JORGC Design Award

During Contemporania Barcelona High Craftsmanship 2023 I was honoured to receive the JORGC Award for Design. I would like to thank the jurors from JORGC Catalunya, Alex Riu, Sílvia SerraGemma López, and Lluís Comín for their vote of confidence in my work. I would also like to thank the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario for their financial support through grants for this endeavor. And a big thank you to the Contemporania 2023 team for the wonderful experience at the fair and all their support.

A brief write up about the award can be found here in Catalan.

Alex Kinsley Vey is from Hamilton, O.N. where he received jewellery training from his parents. Moving to Toronto in 2010 Alex studied jewellery at George Brown College, receiving a Adv. Diploma in Jewellery Arts in 2013.

Alex has shown work in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He has been a member of Craft Ontario since 2012, Klimt02 since 2017, and was accepted into Harbourfront Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program in 2015. He is currently a member at Jewel Envy in Toronto's west-end.

Alex is currently a sessional instructor at OCAD Univerity in Toronto, and has previously taught at George Brown College in Toronto, and NSCAD University in Halifax.

Alex has experience with both traditional fine jewellery design, as well as a growing portfolio of art jewellery focusing on ideas of identity and decay.

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