Judy Mc Caig

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Judy McCaig is a Scottish jeweller, printmaker and painter who since 1991 lives and works in Barcelona. Born in Edinburgh, she studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland before realising her Master of Arts degree at The Royal College of Art in London where she specialised in jewellery. She practised printmaking for several years after leaving college and established her workshop in London. Her work is part of many public and private collections and has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the world.
In Judy McCaig’s work there is a close relationship between the drawing and the finished jewel. She uses the sketches as a trigger for an idea or feeling, creating a connection between the two disciplines. Her sensitive pieces move our own imagination exploring the relationship of the human being with time and memory and makes us think of a world that has already left, achieving as a result, work of extraordinary technical wealth, thematic, with an attractive enigmatic component.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
“Winds of Silence”, ERGO Gallery, Santiago, Chile, Taller Cecilia Richard,
Cordoba, Taller Eloi, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2016
“Between The Tides”, Orfebres Peris Roca, Melting Point, Valencia, Spain.
2015
“Desert Rain”, Gallery Siesta, Barcelona, Spain.
2014
“Shifting Sands”, Sala Perill, Barcelona, Spain.
2013
“Wilderness of the Unknown” Villa Bengel, Idar Oberstein, Jakob Bengel Foundation, Germany.
2012
“Desierto de lo Desconocido”, Dterra Gallery, San Cugat, Barcelona, Spain.
2011
“En Camino”, La Mà de La Mar, Andorra, Spain.
2010
“Through Night and Day”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2009<
“A Través de las Nubes Blancas”, solo show, Amaranto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
“A La Espera de Volar” Solo Show, Isabel& Canseco, Oviedo, Spain.
2007<
“Between Sky and Earth” Solo show, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Northumberland, England.
2006
“Across Unnamed Seas” Solo Show, Al “65”, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.
2005
“Wandering Earth” Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery,Edinburgh, Scotland.
2003
“Between Worlds”, Solo Show, Hipótesi, Barcelona, Spain.
2001
“Tierra de Nadie” Moncada Taller, Barcelona, Spain.
1993
Two-Person Show, with Paul Preston, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1988
Prints and Jewellery, Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019
SOFA Chicago, represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc´h, Montreal, Canada.
Guest Artist, Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2019, Beijing, China.
Between Shores, Siesta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.
Encounters, Gallery 66 Mistral, Barcelona, Spain.
Gogoisme, Gallery Amaranto, Barcelona, Spain.
JUDY McCAIG + JAMIE BENNETT, Point & line on…Jewellery! Gallery LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris, France.
Water Rising, Ground Work Gallery, King´s Lynn, England.
ABC Collective, Athens Jewellery Week, Greece.
A Room of Ones Own, Gallery LOT62/84GHz, Munich, Germany.
Influences, B/E Galerie Benjamin Eck, Schmuck, Munich, Germany, Travelling Exhibtion, Leghorn, Florence, Padua, and Barcelona.
Influences, Thereza Pedrosa gallery, Asolo, Italy.

2018
SOFA Chicago, represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc´h, Montreal, Canada.
Cominelli Foundation Exhibition, invited artist, Lake Garda, Italy.
Tal20 Schmuck Galerie, 3 person Show, Ramon Puig Cuyas/Silvia Walz/Judy McCaig.
Influences, B/E Galerie Benjamin Eck, Schmuck, Munich, Germany.
La Frontera, Encounters Along the Border, MAD, Museum of Arts and Design,
New York, USA.
Amber and Leonardo, the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland, Legnica
Gallery, Poland, Magan, Gallery, London, Zhuhai Opera House, City of Zhuhai,
China.

