SNAG Board Candidate
Danni Xu is a Chinese-born artist, who currently resides in the United States. She holds an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design, as well as a BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design and a B.S. in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management from Indiana University Bloomington. Danni completed a year-long residency at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, where she curated the Lillstreet Metals exhibition during the SNAG conference in 2019. She has taught classes and workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design, Lillstreet Art Center, Kean University, and Penland School of Craft.
Danni’s work has been featured both nationally and internationally, including Missing Memories in Lille, France, Profile’19 in Sydney, Australia, Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition in Beijing, China, Jewelry and Nature in Porto, Portugal, Mulan – New Age Chinese Art Jewelry at New York City Jewelry Week, NY, Heart + Flowers in Brooklyn, New York, Timeless Cure (invitational) in Chicago, IL as well as traveling exhibition Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss from The Enamelist Society.
As an artist and a designer, Danni conducts research that centers on exploring the capacity of jewelry to establish connections across time and space. Specifically, she examines the methodology of projecting distinct emotions, such as nostalgia, through the wearing or viewing of jewelry.
Statement of Interest:
I am incredibly passionate about the field of jewelry and metalsmithing, and I believe that SNAG plays a vital role in promoting, advancing, and celebrating this art form. As a potential board member, I would be honored to leverage my skills and experience to steer the organization in a successful direction.
My diverse background offers a range of valuable skills such as cultural competency and working with diverse groups, which I believe would make me an asset to the SNAG board of directors. As a leader at SNAG, it is critical to ensure that we represent and serve the diverse members of the organization. I see the board as a platform to advocate for the needs of SNAG’s membership and bring a fresh perspective to decision-making. I am determined to utilize my experiences to guide SNAG in a direction that is inclusive, representative, and supportive of all members while staying committed to the organization’s mission and values and promoting its growth and success.