Jaya Schuerch

In her sculptural practice, Jaya Schuerch uses pure, simple lines to approach and capture an essence or emotion. Each piece combines with a narrative or story, adding to the complexity of the sculpture. Jaya experiments with texture and composition, creating works that can seem almost mythological. The eclectic mix of soft, polished surfaces, chiselled lines and suspended stone, allow the sculptures to occupy their own, otherworldly space. By creating carvings that seem to form organically, Jaya creates a rich and powerful body of work that flows between imagination and reality seamlessly.

Jaya was born in 1972. She studied Mechanical Engineering, Botany and Biology before becoming an art assistant to Ira Ono in 1984. In 2001, Jaya moved to Italy to pursue her love of sculpting. Jaya has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in numerous public collections across America, Europe, Taiwan, China and Africa. She is one of the three founders of the international sculpture studio, Studio Pescarella, in Pietrasanta, Italy.


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