Jocelyn Chateauvert was raised and educated in Iowa City, Iowa. At the University of Iowa she earned a M.F.A. in metalworking and jewelry under Chunghi Choo, and worked extensively with Timothy Barrett in hand papermaking. She has a minor in sculpture. After graduation she taught electroforming, a technique of copper plating wax forms at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Upon her return to the states she established herself as a professional artist in San Francisco. Chateauvert settled in 1999 in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2005 she was awarded the South Carolina Arts Commission award of “Craft Fellow.” At the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Chateauvert exhibited as one of four artists in the prestigious 2007 Craft Invitational “From the Ground Up.” In 2010 Chateauvert was recognized as the first artist who works in a craft medium to receive a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. As a fellow she conducted research at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s herbarium in Washington D.C. and field research in Guyana, South America. She pursues her work full time creating jewelry, lighting, sculpture and installations with the paper she makes by hand.

Jocelyn Châteauvert (1960-     ), raised and educated in Iowa City, is a paper artist, who creates jewelry, lighting, sculpture, and installations from the paper she makes by hand. After earning an MFA from the University of Iowa, she taught electroforming at Middlesex Polytechnic in London, and then established her career in San Francisco. Since 1999, she has lived in Charleston, South Carolina, devoting herself to handmade paper. She is recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and the Craft Fellowship award from the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Mint Museum, South Carolina State Museum and the Medical University of South Carolina.


South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, 2014

MUSC East Cooper Specialty Care, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 2012

Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley River Tower, Charleston, South Carolina, 2008

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, 2 works, Washington D.C. 2007

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007

State Art Collection of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2006

East Cooper Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 2005

Circular Congregation Church, Charleston, South Carolina, 2004

Mint Museum of Art and Craft, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1999

Exhibitions (mostly)


Sumter County Gallery of Art, Jocelyn Châteauvert “Paper Wrangler," Sumter, SC, solo exhibit

Stadtgalerie im Stadtmuseum und Handwerksmuseum,"Global Paper 4," Deggendorf, Germany, sculpture

Museum Rijswijk, "Paper Biennale 2018," Rijswijk, the Netherlands, sculpture

City Gallery at Waterfront Park, "Dialogue in Black and White," Charleston, South Carolina

701 Contemporary Art Center, "South Carolina Art Fellows," Columbia, South Carolina, sculpture 

ArtFields 2018, "Night Passing," the ROB, Lake City, South Carolina, installation


Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, "Luminous Within," Santiago, Chile

Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, "it bloomed at night," Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, installation

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, "Raising Paper," Deer Isle, Maine, workshop faculty

Gallery West, "Plant, Fiber, Paper, Object," West Columbia, South Carolina, solo exhibit


Wayne Art Center, "CraftForms 2016," Wayne, Pennsylvania

Palos Verdes Art Center, "Wearable Expressions, 7th International..." Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, "4th Iowa Metals Guild Exhibition: Iowa+Taiwan," Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Paper Circle, "In, On of Paper," Nelsonville, Ohio, sculpture

City Gallery of Charleston, "On and Off the Page," Charleston, South Carolina, installation

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, "Nature, Diversity and the Art of Paper," Brasilia, Brasil

ArtFields 2016, Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina, installation (Award 3D)

McNeese State University, "29th Annual McNeese Works on Paper," Lake Charles, Lousiana

Yeiser Art Center, "Fantastic Fibers 2016," Paducah, Kentucky

Tubac Center for the Arts, "Arizona Aqueous XXX," Tubac, Arizona (Best in Show)

Columbia College, "37th Annual Paper in Particular," Columbia, Missouri

Stager and Blum Galleries, Kent State University Museum, "Focus: Fiber 2016", Kent, Ohio


Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, "Exceptional: Handmade Paper Beyond Substrate," Minneapolis, MN

South Carolina State Museum, "Carolina Makers," Columbia, South Carolina

Jericho Arts, "Paper and Paint," Charleston, South Carolina

Arts Council of Brazos Valley, "From Every Fiber," College Station, Texas


South Carolina State Museum, "The Space in Between," Columbia, South Carolina

Cornell College, “Paper in Bloom.” Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, installation


ArtPrize 2013, Monroe Community Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pickens County Museum of Art and History, “Fiber Art: Connecting Concept and Medium,”  

