Melody Armstrong is an internationally recognized contemporary jewellery artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree majoring in Jewellery and Metals from the Alberta College of Art and Design, graduating with Distinction in 1999. Creating with traditional and non-traditional metals, enamels and stones, Armstrong’s Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship.
Working as a contemporary jewellery artist, Armstrong combines her studio practice with teaching, serving as Resident Artist and Jewellery Instructor at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.
As a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Armstrong’s work has been recognized in numerous competitions including: Dimensions 2008, 2011 and 2015; and internationally in the Lewton-Brain Foldform International Competitions 2012 and 2015. Armstrong’s work has been published internationally, most recently featured in New Rings 500+ Designs From Around the World by Nicolas Estrada (Thames and Hudson, 2016) and Art Jewelry Today 4 by Sandra Korinchak (Schiffer Books 2016); Armstrong’s writing on fine jewellery techniques include publications in the international Art Jewelry Magazine. Armstrong’s awards include the ACAD Alumni Honour Award in 2016, and Independent Artists Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board in 2010 and 2013.
Solo exhibitions include:
Adorn - featuring paintings and jewellery - Mysteria Gallery;
Pattern Series - two-dimensional work directly influenced by her jewellery designs - Mysteria Gallery; and
Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong - a collection of sculptural, wearable art jewellery – Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery.
Melody Armstrong Jewellery is represented by Assiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Assiniboia Gallery showcases a wide selection of Melody’s Jewellery and will accommodate custom jewellery designs.