About Theresa

Before I hear your story, I thought I’d tell you a bit about mine.

I’ve always loved collecting small nostalgic treasures. I like how personal stories give ordinary items lasting meaning. That’s why I love making jewellery. I use gold and sterling silver, diamonds, and gemstones, but really, I work with stories. Fine jewellery becomes part of your life story: you remember where you wore it, or who gave it to you. It reminds you of a shared past, and becomes part of the stories you tell in the future. My original collections reflect natural beauty: plants, birds, sea creatures. I also make customized engagement rings and wedding bands. These reflect each couple’s unique story. I love surprises too, so don’t worry – I can keep a secret.

I studied jewellery and metalsmithing at OCAD University in Toronto. I graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in material art and design. I live and create in the city. My work is displayed at the Craft Ontario shop, the gift shop at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Distill Gallery and L.A. Pai gallery.

    2017
  • Cabbagetown Art & Crafts. Toronto, Ontario. Sept 9-10.
  • 56th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. Jul 14-16.
  • 2016
  • The 32nd Annual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University. Dec 10.
  • Canzine Toronto 2016. Festival of Zine Culture and Independent Arts. Art Gallery of Ontario. Oct 29.
  • Art At The Market - St. Lawrence Market. Mar 26 & Oct 7-8.
  • 55th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. July 8-10
  • 2015
  • The 31st Annual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University. Dec 5.
  • 54th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. Sept 18-20.
  • 2014
  • The 30th Annual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University. Nov 29.
  • Craft Ontario Holiday Pop Up Shop. Craft Ontario Gallery. Nov 28 - Dec 24.
  • Canzine Toronto 2014. Festival of Zine Culture and Independent Arts. 918 Bathurst Centre. Toronto, Ontario. Nov 1.
  • 53rd Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. July 4-6.
  • Best of TOAE Award Winners Exhibition. First Canadian Place Gallery. Jan 20-Feb 27.
  • 2013
  • Papier Stains solo exhibition. L. A. Pai Gallery. Nov 10-27.
  • Ontario Crafts Council Volunteer Appreciation Event Guest Artist. Oct 30.
  • Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. July 5-7.
  • SNAG Meta-Mosaic Trunk Show. May 18.
  • New Life. SNAG Meta-Mosaic 2013 Conference. Toronto International Jewellery Festival. May 1-31.
  • One of a Kind Spring Show. Direct Energy Centre. Mar 27 - 31.
  • 52nd Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Best of 2012. First Canadian Place Gallery. Jan 24 - Mar 1.
  • TEDxOCADU Art Exhibit. OCAD University. Jan 19.
  • 2012
  • 28th Annual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University. Dec 1.
  • Queen West Art Crawl. Trinity Bellwoods Park. Toronto, Ontario. Sept 15-16.
  • Harmony Arts Festival. West Vancouver, British Columbia. Aug 3 - 12. 9th
  • Annual Jewellery Student Competition. L. A. Pai Gallery. Ottawa, Ontario. July 29 - Aug 18.
  • 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. July 6 -8.
  • Artscape Barns Art Market. Wychwood Barns. Toronto, Ontario. June 18.
  • 97th Annual OCAD Graduate Exhibition. OCAD University. May 3-6.
  • Till & McCulloch Meetings. Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal. April 30 - May 2.
  • Best of 2011. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Award Winners’ Show. First Canadian Place. Jan 16 - March.
  • GRAFT: Linking Textiles, Art and Science. Textile Musem of Canada. Dec 3 - Jan 22.
  • Craft’d Pop-up Shop - &nd. The Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Ontario. Feb 18.
  • MAAD Annual Shadowbox Sale. OCAD University. Feb 1.
  • 2011
  • 50th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square - Toronto Cityhall. July 8-10.
  • Super Cells: The Wonder of Stem Cells. Ontario Science Centre. May 28 - July 17.
  • Award Winners 2011. Ontario Crafts Council. June 1 - July 17.
