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'Right now the future looks pretty woolly to me' - Pencil, watercolour and wool on viscose - 20 x 15 cm

 

Introduction

Susanne Maria Wolf studied at The National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland, The Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium and The Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands.
She has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1998.

Susanne Maria Wolf is working primarily with the media of drawing, sculpture and installations.
The subjects in her work refer to social issues such as identity and clinical pictures. Physical and psychic aberrations and disorders are being concealed, covered and suppressed. They are also altered and manipulated due to the high and unrealistic standards of a human ideal that in our society has been elevated to a level of normality.
Her choice of materials is dependent on her subject matters. Highly skilled in the use of techniques and materials, she is mainly working with paper, textiles, hair, wax and silicone.
Her work often carries traces of a turbulent ‘past’ such as stains, scars and ravels. With these elements she is suggesting a high measure of authenticity. Due to this, the viewer is confronted with personal and even intimate images.

Biography

EDUCATION

1988 - 1989
Royal College of Art, Antwerp, Belgium.
Diploma in Education.
1987 - 1989
Royal College of Art, Antwerp, Belgium
Sculpture/ drawing.
1983 - 1987
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation B.A. - Honors, Fine Art Painting/3D.
1985 - 1986
School of the Associated Arts, St. Paul, Minn, USA.
1986 - 1987
National College of Art and Design Dublin, Ireland
Diploma - Painting.
1981 – 1983
Minerva College of Art, Groningen, The Netherlands
Painting.

COMMISSIONS

1984 - 1986
The National Wax Museum Dublin, costume, figure sculpture and
tableau construction, Dublin, Ireland.
The Gaiety and the Olympia Theatres Dublin,
costume and stage props construction, Dublin, Ireland.
Clonmacnoise Visiting Centre,
small figure sculpture, Clonmacnoise, Ireland.
The Abbey Theatre Dublin, 'Yeats Theatre Festival',
puppet construction and stage props.

AQUISITIONS:

The Council of Rostock, Germany
The Council of Kampen, The Netherlands.
Private and public aquisitions: U.S.A., Ierland,
United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium,
Turkey and The Netherlands.

AWARDS

I.O.N.T.A.S Drawing Award Fourth National Art
Competition 1993, Sligo, Ireland.

Exhibitions

2021
FUTURE THOUGHTS, CBK Emmen, The Netherlands.
2020
FUTURE THOUGHTS, Zaal Zuid, Hengelo OV., The Netherlands.
2020
New Dakota - Corona Archives, Passage, Amsterdam.
2019
Het Tekenkabinet 7th Edition 2019, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2018
Het Tekenkabinet 6th Edition 2018, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
International Hanseatic Exhibition, Rostock, Germany.
2017
Het Tekenkabinet Fifth Anniversary Summer 2017, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Het Tekenkabinet Fifth Anniversary Summer 2017, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, The Netherlands.
Ausstellungshalle Hawerkamp Münster, 'Wendy', Münster, Germany.
'Heroes in the Seaweed', Blauwdruck The Gallery, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
2016
'KLEM', Installation, Ebbingestraat Kampen, The Netherlands.
Municipal Musea, Kampen, The Netherlands.
Rijssens Museum, Rijssen, The Netherlands - SOLO.
'MANGEL', site-specific work in a town wall house, Elburg, The Netherlands - SOLO.
2015
Art Arnhem
Municipal Musea Kampen 'REFLECTION ', The Netherlands.
2013
Gallery Art-Isotope, 'Art-Spanner', Dortmund, Germany.
2012
Ausstellungshalle Hawerkamp, 'Vogeltje en Dwangbuis', Münster, Germany - DUO.
 
'The Poet J.C. Bloem', Lustrum Award Exhibition, Historical Centre Overijssel Zwolle, The Netherlands.
2011
E.M. Gallery, Drachten, The Netherlands.
 
Gallery de Medici, Nunspeet, The Netherlands.
 
The SNS Bank - Historic Archive Kampen, The Netherlands.
2009
The Municipal Musea, Kampen, The Netherlands - DUO.
 
The Municipal Gallery Schönaich, Germany.
 
The International Institute of Social History, 'I.I.S.G. in The Picture', Amsterdam, The Netherlands - DUO.
 
'Young Autonomous', site-specfic installation 'We can't Breathe', Blaloweg 2, Zwolle, The Netherlands. 
2008
The University of Wageningen, WUR Entomology Building, drawing, sculpture, site-specific work, Wageningen,
 
The Netherlands - SOLO.
2007
Gallery Art-Isotope, Dortmund, Germany.
 
Rabobank Heerenveen, The Netherlands.
 
KNSTspr Hardenberg, The Netherlands - DUO.
 
The Arts Council Overijssel, 'Focus 2 - Drawing as an Autonomous Action', Zwolle, The Netherlands.
2006
Municipal Musea, Kampen, exhibition of acquisitions by the Council of Kampen 2001- 2006, The Netherlands.
2005
Rabobank Zwolle, The Netherlands - SOLO.
 