2017
SOFA Chicago, Craft Trend Fair, Seoul, South Korea, Galerie Noel Guyomarc´h
Six Make A Bridge From Europe, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower, London
Nature Morte, Contemporary artists reinvigorate the still-life tradition” Michael
Petry, The National Museum, Wrocław, Poland
Permanent Collection Contemporary Jewellery, Raffaele Cominelli, White Room,
Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

2016
Galerie Noel Guyomarc´h, 20 ans/years, Montreal, Canada
R-volucions, 66 Mistral Gallery, Barcelona
Les Confluences, Nichka Marobin,Museu del Modermisme de Barcelona
The Beauty of Clay, Ceramis Jewellery, Dterra, Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain
Under The Same Moon, Three-Person Show. Anne Graham, David Hempstead
Arteartesania, Sóller, Mallorca
‘Jewel: the inspiration in the past’ Museo de La Evolucion Humana, Burgos
“Stranger Than Animal” two person Show, Tasso Mattar, Judy McCaig
“Earring 3” Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
De Bric & de Broches “ Galerie Toiles de mer, Peyriac-de-mer, France
Permanent Collection, Fondazione Cominelli, White Room, Santa Giulia
Museum, Brescia, Italy
Winter Journey, group show, Slavik Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2015
Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
A Sense of Jewellery, 40 jewellery designers of the past 40 years.
The Goldsmiths Centre,London
Premio Fondazione Cominelli, 6th Edition, Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
“Silence Please”, Galerie Noel Guyomarch, Montréal, Canada

2014
“En Singular”, Sala Perill, Barcelona, Spain
Confrontation, Sieraad Award, New Traditional Jewellery, Amsterdam, Holland
Premio Fondazione Cominelli, 5thEdition, Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
Classic23rd Legnica International Jewellery Competition”, The Gallery of Art,
Legnica, Poland
A.I.R. at the Industrial Monument Bengel 2006 until 2014, Idar-Oberstein
Duplicata Earring Exhibition,Galerie Noel Guyomarch from Nicolas Estrada
New Earrings Book. Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

2013
Beijing International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Premio Fondazione Cominelli, 4th Edition, Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
PinBall Brooch Show, Toronto International Jewellery Festival, Canada
“La Frontera” Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, travelling to Velvet da Vinci
Gallery, San Francisco, the Art Gallery at Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo,
Indiana; and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas.“A
Que Jugamos”, La Mirada Expandida Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
“Ferrous”, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery/Crafthaus, San Francisco, USA

2012
New Nomads, NTJ, The Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Holland
Wall Projects, Group show, Montrose, Scotland
New Nomads”, Sieraad Award, New Traditional Jewellery, Amsterdam, Holland
“Behind the Brooch”, online exhibition at Crafthaus,
Premio Fondazione Cominelli, 3rd Edition, Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
Oh My! Travelling Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery, French Institute, Valencia
Mineral Art, “inside Quartz-precious imperfection”, Inhorgenta, Munich
Barcelona, Barcelona, A group Exhibition at Villa Bengal, Idar Oberstein, De

2011
Collective Show, Gallery Biro, Munich
¡Genial! New jewellery from Spain, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco
Castles, Miniatures, Astrology and Alchemy, Premio Internazionale Mario
Pinton, Padua, Italia
„Mediterranean, Meetings and Horizons “ Museum of Natural
History of the Mediterranean, Livorno, Italy
Minimum, Inhorghenta, Munich, Germany
Minimum, Amberif Fair, Gdansk, Poland
Minimum, Open Gallery, Sandomierz, Poland
True Colours, NTJ, The Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Holland

2010
True Colours, NTJ, Villa Bengal, Idar Oberstein, Germany
„Pezzi Di Luna 2“, Music and Contemporary Jewellery, Cultural Centre, Maribor,
Slovenia
Minimum, BWA Gallery, Walbrzych, Poland
Minimum, Gold Silver Time Fair, Warsaw, Poland
„Connexions/Transversals“, professors from The Massana School,Amaranto
Gallery, Barcelona
“True Colours” New Traditional Jewellery,Sieraad Fair, Amsterdam
Premio Fondazione Cominelli, Salò, Lake Garda, Italy
Minimum“19th Legnica International Jewellery Competition”, joint
“Grand Prix” winner, The Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland
“Paradigma” Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

