Chino is currently working on her new projects. You are welcome to make an appointment on the Contact page to visit her studio and see her work.

EXHIBITIONS & PROFESSIONAL EXPOSURE

2022                 London Design Festival: Park Royal Design District.

2022                 Tapestry Project: Selvedge Magazine (pending).

2022                 Group Show: Park Royal Gallery.

2021                  Conceptual Art Popup: VICKISARGE, London.
2021                  London Design Festival: Park Royal Design District.

2018                  Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition: The Goldsmiths' Company, London.

2017                  ​Walter Van Beirendonck FW 2017.
2016                  Shine, The Goldsmiths' Centre, London.

2013                  ​Walter Van Beirendonck FW 2013/14.

2011                   ​Jil Sander SS 2012.

2011                   ​Royal Wedding.

2009                 Phillips de Pury & Company: Saturday@Phillips.

2008                 Pollini FW 2008/09.

 

AWARDS

2018                  Finalist - Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

2018                  Silver Award - Enamellers 3D Finishes Pieces - Design, Goldsmith's Craft & Design Council Awards.

RESIDENCIES
 

2017 - 2021       Gold Membership, The Goldsmith's Centre, London.
2016                  Setting out program bursary, The Goldsmith's Centre, London.
2011                   Artist in Residence, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Chino Ridge's creative practice began in her childhood, inspired by her grandfather, who was a Japanese-style painter and her mother, who is a clay doll artist and ceramicist.

At 18, she entered Yokohama College of Art & Design, Japan, studied chasing, repousse, lacquering, jewellery making, Japanese flower arrangement and enamelling. After the graduation, she came to London and lived for 1 and half year with an ambition for her art career.

On her return to Japan, she began working for an accessary design and production company in Tokyo.

After 7 years from her first attempt in London,  she came back to London, this time she entered Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, studying BA Silversmithing and Metalwork.

At the beginning of her 2nd year in the University, She began working part-time for a costume jewellery brand Erickson Beamon & VICKISARGE where she stayed for over 10 years as a senior designer and metal work department manager. During this time, she managed to continue her art.

In 2016, she was accepted as a bursar at The Goldsmith's Centre to develop her art. 

Since then Chino ended her designer job and focuses on her art. 

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Chino creates conceptual sculptures and installations, exploring primary themes around culture, history and value.

Using history to decipher the present and ponder the future, which often informs important conceptual aspects of her works. Her exploration of value comes from her contrasting experiences of commercial design and traditional craft. Value is imputed and relative, yet perceived to be intrinsic and absolute. Embracing the principle of ‘Every day as epic on its own’, Chino explores all of these aspects within her art.

 

Chino's work is heavily influenced by her upbringing in Japan along with cultural and operational parameters in her life and work to date. Liberating herself from a career in the fashion industry, Chino took an intellectual and spiritual journey towards developing an evasion to commonality and dominant cultural norms. As part of this process, Chino began to deeply contemplate the nature of value and sought to explore this in her art. With her works often holding an observational factor, representing her voice in an alienated state, Chino amalgamates elements from her research and explores them using a range of materials to achieve perfect execution for her concepts. Chino cherishes copper and vitreous enamel as her signature materials. Silversmithing methods as her chisels, marble and canvas, and vitreous enamel as brushes and paints, which symbolise who she is as an artist.