Erica Wesseling is an artist born and living in the Netherlands, but with a temporary 16 year history in the U.S.A., the UK and Asia.
She moves freely between various media, such as collages, gouaches, reliefs, painted assemblages, using a variety materials and working intuitively. The underlying source of inspiration in her work is the complex interrelationship between humans, animals, nature and landscape.
Her work exudes an inherent energy through use of lucid colour, line and geometry contrasted with natural forms. At the same time she strives for a light-hearted and poetic aura. An expedient in this is her use of found humble remnants of nature or building construction and the art principle of Chance. All this results in slightly surrealistic objects with a poetic guise.
Bachelor (1975) en Master of Fine Arts 1979
Art Department Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, V.S.
Additional studio art activities: Douglass College Art Dept. (Rutgers Univ.) graphic techniques, Drew Univ. Art Dept., Utah State University Art Department, ceramics; Rhode Island School of Design Summer School (ceramics, Interior design), Princeton Art Ass, N.J., The County Centre, Cambridge, U.K., (ceramics, painting, weaving), Werkschuit A’dam, ceramics, life drawing, CREA University Amsterdam: painting with live model.
Admitted to Nat’l Art Academy Amsterdam in 1968, but not acted upon, but choosing residenty in the USA.
Expected in 2121 (exhibitions 2020 were cancelled in, because of Covid 19):
Group expo’s in the Netherlands: Castle Groeneveld, Baarn, Town Hall Eemnes, Singer Museum Laren (celebrating 100 years Art Ass. Artist Laren Blaricum).
Open art studio's in the village of Laren.
Watch www.ericawesseling.nl for announcements
Group Expositions, a selection:
Pulchri Studio Den Haag, Castle Groeneveld, Gallery Forma Aktua, Groningen, Singer Museum Laren, Museum Hilversum, Huizen Museum, Gallery Hilversum, Doors as art object: Hilversum auction Theater Gooiland, Villa Nederheem Blaricum, Comenius Museum, Arte Temporale Bussum, Gallery Vermeulen with Art on the Brink Laren, Amsterdam Court House Amsterdam (solo), Gallery Post Cultural Centre Eindhoven (Art Books), Apollohuis Eindhoven, Galery Nanky de Vreeze A’dam, Gallery Delfi Zwolle, Studio Amazone Amsterdam, Zenica Art Museum, Bosnia, Spant theater Bussum
Group Expositions in the U.S.A.:
Toledo Museum of Art, Saginaw Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Residential College Univ. of Michigan, New Center Building Detroit 1980, Cleveland Museum, Kent State University, Barnhardt Gallery Univ. of Kentucky, Detroit Gallery of Contemporay Crafts, Focus Gallery Detroit, Sill Gallery Eastern Mich. University, Dreyfuss Gallery Ann Arbor, Michigan, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Gallery 7 Detroit
Art Book purchased by Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Department of Artist Books) en Collection Livres d' Artist prop. Caroline Corre, Verderonne, France).
Art works purchased in the USA and Netherlands.
Member of Association of Artists Laren Blaricum (founded in 1821) since 2005. Previously member of Gallery Hilversum and the Gooi Art Ass..
Incidental writing of poetry (in the Dutch language)
1978-1979 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Grant,
Art Dept. taching 2d and 3-d art and art
history non-art majors, Eastern
1981-1982 Artist in Residence: Michigan Councel
for the Arts, Pickney Schools,
1978 ste Juryprijs, Toledo University, Ohio
1979 1ste Juryprijs, student exhibition,