Chujie, she was born and raised in China, learned painting from a young age, and loved color and design. After high school, she left home to pursue her artistic dream in America. Her first stop was Philadelphia, a city for art lovers. From classical art, to street art, the city gave her a lot of design inspiration.
She received her bachelor's degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia where she was introduced to jewelry making. Chujie believes that a successful artist must develop in an all-round way. So, she not only focused on jewelry design, but also pursued mastery in ceramics, sculpture, fabric design, oil painting, photography, graphic design,among other arts. While at school, she actively participated in exhibitions and sales of her artwork.
After graduation, to get familiar with the production pipeline, and business operating methods, she joined a jewelry design company.
Chujie started her master degree studies at Academy of Art University in 2018. She continued to focus on her specialty of jewelry design. She believes that different universities have different strengths. Meanwhile, she participated in various exhibitions and won awards while at school. As her body of work develops in the future, she hopes to respond to these emotional and material concepts, in order to create even more meaningful jewelry.Her enthusiasm for art and her varied life experiences keep Chujie full of ambition. She can clearly imagine her future ‘design road’ that lies ahead of her. So, in order to create a better self, and a better word, Chujie Zhang chooses to express personal challenges through the creation of unique and beautiful artworks.
2020 MA Jewelry and Metal Arts(Candidate), Academy of Art University,
San Francisco, CA
2017 BFA Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM, Tyler School of Art, Temple University,
Forming & Fabrication Carving & Casting, Polishing & Finishing
Production Processes Enameling & Color Processes
Etching Stone Setting, etc
Rhinoceros 3D v5.0 Flamingo nxt
Adobe Photoshop Illustrator
Material Magics v11.1 Microsoft Office
2019 Academy of Art JEM Spring Show, JEM Club Award
2019 Academy of Art-Atelier Gallery
2019 Academy of Art-JEM Spring show
2017 Tyler School of Art- Senior Exhibition
2017 Tyler School of Art-Lamina Show
2017 Jewelry Designer, Michelle Pressler Jewelry, Philadelphia, PA