Stephie Morawetz is a Artist from Austria.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in millinery (hat-making) at the Art University Linz in 2010. Furthermore, she successfully completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts studies in 2014 at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. From 2015 to 2017 she did her master studies at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Since its founding in 2015, she is a member of the female art and jewellery collective “Astonish”.
She founded in 2017, together with Laura Jack, the non-profit organization NOD – Not Only Decoration, for social and environmental jewellery.
Under the name Hab-More Hats she creates, together with the milliner Elisabeth Habig, hats.
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
About my work
In my work I am rethinking the definition of luxury. Luxury has a close relationship to rareness and material. Since the beginning of humankind, we have considered materials like diamonds, gold or pearls as luxury goods. We treat them as items of preciousness because of their difficult accessibility and their inessentiality for life. But our world and our society are changing, because of reasons like global warming, pollution, globalization or careless use of resources. Luxury, values and preciousness will change because our rules will be different.
In my pieces I am creating concepts of luxury from the future, to question our current values.