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CURRICULUM VITAE 


EDUCATION

MA Architectural Conservation & Heritage Planning, University of York, England

MA Architectural History, magna cum laude, Queen's University, Canada

HBA Art History & Fine Art, summa cum laude, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

EXHIBITIONS

November-December 2023, Sustainable: duurzaamheid in de kunst, Galerie de Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

November 2023 (& 2022), Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

June-Sept 2023, Follow the Maps solo show, Eemhuis, Amersfoort

April 2023, Discovery Art Fair, Cologne

September-October 2022, NECTAR Art & Urban Nature, Sint-Joriskerk, Amersfoort

November 2021, Thuis in Textiel, Galerie De Ploegh, Amersfoort

September-October 2021, Finalist in the Salt Spring National Art Prize, BC, Canada 

July-September 2021, Geschetst, Galerie Paterswolde, Drenthe, the Netherlands

June-July 2021, Lost Places, Haus der Niederlande, Münster, Germany

May-June 2021, Dieptes in Vlaktes, Galerie De Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

September-November 2020, 75 years of National Artists Society De Ploegh, Museum Flehite,  Rietveld Pavilion, DePleogh Gallery, Amersfoort, the Netherlands 

February 2020, 50 Shades of Green, Terra Art Projects, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands 

October 2019 (& 2017), Kunstmoment, Diepenheim, the Netherlands

September 2019, Nieuwe Leden, De Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

July 2019, Kunstroute Openstal, Oldeberkoop, Friesland, the Netherlands

February-March 2019, Ruimte in en om ons, St Pieters & Blokland, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

October 2018 (& 2016), Vreemde Gasten, Amersfoort

June 2018, BARTR artist residency show, Budapest, Hungary

February 2018, Global Portraits, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA

September 2017, A Sense of Place, De Ploegh, Amersfoort

April-October 2017, Art on the Canals & Heilige Huisjes, Amersfoort

August 2016, Bewegter Wind, Nord-Hessen, Germany

May-November 2016, A Place in my Heart, Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort

February-March 2016, Aaibaar (duo-show), Archipel, Amersfoort

November 2015, Kunstmaand Ameland, the Netherlands

October 2015, Kaalstaart beta-art, Amersfoort

Summer 2015, Mondriaan VaarRoute, Amersfoort (outdoor installation)

June 2015, 7-inch Magnitude, Manifest, Cincinnati, USA

June 2015, Kunstschouw, Zeeland, the Netherlands

September 2014, Humor, Linus Galleries California

October 2013, C-Fordt, Maarssen, the Netherlands

May 2013, Still Point V, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA (online & Quarterly magazine)

March 2013, Urban Vacancy, Rietveld building De Zonnehof, Amersfoort

 

I create mixed media work that speaks through architectural forms. My training in historic building conservation has shaped how I look at the world. I see the built environment as a reflection of human history and as spaces of interaction, and I see buildings as expressions of desires and spaces of projection. From these perspectives, I depict both architecture observed and architectural fantasies, and so touch on both the familiar and surreal. While I don’t often include people in my work (to avoid it becoming specifically about them), my work is ultimately about us and what we build. A viewer can make their own connections or see their own stories in it. The places I personally feel most connected to and use in my work are places I’ve lived: Canada, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands.

For me the act of making by hand reduces things to an overseeable scale, in a world where things happen at such a vast scale it is impossible to maintain oversight. The pure joy of manual craftsmanship motivated me to make the transition (back) to art. I find continued motivation in creating almost-real worlds with minimal means: just scraps of paper and paint, cut and pasted onto a surface.  

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