Born in France, 1983
Based in Austin Tx, USA

Joanne Grimonprez is a French jeweler who lives and works in Austin, Tx, USA.  She obtained a MFA with Honors in contemporary jewelry from the HEAR Strasbourg in 2007 and subsequently completed two years post-graduate diploma in Munich’s Kunstakademie. She was also a guest student in Barcelona’s Escola Massana and completed a jewelry design internship in Milan. After completing a Master in Science of Education, from 2014 to 2018 Joanne was head of the jewelry department teaching design, concept exploration and art history for the National Diploma of Art and Design in a technical college in the south west of France. Her work explores the contrasts within different materials and their abilities to be part of a whole and unique object, as well as the constraint as a way of creating shapes and bringing matter to life. Her jewelry has been exhibited across Europe in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, culminating in a permanent exhibition in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris of three brooches Aux armes, et caetera in 2014. Since December 2017 she lives and works in Austin. She will take part in the conceptual jewelry exhibition Not-so-lone Star Studios : A gathering of Texas makers in Huston from January 2019.



Head department teacher in national diploma of arts and design (DNMAD), contemporary jewelry speciality, LEG Clément de Pémille, Graulhet, France.


Master in Science of Education, ESPE Toulouse, France


Post graduate diploma, Academy of fine arts, Munich, Germany. Contemporary jewelry department with prof. Otto Künzli.


MA(Hons), HEAR Strasbourg, France. Contemporary jewelry department with prof. Sophie Hanagarth and Florence Lehmann.


Guest student, Escola Massana, Barcelona. Art jewelry department with prof. Ramon Puig Cuyas.


National Fine Art Certificate(Hons) HEAR Strasbourg, France. Contemporary jewelry department with prof. Sophie Hanagarth.


Art&Design Licence, University Jean Jaurès, Toulouse, France.


Preparatory art&design class ENS de Cachan, Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse.



  • Not-So-Lone Star Studios : A Gathering of Texas Makers, San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery, Houston, Tx, USA


  • Noir comme Basalte, Galerie de la perle noire, Agde, France


  • Dans la ligne de mire, scènes du bijou contemporain en France, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

  • Parade(s), Les ateliers Bijou, Palais Royal, dans les vitrines du péristyle et de la galerie de Valois, Paris, France


  • Solstice, Galerie Vice-Versa, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Le Rouge, Galerie Hebert, Paris, France

  • Lady's Box, Galerie Maurer Zilioli, Munich, Germany

  • Tier Parade, Institut Culturel Francais, Munich, Germany 


  • Pezzi di luna, Maribor, Slovenia

  • Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo, Fondation Cominelli, Brescia, Italy

  • Le Rouge, Chateau de Bonaguil, France 

  • Power of Copying 2010, International Contemporary Design from Selected Art Academies, Xuzhou Museum of Art, China 

  • My suitcase is my Oyster, Pinakothek der Modern, Munich, Germany 

  • Also known as jewellery, a traveling exhibition showcasing french Contemporary jewelers , Les Ateliers de Paris / Falkenberg Museum, Sweden / Villa Bengel, Idar Oberstein, Germany / Institut culturel français, Munich, Germany


  • Moonlight Jewelry, Theatro Verdi, Padova, Italy. Exhibition-happening during the jazz festival

  • Paper Jewellery, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy

  • Also known as jewellery, Flow Gallery, London, UK / Alternatives Gallery, Roma, Italy / Gallery Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA/

  • Le rouge, Agde Townhall, France


  • Contemporanei, Fioretto Arte associazione culturale, Padova, Italy

  • New play in art-The unexpected jewel, Gardone Riviera, Brescia, Italy

  • De main à main, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Oh no John, Lyon, France


  • A la découverte des écoles de bijou, Baccara, France

  • Graduate show, galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • Nanogravures, Centre National pour le Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg, France

  • Rencontres insolites, Musée de l’Oeuvre Notre-Dame Strasbourg, France


  • The Finger Fashion Show, exposition collective et Défilé de doigts à la galerie Vice Versa, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Objets de vie, Parcours design, La Chaufferie,galerie de l’ESAD, Strasbourg, France



  • Dans la ligne de mire. Scènes du bijou contemporain en France, Musées des arts décoratifs de Paris, Frédéric Bodet


  • Premio per il gioiello contemporaneo, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia, Italie


  • Also Known as Jewellery, La Garantie, Paimpont

  • The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers, Darling Publication, Cologne, Allemagne 

  • Paper Jewellery, Milan Triennale Design Museum, Electa Publications, Italie

  • Moon Jewellery, agc, Padoue, Italie


  • De main à Main, MUDAC, Lausanne, suisse

  • New Play in Art-Il gioiello Inaspettato, Fondation Heller, Gardone Riviera, Italie 


  • International Graduation Show, Marzee catalogue d'exposition, Nijmegen, Pays-Bas


  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France