Brooklyn Metal Works is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Dutch artist Katja Prins. “One and the Other: Two of a Kind” is a selection of works from 1999 through 2016. This overview offers a unique look at the investigations Prins has taken with her concepts in jewelry and the materials chosen to express these ideas.

Please join us for an artist talk and opening reception In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works on January 18th. The artist talk will be from 6 – 7 pm followed by an opening reception from 7-9 pm.

Katja Prins will discuss her practice as a jewelry artist, which has evolved over the last 22 years. This lecture will focus in particular on her fascination with the relationship between technology and the human body. Specifically engaged with how technology functions as our support structure, she is both anxious and excited about the simultaneously healing-protective and toxic-destructive properties of technology. This ambivalent fascination provides her with imagery that is reflected through her work.

Inter Act Brooch Katja Prins

Katja Prins (Haarlem, NL, 1970) graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1997 and has been working as an independent jewelry artist ever since. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Asia, and Russia. 
Prins has lectured and taught at various institutions such as Hiko Minzuno College, Tokyo, JP, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, TW, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA, RISD, Providence, USA, University of Arts & Design Samara, RU, Konstfack, Stockholm, SE, Alchimia, Florence, IT and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL.

The work of Katja Prins can be found in public collections such as Cooper Hewitt Museum New York, USA, Museum of Arts and Design New York, USA, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, NL, SM’s Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, USA, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, NL, Museum Arnhem, NL, Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseille, France and the Schmuck Museum, Pforzheim, DE. 

In 2009 Prins published her monography “The Uncanny Valley”, which gave an overview of all her work. She’s been nominated for the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewelry 2016 and the Designaward Rotterdam 1999, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, NL and won the Darling Publications Jeweller of the Year Award 2009.