About

Photo by: Maria Pavlovskaya

My name is Katia Rabey, I am a jewelry designer and your friend. I graduated from Jewelry Design department at Shenkar college of engineering, design and arts (Israel) in 2017 and moved back to Russia the next year. In my previous degree I studied literature, and later I took a short course in illustration, both of those things came back to me as I was exploring my personal language in jewelry. I realized that even when making wearable objects I prefer to tell stories, often using graphic language, with clear shapes and bright colors. I enjoy kinetics and movement and I like when objects have faces, literal or implied. My tools of choice are CAD and a sense of humor, but I also like to work manually both with precious and not-so-precious materials.

Katia Rabey

b. 1989
Moscow, Russia

EDUCATION

2013 – 2017:
Jewelry Design Department at Shenkar School of Engineering, Design and Art, Ramat Gan. B.Des. 

2006 – 2012:
Department of History and Philology at Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow. B.A.

EXHIBITIONS

2020:
9 March Project: an exhibition of contemporary jewelry exploring the subject of feminism and gender stereotypes. Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

2019:
Body control, jewellery and fashion on the boundaries of the human body. Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Jewelry Making: Past and Present. Islamic Art Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

Overreacting: jewelry speaks feminism and gender. Jag Zoeppritz Showroom, Munich, Germany. 

2017:
Next Generation Jewellery Talent Contest. Museo del Gioello, Vicenza, Italy.

Not Only Decoration. Handwerk & Design, Munich, Germany.

2015:
Ausgezeichnet – Most Excellent: Heroes, Medals, Decorations. Chemintz, Germany.

AWARDS

2017:
Certificate of Excellence from Arts & Crafts Design Award (2017) Shortlist of WGSN + Arts Thread Future Creator Award Cape Town (2017).

Certificate of Excellence from the Jewelry Department in Shenkar School of Engineering, Design and Art

ישראל אמריקה התרבות קרן) America Israel Cultural Foundation) scholarship.