Leonor Hipólito uses a variety of expressions such as jewelry, poetry, drawing, sculpture and photography, often complementing each other and as a means of presenting her perspective about the relationship between physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of the human being.
In 2009 she publishes her first book “überstein” portraying the personal experience during her artist-in-residence at the gemstone workshop in the University of Applied Sciences -Trier in Idar-Oberstein (Germany). In 2012 with her second book Beyond Emotions she accentuates the transformative process her work undergoes with poetry, jewelry and scul pture merging together.
Her studies in contemporary jewelry from 1995 to 1999 in the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Parson’s School of Design, New York (USA) enabled her to recreate her approach to sculpture which she had briefly studied in 1994 in Ar.Co – centro de arte e comunicação visual, Lisbon (Portugal).
Since 1998 exhibits her work in Portugal and abroad. Bio