felicia mülbaier

1988 Speyer, Germany


2016 – 2019 master of fine arts MFA, Hochschule Trier, department gemstone and jewellery design, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
2018 semester abroad – HDK Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014 semester abroad – Estonian Academy of Artsrt, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 – 2015 bachelor arts in applied arts and design (jewellery and product design) BA,  Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany


since 2014


2022 Bayerischen Staatspreis 2022, Munich, Germany
2021 BKV (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein), Finalist, Munich, Germany
2020 Förderpreis für das junge Kunsthandwerk Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2019 Justus Brinckmann Award, Germany
2019 Marzee Graduate Prize, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2019 Wiso Preis des Förderkreises der Hochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
2019 Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland
2019 BKV (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein), Finalist, Munich, Germany
2018 Von Tisch und Tafel, first Prize, Germany
2016 DesignTalente NRW (Handwerk NRW), Finalist, Germany
2015 Hessischer Staatspreis für das Deutsche Kunsthandwerk, Finalist, Germany
2015 BKV (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein), Finalist, Munich, Germany
2015 NRW Staatspreis-Manufactum, Finalist, Germany
2014 NTJ (New Traditional Jewellery), Finalist, The Netherlands

work in collections

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG), Hamburg, Germany
Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany
Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Collection Tobeler, Germany
private collection, USA

about the work

A fragment, complete in its form and structure is materialized memory of a moment. An unnoticeable breeze, an allegory of metamorphosis. Lines on a fingertip, infinity is tender and fragile. Out of stone she can find pieces that materialize. She preserves traces of time which are given something from a former time and shape. Time where a moment does or does not exist, which demands decisions to destroy, perceive, cover, or expose. Felicia Mülbaier’s work moves on a boarder between the created and the vanished. The pieces require special attention that make the viewer aware of the volatility that can be held. The work is like a wing flapping of imagination.
©Julia Wild
26 November 2018 (translated by Sam Laddin)

Typhaine le Monnier, NÓ: Knot a Decorative Complication 07, 2020, necklace, blue-yellow lacquered steel, 220 x 350 x 20 mm, photo: Teresa Santos, courtesy Galerie Door