Yu Hiraishi

Yu Hiraishi is a Japanese jeweler and sculptor. She creates jewelry from a sculptor’s point of view.  Instead of staying within the usual range of jewelry making, her creative process is supported by the fundamental senses of plastic art, such as material, form and space. It has been conceived in the relationship between nature and structure.  Although metal might appear to lack expressive qualities, it is a special material for Hiraishi because its property enables a simultaneous pursuit of two sides. It is perfectly suited for creating unlimited possibilities for expression by linking sheets or pipes at different angles. 

Hiraishi has had solo exhibitions throughout Japan.  She participated in SOFA for several years. Hiraishi’s work was in MAD’s exhibitions Elegant Armor: The Art of Jewelry and Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design. She is also part of the Museum’s permanent collection. 

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