISTS STATEMENT

Bic Tieu is a Sydney-based contemporary jewellery object designer-maker, very much influenced by the sensibility of the aesthetics in Asian art. Her works investigates these visual languages as her conceptual basis to reinterpret these esoteric ideas within the parameters of contemporary jewellery, wearables and small objects. These impressions are conceived through the exploration of traditional art methods and digital technology combined with Japanese lacquer application to create forms and surfaces that merge these ideas together.

 

 

 

Red to Wear  - 24th July - 17th August 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitamura Koubou Lacquer Studio

Ian Potter Cutlural Grant,Asialink Grant,Hermanns Imports (private sponsorship) and Mrs Gandel (private sponsorship) to undertake residency training in traditional Japanese lacquering techniques. Japan Residencies: 1) Tohoku University of Art & Design/Metal Department 2) Kitamura Koubou Lacquer Studio Australia Council Grant to undertake a 6 week residency to investigate traditional Japanese lacquer and metal techniques applied to a series of contemporary jewellery and objects. Professor Toru Kaneko Masterclass, RMIT University, School of Gold and Silversmithing Participated in Lacquer seminar and demonstration held at Hamilton Art Gallery Grant & Studio Residency, Field Research Trip, Studio Lacquer Vietnam The College of Fine Arts/UNSW Masters(hons) Design research fund for a 3months field trip investigating Vietnamese Lacquering Processes and its Application to Contemporary Jewellery and Small Scale Body Related Objects. Otto Kunzli Masterclass, Sydney College of the Arts,The University of Sydney

COFA/School of design studies, Red Objects / Cross Pollination, catalogue & website www.redobjects.unsw.edu.au Workshopped 10, catalogue & website, http://www.workshopped.com.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=86 Ideas + Art + Design, Asialink Grant, Incubate, Issue 5, 2010, p.59 Workshopped 08, catalogue & website, http://www.workshopped.com.au/08/d8_tieu.htm

Awards and Alumi, Object New Design Awards, Cofa Magazine, Issue 19, p.58 COFASA, Kudos Gallery Exhibition Events, pamphlet Marthe Le Van, 2005, 500 Brooches, Lark Books, p. 319 Boxoffice, New Design 2005, the (Sydney) magazine, March 2005, p.117 Marthe Le Van, 2004, 1000 Rings, Lark Books, p. 174

RMIT Union Gallery, Graduate Metal 9, Exhibition of student work from Australia and New Zealand Manfred Lai, No Need For Controversy: Another Voice on Contemporary Asian Art, Cofa Magazine, Spring 2004, pp. 20-21 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, ContemporaryWearable '03, Cranbrook Press, p. 41

Sydney College of the Arts, A life in the day of..., pp. 22-23 Eileen McCarthy, Review: New Design 2003, Object Magazine, Issue 42, p. 81 Jonathan Rez, Adorned Surfaces, COFA Magazine, Winter 2003, p.6 Carrie Hutchinson, Prized Ideas,The Daily Telegraph, March 15 2003, pp. 10-11 Nigel Bar tlett, Object Awards, Belle Design News, June/July 2003, Issue Number Three

 

Awards/Grants

2010 Mr and Mrs Gandel Private Sponsportship for Japan Residency at the Kitamura Studio. 2010 The Asialink

2010 Visual Arts Residencies in Asia Grant for a Japan Residency at the Kitamura Studio.

2010 Hermanns Imports Scholarship for support to undertake residency at the Kitamura Koubou Studio in Japan.

2009 Hermanns Imports Scholarship for support to undertake residency at the Kitamura Koubou Studio in Japan.

2008 The Ian Potter CulturalTrust Grant to undertake residency at the Kitamura Koubou Studio in Japan.

2006 Visual Arts New Work Grant 2006, Australian Council for the Arts.

2005 COFA Research Grant Attendance and Presentation at Conference, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.GAS Scheme Grant, Students Association, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

2004 COFA Research Grant Attendance and Presentation at Conference, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

2003 Winner, Object New Design Award for Studio Based Practice. Faculty Research Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. GAS Scheme Grant, Students Association, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

Additional Training 2008 Adobe Illustrator Advanced / at City Desktop Training

Certificate 1 in Japanese / UltimoTafe JMGA Jewellers and Metalsmith Group of Australia Shikoukenkyukai Japan Lacquer Research Association

 

Exhibitions

2012 Workshopped 12: Local Design, Global Market: Be an International Designer Hill Street Design Precinct Sydney Australia

For the Love of Coffee / Studio 2017 Japanese Jewellery Pendant Design / Tokyo Japan RED OBJECTS: Research in Experimental Design / Cross Pollination / Curated by Dr Katherine Moline & Wendy Parker - The University of NSW The College of fine Arts COFASPACE

2010 Urushi Mojiban (Watch) Design / Tenshodo-Ginza Tokyo Japan Workshopped 10: Exhibiting Australian Design Excellence

Sydney Design 10 presented in association with Powerhouse Museum/ Venue Chifley Plaza 2008 Explorations / A&E Metal Merchants and Gaffa Gallery

Workshopped 08: Exhibiting Australian Design Excellence

Sydney Design 08 presented in association with Powerhouse Museum/ Venue Chifley Plaza Contained. Jewellery and Objects @ COFA / Kudos Gallery Annual Open Members Exhibition / Gallery 4a (Asian Australian Artists Association)

2006 Lacquer, Laser and Lustre: Contemplative Objects and Contemporary Objects (solo show) / Kudos Gallery 2005 Seasons (solo show) / Project Space / Object Australia Centre for Craft and Design

Threads at Good Charlotte / Sydney Esquisse Art and Design Festival 2004 Cofa Fundraising Exhibition / Ivan Dougherty Gallery / Kudos Gallery

Forty / Object Cabinet / Object Australian Centre for Craft and Design Pursuing Synergies - from hand tools to digital solutions / COFA Exhibition Performance Space A life in the day of... / La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne Graduate Metal 9 / RMIT Union Gallery

2003 Annual Open Members Exhibition / Gallery 4a (Asian Australian Artists Association) ContemporaryWearable '03 / Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

SCA Gallery / a life in the day of ...A Masterclass with Otto Kunzli Metal Element VI / Quadrivium New Design 2003 / Object / Australian Centre for Craft and Design

2002 Annual Open Members Exhibition / Gallery 4a (Asian Australian Artists Association) COFA Annual Graduate Show / College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales Symbiosis:The Research Process in Art and Design Practice / COFA Exhibition Performance Space

 

Conference Paper Proceedings

2012 MAKING an International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge Notodden, Norway 24-27 Spetember 2012

Makie the Sprinkling of a Magical History: Making in the New World

2008 JMGA Conference - Inside Out/Jewellery and Object Making Explored in our RegionToday Adelaide Australia January 25-27

Lustrous Lacquer: Locating Lacquer as a Medium for Contemporary Jewellery and Objects

2005 2005 International Design Congress - New Design Paradigms: Design Culture Digital Creativity NationalYunlin University of Science andTechnologyTaiwan November 1-4 The Intersection of Lacquer and Laser Technology in Contemporary Jewellery Design, joint author W. Parker

2004 JMGA Conference - Inherited Futures Technologies to Trap Ideas Melbourne Australia RMIT University February 13-15

Beneath the Chrysanthemum Petal:The Assimilation of Laser Technology and Hand Crafts