Marianne Venderbosch | my work

I prefer to work in series created from a certain idea or concept. In every series I allow myself to experiment in different techniques. This gives me the feeling of freedom that I need as an artist.

In the series Moods I worked in black and white techniques, directly after model. The subject is a model painted on a white, black or grey ground-color. I discovered that the ground-color has an important role in my paintings. For this reason I started to experiment with different grounds. In the series Golden Treasures I painted with oil on 24 karat gold leaf on panel. The subjects are the faces of the Angel and Maria in The Virgin of the Rocks  of Leonardo da Vinci and the face of Venus and the portrait of Simonetta Vespucci of Sandro Botticelli. The title Treasures refers to the beauty of the original masterpieces and the material gold. In the series Collection Micallef, my inspiration for the images comes from natural forms and movements: lines of gold and colors applied next to each other on a white canvas, with no specific figuration or example derived from reality. 

The underlying motivation to create the series with gold in combination with color is my fascination for the element gold. Gold is a precious metal and reflects light in a magical way. I am interested in the way the light is reflected on the object where the gold is applied in different ways. What is the effect on the light reflections when paint is added over gold leafs or when the gold leaf is applied next to paint? How is it perceived by the observer?

In my newest series I experiment with digital techniques in combination with traditional painting and drawing techniques.

In December 2019 I will launch my new series of bracelets made in 925 silver and 925 silver plated with 22 karat gold. The design for the bracelets goes back to the Micallef Collection series that I made at the artist in residence Convento de Mertola in Portugal in April/May 2019.

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2012 – 2016     Utrecht University, phd student at the Department

Experimental Psychology with a subject on Visual Perception.

2004 – 2006     Amsterdam School of the Arts, bachelor of Fine Art in Education, BFA

1991 – 1996     VU University Amsterdam, Art History, Master

1981 – 1986     Design Academy Eindhoven, Autonomous Art, Painting, BA


2019                Convento de Mertola, April-May, Mertola, Portugal


2019                EuropArtFair 6-8 December, Amsterdam,  Netherlands

2018                Affordable Art Fair New York 26-30 September, New York, USA

2018                World Art Dubai, 18-21 April, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2018                Artrooms Roma, 2 – 4 March, Rome, Italy

2017                Affordable Art Fair Singapore, November, Singapore

2017                Tokyo International Art Fair, May, Tokyo, Japan

2017                Asia Contemporary Hong Kong, March, Hong Kong

2016                World Art Dubai, March, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2009                Art Laren, Laren, Netherlands

2009                Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009                Primavera Rotterdam, Netherlands


2019                Yogyakarta International Art Festival 2019, Limanjawi Art House, Borobudur, Java

2019                Exporose Grasse, Boutique Micallef, Grasse, France

2017                Yogyakarta International Art Festival 2017, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Java

2017                Imago Mundi, Luciano Bennetton, Treviso, Italy

2016                Future Landscapes, Border Festival, Art House, Venice, Italy

2015                Luz de Luna Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2010                Gracia Art Projects, Barcelona, Spain

2010-2011       Gallery Wies Willemsen Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008-2010       Luz de Luna Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2009                Gallery Rudolph Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009                Stima Art Breda, Netherlands

2008                Gallery Walls Amsterdam, Netherlands


2016                Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton, Italy, 2016

PUBLICATIONS about Marianne 

2019                EuropArtFair, December 6 – 8, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019                World Fine art Professionals and their Key-Pieces, 235-Marianne Venderbosch, Marbella Marbella, Walter van Teeffelen, October 18, 2019

2019                Yogyakarta International Art Festival 2019, limanjawi Art House, Borobudur, Java, 2019

2019                Marianne Venderbosch: “Goud reflecteert licht op een magische manier “, If then is now, Walter van Teeffelen, June 27, 2019

2018                World Art Dubai, 18-21 April 2018, Catalogue, World Art Dubai, 2018

2018                Artrooms Roma, 2-4-March, The Church Palce, Rome, Artroomsfair Ltd

2017                Yogyakarta International Art Festival 2017, Jogja Gallery, Java, 2017

2017                TOKYO INT’L ART FAIR, 2017, GAA Publishing

2017                Gezelligheid, Contemporary artists from the Netherlands, Antiga Edizioni, 2017

2016                BORDERS. It’s Liquid International Art Show Venice 2016, ITS LIQUID

2016                World Art Dubai, 6-9 april 2016, Catalogue, World Art Dubai, 2016

2015                Edge-based shading as a depth cue in paintings, Art & Perception, Brill, Vol 3, 2

2010                Binden, Jubileum Catalogue, Galerie Wies Willemsen, Uitgeverij d’longe Hond

PUBLICATIONS by Marianne as author

2015                Edge-based shading as a depth cue in paintings, Art & Perception, Brill, Vol 3, 2015

2010 – 2014     Multiple articles about art and artists of the gallery in the journal of Morren Galleries

1998                Introduction of the exhibition catalogue Louis van Doornum, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle,

1998                West-Afrikaanse Percussie, ghostwriter, photographer and illustrator, Molenaar Edition, Zaandam

1995                Uitgelicht, two monthly articles in the magazine, Ondernemend Flevoland

1994                De Arnhemse School, 25 jaar beeldende Kunstpraktijk, 6 biographies

School of the Arts, Arnhem


2018 –              Founder and owner of Venderbosch Gallery, International Pop-Up Gallery

2014 – 2019     General manager at Morren Galleries Fine Art, Utrecht

2011 – 2014     Mediator for portraits in commission, de Portretwinkel, Morren Galleries Utrecht

2010 – 2011     Location manager at the Portretwinkel, Haarlem ( Morren Galleries)

2002 – 2010     Teaching jobs: see below

2000 – 2001     Avid editor, Regional Television, Flevoland

1999 – 2000     Researcher, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle

1998 – 1998     Curator, exhibition Louis van Doornum, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle

1996 – 1998     Member of the board, Sunsation, Observatorium Robert Morris

1997 – 1997     Coordinator, exhibition Metaforen van ruimte en tijd, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere

1997 – 1997     Organizer and coordinator symposium “Onverklaarbaar bewoond” Lelystad

1996 – 1997     Conservator, Nieuw Land Poldermuseum, Lelystad

1995 – 1996     Advisor Art Stima Kunstbemiddeling, Breda

1995 – 1996     Head of the Art Centre, KCF, Lelystad

1994 – 1995     Documentation-assistent, Art Centre, Kunstcentrum Flevoland, Lelystad


2009 – 2010     Drawing, Arts and Crafts, College de Brink, Laren

2007 – 2009     Art & Design and Art History, High school OVC Almere

2002 – 2007     Art & Design, Art History, OSG De Rietlanden, Lelystad

2002 – 2007     Dutch Language, OSG de Rietlanden, Lelystad