I am a creative, fashion-interested jewellery artist and gem cutter
with 11 years professional designing and exhibition managing experience. Based in Austria, near Vienna, I create unique, one of a kind contemporary jewellery pieces. Every collection has a concept, a theme, a keynote. I’ve internalized my technical skills and artistic expression during 6 years of studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Graduated in 2007 with Master’s Degree, I work since then as a jewellery artist.
My jewelry has been published in international magazines, catalogues and books worldwide since 2006.
2012 – First prize in”Azur” Jewellery Art Contest International Baltic Jewellery Show ‘AMBER TRIP’, Vilnius Lithuania.
2013 – First prize in Gioielli in Fermento Torre Fornello Award, Italy.
2016 – First Prize in Arts and Craft International Design Award.
2019 – The ARTMAGAZINE PRIZE at the CONTROLS/CTRL+S exhibition during the Art Jewelry Night in Budapest.
Galleries in Austria, Slovakia, France or Italy represent my work. I regularly participate in internacional exhibitions and award nominations.
I create individual pieces and collections for exhibitions, awards and also commisions and custom jewellery.
If you want to learn more about my exhibiting experience and wide range of publications, go here.
To read a full interview about me with Klimt02, company working in the field of Contemporary Jewellery, go here.
In my jewelry, feelings, emotions and stories are very important.
The perfection of nature’s forms and the beauty of the material
challenge me to create jewellery pieces of resemblant quality.
Usually, my workbench looks like a natural history collection.
Driftwood of a wayward-knotted shape, pieces of coral, lichen,
dried scale of a carp between petrified sea shell, amber or a sea urchin skeleton gather there.
“How could it look like, the life deep down in the darkness, that no man ever reached?” Now this question is as relevant as then. Also Jewellery Artist Viktoria Münzker asks herself. The place of longing deep-sea. It has lost nothing from its magical attraction, we still stand wondering and admiring in face of the creatures from the wide sea. Total darkness, absorbing everything beyond 800 meters, has been lit up; underwater recordings bring fascinating organisms to our attention.
Yet still the deep-sea floor is broadly similar to Terra incognita, where the residents remain as strange as the stars in the furthest galaxy.
“The deeper the unknown, the more intoxicating the world there is” – thinks Viktoria Münzker. In its inscrutability the sea opens a space of thoughts to her, which she revives with her own ideas. Her jewellery invites us to be a part of it, to dive with her into her realm. It is so colourful, powerful and bright, so graceful, mysterious, sometimes also weird, like a swarm of different deep-sea creatures. The fluid of the sea suites wholly the temper of Viktoria Münzker and her artistic identity. To drift away, to stay spontaneous. Not to confine oneself. Not in the choice of means nor in the expression. One thing is developed by another. If you stay true and abandon to the water, it will carry you. If you trust in your own strength. And in the efficacy of art.
(Susanne Längle for the book Into The Unknown – Jewellery)