Svenja John
1963 Born in Duisburg. 1983-1985 Studied archaeology at the Ruhr University, Bochum. 1985-1989 Apprenticeship as a goldsmith at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau. 1989-1991 Apprenticeship in Berlin. 1991-1993 Design diploma. 1999/2000 Collaboration with Christian Lacroix, Haute Couture, Paris, FR. 1999-2001 Trade shows “Première-Classe”, Paris, FR. Lives and works in Berlin.

Awards
2000 Bayerischer Staatspreis, Munich. 2004 Herbert-Hofmann-Preis, Munich. 2006 Red Dot Design Award, Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen. 2007 Bayerischer Staatspreis, Munich. 2014 3rd prize in the competition Beautiful Mind: Ein Schmuckstück für Cranach, Wittenberg. 2017 Grassipreis of the Galerie Slavik/Vienna, Leipzig.

Works in public collections
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US. Material ConneXion, New York, US. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. Danner-Stiftung, Munich. Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, JP. Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. Lotte Reimers-Stiftung, Deidesheim, DE. Mint Museum of Craft + Design, New York, US. Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Fonds national d’art contemporain, FR. Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU. Musée du Bijou contemporain – Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur-Mer, FR. Power House Museum, Sydney, AU. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, US. Kolumba, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne. Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, US. CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, US.