About Marije

Background

I began as an academic and ended as an artist. For me, this unusual switch in life has always remained important. It not only provided me with a framework for my thinking and some of my dearest life-long friends, but a background in research also gave me the ability to combine the analytical with the creative.

Themes

People, nature, and what connects the two; the human condition

Technique

My work started out realistic, based on an academic training of many years. If you'd like to see my earlier work click here. Over the years, I started stylizing my images, just a bit at first, but more and more later on, transforming shape and twisting reality. I also became fascinated with non-traditional materials like perspex and epoxy resin, because of their transparent qualities. 

A short CV: 

1991 M.A. in Applied Linguistics, University of North Wales

1992 'Doctoraal' English, University of Amsterdam

2002 Fine Arts Degree, drawing and painting, Wackers Academy, Amsterdam

2002-'03 Masterclasses in painting,  Maarten Welbergen, Amsterdam

2005-'08 Etching lessons, Guus Glass, Amsterdam

2011 Voordekunstenaar Art & business project, The Netherlands

2012 Epoxy resin workshop, Bart van der Bom

Publications (in Dutch):

Realisten 2012, De veertiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2009, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

Realisten 2011, De dertiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2009, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

Realisten 2010, De twaalfde onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2009, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

Realisten 2009, De elfde onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2009, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

Realisten 2008, De tiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2008, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

De wereld keert zich om - 2007, Castricum, Uitgeverij NU

De Collectie Compleet, Een hedendaagse verzameling Hollands Realisme - 2006, Venhuizen, Rob Mohlmann

25 Jaar Wackers Academie - 2006, Alkmaar, De Doelenpers

Work in collections:

UVA, Amsterdam

JAFA, USA - www.juliaferguson.com/jafa.html

Kunstkamer, Baarn - www.kunstkamer.nl

Galerie Peter Leen Peter Leen Gallery, Breukelen - www.galeriepeterleen.nl

Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen - www.robmohlmann.nl

and work in private collections


Past exhibitions  

24 May 2015: 'Clay' at Stam Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (group exhibition) - some of my work is still on show at the gallery (November 2015)

5 september 2015 - nov. 2015: 'Broken Beauty' (Geschonden Schoonheid), Galerie Lijn 3, Geersdijk, the Netherlands

21 Feb till 16th March 2015 Solo exhibition, Wackers Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

21 September till 14 December 2014 16th Independent realists exhibition, Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam, The Netherlands

2013  15th Independent realists exhibition,Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2013   Summer exhibition, Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2012: 14th Independent realists exhibition,Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2012: Pigs in shape, Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2012: RudolfV gallery, Amsterdam - with Artist's project Voordekunstenaar

2011 My Muse, Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2011: 13e Onafhankelijke Realisten Tentoonstelling, Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2009 Museum Møhlmann, Appingedam

2009 Retort, Amsterdam

2008 Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen

2008 Realism Art Fair, Amsterdam

2008 Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen

2007 Kunstkamer, Baarn

2006 Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen

2005-'06 Mebius Gallery, Noordhorn

2005 Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen

2004 Kunstkamer, Baarn

2004 Gallery Peter Leen, Breukelen

2004 Museum Møhlmann, Venhuizen

2003 Mebius Gallery Noordhorn

2003 Unilever, Rotterdam

2003 Wackers Academie, Amsterdam

 Publications 

Realisten 2012 De veertiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2009, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

 Mijn Muze, 2011, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

 Realisten 2011, De dertiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2008, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

 De Collectie Compleet, Een hedendaagse verzameling Hollands Realisme - 2006, Venhuizen, Rob Mohlmann

Realisten 2008, De tiende onafhankelijke realisten tentoonstelling - 2008, Appingedam, Museum Mohlmann

De wereld keert zich om - 2007, Castricum, Uitgeverij NU

25 Jaar Wackers Academie - 2006, Alkmaar, De Doelenpers