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EXCLUSIVE Trunk Show: Sculptural Jewelry by Alicia P.

Real Designers Market (NYC)

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EXCLUSIVE Trunk Show:

Sculptural Jewelry by Alicia P.

Santa Fe, NM – Jan 2017

On view:

Real NYC Market                                                                                                                   Saturday March 4th: 4 – 9pm, 166 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

*Meet Alicia P. in person from 6:30 – 9pm

Mixed media artist, Alicia P. returns to NYC from the Southwest, for an exclusive showcase of new sculptural creations. Under her label Designs by Alicia P, she has developed a way to blend her couture work with her skill as a visual artist.

The diversity in her upbringing, exposure to the world, & overall interest in exploring themes of ‘life after death,” provides Alicia the inspiration to work with leather creating sculptural jewelry that integrates found materials and semi-precious stones; provided by both the earth and community. These pieces, often described as mini sculptures, are a direct result of constant and continual practice of techniques developed by Alicia P. herself. Her design work is built upon a foundation of visual art and Alicia’s style is recognizable throughout all her mediums. Her work has been featured in a number of fashion and media outlets, from W Magazine in 2015, feature films like Tyler Perry’s ‘Good Deeds’ (actress Phylicia Rashad wearing Alicia P.), to print publications (The New York Times, the Fader, to name a few). Her couture jewelry is carried in boutiques in New York City & nationwide, and she works with a number of private clients and fashion stylists.


*This Trunk Show coincides and is in celebration of Alicia P.‘s larger contemporary work, on view at the Clio Art Fair
: March 2 -5th, 508 W 26th St, New York, NY.

About Alicia P.

Alicia Piller lived and worked in NYC; creating art and running her business Designs By Alicia P. for almost a decade before moving to Santa Fe, NM. Born and raised in Chicago, Piller worked in a number of youth arts programs and received a Bachelors in Fine Arts & Anthropology from Rutgers University. Currently, Alicia is focused on large-scale sculpture using her esthetic with leather, continually expanding her artistic practice.   www.designsbyaliciap.com

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Art Bio

“Walking the line of science and history, my work endeavors to reconcile questions about existence. I create sculptural work using original techniques with leather, detailed with found materials. I invent structures that are biological in essence but speak directly to divine energy. The goal of each piece: convey an understanding of the validity of science and the unseen energies. Biological patterns and cross-section like designs were first born out of numerous inspections of my father’s medical books, are interwoven with references from the natural world. Historical themes stem from my love of storytelling, the history of earthly objects, and my degree in the study of anthropology.

I breathe life into constructed components; transforming the new and discarded in order to transport the viewer into a new world. I save 85% of my waste: leather scraps & experimental shapes, incorporating them into each work; what I call art composting. My interests involve experimenting with the re-creation of specific biological cells, diseases & anatomy tied to the African diaspora. I am interested in re-creating small-scale cellular and anthropomorphic shapes, combining these ‘studies’ into larger undecipherable forms; with the goal of linking the subject of race, with biology, spiritual energies, & the universe.” – Alicia Piller

em090616f/jnorth/Alicia Piller has created a sculpture in her back yard that will be in AHA Festival. Photo shot in Santa Fe, Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616f/jnorth/Alicia Piller has created a sculpture in her back yard that will be in AHA Festival. Photo shot in Santa Fe, Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616i/jnorth/Some of the jewelry Alicia Piller creeates in her studio in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616i/jnorth/Some of the jewelry Alicia Piller creeates in her studio in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616g/jnorth/Alicia Piller has created a sculpture in her back yard that will be in AHA Festival. Photo shot in Santa Fe, Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616g/jnorth/Alicia Piller has created a sculpture in her back yard that will be in AHA Festival. Photo shot in Santa Fe, Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616i/jnorth/Alicia Piller creeated this sculpture from her grandfather's slides in her home in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616i/jnorth/Alicia Piller creeated this sculpture from her grandfather’s slides in her home in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616j/jnorth/One of the designs Alicia Piller created in her studio in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

em090616j/jnorth/One of the designs Alicia Piller created in her studio in Santa Fe. Photo shot Tuesday, September 6, 2016. T(Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

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Art Bio

 Alicia has had an interest in the arts since her childhood, in the ‘Trash Room’ at the Chicago Children’s Museum is one of the earliest places Alicia was initiated into the practice of art making. Much of the diversity in Alicia’s present artwork is from influences as a child. Born to one African American, and one Jewish parent – exposure to the world, her themes of nature and the cosmos, and other influences can be traced directly back to a wealth of childhood experiences. By 17, she was already in tune with her creative intuition, erecting a magnitude of work stretching beyond kid-friendly debris of the Children’s Museum. She was a participant in Gallery 37 a Youth Arts program for over five years, and was involved in a number of arts and science programs for gifted students.  Alicia received her B.A. from Rutgers University for studies in both Anthropology and Fine Arts with a focus on painting. After graduating Alicia relocated to New York City to pursue a career as a professional artist. In her first year out of college Alicia started the business Designs by Alicia P which began with selling her own: hand-painted clothing & paintings but eventually grew to be an entire line of Jewelry designs each one hand made and based on her interests in anthropology, and with a roots in sculptural work.

