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Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel, 1961, Maastricht, Netherlands. Studied jewellery at Stadsakademie Maastricht (NL) and at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL) with Onno Boekhoudt. Since 2015 she is tutor of the 2nd year Master of Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School  Florence, Italy. Her works are represented in galleries at Netherlands, Australia, USA, Thailand, China and Spain.

On Lucy's work:
Lucy Sarneel’s distinctive use of fabricated zinc is inspired by the material’s omnipresence in the objects and architecture of her native Netherlands. The material represents the blue-grey sky and sea, and the color of the subconscious. Zinc is the reassuring, domestic world of rain pipes, buckets, and washtubs; towers and dormer windows, the architectural “jewels” of old European cities; and the protective quality of steel preventing rust. Creating fields of tension in form, idea, and material, she uses familiar symbols for love, protection, and handcrafts, as well as forms relating to forgotten traditions, proverbs, popular motifs, and themes from folklore.
For some time her work has developed towards the idea of a jewel as a patron, a soulmate. This provides a counterweight to the high-tech, efficient, and mass-oriented world in which cultures are disappearing as a result of commercialization and globalization. The visual language of her jewelry is associative, often sculptural, and encourages the free experience of thoughts and feelings.

Private and public collections:
Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal (CAN); Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York (USA); Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (USA); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL); Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (NL); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL); Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (DE); Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (DE); National Gallery, Canberra (AU); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AU); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK); National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (UK),;MARZEE collection, Nijmegen (NL); SM's, 's Hertogenbosch (NL); Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen (NL); China Academy of Arts-Folk Art Museum, Hangzhou (CN); Rotasa Foundation (USA); AkzoNobel Art Foundation (NL)


Awards, grants:
2011 praktijksubsidie Fonds BKVB Amsterdam (NL)
2007 basisstipendium Fonds BKVB Amsterdam (NL)
2006 Gallery Funaki International Jewellery Award, Melbourne (A)
2002 basisstipendium Fonds BKVB Amsterdam (NL)
2002 Marzee Prijs, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2000 Emmy van Leersum prijs, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (NL)
1990 aanmoedigingsprijs toegepaste kunst, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (NL)

Solo exhibitions (selection):
2017  "Private Territory in Public" , CODA Museum, Apeldoorn (NL)
 2015  "For the Good", ATTA Gallery, Bangkok (TH)
2015  "Windmill Mindblows", Sienna Patti Gallery, Massachusetts (USA)
2010 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2008 Gallery Funaki, Ornamental Garden, Melbourne (AU)
2007  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2006  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2005  Galerie HNOSS, Konstepidemin,Gothenburg, Sweden (SE)
2004  Tactile, Geneva (CH)
2003  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2002  Charon Kransen Arts, SOFA, Chicago (USA)
2001  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
1999  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
1997  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
1993  Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)



 Grey Beady  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Grey Beady, 2014.
Zinc, acrylic paint, varnish..
8.5 x 5 x 5 cm.
Price: 550 €.
 Two Tears  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Two Tears, 2010.
3.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 cm.
Price: 250 €.
 Side by Side  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Side by Side, 2015.
6 x 4 x 1 cm.
Price: 350 €.
 Split Ends  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Split Ends, 2017.
8 x 3 x 1.3 cm.
Price: 240 €.
 Pair of Twirls  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Earrings: Pair of Twirls, 2013.
Zinc, silver, acrylic paint, varnish..
11 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm.
Price: 350 €.
 Like a Butterfly  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Like a Butterfly, 2014.
Zinc, formica, acrylic paint, varnish..
8 x 8.5 x 1.2 cm.
Price: 600 €.
 Home is where the Heart is  by Lucy Sarneel
Lucy Sarneel.
Brooch: Home is where the Heart is, 2016.
7 x 6.5 x 1.8 cm.
Price: 375 €.