Picture This Gallery, “All Things Indigo,” Hilton Head, South Carolina

Artfields, Lake City, South Carolina, invitation for installation


Morgan Conservatory, “Colossal Paper,” Cleveland, Ohio

College of Charleston, “Botany en Route,” Charleston, South Carolina, exhibition and lecture


Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, “Raising Expectations,” Cedar Rapids, Iowa

701 Center for Contemporary Art, “Triennial Revisted,” Columbia, South Carolina

Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, North Carolina, solo exhibit


Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Craft in America,” Washington D.C. panelist

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington D.C, Guyana, South America

Charleston City Gallery, “Contemporary Charleston 2010: Influence,” Charleston, South Carolina

Columbia College, “31st Annual Paper in Particular,” Columbia, Missouri

701 Center for Contemporary Art, “Within and Out,” Columbia, South Carolina, Artist-in Residence


Plum Elements, “Lightback: 12 Artists,” Charleston, South Carolina

701 Center for Contemporary Art, “State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations,” 

Figge Art Museum, “The Second Iowa Metal Guild Exhibition: A Riveting Experience,” Davenport, IA

Plum Elements, “Materials,” Charleston, South Carolina, solo exhibit

Sculptural Objects Functional Art, represented by Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York

Aaron Faber Gallery, “CUT, FOLD, STITCH: Paper/ Metal,” New York, New York


Russian State Pedagogical University, “First Iowa Metals Guild,” St. Petersburg, Russia

Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Represented by Snyderman Works Gallery, New York, New York

Snydermann Works Gallery, “Fiber Biennial,” Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

Artspace, “scarred topography, elemental openings,” Raleigh, North Carolina, installation

2007, “The Artful Home Show,” New York, New York

PapierWespe, “Paper Jewelry,” Vienna, Austria

“Pulp Function,” Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA,            Nicolaysen Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, J. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, 2007 Renwick Craft Invitational, “from the ground up,” Washington D.C.


Nina Liu and Friends, “Lighting from the Corners,” Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, South Carolina, installation

 Fayetteville Museum of Art, “Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas,” Fayetteville, NC 

Mendocino Art Center, “Marine Wildlife Exhibition,” Mendocino, California


414 King Street, “The Chase is On,” Charleston, South Carolina

Nina Liu and Friends, “Keeping my Attention,” Charleston, South Carolina

Quirk Gallery, “Watt’s Up,” Richmond, Virginia

Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, “Side x Side II,” Iowa City, Iowa

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington D.C.

Center for the Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, “Paper Adornment,” Chicago, Illinois

Columbia College, “Paper in Particular,” Columbia, Missouri

Brookfield Craft Center, “Translucence: Forms in Paper,” Brookfield, Connecticut            

City Gallery, “Expansion Arts Fund Artists,” Charleston, South Carolina                                               


South Carolina State Museum, “Triennial 2004,” Columbia, South Carolina

Magar Hatworks, “Corsets, Crowns, and Curtains,” Charleston, South Carolina

Women’s Studio Workshop, “Masks,” Rosendale, New York


The Society of Arts and Crafts, “Jewelry: Hard & Soft,” Boston, Massachusetts

Raymond Avenue Gallery “Sculptural Variations in Handmade Paper,” Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Society of Arts and Crafts, “Domesticated Animals,” Boston, Massachusetts


Art Garage, “Ripple Effect Outside,” Columbia, South Carolina

Borough Cultural Gallery Museum, “Artful Living,” Charleston, South Carolina


Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, “Making Waves in the Midwest: The Art of Asian Paper” Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sylvan Ullman American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Nina Liu & Friends, “Obvious Exhibitionism,” Charleston, South Carolina


Rock Hill Arts Center, “Revival, The Artists Themselves,” Rock Hill, South Carolina

Suydam + Diepenbrock, “New Jewelry,” Newport, Rhode Island                       


Mobilia Gallery, “The Teapot Defined II,” Cambridge, Massachusetts                                                                                   

Objects of Desire, “Milestone,” 10th year invitational, Louisville, Kentucky

Evansville Museum, “The Art of Adornment,” Evansville, Indiana

International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, New York

Winthrop University, “Revival,” Rock Hill, South Carolina

Society of North American Goldsmiths, “Beacons for the Future,” travelling exhibit

Sculpture to Wear, “Organic Matters,” Santa Monica, California


Society of Arts and Crafts, “Botanical Jewelry Exhibition,” Boston, Massachusetts

