BATIA WANG

Design in gold

Tel: +972-4-9841054, +972-3-5290955 ,+972-544-352707
Email: bwang@netvision.net.il
Website: www.batiawang.com

Born in Samarqand, Uzbekistan.
Masters degree from the University of Applied Art in Vienna. Specialized in metal sculpture. Graduated with honors, Austrian Department of Education and science.

Works and resides in the Artist Village Ein-Hod and in Tel-Aviv, Israel

Studio:
In 1974 opened a studio for Jewelry Design, first in Vienna than in the Artists Village Ein-Hod and in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
The designs in 18k and 24k gold, echo past and ancient Middle-East. Soft shapes, rough textures – dim and shiny – inspired by nature and desert landscape, are strongly represented in her design.
The creations, exhibited worldwide, were selected by the “World Gold Council” as one of the leading trends of the 90’s.
Participating yearly in the International Designer Hall at the Basel Jewelry Fair, Switzerland.
Batia Wang is a senior lecture at the “Shenkar College of Engineering and Design”.

Studies:
2003 Gemology study and degree by the EGL – European Gemological Laboratory
1980 The old mastered oil technique, by Prof. Erich Brauer
1968 – 1971 Metal sculpture and design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Graduated and received the Prize of the Austrian Department of Education and Sciences for her Master project 1971.
1967 The School of higher Education in Art, Tel-Aviv, “Hamidrasha”.
1965, 1966 Tel-Aviv School of Painting by Margushensky.

Teaching:
Since 1998 “Shenkar, School of Engineering and Design”: “Sculptured Jewelry” – wax workshop, “Industrial jewelry design”, “The World of Gemstones”
1996, 1997 College of Architecture and Design, “Hasadna”: “Design and the Creative Process”
1993, 1994, The Open University of Israel: “Design 1890 – 1930, Art Nouvo, Art Deco “The World of Gemstones”.
1986-1995 School for Goldsmith and Jewelry Design, Omanit: Sculptured Jewelry , Wax workshop.
1986-1993 Haifa University, Art Department, Workshop: Metal work.
1982, 1983, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, assistant of Professor Erich Brauer: Oil painting study.
Since 1986 member of the Israeli Export Institute, exporting mainly to Europe and Japan.AWARDS
1997 The first prize in the Diamond Jewelry Design Competition, in Israel, appointed by De-Beers and the Israeli Export Institute.
1991 and 1992, was chosen by the World Gold Council as one of the world’s leading gold designers.
1971 The Prize of the Austrian Department of Education and Sciences for her Master project 1971.

Exhibitions:
Has exhibited widely in Japan, Israel, USA and Europe, in art galleries in Paris, Vienna, Munich, Duesseldorf, Salzburg, Tel-Aviv and more.
Has participated in groups exhibitions in Israel and in Austria.
Has exhibited yearly at the International Designer Hall at the Basel Fair in Switzerland until 2000.

Since 1986 a member of the Israeli Export Institute, exporting mainly to Europe and Japan.

Bibliography:
Appears in the books: “The Erotic Jewelry”,
“Jewelry Design in the 21st Century”

Single exhibitions in Art and design galleries:
1996 Kunch Galerie, Luxemburg, Luxemburg
1994 Beit Habad , Ein Hod, Israel,
1984 Alef Galery , Tel-Aviv, Israel
1980 Galerie Brodil Sazburg, Austria
1981 Galerie Brodil , Sazburg, Austria
1979 B.F.G. Galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany
1979 B.F.G. Galerie in Essen, Germany
1979 B.F.G. Galerie in Aachen, Germany
1978 Galerie Edtion E. Hilger, Vienna, Austria
1977 Galerie Basilisk, Vienna, Austria
1976 Galerie 29, Vienna, Austria
1975 Sven Gallery, Paris, France

Group exhibitions:
2005 Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, Temporary jewelry Biennale “Beaten Gold”
2000 Komamoto, Japan
2000 Tokyo, Japan
1997 Los Angeles, USA, “A Cornucopia of Design”
1995-2000 the International Designer Hall at the Basel Jewelry Fair, Switzerland
1993 Diamonds Museum, diamonds bourse, Ramat Gan, “Stone, touch, jewelry
1992 Basel Fair”, Switzerland, The World Gold Council” Pavilion
1991 Basel Fair, Switzerland, “The World Gold Council” : “Trends of the 90’s”
1987 Tel-Aviv, Israel ” Designs 87″
1979 Munich Bayern Arts und Crafts Center, Handswerkspflege in Bayern,
1979 Kelten Museum , Hallein, Austria
1978 Germany Benvenuto Cellini, Hannover
1971 Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst in Wien, MAK

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