PHOTO BY Qinyue Xue

Qinyue Xue was born in Shanghai, China in 1996 and came to America when she was 14 with the English name, Bonnie. With a concentration in metals in the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, she explores universal language to process her identity as an international student and to understand how cultural exposure informed and shaped her life. Qinyue’s jewelry has been included in exhibitions including Tiny Shiny at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, Virginia in 2017 and 2018, and a solo show at Meyer Gallery in 2018.