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, “A Celebration of Fine Crafts,” Wilmington, Delaware

Nina Liu and Friends, “Jeweled Interiors,” Charleston, South Carolina 

Linda Richman Jewelry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

The New Museums of Scotland, “Jewellery Moves,” Edinburgh, Scotland

Elsa Mott Gallery, “Jewelry Without Jewels,” New York, New York

University of Iowa, “Topography,” University Theaters, Iowa City, Iowa, installation


Ragazzi’s Flying Shuttle, “Illuminations,” Seattle, Washington

Sonoma State University, “Friends of Dard Hunter,” Rohnert Park, California

Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York

Edinboro University, Bruce Gallery, “Moving Metal: An Exhibition of Contemporary Metalsmiths,” Edinboro, Pennsylvania 

Sheila Nussbaum Drill, “Portfolio 1997,” New Marlborough, Massachusetts 

Ragazzi’s Flying Shuttle, Seattle, Washington

Nancy Margolis Gallery, “Summer Jewelry,” Portland, Maine

Signature Galleries, “Scents & nonScents,” Boston, Massachusetts

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, “Artwear ‘97,” Fort Wayne, Indiana

Nancy Sachs Gallery, “Alternative Materials,” St. Louis, Missouri

Gedney Farm, “Selections of Sheila Nussbaum Drill,” New Marlborough, Massachusetts

Studiolo, “Inaugural Exhibit,” Iowa City, Iowa

Stones Gallery, “Distinctive Adornments: Jewelry as Art” San Francisco, California


Mobilia Gallery, “Three Generations,” Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mesa Center for the Arts, “19th Annual Vahki,” Mesa, Arizona

Davenport Museum of Art, “Forging Ahead: Contemporary Metalworking in Iowa,” Iowa                       

Connell Gallery, “American Contemporary Art Jewelry,” Atlanta, Georgia

Joanne Rapp Gallery, “New Jewelry,” Scottsdale, Arizona

Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York

Privileges Gallery, “Angels and Insects,” Rockford, Illinois                                                                                   

Objects of Desire, “Meditations in Metal and Paper,” Louisville, Kentucky                                               

The Society of North American Goldsmiths “Chain Gang,” Traveling Exhibit

Sculptural Objects Functional Art, represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Mobilia Gallery, “The Art of Taking Risks,” Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bona Keane Gallery, “A Penchant for Pendants,” Portland, Oregon

OXOXO Gallery, “The Paper Caper,” Baltimore, Maryland


Connell Gallery, “Nat’l. Invitational of Contemporary Art Jewelry,” Atlanta, Georgia

Kohler Arts Center, “Jewelry Invitational,” Racine, Wisconsin

Banaker Gallery, “Jewelry Invitational,” San Francisco, California

Tarry Town Gallery, “Paperworks, Austin,” Austin, Texas

Katie Gingrass Gallery, “Colored Threads,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin           

The Hand and The Spirit, “New Jewelry,” Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Danville Fine Arts, “Art of Handmade Paper,” Danville, California

Nancy Sachs Gallery, “To See or Not to See,” Saint Louis, Missouri

Katie Gingrass Gallery, “Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Chicago” Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Silvermine Guild Art Center, “Craft America ‘95,” New Canaan, Connecticut

Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, “National Invitational Jewelry Show,” Millburn, New Jersey


Bennett Galleries, “3rd Annual Jewelry Benefit,” Knoxville, Tennessee

Art & Soul Gallery, “Paper Anniversary,” Alexandria, Virginia

Joanne Rapp Gallery, “Creativity, Craftsmanship, and Innovation,” Scottsdale, Arizona  

Velvet Da Vinci, “Divine Jewelry,” San Francisco, California                       


Penn State University, “Crafts National 27,” University Park, Pennsylvania

Snowgrass Arts Institute, “Paper Trail West,” Cashmere, Washington

Collage Gallery, “The Deckle Edge,” San Francisco, California

1992     I/O Gallery, “Table Wear,” New Orleans, Louisiana

1990     Wesleyan University, Elder Gallery, “On Paper, Of Paper,” Lincoln, Nebraska

1988     “Artquest ‘88 International,” Traveling Exhibit; Long Island, New York, Philadelphia,        Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, California


Award Finalist, NICHE Awards, Home Decor, 2017

Best of Show, North Charleston Arts Fest, Juror: Michael Haga, North Charleston, SC, 2017

