About

Iris Tsante is a Greek jewelry designer. She studied traditional jewelry techniques in Athens between 1998 and 2001. In 2008 she graduated from the jewelry department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She has exposed her work in one solo and various group exhibitions throughout the world.


Iris describes jewelry as "...a process of exploring ways to define the senses of “beauty” and “value” in reference to memories of significant objects and the subsequent human/social connections related to them. It is a dialectic process since it involves the direct or non-direct communication between maker, wearer and viewer. My pieces create connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. They often are characterized by a “mischiefing” tendency, sometimes in harmony with the qualities of the original materials and sometimes making contradicting statements upon more “formal” and “serious” symbols of the western dress code".


In the Netherlands she was represented by Galerie Ra and in the USA and Canada by Charon Kransen Arts.


Iris was among the organizers of B-Side Festival, an art jewelry Route through Amsterdam, for the years 2010 and 2011.

Exhibitions

2020

  • LA Modern Los Angeles, represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Art, Jewelry and Antique Fair Palm Beach, represented by Charon Kransen Arts

2017

  • Art Hampton Fair, represented by Charon Kransen Arts

2015

  • AD 20/21 Boston, Cyclorama, 27-29.3.2015, represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Echt alt/Original Old, Leipzig, D

2014

  • SOFA Chicago, 6-9.11.2014, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Cross Currents, July 29-Aug.23 2014, Vaudeville Gallery, TX
  • AD20/21 Boston, Cyclorama, 27-30.3.2014, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Art Palm Beach, Florida, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts

2013

  • Vibrant Diversity, Palo Alto, California, Curated by Charon Kransen
  • SOFA Chicago 2013, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • AD 20/21 Boston, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Art Palm Beach, Florida, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts

2012

  • Red Dot Fair, Art Basel Miami,Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • SOFA Chicago, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Voyage 6, El.Marneri galerie, Athens, GR
  • Frame, Munich, Represented by Gallery Ra, D
  • Object Fair, Rotterdam, Represented by Gallery Ra, NL
  • Art Palm Beach, Florida, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts

2011

  • 35 Jaar Galerie Ra”,Gallery Ra, Amsterdam, NL
  • Transformation and metamorphosis, Gallery Handwerk, Munich, D
  • SOFA Chicago, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • MIN Association, B-side Festival, Amsterdam, NL
  • On Repeat, Flow Gallery,  London, UK
  • SOFA Santa Fe, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts
  • Summer Festival 2011, Gallery Slavik , Vienna, AT
  • MIN Association, Gallery Eleni Marneri, Athens, GR
  • COLLECT 2011 Represented by Gallerie Ra, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Frame with Galerie Ra in Schmuck11, Munich, D
  • Object Fair, Rotterdam, NL
  • “What Joy,” Solo Exhibition, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL

2010

  • Min Association, B-side Festival, Amsterdam, NL
  • Travelling Light, Apothiki Art Center, Paros, GR
  • Centrum voor Beeldenende Kunst, Amsterdam, NL

2009

  • Vormgevers in de Oude Hortus, Universiteitsmuseum, Utrecht, NL
  • Schmuck 2009/TALENTE, Munich, D
  • Modefabriek Superstore.06, Rai, Amsterdam, NL

2008

  • Nieuwe Oogst, Bart Kunst In Huis,  Nijmegen, NL
  • Talent op Weg, WesterGasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
  • Shall we change the weather?, Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
  • Siamo qui, school presentation in Florence, IT

2007

  • Rietveld naar de Beurs, Amsterdam, NL

2006

  • Two Close Ones, Museum for Art and Design Estland, Tallinn, EE
  • Rietveld naar the Beurs, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

Education

  • 2004-2008 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Bdes, Jewellery Design, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007 Internship in Manon van Kouswijk‘s studio, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1998-2001 Jewellery Design-Silversmithing, Athens, GR,

Organizing Events

2011

  • B-side Festival, Art Jewellery Route Through Amsterdam organized by MIN-

 association, NL


2010

  • B-side Festival, Art Jewellery Route Through Amsterdam organized by MIN- 

 association, NL 

Publications

2011

  • Radiant - 30 Jaar Ra, Amsterdam, NL

2009

  • The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008, Andy Lim, Darling Publications, 2009, D
  • TALENTE 2009, Catalogue, sonderschau der 61. Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munchen, D 

2008

  • Sieraad Art Fair 2008, Catalogue, Amterdam, NL 
  • Textile Plus, Eindexamen Exposities, Number 206, NL

2006

  • Two Close Ones, Catalogue, 4th Tallinn Applied Art Triennaal 2006, EE

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