ziqi (jacqueline) xie

Born and raised in ShenZhen, China. Ziqi now resides in New York City. She earned her BFA from Pratt institute with a major in Jewelry and minor in Fashion design. Ziqi has been making and exhibiting jewelry since 2019, most recently at Bonham’s Auction house for New York City Jewelry week 2023. She is the first prize winner of the 2022 Pratt/PGI Platinum Design Competition.

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arch bridge

Date of Creation: March 2, 2023

List of Materials: sterling silver, rubber thread, topaz

Dimensions: 4*3*3

Photographer's Name: jacqueline, kara

Model's Name: jacqueline

Conceptual Statement: There are more and more ways for people to connect with each other, but less and less reasons to connect. Connecting has been exceedingly difficult since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The term “social distancing” was widely used, but the term “physical distancing” better captured the essence of this isolation. I encourage my viewers to maintain connections while distancing, both with each other and with themselves. Constructing bridges performs an effective connection.

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Cantilever bridge

Date of Creation: 16/03/2023

List of Materials: sterling silver, CZ

Dimensions: 10*6*6

Photographer's Name: jacqueline, kara

Model's Name: jacqueline

Conceptual Statement: There are more and more ways for people to connect with each other, but less and less reasons to connect. Connecting has been exceedingly difficult since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The term “social distancing” was widely used, but the term “physical distancing” better captured the essence of this isolation. I encourage my viewers to maintain connections while distancing, both with each other and with themselves. Constructing bridges performs an effective connection. My works focuses on geometry and structure, using abstracted references to bridges and architecture to create wearable connection. I empower the wearer to explore their sense of connection to the world. Silver is the main material in my work, because of its reflective nature and its brightness. By contrasting overall structure with detailed textures, I generate a balance between polish and tension. I always contemplate the movement of my jewelry and how it interacts with the body.

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suspension bridge

Date of Creation: 14/12/2022

List of Materials: sterling silver, mokume,

Dimensions: 3*4*1

Photographer's Name: jacqueline, kara

Model's Name: jacqueline

Conceptual Statement: There are more and more ways for people to connect with each other, but less and less reasons to connect. Connecting has been exceedingly difficult since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The term “social distancing” was widely used, but the term “physical distancing” better captured the essence of this isolation. I encourage my viewers to maintain connections while distancing, both with each other and with themselves. Constructing bridges performs an effective connection. My works focuses on geometry and structure, using abstracted references to bridges and architecture to create wearable connection. I empower the wearer to explore their sense of connection to the world. Silver is the main material in my work, because of its reflective nature and its brightness. By contrasting overall structure with detailed textures, I generate a balance between polish and tension. I always contemplate the movement of my jewelry and how it interacts with the body.

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