Meghan Patrice Riley
[I make] contemporary work that bridges design, fashion, and art fields. I experiment with quotidian materials like miniature bridge cabling, industrial ball chain, electrical wire, and safety pins, mixed with fine metals to reinterpret them to create collections that are industrial, but feminine and wearable. I continue my experimentation to create beautiful, functional, sculptural collections that find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
I have participated in solo art and juried group shows as well as winning the Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. Additionally, I've been featured in several NYC runway shows which resulted in a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund. I am a self-taught metalsmith and artist with an academic background in community economic development work from UC Berkeley, which is why I think I am so drawn to the interdisciplinary nature of what I design.
Meghan Patrice Riley jewelry was founded in 2009 by designer MPR to create light and wearable sculptural jewelry. With a background in math and geometry, each piece is inspired by volumetric forms and is crafted by hand in her New York City studio. These collections have received numerous attention and awards in the fashion and art worlds. MPR has held solo art gallery shows nationally, as well as winning the prestigious Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals. Additionally, she was featured in a NYC runway show through the LES Runway, which resulted in a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund.