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Dongyi Wu

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Curriculum Vitae

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 Artist Statement

I am a jewelry artist who is attracted to small and interesting stories in everyday life that express genuine emotions. For me, these stories feel like small but shining treasures forgotten by others. But, I, as a traveling person, as a storyteller, pick them up and transfer them into refreshing wearable arts. My stories come from wide fields such as literature books, my own experiences, and research into psychology. I transfer personal experiences and intuitive feelings into images, and then collect the information from the forms and colors of the images to transform them into jewelry work. Because I pay attention to small things in life, it is easy for me to collect a wide range of unconventional materials from daily life, such as plastic, textiles, and found objects. I transform and repurpose these materials into jewelry, and give them special texture, distinct tactile, and new meaning during my creation.

Material Revelation Exhibit

Passerby 5 No16$750

Passerby 5 No16

Faux Fur, fabric, plastic, cotton, shoelace, thread, sewing thread
26.4" x 14.2" x 3.3"
Passerby5 No20$475

Passerby5 No20

Wax Thread, Cotton, Shoelaces, Sterling Silver, Sewing Thread
5.1" x 3.6" x 1.3"
Passerby5 No11$250

Passerby5 No11

Fabric, Faux Fur, Cotton, Sterling Silver, Sewing Thread
2.8" x 2.4" x 1.1"


Sterling silver, projector screen, sewing thread, cotton, fabric, sequins
11.7” x 10.1” x 3.0”


Sterling silver, projector screen, sewing thread, cotton, fabric
2.2” x 1.5” x 1.3”


Oil cloth, cotton, sterling silver, sewing thread
4.3" x 1.2" x 1.1"


Fabric, Cotton, Sterling Silver, Sewing Thread
3.5“ x 2.2" x 1.7"


Fabric, ribbon, cotton, sterling silver, sewing thread
3.3” x 1.8” x 0.6”


Dongyi Wu is a Chinese-born contemporary jewelry artist, who is currently working as an artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. Dongyi received her Master's Degree in Metal and Jewelry Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in United States, and her Bachelor's Degree in Jewelry Art Design from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China. Dongyi has her works shown worldwide, such as JOYA 2020 in Barcelona and Schmuck 2018 in Munich, and recently presented her sixth solo exhibition at Clamp Light Studios & Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Dongyi was a finalist for ENJOIA’T 2017 in Spain, a finalist for the Leap Award in the United States, and in 2020 she won Preziosa Young as part of Florence Jewellery Week. Her work also has been featured in many publications, and the recent book included her work is Original Jewelry Design published in Beijing, China.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County

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