Michal Lando is a jewelry artist living in Brooklyn, New York, who makes work out of nylon mesh. Her work has been selected for exhibitions across the country including Materials Hard + Soft exhibition at the Denton Arts Center in Denton, TX, Kaleidoscope exhibition at Reinstein/Ross in New York City, and Touchy Feely at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Her work is included in Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 3 Wearable Art, published by Schiffer Publishing. Her work can be found at galleries and museum stores across the country.
Michal began making jewelry after falling in love with nylon mesh, a supple, dramatic and incredibly lightweight material that was once used as a purely structural element in hats and clothing. Her latest pieces are based on a kind of controlled unraveling. The skeletal forms are constructed using a technique she developed by carefully applying heat to shape and structure the material into new forms, and the result is ethereal, delicate and otherworldly pieces. It is the tension between solid structure and fragility that continues to interest her as she explores new ways of working with the material.