People's Choice Award- 3D, ArtFields, Lake City, South Carolina, 2016

Best in Show, "Arizona Aqueous XXX," Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, Arizona, 2016

Award Finalist, NICHE Magazine Awards, Paper, two works, 2015

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, 2010-11

Award Finalist, NICHE Magazine Awards, Lighting, 2007

Craft Fellowship, South Carolina Arts Commission, 2005

First Place, NICHE Magazine Awards, Lighting, 2005

Expansion Arts Fund Grant, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, 2004

Low Country Quarterly Artist Grant, Charleston County, 2004

Award of Excellence, Washington Craft Expo, Washington D.C., 1996

Award Finalist, NICHE Magazine Awards, Jewelry, 1995

Award of Excellence, Mill Valley Arts, Mill Valley, California, 1994

Merit Award, “California Works,” 140th California State Fair, Sacramento, 1993

Honorable Mention, “Fine Crafts at Matrix,” Sacramento, California, 1993

First Place, “Artquest ‘88 International,” Long Island, New York


Papier Global Paper 4, Exhibition Catalog, pages 15, 19, 49-51

Books-on-Books, June 24, 2018, Bolick, Robert,

Textile Forum Blog, May, 28, 2018,

L’Anima Della Carta, March 4, 2018, Elena Musazzi, “Jocelyn Chateauvert, Un Bagno Di Carta,”

Free Times, May 10, 2017, Petersen, Kyle, "It's All Paper," page tbd

Fiber Art Now, 1st Annual Excellence in Fibers, Winter 2015/16, Vol. 5 Issue 2, page 12

Daily Iowan, February 26, 2014, McClatchy, Emma

Art Mag, Fall 2015, Huggins, Stacy, “Carolina Makers,” page 39/ Spring 2013, Dyer, J “ArtFields,” page 20                                   

Quarry Books, 2012, Heibert, Helen, “Playing with Paper, Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art,” page 100

Smithsonian Studio Arts Blog, April 29, 2011, Burns, Patricia, "Inspiration for Artists, Anywhere and Everywhere,"

South Carolina Arts Commission, 2009, Heartney, Eleanor, “State Art Collection 1987-2006,” page 41

Charleston Magazine, May 2008, Johnson, Lauren, “Paper Works,” pages 150-161

Smithsonian American Art Museum Publications, 2007, Milosch, Jane, “Renwick Craft Invitational From the Ground Up,”  pages 10, 58-71, 75, 77

Washington Post, April 13, 2007, Zibart, Eve, “At the Renwick, Beauty in Nature,” page 51

American Style, February 2007, Kloostra, Christine, “Spotlight,” page 14

Washington Examiner, March 10 & 11, 2007, Tierney, Robin, “Flights of Hand: Supreme Craft,” page 22

Skirt!, June 2005, “Just Create,” page 70

Alcove Books, 2006, Volume 2, Book 4,  “American Art Collector,” page 137

NICHE, Spring 2005, “2005 NICHE Winners,” page 84

South Carolina State Museum and South Carolina Arts Commission, November 2004, Greene, Harriet, “Triennial 2004,” page 20

The State Newspaper, December 17, 2004, “In the Here and Now,” page E5

Free Times, Columbia, SC, Nov 17, 2004, “Art Explosion,” page 17

Metalsmith, Winter 1999, Browne, Kathleen, “Moving Metal: An Exhibition of Contemporary Metalsmiths,” pages 46-47

New Museums of Scotland Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1998, “Jewellery Moves,” page 12 

American Style, Fall 1997, “Sculpture to Wear,” pages 50-53

American Craft, April/May 1997, “Portfolio,” page 57

Ornament, Spring 1997, “Jocelyn Chateauvert,” pages 38-41

Rockport Press, 1997, Krupenia, Deborah, “The Art of Jewelry Design,” pages 88-93   

Metalsmith, Winter 1997, Allen, Anne,  “A Penchant for Pendants,” pages 44-45

Ornament, 1996, vol. 20, “Milestone,” page 11

Metalsmith, Winter 1995, Jocz, Dan, “The Art of Taking Risks, Exhibition in Print,” pages 12-13

Ornament, San Marcos, CA, Winter, 1995, “News,” page 57

Smithsonian Craft Show Invitation, Washington D.C. “Eve, clothes optional,” cover art