Please join us for Artist Lectures with Annika Pettersson and Adam Grinovich July 27 at 7pm In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works.

Both Annika and Adam will be giving independent lectures on their own artistic practices, and discussing their collaborative projects as a segue from one lecture to another.  During their visit Adam and Annika will also be teaching the workshop BLING?RING at Brooklyn Metal Works July 29 & 30. Both artists currently live and work in Stockholm, Sweden.
Annika Pettersson was born in Karlskrona, Sweden in 1981. She works predominantly in the field of contemporary jewelry.

Through her work Pettersson explores traditional jewelry though a reinterpretation of classical shapes. Her work is distorted and developed though intimate material knowledge. Pettersson’s work embodies a sublime touch and the transcendent nature of jewelry.

Annika Pettersson is a founding member of the group A5, an artistic collaborative focused on adornment, the body, and jewelry in cultural contexts. She completed her MFA with distinction at Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden 2009. Pettersson has participated in numerous group exhibitions on an international scale.

Adam Grinovich was born in Boston Massachusetts USA and received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program. After working in the CAD/CAM industry for 2 years he continued his studies, receiving an MFA in jewelry from Konstfack University in Stockholm Sweden.

Grinovich’s career in jewelry is punctuated by travel and exchange. He has assisted in the studios of prominent artists and designers in Switzerland, and Holland. He has an extensive list of international exhibitions, most recently in the Schmuck 2017 international jewelry exhibition in Munich, Germany.

The work of Adam Grinovich deals with the themes of glamour, perceived value, technology, and adornment. His work crystallizes moments into microcosms, investigates the sublime qualities of craft, and collects simple gestures into complex expressions.