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 provides me with 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 material 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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Curriculum Vitae


2012 – 2016 Utrecht University, experiments at the Department

Experimental Psychology with a subject on Visual Perception.

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

1991 – 1996 VU University Amsterdam, Art History, Master

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


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


2020 Art Jakarta 28-30 August, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

2019 EuropArtFair 6-8 December, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018 Affordable Art Fair 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, September, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Java

2019 Exporose Grasse, Boutique Micallef, Grasse, France

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

2017 Imago Mundi, Luciano Bennetton, Treviso, Italy

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

2015-2016 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 Marianne Venderbosch: “Goud reflecteert licht op een magische manier “, If then is now, 27 juni 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

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

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

2016World 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, 2015

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

PUBLICATIONS by Marianne as author

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

2010 – 2014 Diverse 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

1998 West-Afrikaanse Percussie (West-African Percussion), 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


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 Curator, exhibition Louis van Doornum, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle

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

1997 Coordinator, exhibition Metaforen van ruimte en tijd, MuseumThe Paviljons, Almere

1997 Coordinator, project Metaforen van Ruimte en Tijd. Organizer, 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, Kunstcentrum Flevoland, 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