Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ
Contemporary Art Jewelry by Noam Elyashiv

Noam Elyashiv was born and raised in Israel.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and her Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.  Elyashiv has received several awards for design excellence including  The Absolut Vodka Emerging Artist Award; The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award and a Fellowship in crafts from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts.  Elyashiv has been on the teaching faculty of RISD for nearly 15 years and maintains a studio in Providence.  She has recently been featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery Loupe entitled “Drawings From Ireland.”

I am interested in correlations and interactions between line, plane and volume. I explore them through composition of form-related jewelry.  I believe in jewelry that isn’t imposing in appearance or weight. Jewelry and the body should complement each other.  I try to find a peaceful merging point between the two.