Curriculum Vitae


I started studying in at the Wackers Art Academy for classical painting- and drawing techniques in Amsterdam in 2015. A year later, I was offered the chance to spend an extended period in the United States. Wanting to take full advantage of this exciting opportunity, I applied and was accepted by the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. There, I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts with the concentration Painting for two years. Back in The Netherlands I resumed my study at the Wackers Art Academy. Graduation will be in the Summer of 2020. 

 

In the U.S. I felt inspired and encouraged to experiment, think about concepts and work big. Additionally, the Wackers Academy equipped me with a strong technical foundation.

I use all kinds of mediums but oil paint is my favourite. 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 also use other senses like smell and touch and it is soothing to focus on one image for a longer period of time.


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

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bachelor’s degree Physical Therapy

2010-2014

 

 

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

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020 - With Andrea Leber, Graduation Exhibit Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   -Upcoming-                

2018 - With Aoibhin Maguire, Baku Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Exhibition Kunstuitleen, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

New Years Exhibition, Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2018

'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

Participant PakJe Kunst Utrecht 

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

2019 

2017