"As a curious and sensitive child/teenager I followed many art and dance classes. After one year at the fashion academy, I switched to visual arts, where the love to explore different materials was encouraged. After my graduation I started with wheel throwing and that was the beginning of a deep understanding and eagerness to ‘talk’ with clay.
My sculptures are connections between my various passions: textile, clay, dance, fashion and sculpture.
I love to explores space and play with rhythm, shape/form, movement, energy and sound. My work is telling you a story.
Listen, see, feel and experience what happens when the sculptures move and enjoy the moment".
Cecil Kemperink 2021
Her professional practice has taken her to exhibitions, performances and catwalk shows. Kemperink has exhibited in Taipei (TWN) - Milan (I) - South Korea (ROK) - Mino Japan (J) - Vallauris (F) - and many other museums and galleries.
Cecil Kemperink’s work can be found in the collections of: Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF collection), Museo della ceramicas (I), CODA museum (NL), The Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Arts Kecskemét (HU), Ceramics Museum (NL) and many private collections.
Cecil Kemperink is born in The Netherlands (Almelo, 1963) and works en lives on the island of Texel. A wonderfull place and UNESCO heritage.
Here, she continues to expand and enrich all our the senses.
1985-1990 Bachelor/ Art and Education/ Fontys University of Applied Sciences/ Tilburg/The Netherlands
1987-1988 Fashion Utrecht (NL)
Since 2019 I am a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneve (CH)
My sculptures can move, you can change the shape, the form. Please take a look at my INSTAGRAM account, here you can see several movies where I show my work: https://www.instagram.com/cecilkemperink/
2021 Selected for the international ceramics Biennale in South Korea!
2019 Artist in Residence Ceramic museum Mondovi (I) - Open to Art finalist Officine Saffi Milan (I)
2018 First Prize -artist in Residence Murano Glass (I)
2017 Attending conference GICB South Korea (ROK)
2015 Performance ‘Ceramics in motion; be connected’ CODA Museum (NL)
First Prize 'Ceramic Jewelry' CODA museum NL
A recent selection
2021 Coda museum NL
2020 Taiwan ceramics biennale - IAC new members exhibition Beijing/online
2019 Ceramics museum Mondovi (I) Solo - - Crafting new perspectives Munich (D) - Biennale International Céramique Contemporaine Vallauris (F) - Cos concept store London (UK)
2018 Ceramic Museum De Tiendschuur (NL)
2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (ROK) - The 11th International Ceramics Competition Mino, (JP) - Ceramic Event Bruxelles (B)
2016 Biennale International Céramique Contemporaine. Vallauris (F) -Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (LV)
2015 Ceramics Biennale Cluj (RO)
2014 Ceramics of Europe Keramikmuseum Westerwald (D) - Biennale of Silicate Arts Kecskemét (HU)