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Press Release

Kathy Chazen, Ineke Heerkens, Robert Kloos, and Jonathan Wahl
Kathy Chazen, 92Y Board Member, Ineke Heerkens, 92Y’s 2018 Jewelry Artist in Residence, Robert Kloos, Deputy Head, Press & Cultural Affairs Department, Consulate General  of the Netherlands in New York, and Jonathan Wahl, 92Y Jewelry Center Director

92nd Street Y is pleased to announce the selection of the Jewelry Center’s second annual Artist in Residence, Ineke Heerkens.

Heerkens is an Amsterdam-based jeweler working in metal, textile and ceramics. The Residency begins August 22 through September 23 and culminates with two full day workshops September 22 and 23 led by Heerkens.

Heerkens was chosen for the 92Y International Jewelry Residency program by a distinguished jury including: Kathy Chazen, 92Y Board and Jewelry Center committee member; Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, Newark Museum; Marion Fasel, Founder and Editorial Director, The Adventurine; Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator, Museum of Arts and Design; and Jonathan Wahl, 92Y Jewelry Center Director.

Many Sensations – necklace – Ornamental Hey Hey Heys (linen, silk-velvet, anodized aluminum) by Ineke Heerkens

“Ineke was selected by the jury for her incredible work in jewelry, and her compelling interdisciplinary project proposal to collaborate with the ceramics, painting and dance centers at 92Y, in addition to jewelry,” said Wahl.

Heerkens was inspired as a child by the New York City art scene and seeing Piet Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie” at the Museum of Modern Art. 92Y’s Jewelry Center will serve as her base for artistic innovation, providing exposure to music, dance, ceramics and painting throughout the summer. “I’m looking forward to assembling my “beads” into a “New York-necklace” as Mondrian did with his art,” Heerkens said.

Applications were received from jewelry artists in 29 countries, and the jury also named two semifinalists: Jessica Anderson and Maral Mamaghanizadeh. Anderson, uses found materials including plastic bags and the process of electroforming to create large jewelry pieces. She is concerned with the effect of objects, and defined notions of waste in relation to ideas of collection. Mamaghanizadeh, draws on her own roots as an Iranian woman, and her interest in feminism to inspire her work. Her latest collection explores the issue of the hijab by creating a series of brooches with her own and other friends’ hair.

“This residency is designed to provide time, space and facilities for research, experimentation and the cultivation of new ideas in jewelry and light metalwork — all while giving the artist an immersive experience in the vibrant world of New York City and 92Y’s arts and culture. We were thrilled to receive applications from around the world and we’re looking forward to welcoming Ineke this summer,” Wahl continued. 92Y Jewelry Residency is supported by 92Y Board member, Kathy Chazen.

Jonathan Wahl, 92Y Jewelry Center Director with Ineke Heerkns, 92Y’s 2018 Jewelry Center Artist in Residence
Jonathan Wahl, 92Y Jewelry Center Director with Ineke Heerkns, 92Y’s 2018 Jewelry Center Artist in Residence
Photo by Adam Grannick/92Y

Press Coverage

Marion Fasel of The Adventurine.com profiled our Jewelry Center’s Artist in Residence, Ineke Heerkens, in her most recent post, with a comprehensive story touting the many facets of her residency and workshops.