Trained as a graphic designer and printmaker, Biba Schutz has been a practicing, selftaught
metalsmith and jeweller for more than 20 years. She is well known for combining unexpected materials with metal, and began incorporating glass into her jewelry designs in 2012. Based in New York, she is attracted to the challenge of materials and processes to create work that investigates the body. Building a place of mystery, dimension, fluidity and intrigue, Schutz’s pieces are objects that engage conversation and emotions. They are designed in close relationship to the body, both physically and emotionally.
Schutz has recently been playing with combining and integrating, using a mix of materials – mica, handmade papers, metals and raw materials – that together make the whole. A way for her to metaphorically tackle the issue of immigration, a current and burning topic in the United
States and an issue she increasingly feels frustrated about. Her works can be found in the collections of many American museums. The awarded artist took part in an impressive number of exhibitions.