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SOUP TO NUTS WITH JOCELYN CHATEAUVERT | October 5, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Halsey Institute, 161 Calhoun Street
Jocelyn Châteauvert was raised and educated in Iowa City, Iowa. At the University of Iowa she earned a M.F.A. in metalworking and jewelry, and worked extensively with Timothy Barrett in hand papermaking. She has a minor in sculpture. After graduation she taught electroforming, a technique of copper plating wax forms at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Upon her return to the states she established herself as a professional artist in San Francisco. Châteauvert settled in 1999 in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2005 she was awarded the South Carolina Arts Commission award of “Craft Fellow.” At the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Châteauvert exhibited as one of four artists in the prestigious 2007 Craft Invitational “From the Ground Up.” In 2010 Châteauvert was recognized as the first artist who works in a craft medium to receive a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. As a fellow she conducted research at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s herbarium in Washington D.C. and field research in Guyana, South America. She has just returned from a second visit to Guyana. She pursues her work full time creating jewelry, lighting, sculpture and installations.
“Jocelyn is the kind of artist always alert to the subtleties of texture, light, and color. Her sculptural works evoke a visceral response in the viewer by combining idea, process, and technique into a seamless whole. Her work is poetic response to the conception of humans in nature.” – Mark Sloan