Everyone is MAD for jewelry this spring at the Museum of Art and Design annual LOOT event! Curator Bryna Pomp is influencing a new generation!

LOOT draws an international jet-set who fly in to adorn themselves with the latest jewelry! This annual spring event at the famous MAD museum has curator Bryna Pomp all the buzz. She has become the influencer, taste-maker and fashion go-to person to find the latest and greatest in jewelry! "The jewelry featured incorporates a wide range of remarkable non- traditional materials, from crocheted textiles, ecologically tie-dyed silk, felt, leather, and resin to 3D-printed nylon, titanium, safety pins, bicycle tires, X-ray film, papier-mâché, and wood" states Pomp. Her curatorial expertise has raised many designers to next level status, and she has been championing contemporary jewelry designers in the field for years. Tastemakers such as Iris Apel, Kay Uger and more all sit on the benefit host committee and continue to support this event each year. A sighting of the well known adorned Iris Apel is always a wonderful sight! 

 

MAD Curator Bryna Pomp, center with a fabulous adorned necklace of one of the LOOT designers ( who could it be?)  | Featured Image: Peter and Barbara Regna | Photo Credit: Jenna Bascom

The event included thirty-five artists from fifteen countries, most of whom have never been shown in New York. The international global presence of designers invited ranged from Argentina (2), Denmark (2), France (5), Germany (2), Greece (3), Israel (1), Italy (4), Japan (1), Romania (1), South Korea (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), United Kingdom (8), and the United States (2), and Thailand, a first time in the event’s history. MAD is the only American museum with a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits, and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio art jewelry.

The event included thirty-five artists from fifteen countries, most of whom have never been shown in New York. The international global presence of designers invited ranged from Argentina (2), Denmark (2), France (5), Germany (2), Greece (3), Israel (1), Italy (4), Japan (1), Romania (1), South Korea (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), United Kingdom (8), and the United States (2), and Thailand, a first time in the event’s history. MAD is the only American museum with a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits, and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio art jewelry. 

"My goal for last years as the curator of LOOT is to have the Museum of Arts and Design exhibit and sell the most interesting, inventive studio and art jewelry being created worldwide. My decision on each year's artist selection represents a carefully strategized plan to have represented the greatest breadth of materials I view in my daily research, all executed in the most highly aesthetic designs, combined with the most superb craftsmanship. The accomplishment of the synthesis of these three elements--- the materials, the design, and the workmanship-- is present in the work of each of LOOT artists." stated Pomp.

LOOT Prize Winners: Sarran Yokukongdee and Isabelle Molenat