Over the ten years that Alicia has run her own business, she has honed and perfected her unique style of art using suede leather, found objects, and other mixed media to create jewelry, wall hangings and now large format sculptures. Alicia has participated in a countless number of exhibitions including juried shows in New York and Chicago, as well as an invitational exhibition in London. In 2013 she was recognized by several arts funding organizations, and her work has been featured in major studio films, television programs, print, & digital media outlets.

Currently, Alicia is expanding her signature aesthetic now focusing on combining her creative modalities into one multi-sensory experience in the form of sculpture and installation work. In 2015, Alicia is excited to have been invited to travel to India to participate in the Art Castle International Art Residency. Alicia continues to exhibit her work regularly as well as designing custom work for private clients.

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SPECIAL NOTE ON MATERIALS:

Alicia P’s unique product line is based on the use sustainable materials, primarily goat suede which is imported from India. The Suede is a byproduct of the cultural reverence of Cows in India and a commitment to utilizing the entirety of animals from the food industry. Alicia’s work is further representative of her sustainable values by using a majority of found materials and organic items harvested from beaches and mountain tops around the world. We encourage you to renew your commitment to sustainable products and independent artists & entrepreneurs by buying Designs by Alicia P products.

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SKILLS:

Customer Service representative, salesperson; merchandise expeditor, artist, painting using multi-medias.   Jewelry designing and instruction; clothing designs (also sell my own line of hand painted shirt designs); arts and crafts including sculpture, pottery and glass paint designs, molding with plaster, wax and clay; calligraphy, etc. Assistant clown: worked for seven years as Glitter the Clown, painting faces, making balloon sculptures, performing magic, and organizing children’s games.

PERSONAL &
AWARDS

My jewelry designs have been featured in magazines. My paintings have been showcased in exhibits in Chicago, featured on the front cover of Rutgers’ Visual Art Program, New Jersey. My jewelry has be worn by celebrities i.e. Phylicia Rashād, Jill Scott, Michele Money and many others. Sold my jewelry designs and artwork in various trade shows, such as Pool Trade Show in Las Vegas and the One of A Kind Show in New York and Chicago. Received achievement awards for canvas paintings, paintings on park benches and furniture. Received business loans: Project Enterprise & Accion USA. Member of the Extensive travel to various countries gathering creative ideas.

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Astrid Mueller = Unstoppable, Savvy & Talented !

AMAZING work ASTRID MUELLER!  What does this women NOT DO????  Astrid,  you are glowing in ALL that you do – YOU are a women of Action and then More ACTION!  

Do you need help Branding?  Illustrator & Visual Brand Strategist:

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“Like a human being, brands are unique, and so is yours. I’m is passionate about helping brands succeed. Once we start working together, I’ll first ask you in-depth questions, to ensure I have a thorough understanding of your brand, your goals, and the customers you’re trying to attract. Only then will I begin the design process, where I’ll visualize your one-of-a-kind brand characteristics and talents in your brand design, tailored to appeal to your ideal audience.

Peek over my shoulder to see how I work with this brand design case study!

Are you ready to lift your brand to the next level?

Email me today to start the conversation.”       – CONTACT ASTRID MUELLER

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Read about the designer – Astrid Mueller

“Born in Switzerland, the land of Vitra chairs, famous type foundries, and the best chocolate in the world, Astrid Mueller, the creator of possibility, has a passion for design (and dessert)!

Astrid’s creative journey began at Swarovski with a position in graphic design. Although she didn’t know it at the time, it was there that she glimpsed her future when she created a series of crystal tattoo jewelry pieces that were sold worldwide.

Eager to perfect her craft, Astrid bid Swarovski a fond farewell, packed her bags and set out to take graphic design classes in Zurich, Hamburg, London, and, finally, New York, where she studied at Parsons.

