Natalya Pinchuk


1978 Chelyabinsk, Russia

Training / Education:

  • 2002-Present University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Jewelry Design and Metals
  • 1998-2001 Indiana University, Bloomington Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2004
  • "Exhibition in Print 2004," Metalsmith Magazine
  • "Enamel 2004," Khors Enamel Art Gallery, Rostov, Russia
  • "Craft National 38," Zoller Gallery, State College, USA
  • "The Best of 2004," Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus, USA
  • "Metals and Otherwise: Jewelry Media Combinations," Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, USA
  • "The Arsenal Metals & Enamels 2004 Exhibition," Columbus Cultural Arts Center,
    Columbus USA
  • "26th Annual Contemporary Crafts," Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, USA
  • SOFA New York, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts
  • SOFA Chicago, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts
  • 2003
  • "Evocative Objects: Studio Metalsmithing and Jewelry," Bannister Gallery, Providence, USA
  • "International Enamel Exhibition I," Chardin Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
  • "CraftHouston 2003: National," Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston, USA
  • "Sculpture and Fine Crafts," St. Louis Artist's Guild, St. Louis, USA
  • "bigLITTLE: Jewelers and Sculptors Making It in Metal, Crafts & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, USA
  • "Materials: Hard & Soft," Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, USA
  • 2002
  • "SOFA NY," Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, USA
  • "Natalya Pinchuk: Solo Exhibition," Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, USA
  • "Jewelry in Painting," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA
  • "Craft Forms 2001," Wayne Art Center, Wayne, USA
  • 2001
  • "Metal Departures Exhibit," Emerson Gallery, St. Louis, USA
  • "101 Rings Exhibition," Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, USA

Awards / Grants:

  • 2004
  • Juror's Award, The Arsenal Metals and Enamel Exhibition 2004
  • Emerging Craftsmen Award for Excellence in Body of Work, The Best of 2004
  • NICHE Student Awards Finalist: Fashion Jewelry
  • 2003
  • WJA Scholarship Award, Women's Jewelry Association
  • Honorable Mention, SNAG Education Endowment Scholarship
  • Honorable Mention, CraftHouston 2003: National
  • Gellman Annual Prize, Sculpture and Fine Crafts
  • NICHE Student Award Winner: Fine Jewelry
  • 2002
  • MJSA Education Foundation Awards Scholarship
  • 2001
  • SNAG Education Endowment Scholarship, Society of North American Goldsmiths


  • Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print, August 2004
  • 500 Brooches, Lark Books, 2005 (publication pending)
  • The Art of Enameling, Lark Books, 2004 (publication pending)

Artist Statement:

I am interested in reversing the relationship between the individual body and the space we inhabit--in making miniature that which is larger than human size, in placing onto one's own body that which surrounds us. Originally, I became interested in working with plastic flowers due to the extensive use of these objects in cemeteries. It was fascinating that in a place where one commemorates the most natural act, it is more appropriate to use overly bright plastic flowers instead of planting real ones. This led me to think about the scope that the artificial permeates our lives. It seemed only appropriate to create miniature artificial terrains, which rest within the landscape of one's body.