PIERCE HEALY I75B2562

3 tips for the perfect selfie

Oxidised sterling silver, 1 x 70 x 50mm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

PIERCE HEALY 3 tips for the perfect selfie

3 tips for the perfect selfie

Oxidised sterling silver, 1 x 70 x 50mm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

PIERCE HEALY I75B2485

Pukeywookies (1)

Oxidised sterling silver, 60 x 75 x 75mm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

5R9A6808

The King of Nothing

Balsa wood, rubber, dog toys, brass, fine silver and rope, 12 x 70cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

5R9A6733

The Clown Jewels #2

Balsa wood, fine silver, rubber, ink and rivets (stainless steel), 22 x 16cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

5R9A6876

The King of Nothing

Balsa wood, rubber, dogtoys, brass, fine silver and rope, 12 x 70cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

jewellery/seodra

Pierce Healy

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Pierce Healy creates subversive objects and jewellery, often layered with intricate engravings. He refers to himself as:

 

  • A human Swiss army knife; not in an Edward Scissorhands way, but in the way I toil in an array of materials and disciplines in addition to the numerous skills I have acquired throughout my life so far.
  • Within my practice there is no ‘master plan’, each piece is an experiment driven by curiosity, a study that informs the next piece in perpetuity. I am fascinated by the capacity of jewellery to embody our stories and to facilitate storytelling. In addition, I am interested in the idea that jewellery is our second skin, everyday armour that when worn becomes something bigger, something other-worldly as it takes on the scratches, dings and stories of the wearers adventures.
  • I combine my obsession with the everyday with my passion for walking, joking, singing, playing guitar, drawing, storytelling, mark making and hand engraving, to create unique handcrafted objects and jewellery.

 

Healy has studied Draughtsmanship and Design, Metalsmithing, Jewellery Design, Lapidary and Engraving. After receiving a BA in Design Metals from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2010 he went on to complete an MFA at Ädellab Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden in 2012. He currently works from his studio in Dublin city centre.

Selected Awards

2013  
Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2012  
Ädellab Scholarship, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 
2nd place, C Hafner Jewellery Competition, Pforzheim Germany
2010
Stipendium Konstfack
Future Maker Networking Grant, Crafts Council of Ireland

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017 
Contemporary jewellery why hast thou forsaken me? The musical, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
2013  
Waiting For a Moment of Genius, LOD, Stockholm, Sweden
2012   
The Clown Jewels, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
2010
Memory Maps, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

 

Group Exhibitions

2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2016 
Sleight of Hand, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA, USA
2015  
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Lindfield, UK
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Jewellery, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wunderkammer, Marsh’s Library, Dublin; Ag Galleri Movitz, Stockholm, Sweden
The Fork, LOD, Stockholm, Sweden
2014
A Sense of Place, Konstfack, Stockholm
Rule the World, Friends of Carlotta, Zurich
La Frontera, IUK Art Gallery, Indiana, USA
2013
Hirvitalo, Center of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland
Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy
2012
Spring Show, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
Corpus Callosum, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2011
OQJC. Vienna, Austria
Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany
We don’t make brooches, Belgrade, Serbia and Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 
RDS National Crafts Competition, RDS, Dublin
2009
Graduate Show, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Understudy, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 
Hand Jive, Taboo Studio, San Diego, USA

 

Gallery Representation

Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
LOD, Stockholm, Sweden

Contact Details:

Pierce Healy
Pierce Healy Studio
41 Drury Street
Dublin 2

T. +353 (0)87 923 3138
E. hello@piercehealystudio.com
www.piercehealystudio.com