Samuel Guillén is a jewelry maker and designer trained under the mentorship of Ursi Galletti (Caracas), Susan Sloan and Klaus Bürgel (92Y, New York). Currently living and working in New York, Guillén conceives, designs and materially produces all his pieces in limited editions.
Guillén’s work has been the object of several solo shows at the Centro Cultural Secaderos in Caracas (Venezuela), Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery (New York), Galeria Tiempos Modernos (Madrid) and Davis and Langdale Gallery in New York, which currently represents his work. His pieces have been included, among others, in group shows such as Peça Única (Instituto Tomie Ohtake Design Store, São Paulo), Makers (Brooklyn Metal Works Gallery, New York), Pattern Play (E.R. Butler & Co., NYCJ Jewelry Week, New York), Rings, 1957-2019: Legends and Tales from Athens to New York (Lalaounis Boutique, New York).
Samuel Guillén’s jewelry has been featured in publications such as Journal of American Silversmith SNAG (New York, 2017), New Broches (Nicolas Estrada edit., Barcelona, 2018), New Bracelets, (Nicolas Estrada edit., Barcelona, 2021) as well as in magazines such as New York Times T Magazine (Madrid), Vogue (New York), Viceversa (New York), Current Obsession (Munich Jewelry Week Edition) and Luster Magazine (Caracas-México).
Guillen’s designs are included in the collections of Helen Drutt, Allen and Irene Natow, Sheila Hicks, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Michal Hart Hillman, Cecily Langdale, Mimi Towell, among others.