Danni Xu

dannixustudio@gmail.com

Education 

2021                 Master of Fine Arts candidate in Jewelry + Metalsmithing

                                  Collegiate Teaching in Art and Design Certification

                         Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

 

2018                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design     

                         School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  

 

2018                Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

                         School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                                                                                 

Solo Exhibitions 

2019                I was, I am, I will

                        Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018                Looking forward, Looking back

                        Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

2021               Timeless Cure, Pistachios contemporary Art Jewelry, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

                       Heart + Flowers, Juried exhibition, Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)  

                       Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2021, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

                       Metal + ? =, Juried virtual Exhibition, Splop Design

                       Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss, Juried exhibition, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2020               Surface Matters: Grit or GlossJuried exhibition, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 

                       

                        Handmade HackingBaltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD

                     

                        Academic in Pandemic, Ethical Metalsmiths

                       Aptitude, Gallery 8680, Frisco, TX

                       

                       Textured, Virtual Exhibition, Envision Arts

                       Emerald II, Virtual Exhibition, Envision Arts

                       

                       Making Moves, Juried exhibition, Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery, Waltham, MA 

          

                        ONYX II, Virtual Exhibition, Envision Arts

2019                Mulan - New Age Chinese Art Jewelry, New York City Jewelry Week, NYC, NY 

                         

                         Finalist of Profile' 19 Awards + Exhibition, Sydney, Australia 

 

                        Brooching: Identity and Gender, Ton Pottery Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

                        Trunk Show, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

                         In Residence, Group exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

                        Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination and Innovation, Juried exhibition, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, NJ

 

                        Chicago Chandeliers, Juried exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

                        Lillstreet Metals, Juried exhibition, Adorned Spaces, SNAG, Chicago, IL

 

                        SNAG Conference Trunk Show, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

 

2018                College Invitational Exhibition Artwork Manifest, Juried Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis,                             IN

                        National Society of Arts & Letters Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center,                                        Bloomington, IN

 

                        Society of North American Goldsmiths Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, SNAG MADE: Makers Across                          Disciplines Engage Conference, Portland, OR

 

                        Indiana University BA Fashion Show, Indiana University Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN

 

2017                 Forge Form Fabricate, Juried Exhibition, Southern Illinois Metalsmith Society, Carbondale, IL

 

                        Finalist of Niche Award, American and Canadian Fine Craft

 

                        BFA Area Show, Group Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

 

                         Lineage as Legacy, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

 

                        BA Fashion Show, Indiana University School of Art, Architecture + Design, Bloomington, IN

 

2016                Pervasive Pollution Traveling Exhibition, Lewandowski Student Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill,                              SC; Asheville, Museum of Art, Asheville, NC; Fuller Projects, Indiana University School of Art,                                            Architecture + Design, Bloomington, IN

           

                        BFA Area Show, Group Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

          

                        “WHY” Group exhibition, i-Fell Gallery, Bloomington, IN

 

                         Indiana University BA Fashion Show, Indiana University Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN

 

                        Elsa Peretti Show, Indiana University School of Art, Architecture + Design, Bloomington, IN

 

 

Awards, Fellowship & Scholarships 

2021                Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                     

                        Gene Verri Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

                        Robbins Company Today, Inc. Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                        Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship, New York, NY, Tiffany and Co., New York, NY

2020               Pedagogical Innovation Assistantships, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                       

                        Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                     

                        Edward Holbrook Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                       

                        Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship, New York, NY, Tiffany and Co., New York, NY

 

2019                Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

                        Edward Holbrook Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

                        Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship, Tiffany and Co., New York, NY

 

2018                Hutton Honors Professional Experience Internship Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

                        Hutton Honors College Creative Activity Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

                        Hutton Honors College/ School of Fine Arts BFA Capstone Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

                        Alma Eikerman Memorial Award in Visual Arts, The National Society of Arts and Letters, Bloomington,                            IN

 

2017                Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design Area Award, Indiana University, School of Art, Architecture + Design,                              Bloomington, IN

 

                        Indiana University Holiday Award - Pygmalion's Award, School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana                                University, Bloomington, IN

 

Professional Experience 

2021                Teaching Assistant to Carolanne Patterson, Metalsmithing: Sophomore Jewelry Design: Technology                              and Making (Spring) 

                        Studio Technician's Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2020               Instructor, Introduction to Jewelry, Jewelry+ Metalsmithing Department (Fall)

                        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

                        Program Assistant in Jewelry + Metalsmithing  (Spring)

                        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                        Instructor, Introduction to Jewelry, Jewelry+ Metalsmithing Department (Wintersession)

                        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2019                Program Assistant in Jewelry + Metalsmithing (Fall)

                        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2018-2019      Local Shipping Liaison & Digital Student Slide Show Coordinator  

                        Society of North American Goldsmiths, Eugene, OR

 

2018-2019      Artist in Residence, Instructor in Metalsmithing, Jewelry& Glass  

                        Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, iL                 

 

2017-2018      President 

                        Metalsmithing & Jewelry Guild at Indiana University  

 

2016-2017      Secretary           

                        Metalsmithing & Jewelry Guild at Indiana University                                                

 

Interview& Lectures 

2021               RISD Grad Speaker's Series (forthcoming)

2019               Interview by Klimt02. Barcelona

                       Link: https://klimt02.net/forum/interviews/danni-xu-klimt02?utm_source=phplist1288&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=Both+art+and+advertisement+propose+what+could+count+as+modern+versions+of+the+ornament+says+Pravu+Mazumdar+and+much+more+at+Klimt02+Newsletter+495

 

                        Interview by Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL,

                        Link: https://lillstreet.com/blog/2018/11/27/fresh-air-meet-danni-xu/

 

2018                Artist Talk, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

Publication 

2018                Canvas Magazine, spring, Page 64-67

                        Juried Visual And Written Art Publication, Bloomington, IN  

2015                Canvas Magazine, fall, Page 40

                        Juried Visual And Written Art Publication, Bloomington, IN

Professional Affiliation 

2016 - Current Member of Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)                                                               

 

2019 - Current Member of Klimt02