Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Soizig Carey (b.1986 in Paisley, Scotland) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. She is based in Glasgow and was Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art and at Banff Art Centre in Canada. Her work has been on display in various spaces including the Glue Factory in Glasgow and Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland. Carey’s Glasgow Arm Piece and Glasgow Brooch have been inspired by Glasgow’s post-war architecture, exploring its austere high-rise housing projects and their impact on urban landscapes and communities.
For their Omega Fund acquisition Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery identified Soizig Carey and Mirjam Hiller as two contemporary jewellers whose work would enable them to expand on their existing collection policy, which focuses on enhancing the presence of female artists and the notion of urban experience.
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society through the Omega Fund, 2015