Natalie Frigo's inspiration ranges from early metallurgy and textile design to recent architectural developments, culminating in a collection that is contemporary and timeless. Frigo is moved by the presence of the crafts-person's hand in ancient jewelry and objects and incorporates that aesthetic into her own work.
Frigo approaches all of her pieces as little sculptures, carving each design by hand in wax. Using the lost wax method, her work is then cast in 100 percent recycled metals and married with personally-selected, conflict-free gemstones. The artist is passionate about promoting ethical jewelry design on a local and global scale. All of her jewelry is made entirely in New York City.
Natalie Frigo received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Fiber and Material Studies, where she was awarded a graduation merit fellowship. She has taken a class in wax carving and metalworking, but is primarily a self taught jewelry designer.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Walters Art Museum Jewelry Fair, Baltimore, MD, Walters Art Museum, 2011
ACAC Spring Art Fair, New York, NY, Lincoln Center, 2011
Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Convention Center, 2011
Buyers Market of American Craft, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2010
ACAC Spring Art Fair, Roslyn Harbor, NY, Nassau Museum of Art, 2010
Avenue on Park, NY, New York City, 2010