Member At Large
Born in Hong Kong and currently based in Vancouver, Iris Lo is a life-long creative with a passion for creating wearable and functional objects, a passion which led her into the world of silversmithing. Before completing the program at VCC, she earned a BA in Art History (with a focus on jewellery history), did a month-long program in Contemporary Art Jewellery at Central Saint Martins, as well as doing a stint in sustainable architecture and construction in Vancouver, with her first project winning a Georgie Award for Best Environmental Initiative in 2019.
Her pieces are symbolic in nature and often address cultural narratives, interpersonal relationships, and her own childhood memories. She is happiest when she’s knee-deep researching and learning ancient, highly technical techniques.
Sustainability and community are very important to Iris and she strives to create a practice and community that is responsible, equitable, and ethical. She originally joined the Board of the Vancouver Metals Arts Association because she felt it an important organization for local jewellers and goldsmiths, and wished to promote the resources available and help to foster a thriving metal arts community. She continues to do this work today as VMAA's first staff.
VMAA Service History
Member at Large: April 2022-November 2022
Project & Research Coordinator (part-time staff): November 2022-present