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 June 2020. 

 

While I used to focus on classical painting- and drawing techniques, my time in  the U.S. strengthened my interest in experimentation, abstraction and working bigger.

 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

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

 

PUBLICATIONS

Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 76

2019 Spring

2018 Spring

2017 Fall

Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 75

2017 Spring

Sanskrit Literary-Arts magazine, Charlotte

2017 Spring

Atlantis Magazine, Wilmington, Issue 74

2016 Fall

 

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Honorable Mention, Exhibition Kunstuitleen Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Winner 3rd prize Public Health, Art and Design at UNC Charlotte, NC

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

2019 Summer

2018 Spring

2017 Fall

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

2017 Spring

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

2016 Spring

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Kunstuitleen Amstelveen, The Netherlands

New Years Exhibition, Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

'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

Baku Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Together with Aoibhin Maguire

Rowe Hall Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2019 Summer

2019 Winter

2018 Summer

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2018 Spring

2017 Fall

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

2017 Spring

Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2017 Spring

Rowe Hall Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2017 Spring

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

2017 Spring

Student Art Showcase, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

2016 Fall

Student exhibition Wackersacademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016 Spring

Final exhibition CREA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015 Spring

Final exhibition CREA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014 Fall

 

 PROJECTS

Participant PakJe Kunst Utrecht 

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

2019 Fall

2017 Fall

Character designs commissioned by T. di Silva, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015 Fall

Mural for More Chi Martial Arts gym, Houten, The Netherlands

2014 Fall