Bifei Cao received the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award in Munich, Germany, on March 10, 2018. This prestigious award comes with an unrestricted $7,500 cash prize. The AJF Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality and advances the careers of rising artists.
Cao received his MFA in jewelry and metals from IUP in 2011, and recently received a PhD in gold and silversmithing from Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He currently resides in China.
Cao was interviewed by AJF about his award-winning work, which references traditional Chinese objects interpreted in new materials and formats.
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