Lucia Massei: 1962 – Born in Pisa, December 16th

1981: B.A. in Jewellery design at the State Art Institute of Florence.
1985: M.A. in Fine Arts and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence (Italy) .

Working experiences
1984/’93: Illustrator Consultant for the publishing houses in Italy.
1990/’93: Design for jewellery collections for the Paolo Gucci Company – New York – USA
1991/’94: Teacher of Jewellery Design at the Arti Orafe in Florence.
1994/’95: Designer of Jewellery Collections for the Moonlight Company in Florence
1994/’97: Teacher of Jewellery Design at the Centro di Formazione Professionale della Provincia di Firenze (CFP). Teacher of Functional Object at CFP
From 1998 to now: With Doris Maninger co-founder and co-director of “ALCHIMIA”, Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.
2001: Lecture at Hiko Mizuno College , Tokyo, Japan
Since 2003 to now: Co-Curator and organizer of the Alchimia-Stand at the Inhorgenta Jewellery Fair, Munich, Germany
Curator of ” Alchimia Art Jewellery from Italy ” Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens (Greece)
Co-founder and Vice-President of the Association “Opera Rebis”, non profit association for understanding and promoting contemporary jewellery and cultural art events.
Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Italian Pavillion – ( Korea )
Co-Curator and organizer of the Exhibition – Symposium – Educational Forum “Siamo Qui-We Are Here” 14 international jewellery schools take position. Florence, Italy; Jewellery departments invited from:Italy, Israel, Germany, The Nederlads, U.S.A., Japan, Finland, Portugal, Estonia.
“Alchemic experiences” exhibition and workshop at Shenkar College of Engeneering and Design, RamatGan, Irsael – TCDC – Bangkok-
“Alchemic Experiences”: lecture and workshop “Preciousness as ideal and reality in contemporary jewellery” in TCDC (Thai Contemporary Design Center ) – Bangkok ( Thailand).

Group Exhibitions

2005-2011: Partecipate in group exhibitions as artist and as curator in various galleries, fairs and museums in:
Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain (JOYA 2010 and 2011), The Nederlands, UK (“Collect 2009” rapr. by Alternatives Gallery Saatchi Gallery- London, “Collect 2011”, Saatchi Gallery, London , UK rapr. By Antonella Villanova), Belgium, Greece, Israel, Korea(Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Italian Pavillion ), Japan.

“Artefiera 2010“ Bologna, Italy, rapr. By Antonella Villanova.