After launching her design studio in 2006, Astrid quickly found success illustrating for Marie Claire, Diesel and Swarovski.  Though she was fulfilling a lifelong goal, a love for Lucite and old Hollywood glamour thrummed in Astrid’s soul.

In 2011, she relocated to an island off the coast of Alaska to live with her sweetheart, D, grow her design business, and follow her dream of possibility. Whenever she can, Astrid travels home to Switzerland, stopping along the way in cities such as New York, Seattle and Los Angeles for inspiration, as well as to indulge in her taste for cozy hotel rooms, transparent rings and clever design.”   SEE MORE HERE

Here you will find the STORY it’s so magnificant – the stars are aligned!possibility

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Possibility gives back —>  “When I close my eyes and think about possibility, I see a woman in a chic summer dress standing on a beautiful ocean viewpoint, a warm breeze playing with her hair. She’s feeling beautiful, grateful for all the positive things in her life, and giddy about all the wonderful things to be. This is the feeling of possibility that I infuse in every piece I design. We can allbe this successful woman who not only works hard, but also enjoys amazing moments of indulgence. A woman who feels gorgeous – which we all are. It’s my mission to pass along this karma to every woman who wears possibility. It’s my hope that possibility’s pieces add a little touch of positivity and jet-set glamour to every day and feel like a little talisman of empowerment, good luck, and the air of possibility…because you never know.”

Astrid Mueller graced the Real NYC Designer Market back in May – what a gift indeed to have such a special artist, creator, maker, designer, illustrator, visionary, writer, branding genius, inspirational guru and a beautiful women (with an amazing work ethic).  What does Astrid not do? 😉

INDIE DESIGNER SHOPPING IN NEW YORK by Astrid

“Most of us have traveled to New York, so most likely you’ve seen the city’s most famous hot spots. If you’re craving more of an insider glimpse, the next time you visit the Big Apple you may like to consider popping in at an Artist and Designer’s market, a pop-up shop or street fair where New Yorker’s go to find unique jewelry, fashion, or gift items. There are many such markets, such as Crafts on Columbus on the Upper West Side, The Market New York in Greenwich Village or The Real NYC Designer’s Market on the hip Mulberry Street:

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Dear Astrid,

Thank you VERY much for joining the Real NYC Designer Market!  You never know is right!  Love your blog – love all of your work!  Your Lucite Jewelry with Possibility is so unique, chic-stylish and original!  Wonderful to meet you – It was our pleasure to have you!  You are always welcome back!                                         -Real NYC Designer Market

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Joan Huggard of CityBitz… an artist, studio, rooftop and Explore

Joan Huggard of CityBitz Art Studio is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Joan is an established artist with many years experience in many areas including; furniture restoration, photography, resin and is actively a stained glass artist.  She is an all around mixed media artist!  I was lucky enough to be invited to her studio to see her work, talk with her and then we explored the area one on one -What at treat!  Getting there was easy and up I went to Joan’s Art Studio.

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When I arrived Joan had been cutting earrings out of stained glass – using her custom fit glass cutter by Tonny G. from Manhattan Stained Glass.

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Cutting Glass in Action!

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Exploring the Studio….
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Joan has also had a few custom art pieces in her studio – April 2014 431

Filled with Stained Glass…
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Joan also showed me some of her Custom Flasks – creating your own custom flask for your friends, family or co-workers?!  This is an awesome idea!  Here is Project Custom / Prohibition – which took many hours of work and created many design challenges which Joan plans to do many more.  Custom Work is also Available – Tweet Joan for more information @citybitz

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After the Studio Tour, we went to her awesome rooftop…April 2014 398 April 2014 400

taking photos is what we like to do….
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What a great late afternoon to evening with Joan Huggard of Citybitz!  Joan will be our guest at Real NYC Designer Market soon!

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Nuna Knits Speaks out About Sara Keiser + Real NYC Market

“with 100 markets in NYC, its a wonder to find just the right market as an established designer or a new craftsman.
Sara Keiser and the “REAL NYC MARKET” has the right location in the heart of “NOLITA” on mott street.
every detail for artists is in place from staff to weekly
social media blasts and artist bios on reals website.
REAL offers customers “real makers” “real designers”
“real craftsman” and “real connections” that make communities special. Nuna is honored to be a part of this market and have association with such brilliant talent:)”

   -Peggie Ehlers, Nuna Knits

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Meet designer/artist Sara Kaiser, from Box 185. Her sparkling designs are all made in NY. Her inspiration remains always true to her own style, she would never make anything, she would not wear herself. You can find Sara every weekend, at her own Nolita Market, Prince and Mott Street. NYC.

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