Bio

° 26 june 1983 – Belgium, Lokeren

Education

2001-2005
Master of Plastic Arts
3D Design
Option glassart
University of Science and Art
Departement Plastic Arts

Sint-Lucas
Ghent, Belgium

Januari 2004 – March 2004
Erasmusproject glassblowing

High Wycombe, England

2005 – 2007
Master of Arts, the Sandberg instituut connected to the Gerrit Rietveld academie, glassdesign

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Summer 2007
Pilchuck, Funcadelic Hyena Holliday- sandcasting and glassblowing with Hank Murta Adams

Washington, USA

Summer 2011
Penland School of crafts, Hot Sculpting with Jasen Johnsen & Karen Willenbrinck-Johnsen

North Carolina, USA

Summer 2014
The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass
Hot Sculpting course with Martin Janecky
(made possible with the support of ‘Boël-Sofina Grant 2014’ from ‘Koning Boudewijnstichting’)

Corning, New York, USA

Working experience

November – December 2008
Assistant glass-studio “Indigo”

Sarpsborg, Norway

January 2009 – June 2013
Teacher Ika-glassdepartment

Mechelen, Belgium

2016
Sculpting commissions Koen Vanmechelen
Gent Glas
Ghent, Belgium
August 2016
Glassculpting commision “AWAKENER/LIFEBANK”
for Koen Vanmechelen
Expo Glassfever @ DortYart
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Residencies

April 2008 – July 2008
Artist in residence – Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts

New Jersey, USA

 

Selection awards

Bernardine De Neve award, selection in 2009
With a 3 day working experience in the glass studio at Leerdam, The Netherlands Participation glassfair edition september 2009

Leerdam, The Netherlands

Mark Macken Award 2014
Belgian sculpture award, vzw Artos

Antwerp, Belgium

Award

‘Arnoevoo’, December 2010
2nd price, Fine art, organised by Cultural Service of Bredene

MEC Staf Versluys, Bredene, Belgium

Expo’s

“La vie de la mort” from “Hans van Hilst”
April 2016 - July 2016, Galerij 'Recup', Lochristi, Belgium

The Latem Gallery
From July 2016, Sint Martens Latem, Belgium

Art Nocturne Knocke, The Latem Gallery
August 2016, Knocke, Belgium

Art, beyond nature – Kunst, aan gene zijde van de natuur
3 mei – 4 oktober 2015, Beeldentuin Land en Beeld, The Netherlands

Gent Glas opening
11 juli, Gent, Belgium

Beaufort 2015
21 juni - 21 sept, Sint-Rochuskerk - Blankenberge, Belgium

Confluence
Jun to Oct, GKV, Veere, The Netherlands

Kunstparcours ‘Wrede/vrede Kunst 2014’
Sept to Nov, Lochristi, Belgium

’Kunsthappening’, Bavo Brasserie
Oct, Mendonk, Belgium

Mark Macken Award 2014
March - SD-Worx, vzw Artos - Antwerpen, Belgium

Artfair, Bavohoeve
May - Mendonk, Belgium

Kunst aan de gang, City hall Lochristi
Jan to Mar - Lochristi, Belgium

Of untamed spirit/van ongetemde geest, Sculpture garden ‘Land en beeld’
Summer - Asperen, The Netherlands

Bernardine de Neve prijs, Nationaal Glasmuseum
Jun to Sep - Leerdam, The Netherlands

Glasinterland: België - Nederland, Glazen Huis
Sep to May '12 - Lommel, Belgium

Arnoevoo, Dienst Cultuur Bredene
Dec to Jan '12 - MEC Staf Versluys, Bredene, Belgium

Jung, frisch und frei
May - Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany

Glasroute 2010
May - Koningshookt, Belgium

Kunstsalon Sant 2010
Jun - Bruges, Belgium

Beelden 2010
Jun - Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Onderweg, Lo-Art
Jun to Sep - Provinciaal domein, Wachtebeke, Belgium

Er was eens…
Oct to Nov- Zwevegem, Belgium

Hoop
Nov - Oostakker, Belgium

Arnoevoo
Dec to Jan '11 - MEC Staf Versluys, Bredene, Belgium

Tais-toi, Soiree Belle
Mar - MSK Ghent, Belgium

Glas(s), Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam 1969-2009
Mar to Nov - Gemeente museum Den Haag , The Nederlands

Besloten Hofjes
Mar to May - Ika, Mechelen, Belgium

Diafaan
Jul - Sint-Elisabethbegijnhof, Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium

Glassfair
Sep - Leerdam, The Netherlands

Price Mark Macken 2008
Mar - SD-Worx - Antwerp, Belgium

Glasroute- 7de biënnale
May - Lier

Workshop De Venen
Aug - Vinkeveen, The Nederlands

Glow in the dark - Glasrijk Tubbergen 2008
Oct - Tubbergen, The Nederlands