  • Retrospective. OCAD University. April 4-18.
  • 2010
  • Hand Made, Made Well. OCAD University. Fall.
  • 26th Annual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University. Dec 10.
  • Whodunit. OCAD University. Nov 17-19.
  • Doors Open Anatomy Figure Show. MaRS Building. Retrospective. OCAD University. April 8-18.
  • Hot Mess Magazine Book Launch. The White House. May 14.
  • Enter OCAD (Grad Show). Showing 3rd year work. OCAD University. May 6-9.
  • One of a Kind Spring Show. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. Mar 31-April 4.
  • 2009
  • Secret Identity. OCAD University. Student Gallery. Feb 15-March 14.
  • Optical Chairs Gala. William Doo Auditorium, University of Toronto. February 28.
  • Retro Show. OCAD University. April 15-24.
  • OCAD + Grad Show : showing 2nd year work. OCAD University. May 7-10.
  • OCAD Annual Design Competition. OCAD University.
    2015
  • People's Choice Award. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • 2013
  • Best of Jewellery. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • 2012
  • OCAD Graduate Medal Winner: Material Art and Design. OCAD University.
  • M. Joan Chalmers Award. OCAD University.
  • Nora E. Vaughan Award. OCAD University.
  • Spoke Club Membership Prize. OCAD University.
  • Prime Gallery People’s Choice Award. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • Runner-up 9th Annual Jewellery Student Competition. L. A. Pai Gallery. Ottawa.
  • 2011
  • Student Honourable Mention in Exhibition Award. Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • Ontario Crafts Council Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • 2010
  • Harbourfront Centre Summer Artist-in-Residence. York Quay Centre Craft Studios.
  • Doris Rea Tribute Award. OCAD University. Imperial Smelting & Refining Co. of Canada Ltd. Metal Prize. OCAD University.
  • 2009
  • Gesswein Canada Prize. OCAD University.
  • Byrex Gems Inc. Prize, Honourable Mention. OCAD University.
  • OCAD Annual Design Competition 2nd Place. OCAD University.
  • 2008
  • Design for Humanity Challenge Competition 1st Place. OCAD University.
  • Roman and Mary Schneider Foundation Scholarship. OCAD University.
  • Trash fashion show and awards, Honourable Mention. Windfall Ecology Centre.
  • 2007
  • Nikita Marner Scholarship. Scarborough Arts Council.
  • Design Exchange Product Design Contest, Honourable Mention.
  • Program 2 Art Graduate Award. Georges Vanier Secondary School.
  • Ceramics Award. Georges Vanier Secondary School. Alumni Award. Georges Vanier Secondary School.
  • Governor General’s Academic Medal. Georges Vanier Secondary School.
  • Lorraine Monk Arts Award. Georges Vanier Secondary School.
  • The Wedding Co.: Modern Day Factory Girl. By Behind the ‘I Do’ Wedding Planning Services. www.theweddingco.com/modern-day-factory-girl
  • Post City Magazine. Shop Talk. By Ray Lontoc. October 2016.
  • SP/06 Shift: Processes. Page 34-39. October 2013.
  • 135 Reasons To Love OCAD University: The 2011/2012 Annual Report. Page 48-49.
  • Registered Graphic Design Ontario 2012 Student Awards Brochure. Page 14.
  • Metal Arts Guild: MAGazine. 2012 College Review Issue. January 2013.
  • MAAD 2012 Thesis Catalogue. Page 6-7. May 2012
  • MAAD 2012 Thesis Online Catalogue. www.cargocollective.com/maadthesis2012/Theresa-Duong
  • OCAD MAAD Medal Interview. https://vimeo.com/50259929
  • Piccsy: Toronto Creatives. 50 More OCAD 2012 Graduates from Toronto You Should Know. May 2012.
  • FutuRéale - Toronto’s Arts, Culture and Living Magazine. September 2011.
  • Hot Mess Magazine. Issue One “Summer Chills” 2010 Edition. Editor Sabrina Scott. Untitled Magazine: Uncovering OCAD’S Fine Artists + Designers, Volume 2 September 2009, Page 30.
  • Winners announced in 2009 OCAD Design Competition by Veronika Lukacs July 30, 2009.
  • Toronto Craft Alert. Wearing my own creation. July 9, 2008
  • Windfall Ecology Centre : Trash Fashion Show 2008. York Region: Trashy never looked so good by Lee Ann Waterman. July 2, 2008
  • The Mirror: Reflection On Rise 2007. Wednesday, January 17, 2007.