The Arts Council, Overijssel, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
2004
Ludwigskapelle Wachenheim, Germany.
 
Municipal Musea Kampen, The Netherlands - SOLO.
 
The Milk Factory Arnhem, site-specific work, The Netherlands.
2003
Gallery Art-Isotope, 'Organic Concaves', Dortmund, Germany.
 
The County Hall Zwolle, organized by The Arts Council Overijssel Zwolle, The Netherlands.
 
The Arts Council Nijmegen, members exhibition, The Netherlands.
 
Theater Purmerend, print exhibition, Purmerend, The Netherlands.
 
Gallery van Koert & van Koert, 'ZOO' drawings, Elsloo, The Netherlands - SOLO.
2000
Gallery Country Estate Lauswolt, 'Horses', Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands.
1998
Gallery Hoogenbosch Gorredijk, The Netherlands.
1996
The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery Dublin, 'National College of Art and Design 250 Years' Dublin, Ireland.
 
Sligo Art Gallery, I.O.N.T.A.S, travelling show: Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Derry, Ireland.
 
EV+A Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland.
Curator Maria de Corral.
 
The Hallward Gallery, 'The Figure' , Dublin, Ireland.
1995
Claremorris Gallery 'Claremorris Open' , Ireland.
1994
Sligo Art Gallery and The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery,
 
I.O.N.T.A.S., Dublin, Ireland.
1993
Sligo Art Gallery, I.O.N.T.A.S., travelling show: Belfast, Dublin, Ireland.
1992
Pantheon Gallery Dublin, Ireland - SOLO.
1988
Nomination Minerva Sculpture Award, Banque Brussel Lambert Antwerp, Belgium.
1987
The National College of Art and Design, 'Graduate Show', Dublin, Ireland.
1984
Temple Bar Galleries, 'On Your Marks' , Dublin, Ireland.

Projects


TUTOR MASTERCLASSES
FUTURE THINKING

2019 – 2021

A project for visual artists from the provinces Drenthe and Overijssel including exhibitions, masterclasses and lectures.
In collaboration with The Arts Council Drenthe and 'Stichting Beeldruimte', The Netherlands.

www.kunstencultuur.nl/kunstbeoefening/professionals/toekomstdenken
https://www.facebook.com/projectToekomstdenken


CURATOR AND INITIATOR EXHIBITIONS MUSEUM ELBURG

In Dialogue – Reactions on pieces of the Museum collection

17/11/2012 – 16/3/2013

The starting - point of the exhibition was to create a link between contemporary art and historical objects, p.e. paintings, clothing, architecture and other collection items in the Museum Elburg. Contemporary artists were asked to choose an object that triggered their interest and to create a 'reaction' in any discipline or material. Selected artists: Dianne Bakker, Balta, Nathalie Brans, Emmy Chau, Esther Hoogendijk, Pavel van Houten, Guda Koster, Wietske van Leeuwen, Rogier Martens, Petra de Nij, Malou Paul, Karin Suter, Marli Turion, Frans Vendel, Johannes van Vugt, Lee Eun Young.

Believing in Image

17/11/2012 – 16/3/2013

100 years jubilee exhibition.
Selected artists: Joseph Semah, Kees Hoogendam, Bert Nijenhuis, Roel Teeuwen, Tineke Smith.


Kees Hoogendam - Game over


PROJECTLEADER

Community Art Project ON THE MOVE

June - September 2007

ON THE MOVE has been initiated in cooperation with the Housing Corporation deltaWonen, Zwolle, The Netherlands.


PROJECTS

2019 - 2020
FUTURE THOUGHTS, Tutor Masterclasses of this art project in collaboration with the Arts Council Drenthe and 'Stichting Beeldruimte', The Netherlands.
2010 - 2012
Museum Elburg, curator exhibitions, Elburg, The Netherlands.
2006
‘ON THE MOVE’ Community Art Project, Project leader, commissioned by the Housing Corporation deltaWonen, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
1990 - 1997
Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Technology, lecturer in Life drawing, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
1999 - 2005
Visiting Artist in Schools, art project and exhibition of children's work at Museum Gorredijk. Commissioned by The Council of Opsterland, Friesland, The Netherlands.
1997
The National College of Art and Design, visiting lecturer, Ireland.
1991 - 1997
Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Technology, lecturer in Fine Art, Design and Model - making, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
1996 - 1997
Critical Access - experimental arts, co-founder and member, organizing committee of artist’s interventions in non - gallery spaces, Dublin, Ireland.
1994
The Fire Station Artists’ Studio’s, Buckingham St., visiting lecturer, Dublin, Ireland.
1986
Commissioned artwork for:
Clonmacnoise Visitors Centre.
The Yeats Theaterfestival, Dublin.

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