MEGHAN PATRICE RILEY
Each Meghan Patrice Riley piece is hand fabricated in the MPR Atelier located in Brooklyn, New York. Mixing fabrication and textile techniques, MPR reinterprets classic, yet unexpected materials such as miniature bridge cabling, industrial ball chain, electrical wire, safety pins, and findings by pairing them with precious metal and semiprecious stones. The juxtaposition of materials in her designs create jewelry that is unique, feminine, and luxurious.
MPR's collections bridge design, fashion, and art through innovation inspired by traditional methods of making, yet transformed into something entirely new. Beautiful, functional, and sculptural pieces incorporate fashion into art and art into fashion. MPR has held solo art gallery shows nationally and internationally as well as having won the prestigious Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. Her fashion collections have been presented at NY Fashion Week and China Chengdu Fashion week gaining recognition leading to a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund and finalist participant in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Design Entrepreneur Program.
MPR: Artist Q+A
And more about the beginnings of MPR from 2012 Contemporary Works in Small Metals at the Society for Contemporary Craft: