For twenty years as a jewelry designer and artist working with metal, Jill Platner has been making wearable sculptures for people and continues to grow her body of work out of her artist’s studio and store on Crosby Street in Manhattan, New York.
“Designing and building larger scale sculptures is a very natural progression for me. Working on a large scale I am able to explore with an entirely new perspective. It is often one of my goals to have mobility in a piece, an element of engagement that encourages the viewer to physically interact with the sculpture. When I make the work I am thinking about how it will move in the wind and weather in the elements. For this installation I chose bronze as my main material because of its warm color and it’s durability in both inside and outside environments as influenced by nature and the city.”
Jill Platner was born in 1969 in Norwell, Massachusetts and received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, N.Y. Since 1993 her jewelry designs have been sold at Barneys New York, Twist, Portland, Oregon and other retailers worldwide. In 1998, Jill opened up her retail jewelry store on Crosby Street, NYC and since then has simultaneously been making large-scale sculptures. In the spring of 2011, Jill had her first solo exhibition of sculpture at Crosby Street Pop Up, NYC and is looking forward to her upcoming show at Artisanal House, NYC to open September 2012.
Jill Platner lives and works in New York City.