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Henk Erkelens

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Born April 8, 1937 at Boskoop

 

1953 – 1955

Trains to be a ceramist (Gouda)

 

1955 – 1967

Employed as window dresser (The Hague)

In the evening hours trains at:

·         The Hague School of Arts (subjects: ceramics, drawing, clay modelling)

·         Schoonhoven School of Silver and Gold Smithing

 

1956 – 1958

Is drafted into the military, sees service in Dutch New Guinea

 

1967 - 1971

Lives in Apeldoorn

 

1968

First show

 

1971 - 1972

Employed as drawing master at Apeldoorn comprehensive

 

1972 - 1987

Teaches ceramics and clay modelling in “Doekom” Creative Centre, Apeldoorn

 

1971 - 1989

Lives in Eerbeek

 

1989 - 1992

Lives in Doesburg

 

1992 - 1994

Lives in Onstwedde

 

1995 – 2011 († september 2011)

Lived and worked in the Limousin region (France)

 

  

 

HENK ERKELENS

 

CURRICULUM ARTISTIQUE

 

1968

First show, presenting mixed-media drawings

 

1970

Participates in cultural exchange: shows mixed-media drawings and ceramic objects in Gladsaxe (Denmark), Minden (Germany), Sutton (UK), and Berlin-Wilmersdorf (Germany)

 

1970 - 1980

·         Various commissions for ceramic ornaments for the exteriors of public buildings (schools, town hall)

·         Domestic and foreign shows of mixed-technique drawings and ceramic objects

 

1980 - 2011

Mixed-media matter paintings (clay, pigments, acrylic paint, fixative); domestic and foreign shows

 

1987

Design of a folding greenhouse

Mixed-media sculptures (wood and raku)

 

1988

Floating polyester toys: “Smiling Dragon” and “Pirate Ship”

 

1989 - 1996

Manufacture of exclusive coffee tables in MDF, featuring decorations in clay and fixative

 

1998 - 2010

Dynamic garden sculptures in brass

 

2000 - 2009

Wood and mixed media ‘objets trouvés’ sculptures

 

2006 – 2010

Small sculptures in ceramic

 

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

 

Mixed-media drawings and ceramic objects

 

1968                                                     Le Philosophe, Apeldoorn

1969, 1970                                          Van Reekum Galerij, Apeldoorn

1975                                                     Van Reekum Glasgalerij, Apeldoorn

1976                                                     Werkkunst Galerie, Mannheim (Germany)

1976                                                     Galerie Gey, Hagen (Germany)

 

Mixed-media matter paintings

 

1981                                                     Centraal Beheer, Apeldoorn

1981, 1983                                          Galerie Aelbrecht, Rotterdam

1985                                                     Galerie Carpe Diem, Vinalmont (Belgium)

1986, 1988, 1991, 1993                    Galerie Gamma, Amsterdam

1986, 1988, 1992, 1995                    Galerie De Pook, Hengelo

1987                                                     Museum Van Reekum, Apeldoorn (catalogue)

1990, 1993, 1996                               Galerie ’t Weefhuys, Nuenen

1991, 1994, 1997                              Galerie De Verbeelding, Baarle-Nassau

1994                                                     Museum Van der Togt, Amstelveen

1999                                                     Galerie Le Gué, The Hague

2001                                      Galerie Vromans, Amsterdam

2001                                                     Galerie Marialust, Apeldoorn

2003                                                     Galerie Stijl, Arnhem        

2005                                                     Galerie de Vlaming, Den Haag

2006                                                     Galerie Saint Pierre, Limoges, France

2007 - 2009                                         Galerie de Kunsten, Deventer

2012                                                     Galerie de Kunsten, Deventer, in memoriam exhibition                                                         

 

 

 

Selected Group Shows

 

Mixed-media drawings and ceramic objects

 

1970                                                       Five partner cities in Europe (catalogue):

Apeldoorn, Holland (Van Reekum Galerij); Gladsaxe, Denmark; Minden and Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany; Sutton, UK

1970, 1972, 1973, 1974                   Artists’ Collective “De Bent”: Van ReekumGalerij

                                                               (Apeldoorn)

1977, 1978, 1979                                               Present-day ceramics: Centre de l’art (The Hague)

 

 

Mixed-media matter paintings

 

1980                                                     Galerie Aelbrecht, Rotterdam

1983                                                     “Apeldoornse Ateliers”: Van Reekum Galerij, Apeldoorn

1983                                                     Galerie Gamma, Amsterdam

1984                                                     Galerie Jan de Maere / Galerie Aelbrecht: Casino, Knokke                                                     (Belgium)

1985                                                     “Kunstwerk” (a show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 

                                                              the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, bringing a selection

                                                              from twelve corporate collections, including the Centraal

                                                              Beheer collection: Turmac Tobacco Company, Zevenaar

                                                              (catalogue)

1986                                                     Galerie Gamma, Amsterdam

1987                                                     Bradford Museum, Bradford (UK)

1987                                                      Galerie ‘87 with Galerie Gamma in the Mercantile Exchange, Amsterdam (catalogue)

1988                                                      Galerie De Ploeg / Museum Flehite, Amersfoort

1990                                                      Galerie De Pook, Hengelo (catalogue)

1992 - 1993 - 1994                            Summer shows: Galerie Couleurs du Temps, Geneva (Switzerland)

1995 - 1996 - 1997                            Holland Art Fair, The Hague, with Galerie ’t Weefhuis, Nuenen

1999- 2000- 2003- 2004                   Galerie Stijl, Arnhem

2002 - 2004                                         Galerie ’t Weefhuis, Nuenen

2002                                                     Art Twente, Hengelo, with Galerie Vromans

2002                                                      Autotron Art Fair Rosmalen, with Galerie ’t Weefhuis

2003                                                      Galerie Vromans, Amsterdam

2005 - 2006 - 2007                            Galerie Aelbrecht, Rotterdam, summer exhibition

2006                                                     Galerie Nieuw Beerenburght, Eck en Wiel

2008 - 2009 - 2011                            Galerie T, Middelburg

2012                                                     Galerie T, Middelburg, in memoriam exhibition

2012                                                     Dutch Artist in the Cour Mably, Bordeaux ( subject "Nature since Mondriaan" "La Nature depuis                                                               Mondriaan")