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  Claudia Kussano
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I first became involved with fine arts while studying and teaching art in Brazil. Through my exploration of various art forms, I was drawn to metal arts and ultimately jewelry design.
My diversity of lines and forms using fabrication and casting bring me to the swirls of contemporary jewelry. Balancing organic inspired shapes, textiles, architecture and precious metals combined with exciting materials, I seek to evoke a symbiotic awareness of the world and our spiritual surroundings.
These little objects of adornment only achieve full life and beauty when the admirer or wearer imbues them with meaning, power and mystique. My sterling silver designs can be made in gold and I also design custom pieces upon request.


B.A. Fine Arts, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo Brazil - 1988

Additional Education
College of Marin - 1993, Metal Arts, jewelry
San Francisco State - 1994, Metal Arts, jewelry
San Francisco City College - 1995, Sculpture, Welding

Artist, Founder and Board Member of the Brazilian Cultural Movement -1994
Artist, Founder and Member, Bay Area Artfusion - 1999

Working Experience
Art Teacher - Junior High Carapicuiba, Sao Paulo - Brazil - 1986, 1987, 1988
Designing and manufacturing own jewelry collection since - 1995

Exhibiting at
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, De Cordova - Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Washington National Cathedral Museum, Museum of American Folk Art New York, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, UCLA Hammer Museum - Los Angeles, American Craft Museum, New York, several Galleries in the USA and UK.

Featured in
Accent Magazine * Next * - 1999
New York International Gift Fair Directory - 1999
Moca - Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles - Holiday brochure - 2000
Brazilbest Magazine -2001
Farmington Valley Arts Center - 2001

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