Diya Wang is an artist, jeweler and designer. She was born in central China. Diya received her Bachelor of Art degree in Fashion Design at Wuhan International Trade University from China in 2011. In 2018, She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at University of Oregon in Eugene, and she is presently pursuing her Master of Fine Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. Diya’s work most recent included in exhibition the Craft Form 2019 at Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, “Land//Fill// Land” Exhibition at the Gelman Gallery at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Wang was a recipient of graduate fellowship, the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2019 and 2020, a David McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon in 2018.

EDUCATION  

                                           

2021    MFA, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2018    BFA, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

2011    BA, Fashion Design, Wuhan International Trade University, Wuhan, China

 

EXHIBITIONS   

2021    Graduate Thesis Exhibition, place to be determined, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2020    Newfangled, Virtual Exhibition, Slop Design.

2019    Land//Fill//Land, Gelman Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

            The Nature Beyond Nature, Craft Forms 2019, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

 

2018   Heightened Senses, The Mayor's Art Show (MAS), Maurie Jacobs Community Room, Hult Center, Eugene, OR

 

            Ephemera, BFA Thesis Exhibition, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

            The Nature Beyond Nature, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference,              Portland, OR

 

2017   Student Jewelry Sale Exhibition, Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

            The Nature Beyond Nature, Spring Storm, Senior Capstone Exhibition, Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

            Selected Jewelry and Metalsmithing Alumni and Student Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzler Museum of Art Store, presented                by MODERN, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

2016   Student Jewelry Sale Exhibition, Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

2011   Graduation Exhibition for Fashion Design, Wuhan International Trade University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

 

             Intercollegiate Graduation Exhibition for Fashion Design, Jianghan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS  

2020   Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

          

            The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship, New York, NY

          

            Graduate Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

         

            Pedagogical Innovation Assistantships, Rhode Island School of   Design, Providence, RI

  

            Gene Verri Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

            Royal Marcher Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

            Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference Student Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA

 

2018   Educational Endowment Scholarship, Society of North American Goldsmiths(SNAG)

 

            The Juror's Choice Award, 'Heightened Senses', The Mayor's Art Show, Maurie Jacobs Community Room, Hult Center,                    Eugene, OR

 

            David McCosh Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

            Dean's List, College of Design, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

            Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference Student Scholarship, Portland, OR

 

2016   Dean's List, The School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

2011   The Second Award of Intercollegiate Graduation Exhibition for Fashion Design, Jianghan University, Wuhan, Hubei,                        China

 

            China National Scholarship, Wuhan International Trade University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCES  

                                             

2020    Program assistant, Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

             

             Volunteer, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, Philadelphia, PA

            Instructor, Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing: Jewelry Introduction,  Spring 2020, Rhode Island School of Design,                     Providence, RI.

  

2019   Teaching Assistant to Steven Kaplan-Pistiner, Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing: Casting, Winter 2019,

            Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2018   Teaching Assistant to Anya Kivarkis, Intro Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Spring 2018, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

 

            Teaching Assistant to Kate Wagle, Intro Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Fall 2018, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

 

            Teaching Assistant to Anya Kivarkis, Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Fall 2018, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

            Teaching Assistant to Erin Colvin, Intro Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Winter 2018, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

 

            Volunteer, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, Portland, OR.