“From her earliest vessels that suggest waiting, and the tentative wading into life, through her wishing stones, designed to reassure through nostalgia and serenity, to the more abstracted branch forms, Kye-Yeon speaks of and to the rhythms of life. “-Sandra Alfoldy.
Born in South Korea, Kye-Yeon Son earned a BFA at Seoul National University and an MFA in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing at Indiana University. Son has been an influential teacher at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design since 1995. Kye-Yeon Son is a recipient of the Saidye Bronfman/Governor General’s Award (2011), a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts (2000), a finalist in the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Competition (2019), and recipient of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal (2023).
Watch above (3min): Kye-Yeon Son, 2011 Canada Council laureate - "Autobiography without ego"