BIOGRAPHY

In 2014 I earned a bachelors diploma in Physical Therapy and worked as a therapist for a year. I then decided that it was not for me and took the risk to pursue my dream: working as an artist. My art education has been a delightful mix of technique and freewheeling. I started and ended at the Wackersacademie in Amsterdam. In between, I was offered the chance to spend two years in the U.S. where I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts with the concentration Painting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. In the U.S. I felt inspired and encouraged to experiment, think about concepts and work big. Additionally, the Wackersacademie equipped me with a strong technical foundation. 

I currently live and work as a visual artist in Singapore. 

 

ARTISTS STATEMENT

I am a creator of places. My artworks show landscapes, with a surrealist twist to them and a dreamlike, sometimes dark quality. Places to hide or to get lost; to feel trapped in or liberated. I like to see them as places of liminality: States between what we accept as reality and a deeper, subconscious dimension. I am also concerned with the human-nature relationship. Are we part or separate from nature? What is our place in the world and how can we improve our connection to it?

Working en plein air is one of those rare activities that triggers a state of flow. I lose track of time and feel intensely connected to a place. Circumstances like the weather and the changing solar angle compel me to work quickly and to the point. I paint from perception to strengthen my understanding of my surroundings and to find inspiration for working from the imagination. 

I use all kinds of mediums but oil paint is my favorite. I love the tactile quality and the directness of paint. In a world where we spend many hours a day on the computer, it is liberating to use other senses like smell and touch and soothing to focus on one image for a longer period of time. 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2019 - Honorable Mention, Exhibition Kunstuitleen Amstelveen, The Netherlands

2018 - Winner 3rd prize Public Health, Art and Design at University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2017 - Winner 1st prize Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2017 - Winner 2nd prize Bodyscapes, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2016 - Winner 2nd prize Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Dreamscapes, HEARTH Gillman Barracks, Singapore UPCOMING

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Fluid Spaces, The Starving Artists. 67 Aliwal Street, Singapore 

Fluid Spaces, The Starving Artists. Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2020

Kunst met een Koekje, Maarssen, The Netherlands

Graduation Exhibit Wackersacademie with Andrea Leber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019

Exhibition Kunstuitleen, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

New Years Exhibition, Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018

Two-person exhibit with Aoibhin Maguire, Baku Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC 

'Resist, An Activist Art Show', OBRA Collective. C3 Lab Charlotte, NC

Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Spirit Square Centre for the Arts Charlotte, NC

National Public Health, Art and Design Exhibition, University of North Carolina, NC

Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine Exhibition, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Annual Juried Exhibition, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Rowe Hall Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2017

Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Bodyscapes, Rowe Side Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Rowe Hall Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine Exhibition, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2016

Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Student exhibition Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020 - The Charles Carter literary magazine, Chapel Hill

2019 - Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

2018 - Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

2017 - The Charles Carter literary magazine, Chapel Hill

2017 - Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 76

2017 - Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 75

2017 - Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

2016 - Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 74

 

PROJECTS

2019 - Participant PakJe Kunst Utrecht

2017 - Collaboration on mural for Storrs Library at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

 

EDUCATION

Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Diploma Classical painting & drawing education

University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

BFA, concentration Painting, GPA 4.0

2018-2020

 

2016-2018

Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Classical painting & drawing education

2015-2016