Paola Mirai

 

 

Paola Mirai is a jewelry designer, an artisan and an artist, working in Milan. 

As a contemporary alchimist looking to the future Paola Mirai tamed OROTRASPARENTE a new super-light transparent material that she developed after 5 years of research and experimentation; something rebellious, light as air and transparent as water. It makes feel who's wearing it as protagonist of a new era. 

Everything started when, in front a Ayers Rock, in the middle of Australia, I was struck by an inspiration worthy of Brancusi: to create beautiful forms to be enjoyed by men and women. 

My research started in 2004, looking out of a window in full light facing the Atlantic Ocean and continues now, in a workshop in a courtyard in a very fashionable Navigli area, in the old part of Milan. After 20 years working as an Art Director in the mass comunication, I decided to start a new research journey to explore and to find a new ideal of contemporary beauty. Between mythology, archaic symbols but above all a special harmony that takes place when East meets West. 

The advent of the technological world, geared towards the future, the evolution, is changing our whole life and put the world in a virtual connection, going from centuries based on matter to this new millennium of immateriality. through transparency.”  

Exhibitions:

2017 - 18-26 Nov, Bejing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Bejing
2017 - Sept  23-27, AGC Selection, VicenzaOro, Vicenza
2017 - Jun 18-25 , “Natura Praetiosa”, Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno
2017 - Apr 4 - 9 , ADORNMENT - "BLOFT" , Casa dello Zecchiere, Milano
2016 - Sept 24 - 6 Nov - AGC / JJDA , Padova
2016 - May 25 - Jun 26, Adornment - Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition
“The shape of wearable art” , Venezia
2014 - Oct 9-11, AGC exhibition at JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Week, Barcelona
2013 - Oct 17-18-19, AGC exhibit at JOYA Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Week, Barcelona 

Awards:

2017 - Oct  3-7, Gioielli in Fermento - Master Collection, Off Joya Exhibition, Barcelona
2015 - May 9 - Jul 26, “Omaggio a Donatello”, Awards Competition Premio Pinton, Padova
2014 - May 4-22, Gioielli in Fermento, Torre Fornello
2012 -  Apr 22, Gioielli In Fermento, Torre Fornello 

Galleries:

2017 - Mar 18 - Apr 19,  "Scents of life", Ame Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 - Apr 22, Piercing Eyes Selection at Vitraria Museum, Venezia 
2014 - Jul 3 - Sept 14  London Digital Revolution. An immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames, Barbican Centre, London
2014 - from Jun, Set Espai D'Art, Valencia
2013 - Sept 26-Oct 13, “FANTASTICI! Contemporary Italian Jewellery” with AGC, Putti Gallery, Riga
2013 - from Sept , Bini Gallery Contemporary Jewellery, Melbourne
2012_2013, "Creatures" and "Ensembles and orchestras", Vessel Gallery, Oakland CA 
2011 - Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia