ABOUT ME
Jewelry, Sculpture, Illustration, Design.

Born in Mexico City, Axel Bernal Bladh is an artist and designer working in Jewelry, Glass, Sculpture and Illustration among other media.

An earthquake forced his family to relocate to Taxco, a small town famous for its silversmithing production, where he learned traditional Mexican jewelry techniques.

His mixed cultural background exposed him to a series of almost surreal experiences  that continue to fuel his imagination and permeate his works (for example, his first art school had an alligator pit).
His B.A. In Industrial Design was received from UNAM, Mexico's national university, where he graduated with honours.

in 2018 he obtained a MFA degree in Craft Media from the Alberta College of Art + Design, with the thesis and exhibit  "Mirrors of Wonder". You can learn more about the show at:
 https://www.museumofmythicalpaleontology.com/

He has worked as a set designer for movies, as a teacher in jewelry and sculpture and as a designer of giant sculptures for museums and amusement parks.


His work has been seen in exhibitions in Mexico, Spain, Canada, Colombia and the Netherlands, and published in Mexico and the United Kingdom.

He lives in Calgary, Canada.