Design
Associate Member

Bic Tieu is an academic at the University of NSW with a contemporary
jewellery/object design practice. She is also a PhD research
candidature at the Australian National University. Bic’s exhibition
work is very much influenced by the sensibility of the aesthetics and
diaspora in Asian art. Her works investigates these visual languages
and esoteric ideas within the parameters of contemporary jewellery
and objects to reference transnational influences and identity. Bic
engages with interdisciplinary approach often synthesizing traditional
art methods and digital technology combined with Japanese lacquer
application to create forms and surfaces that merge these ideas
together.

 

image credits: (top) Bic Tieu, Mapping Floral Imager (ring), 2018. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, Japanese lacquer and Paua Shell. 70 x 60 x 5mm. Photo: Gavino Pili. 
(Bottom) Bic Tieu, Moon Light Sea (series), 2017. Sterlling silver, copper, Urushi, Mother of Pearl, gold leaf, stainless steel. All within 60 x 45 x 28mm. 
(Featured) Bic Tieu, Circling Dimensions, 2016. Copper, Japanese lacquer and shell. 62 x 42 diameter mm.