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 is excited about the opportunity to join the Board of the Vancouver Metals Arts Association as she believes it is an important organization for local jewellers and goldsmiths and wishes to promote the resources available and help to foster a thriving metal arts community.
Board Service History
Member at Large: 2022-Present