International Relations: Mallory Weston
In the ninth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with Philadelphia-based contemporary jeweler and metalsmith Mallory Weston. The two women pop a bottle of champagne and discuss what sparked Mallory's interest in metals, the joys of working at a bowling alley, and how Ms. Weston came to be involved in the international art jewelry community.
Mallory Weston is an artist currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Her work involves a marriage between traditional jewelry techniques and textile techniques and she creates large-scale wearable pieces that allow metal to move with the fluidity of fabric. She recently received her MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 2013. Mallory currently works as a professor of Jewelry and Metals at several Philadelphia area colleges and universities. In addition to her career as an educator, she maintains an active studio practice as a member of the JV Collective, a group of five female art jewelers. Her work was most recently featured in the solo exhibitions KNOCK OFF at Platina Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden and Of Ophidia at Sienna Patti Contemporary in the United States. She is an engaged participant in the global art jewelry community, regularly participating in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In the spring of 2016 she was selected as an artist in residence with the Artist Studios program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the CODA Museum and the Stedelijk Museum s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.