About Reip and the Studio
Reip Chopin is an experienced jewelry artist and teacher. His work has won awards in the field of contemporary jewelry and Judaica design, and has been exhibited in Israel and abroad. His work is included in various private collections, including the art curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Reip was born in 1971 in Russia. He began working with materials such as metal and iron, as well as soft and delicate materials such as fabric and food, in his youth. After graduating from high school, he studied medicine at the Sechenov Medical Institute in Moscow, and also studied "men's outerwear" (free translation from Russian), design studies, pattern making, tailoring, and sewing. In 1991, he immigrated to Israel. Between 2002 and 2006, he studied for a bachelor's degree at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, in the Department of Jewelry and Fashion. During his studies, he exhibited in various group exhibitions, and in 2010, he exhibited a solo exhibition called "Material Landscape" at the Artists' House in Jerusalem.
Between 2006 and 2011, he taught in the Department of Jewelry and Fashion at Bezalel, taught technical and conceptual courses, and accompanied students in the creative process, both conceptually and practically. In addition, during those years, he taught at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art and the Tel Hai Academic College of Science, Environment, and Society, where he taught jewelry, developed projects, and conducted master classes and workshops on topics such as: the freedom of creation, playing with materials, shape changes, and various techniques. At the same time, he independently managed two studio spaces in Jerusalem and the Western Galilee, where he created and taught jewelry in groups.
Between 2011 and 2014, he studied for a master's degree at the Mining University in Moscow, in the Department of "Applied Geology" - learning the basic materials for jewelry - natural treasures such as metals, stones, and minerals, and participated in group exhibitions.
In 2016-2017, he returned to Israel and worked at Artemer, a studio for jewelry design and production.
Currently, he manages an independent jewelry studio in Tel Aviv, where he teaches, works, and creates a collection of handmade jewelry, in parallel with creating artistic objects.