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Vincent Hawley

481 Clove Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10310, U.S.A.
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Phone: 9783873251
URL: http://www.vwhstudio.com

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Biography:

 Since 2002, Vincent Wil Hawley has been creating unique pieces of metal sculpture and jewelry. Having received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he went on to graduate from the Gemological Institute of America in Italy as well as apprenticing in Florence, Italy. His work is produced with classic hand tools taking countless hours to create. Vincent’s pieces incorporate some of jewelry and metalsmithing’s most challenging and classical practices including hand engraving and traditional raising/forming techniques; a truly historical art form passed through the generations. Using these tools, Vincent's art incorporates extremely complex forms and techniques. His current work focuses on his classical Silversmith training involving intricate traditional raising techniques in conjunction with Korean finishing details. Vincent currently works out of his studio in NYC and continues to travel to Florence to teach. 

Resume:

Education:     Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in conjunction with: Museum of Fine Arts, or SMFA (2006)

 

                        Art Studio Fuji - Florence, Italy

                        Professional Degrees (2005 - 2012)

·        Primary focus: jewelry design, Florentine hand engraving, stone-setting, CAD, advanced fabrication techniques

 

                        Gemological Institute of America (GIA) - Florence, Italy

                        Graduate Diamonds (2008)

 

Awards:

                        2017

Honorable Mention "Abstracts" Light Space and Time Gallery Juried Exhibition-       Wave Form II 

 

                        2017

Second Place Award “First Fruits” CIVA Christians in the Visual Arts-                                   Milk & Honey

 

                        2015

                        Winner/High Honor Faith & Form and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, &

                        Architecture (IFRAA) Religious Art Competition

Sacred Vessels St. Gregory the Great

 

2004

Travel Grant from Dean of School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

 

Notable Presentations:

                       

                        Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

                        Presenter “Florentine Engraving and Luxury” Visiting Lecture Series (10/15)

 

                        Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference - Boston, MA

                        Presenter “Florentine Hand Engraving” (05/15)

 

                        MJSA Bench Conference - Providence, RI

                        Presenter “Florentine Engraving and Traforo” (09/13)

 

                        Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

                        Gallery Talk West African Gold of the Akon (02/06)

 

 

 

 

 

Publications:

04/17                   “in Black and White” Ink and Letters, Curated Journal of Art and Christian Faith Vol.5

12/15                International Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture, Faith & Form Vol XLVII

05/15                “Maestri dell’Arte Orafa in Toscana” by Valerio Salvadori, Francesca Del Magro

10/14                Gem and Jewelry Pocket Guide by Renée Newman GG

09/14                “Florentine Renaissance” Rapaport Diamond Magazine

04/14                New York Times “Cleveland’s Theater Hub”

03/14                Ganoksin.com Orchid Gallery

11/13                Ganoksin.com “Florentine Hand Engraving”

02/09                Improper Bostonian Magazine

11/07                Stuff @ Night Magazine, Boston, MA “HubBub Style, A new classic”

Sum, 2007        School of the Museum of Fine Arts alumni magazine Art Matters

12/05                Smoke Signals, Church of the Advent, Boston, National Quarterly Newsletter

12/05                Newburyport Daily News, The Lookout

2005                 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Admissions Catalogue

2005                 Medici Society Brochure for School of the Museum of Fine Arts

2005                 Pamphlet for 13th Annual International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI)

 

 

Group Exhibitions:

06/17                   60th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Imperial Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

05/17                Autor Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest, Romania

04/17                ArtExpo NY, with DHGIA Gallery, New York, NY

04/17                “Alive” Sojourn Arts, Louisville, KY

04/17                TSRR Christian Arts Festival, Trinity School, Eagan, Minnesota

04/17                “Step Into Liquid” Gallery OVO, South Orange, NJ

03/17                “Abstracts” Light Space and Time Gallery Online

10/13 - 10/15    Flux Metal Arts - Mentor, OH

10/13 - Pres.     Fra Angelica - Cleveland, OH

12/12                Art Studio Fuji Annual Exhibition - Florence, Italy

10/09 - Pres.     Cardinal Gallery - Newburyport, MA

02/09 - 08/09    “Titian, Tintorreto, Veronese” Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

05/07                Art Studio Fuji Annual Exhibition - Florence, Italy

12/06                Art Studio Fuji Annual Exhibition - Florence, Italy

06/05 - 07/07    Pagéo Fine Jewelry - Newbury Street - Boston, MA

04/04 - 04/05    Art Studio Fuji Annual Exhibition - Florence, Italy

01/04 - 02/04    PostPicasso.com Highlights 2004 Staff Favorites

09/04 - 04/05    Persona Jewelry  - Commonwealth Ave. - Boston, MA

03/04 - 05/04    Boston Private Bank and Trust Company - Boston, MA

03/04 - 04/04    “The Metals Show” The School of The Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

05/03                “The Metals Show” The School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

05/03                International Precious Metal Institute 13th Annual Jewelry Design Competition

04/03 - 05/03    “The Factory Revealed” - Dover, NH

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

10/16                The W Gallery – Cleveland, OH

05/15                The W Gallery - Cleveland, OH

05/14                MANN Jewelers - Beachwood, OH

05/14                Fra Angelica - Cleveland, OH

10/13                Rio Grande Jewelry Supplies “Piece of the Month” Online

07/11                House of Blues - Boston, MA

07/10                Goldsmiths Jewelers - Chestnut Hill Mall, MA

04/10                Karina Mattei Fine Jewelry - Brookline, MA

09/09                Cardinal Gallery - Newburyport, MA

09/09                Karina Mattei Fine Jewelry - Brookline, MA

08/09                Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

 

 

Statements:

By using certain shapes – specifically, a hyperbolic paraboloid - in my new body of work, I explore this transcending concept of the infinite and time as a vessel. A vessel can be something that ferries or something that contains, and time can be something manipulated and finite. A hyperbolic paraboloid is itself a vessel transporting and/or holding along its planer surface. The surface can hold something stagnant (indefinitely or definite) or tender the object along the surface throughout eternity as a proverbial Charon.  All of these pieces were raised or hammered from a flat sheet of metal. I have taken the linear and created an infinite. I have taken the infinite and made the finite. Using light and the physical object, I have mixed the physical and non-tangible to create forms that transport and hold.  In the blackened pieces I created, I used a Korean process known as Keum-Boo. This process entails fusing thin pure gold sheet to the surface of fine silver. This creates a bond that can be soldered and worked as a single metal. The blackening is an acid that etches into the silver but does not touch the gold. These pieces of gold or “light” are trapped in the void of light in the Acheron that makes up the hyperbolic paraboloid. These pieces are trapped in the starless sky of the infinite, creating the finite in an infinite existence.

These pieces are based on the idea of the anthropomorphism of an artistic object placed in an environment where it is adversely impacting the ecosystem through its representative human qualities from its maker, while still being an inanimate object. The pieces are placed in an environment - in this instance, the rocks adjacent to the ocean as represented by the wood burls. They act as catalysts to a trophic cascade in the cerebral ecosystem so as to repair the damages society has done with its own proverbial "growths" in our lives.