2009
“Pardigma, School of Jewellery, Birmingham University, England

2008
A Hundred Pendant Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco,
“Collect” The Scottish Gallery” V&A Museum, London

2007
A Hundred Earring Show, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
57th International Trade Fair, Schmuck 2005, München, DE
Oratorio di San Rocco, Schmuck 2007, Padova, IT
“150 Anys de joia”, Al 65, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona

2006
“Bijoux Contemporain de Barcelona“, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h,Montréal,
Canada

2005
A Hundred Brooch Exhibition, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco
100 Brooches Exhibition, Thomas Mann’s Gallery, New Orleans / Bellagio
Gallery, 100 Brooches Exhibition, Asheville, N-Carolina, US
Triennale Europeene du Bijou Contemporain Domaine Du Chateau de Seneffe,
Belgium
Maker, Wearer, Viewer, Narrative Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art, The Scottish
Gallery, Galerie Marzee
The Kaliningrad Amber Museum, „ALATYR‘ 2005“, RU

2004
Lightness, Reviving the Filigree, ESAD Escola Superior de Artes e design,
Matosinhos & Museo du Ouro de Travassos, Portugal

2003
Chess“, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
Anti-war-medalls, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

2001
Jewellery from Barcelona, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA
SOFA Chicago, Represented by The Scottish Gallery

1999-04
The Silent Scene, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, England/Travelling

1998
“Jewellery Moves” international Jewellery Exhibition, National Museums of
Scotland, Edinburgh
“Aromatica” Jewellery and Print Group Show, Broka Gallery,Tokyo,Circus
Gallery, Kaobe and Anry Gallery Nagoya, Japan

1995
Modern British Jewellery 1945-1995, Landesmuseum, Mainz, Germany
Three Person Show, with Ramon Puig Cuyas and Xavier Domenech, Neuer
Schmuck Gallery, Hanover, Germany
La Joia i el Seu Dibiux, Hipotesi Gallery, Barcelona
“Story Boxes” Box Show, Claude André Gallery, Brussels
“Shining Through’, Crafts Council Summer Festival, London

1993
Four Person Show, Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
The Chemistry Set, London Travelling, Southern Art/Crafts Council

1992
Ten Scottish Jewellers, Hipótesi Gallery, Barcelona
Joies Indissenyables, 15 International Jewellers, Capelle de L’Antic. Hospital de
Ia Santa Creu, Barcelona

1991
Four Person Show, Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
SOFA Chicago, Represented by The Scottish Gallery

1990
Miharudu Gallery, Collective Exhibition, Tokyo
Great British Design Exhibition, Tokyo
Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York

1988
Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Awards Exhibition, London
Atlas 3 Exhibition, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London

1987
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1985
Riverside Studio Open Exhibition, London

1983
Royal College of Art Degree Show, London/Spectrum Gallery, Munich

1980
International Light Fair, Houston, USA

Crafts Council Collection, London.
Scottish Crafts Council/National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
The Terry Brodie-Smith Jewellery Collection.
British Museum, London, Medal commissioned by British Art Medal Society.
Vydalo Museum, Ceskeho ráje, Turnov, Czech Republic.
Elizabeth Moinard Private Collection, Glasgow, Scotland.
Antonia Cortijos Private Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery, Gallery of Art in Legnica.
Fondazione Cominelli Collection, Saló, Italy.
A.I.R. collection, Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
Rotasa Foundation and other Private Collections, USA.

2014
Award of Polish Jewellery, 23rd Legnica International Jewellery Competition, Galerie Sztuki w Legnicy, Legnica, Poland.

2010
Grand Prix, joint first prize, 19th Legnica International Jewellery Competition, Galerie Sztuki w Legnicy, Legnica, Poland.

2005
The Amber Competition “Alatyr”, Russia.

1989
Greater London Arts Grant for Individual Artists.

1987
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant -Established Studio in London.

1980
Scottish Education Department Major Travel.