Theresa Storbacka is a Finnish jewellery artist and designer based in Helsinki. Her focus is on contemporary jewellery and jewellery design. Her artistic work is connected to the wellbeing of humanity and she explores this through her own feelings that arise living in the contemporary world. She seeks answers in the craft making processes, which often means a repetitive, meditative way of working, and in the materialisation of her need to transform and create wellbeing.


Theresa Storbacka

Born 1983, Västerås, Sweden

Based in Helsinki

 

Education

 

2014 - 2017 BA Visual Arts - Jewellery Design & Gold- and silversmithing, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium

2016 Exchange studies autumn 2016, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Medium- and Material Based Art, Norway

2002 - 2006 BA Design, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

 

Group exhibitions

 

2019 Teosmyynti / The Finnish Jewellery Art Association, 9 - 17 Mar, Valssaamo, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Jewelry and Technology, Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal

2018 Chaos, Melting Point, represented by Alliages Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2018 Teosmyynti / The Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Valssaamo, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Mix & Match, Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Trippen, Munich Jewellery Week, Munich, Germany

2018 Chaos, Munich Jewellery Week, represented by Alliages Gallery, Germany

2017 - 2018 Chaos, Alliages, Lille, France

2017 Jewellery Lives Here, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium

2017 Munich Jewellery Week, 3 Stations Art Studio, Munich, Germany

2017 Places, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway

2016 Transit, Hotweek, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway

2016 For Each A Bracelet, Munich Jewellery Week, 3 Stations Art Studio, Munich, Germany

2015 For Each A Bracelet, Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Awards and grants

 

2018 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Travel grant

2018 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Artist in residence grant

2018 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, 1-year artist grant

2017 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Internship grant

 

Memberships

 

2018 The Finnish Jewellery Art Association

 

Photo credits: Nathan Ishar, Laurent-Max De Cock