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About me.

As an artist I’m on a mission. I’ve got an urge to create and to tell a story. After high school I started working in the glass studio of my stephfather. I learned to be a glassworker and made stained glass, glass appliquations, fusing and led all kind of art projects. I was educated to become a craftsman and I did. Working on glass objects who we’re created by others got the fire burning and it didn’t take long before I started to create my own work. Doing so, I got some amazing assignments and learned more about the whole process. One thing I experienced is that I didn’t want to design in one material, and I needed to spread my wings.

I already knew for a long time that I’ve got a passion for painting. However, I also wanted to start experimenting with other materials. After some years of painting and working in the glass studio I decided that this wasn’t enough for me and I needed a next step. I moved to Amsterdam to start exploring the capabilities of myself as an artist and started to push myself to the next level. I got myself a small art studio in Amsterdam and started painting and creating. Because of my drive I met a lot of new people and created a lot of work. After a while I developed a strong feeling, I could achieve more but I didn’t exactly know how. I wanted to adjust my thought process and broaden my horizon. In order to do so I applied to the Royal College of Art in London for a summer school. This was an amazing experience and this environment suited me very well. The tutors but also the fellow students at the summer school really pushed me to explore and try out different ideas, materials and to think more out of the box in terms of my working process. This energy and availability of expertise around me made me able to create one of my finest works.

So, that’s why I applied to the Rietveld academy this year. I want to learn more, develop and explore. I expect the academy will demand me to push my boundaries and find new ways to create. I want to rediscover my raw working process and get to the essentials of my drive.

On my website you’ll find a big variety of works, a lot of paintings, glass and monumental art. Take a look around and if you have question don’t hesitate to contact me.


Isabelle

CV

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004 – present. PAINTER // CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

2020 – present. GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM // Project Lead (part – time)

2017 – July 2019. MOOOI // part-time styling & sales advisor. 

2017. DECORATELIER NATIONALE OPERA & BALLET // Freelancer, painter.

2011 – 2016. FATBOY THE ORIGINAL // Sales NL (retail & B2B) // Product Development (POS development)

2004 – 2010. GLASATELIER ZUID NEDERLAND // Glass worker art. Stained glass. Restauration. Appliquations. Fusing. 

 

EDUCATION

2021 – present. GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE // DOGtime, bachelor

2021. DESIGN THINKERS ACADEMY // 5-Day Design Thinkers Global Bootcamp

2016- may 2019. NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP) // Practioner + Master + Post-Master  // IVPE Oisterwijk (NL)

2018. CONTEMPORARY ART // Summerschool // Royal College of Art, London (UK).

2011-2016. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION // Avans, Breda (NL)

2010. NIMA MARKETING A // Nima Institute (NL)

2005-2006. ART SCHOOL // AKV-ST. Joost (Breda/ ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL).

1997-2003. GYMNASIUM // 2College West (high school), Tilburg (NL)

 

SELECTION OF WORKSHOPS & COURSES (crafts)

2019. BATIK (workshop) at Widya’s Batik in Bali (Indonesia)

2008. ART IN PUBLIC SPACES (workshop). De kunstopdracht, NBKS Workshop in Breda (NL).

2007. KILN CASTING &  PÂTE DE VERRE (course) at H20 in Groningen (NL).

2007. BRONZE CASTING (workshop) at De Beeledenstorm in Eindhoven (NL).

2006-2010.PAINTING LESSONS at Franca Müller Jabusch in Oisterwijk (NL).

2006. GLASS BEADS course I + II at TOON, Tilburg (NL).

2005-2006. ART SCHOOL // AKV-ST. Joost (Breda/ ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL).

2005. Workshop working with warm glass at Atelier Stipglas in Tilburg (NL).

2005. GLASFUSING (course) at the Ceramic Centre Silex in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL).

2005. Course moldmaking at the Ceramics Centre in Höhr Grenzhausen DU).  

2005 - 2006. GLASFUSING I (course) at glass-studio Jan Van Pelt in Eindhoven (NL).

2004 - 2010. GLASSWORKER (ART) In practice at Glasatelier Zuid Nederland (NL).