Aurélie Guillaume is a French-Canadian jewellery, enamelist and illustrator currently living and working in Chicago. After completed her diploma at École de joaillerie de Montréal, she went on to pursue her BFA at NSCAD University, Halifax, where she majored in jewellery design and metalsmithing. Upon graduating her work was selected as the winner of L.A. Pai Gallery’s 12th National student jewellery competition in Canada, and was shortlisted for the BKV Prize in Germany. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally throughout North America and Europe and has recently been acquired by the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, California, and the Museum of Art and Design, New York as part of their permanent collection.
Aurélie’s work celebrates the history of enamelling and its longstanding tradition of storytelling. Using traditional techniques, she is reviving the medium through a contemporary context fuelled by street art, comics, pop art and counterculture. Through the process of enamelling, her work mixes high and low art, while transporting viewers into a world more colourful and dreamlike than our own. An article on her work written by Toni Greenbaum has been published in Metalsmith Magazine, Vol.36, n°5, 2016.