Henriette Schuster

Germany, b. 1962

Munich based artist Henriette Schuster initially studied architecture at the Munich Polytechnic, moving on to study Silversmithing at Staatl Berufsfachschule for Glass and Jewellery in Neugablonz. In 1991 she studied under Ottio Künzli at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. Exploring notions of balance and interdependence, Schuster works with silver, thread and elastic to create pieces that hold power and impact in their arresting simplicity. Her drawings, which form an intrinsic part of her object making process, were exhibited for the first time in Australia as part of Almost Invisible, her 2013 solo show at Gallery Funaki.

Bell pendant, 2013, blackened silver, elastic

More work by Henriette Schuster

Rings pendant by Henriette Schuster Rings pendant, 2009, blackened silver, elastic
Boxer pendant by Henriette Schuster Boxer pendant, 2005, blackened silver, elastic
A minute and an hour by Henriette Schuster A minute and an hour, 2012, silver, thread
Hands pendant by Henriette Schuster Hands pendant, 1999 - present, blackened silver, linen
Mittens pendant by Henriette Schuster Mittens pendant, 2012, blackened silver, elastic
Balls pendants by Henriette Schuster Balls pendants, 2012, 22k gold, elastic
Discs pendant by Henriette Schuster Discs pendant, 2012, blackened silver, elastic


Almost Invisible

July 23 to August 17, 2013

In her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Munich based artist Henriette Schuster presents a collection of jewellery that uses precious metals in simple, almost naïve ways to explore basic aesthetic relationships between two similar forms.