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Akiko Shinzato

Jewellery artist/designer/ illustrator based in London




1986       Okinawa, Japan



2012-15  Central Saint Martins: BA Jewellery Design

2011-12  Central Saint Martins Foundation Diploma: Fashion Jewellery and Accessories

2006-11  Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: Chinese 



2021  CJST Selected Artists Exhibition, CAFE deux poisons, Tokyo, Japan

2021  Contemporary Jewellery Symposium Tokyo (lecturer), Tokoyo, Japan

2020     Touching Transcendence Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London, UK

2019     The Size of Thoughts Exhibition, White Conduit Projects, London, UK

2019     Local Life Creation Vol.3, Okinawa, Japan

2018    『沖美連展』(as an invited artist), Okinawa, Japan

2018  『美術の先生が作った作品展Vol. 6』, Okinawa, Japan

2017  『美術の先生が作った作品展 Vol. 5』, Okinawa, Japan

2017 - 2018  Future Room, Vicenza Museum of Jewellery, Vicenza, Italy

2016     BODY Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

2016     JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair, Barcelona, Spain

2016     SHELF LIFE Exhibition, Vitsoe showroom, Munich, Germany

2015     Enjoia't Contemporary Jewellery Competition 2015: The Student Award (Winner), Barcelona, Spain

2015     Having a seminar at the Intelligent Optimist Exhibition, the Leathaby Gallery, London, UK

2015     Intelligent Optimist Exhibition, the Leathaby Gallery, London, UK

2015     The Marzee International Graduate Show 2015, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Holland

2015     Central Saint Martins bought one of the graduation collection

2015  JPLUS Graduate Award 2015 

2015     Swarovski Design Award 2015: Winner

2015     Display of work (Clown), the V&A Museum, London

2015     Theo Fennell gemstone ring award: Shortlisted

2013     Avakian Red carpet project award: Runner up



2019- 2020  Sarabande Foundation, London, UK: artist residence

2016 - 2019  Jewellery Design Course at Okinawa Photo Design Craft School: tutor

2015 -   VIVON, Okinawa, Japan: designer

2015     Collaboration with Swarovski x Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty x the V&A Museum

2014     VIVON, Okinawa, Japan: designer assistant and bench work intern

2014     Salvage sustainable catwalk show, Central Saint Martins

2014     Collaboration with TOPSHOP

2014     Collaboration with Zeebags

2013     Collaboration with The Worshipful Company of Tin Platers

2012     Collaboration with the British Art Medal Society

2009     Y-3 Soho, New York, United States: Sales staff





Japanese, English and Chinese (Mandarin)



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