About Meghan Patrice Riley

Meghan Patrice Riley jewelry was founded in 2008 by metalsmith Meghan Riley to create light and wearable sculptural wire jewelry. With a background in math and geometry, each piece is inspired by volumetric forms and is crafted by hand in her New York City studio.Mixing metals with textile techniques, she creates unique pieces with a feminine elegance and a industrial touch that are still light and dainty. Using thin, lightweight silver and nylon-coated steel wire as "fiber" she forms small line segments to create geometric shapes and then eventually forms that are lightweight, flexible, and adapt to the wearer. Geometric shapes were chosen as the foundation because they are simple, basic, and elementary but can be expounded on to create multi-dimensional forms. Each form acts like a link to interconnect with other forms creating an even larger volumetric structure.In 2010, Meghan Patrice Riley held her first solo jewelry show titled "Capacity" exhibiting a series of jewelry built upon the idea of exploring the capacity of constructed wire structures on the human form. Additionally, she exhibited her work in fundraising efforts for the Orange County Food Bank, the community arts organization Root Division, and to raise awareness of art jewelry for the Bay Area Metal Arts Guild.More info at:http://www.meghanpatriceriley.com/http://www.facebook.com/MeghanPatriceRileyJewelryon twitter at: megpriley