Alexandra Hopp has the combination of a fine arts background alongside the rigorous training of a traditional goldsmith. She has been making jewelry for over 25 years.
Alexandra started her jewelry education at the age of 13. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from San Diego State University and her BFA in Jewelry and Light Metals from Rhode Island School of Design. Hopp’s long career as a jeweler evolved into her current art practice focusing on exhibition work. Her work was recognized with Windgate Scholarships in 2010 and 2011, and the Marzee Graduation Prize in 2013. Hopp is influenced by the history, traditions, and techniques of the goldsmith; her most recent body of work explores how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder relates to the identity and practices of that profession. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of the CODA museum in the Netherlands.