Mio Tokida

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Artwork
No Title (Bracelet), aluminum, silver, thread, 5 1/2"×2 1/2”
Marriage Rings for Yoko Ono and John Lennon, silver, 2 1/2"×1 1/4"×1/2”
The Distance between Two People (Necklace), silver, nylon, steel, aluminum, thread, almandine garnet, sapphire, 15"×12"×2 1/2”
The Distance between Two People (Necklace), detail
Flower Rings, silver, prehnite, rose quartz, crystal, 2"×7/8"×3/8”
Mio
Tokida
Artist's Statement

My pieces celebrate and remember human lives. I create fictional stories about people: sad, happy, or obsessed. A life changes as time goes by, but jewelry marks events and emotions. My work makes stories about individuals so that others can glimpse experiences in hopes of establishing sympathy.

Bio/Resume

MIO TOKIDA (TOKYO, JAPAN 1980)

Education
2006 - 2008 MFA in Jewelry + Metalsmithing / Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
2000 - 2005 B of Home Economics in Housing and Architecture / Japan Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan

Publications
2009 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers / Darling Publications, Cologne & New York
2009 Jewelry + Objects Exhibition Catalog / Michigan Silversmiths Guild, Detroit, MI

Exhibitions
2010 Kosyo Ichiro Gallery (Solo Exhibition) / Tokyo, Japan (scheduled)
2009 Jewelry + Objects - Select Traveling Show / Domaci Gallery, Rogers City, MI
2009 Jewelry + Objects / Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 Didi Suydam Contemporary, New Port, RI
2008 Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
2006 Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Lectures
2006 Japan Women’s University

Awards
2008 Honor Student / Rhode Island School of Design