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CV & Statement

Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.





Marijke has been a fiber artist since she finished School of Arts in Nijmegen Netherlands ( TEHATEX) in the early eighties. Since 1995 when she met Inge Evers, who gave her the first felt lesson in the same year, she has been experimenting with felt ever since.  Marijke uses all kind of wool and fibers as sculpture material for her felt work no matter  flat, 2 or 3 dimensional.

She doesn’t know exactly were her inspiration comes from but she knows there is a source in her that connects to her hands, eyes, mind and soul. This source she likes to vision as a kind of primordial womb, invisible and dark but with great potential for things to grow in. Like the woman’s womb carrying a child, an egg or seed, a mountain were gems grow  in the dark.

Marijke is also an enthusiastic and devoted teacher with an unconvential style, with profound knowledge of all kind of fibers.

She has been visiting Iran twice this century to look for felt and to study what is left in Iran. She wrote some small articles about her expierences which you can find on this website: http://www.mekenart.com/viltsels.php?CP=F&taal=GB

Since 2003 Marijke is a fulltime felter. For her workshops visit workshopsection and news regularly.



2018Berg en DalHuiskamerrestaurant BabylonSolo
2017Netherlands , Berg en DalHuiskamerrestaurant BabylonSolo
2017Elst, bibliotheekNederlandSolo
2017Groningen, HawarGroningen HawarGroup
2017Netherlands, Hardinxsveld-GiesendamNetherlands Hardinxsvel-Giessendam, Steekspel Het Group
2017Netherlands, VeereOpenatelier VeereGroup
2017Netherlands, Marismuseum HeumenNetherlands, MarisMuseum te HeumenSolo/premiere
2016Leiden, Galerie Zhône25 jarig bestaan galerie ZhôneGroup
2016Textile Biënnale, Oekraïne, ScythiaGroup
2016Elst, bibliotheekElstsolo
2016Dabida groep, AmsterdamAmsterdamGroup
2016Beek-Ubbergen BibliotheekBibliotheek Beek- UbbergenSolo/premiere
2018Berg en DalHuiskamerrestaurant BabylonSolo
2016Netherlands, Kerkje in PersingenSoulFibresDuo
2015Leiden, Galerie ZhôneTextiel Festival LeidenGroup
2015Leiden, BiLpoint Textiel Festival LeidenGroup
2015 Netherlands, Dabida GroupHoofden in mijn Hart/ Heads in my HeartGroup
2015Netherlands, NijmegenGalerie, De Sleedoorn ZettenDuo
2015Netherlands,Netherlands bibliotheek Beek-Ubbergensolo/premiere
2014Netherlands , Berg en DalNetherlands, Kunst in Kasteel BemmelGroup
2014Nijmegen, Galerie SatijnvogelHoofden in mijn Hart/ Heads in my HeartSolo/premiere
2014NijmegenPro PersonaSolo
2013Nijmegen, Galerie even ZomersGalerie Zeven ZomersGroup/premiere
2012Netherlands, RodenVilt in de Beeldende KUnstGroup/premiere
2012Netherlands, NijmegenHAN gebouwDuo
2012Netherlands, Den BoschHet KruithuisGroup/premiere
2011-2012Netherlands, NijmegenBisschop HamerhuisDuo/premiere
2010Netherlands, NijmegenGalerie ZevenZomers/BesiendershuisGroup
2010Netherlands, KekerdomWilderniscafeGroup
2009NijmegenLandgoed GrootstalSolo/partly premiere
2009USA, CONeoFeltGroup/premiere
2008FinlandJämsä, Kivipankki Art Gallery Group/premiere
2008Netherlands, NiftrikAtelier BirbeeDuo/partly premiere
2007 - 2008Netherlands, WijchenMuseum Kasteel WijchenGroup/premiere
2007United KingdomIFAGroup/premiere
2007Netherlands, NijmegenJoachim en AnnaSolo
2006Netherlands, NijmegenKunst aan Tafel, Filmcafe LUXDuo/premiere
2006Netherlands, LeidenFates, Arts & GiftsGroup
2006Netherlands, WijchenBiblioteek, LibrarySolo
2005Netherlands, WijchenMonmartreGroup
2005Netherlands, LeeuwardenKunst en KleurGroup/premiere