92Y Has Selected its 2022 Artist in Residence
German jewelry artist Alexander Blank is the fourth designer to receive the honor.
After a three-year hiatus, the New York City organization resumed its month-long residency program this year, receiving nearly 100 applications from around the globe.
A jury comprised of jewelry designer Judy Geib, 92Y Jewelry Center Director Jonathan Wahl, 92Y Board and Jewelry Center committee member Kathy Chazen, and former faculty member Klaus Bürgel selected the winner.
He is Alexander Blank of Munich, Germany.
“I am thrilled to welcome Alexander as the 2022 Jewelry Artist in Residence,” Wahl said.
“Blank’s work has consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary jewelry. His current series, ‘EnVague,’ which he plans to continue while in New York City, is the perfect jewelry for our post-COVID moment of uncertainty and questioning.”
Blank’s work has been shown at institutions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and is a professional goldsmith.
“I long to travel, and I love New York City,” Blank said.
“Seeing the city as material sounds like a very special fantasy for me in this residency.”
The residency will run Aug. 17-Sept. 18.
“This residency is designed to provide time, space, and facilities for research, experimentation, and the cultivation of new ideas in jewelry and light metalwork—all while giving the artist an immersive experience in the vibrant world of New York City and 92Y’s arts and culture,” Wahl said.
“We were thrilled to receive applications from around the world, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Alexander this summer.”
Runners-up were Marion Delarue of France and Lee Haya Vladislavsky of Israel.
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