Monique van Stokkum

Monique van Stokkum

Boven Leeuwen, Gelderland, Netherlands

About Monique van Stokkum

Monique van Stokkum (1952) is a Dutch artist. Currently she makes drawings.

Since 2015 I make drawings again. In the beginning of my artist careeer I started with drawing (ca. 1975), then a period of painting followed . And now I'm back to my old love.
The directness, grim, tenderness and strength of the drawing.

Of course I am touched by what is happening in the world. In my work I do not react literally on the world news. Yet it is about universal themes in which people can recognize themselves. The viewer looks for elements of life. My work gets meaning through their associations and fantasies.
Landscapes, animals and people are my sources of inspiration. Not strange for someone who is born and raised in the woods.

I can now say that the death of my son (2005) brought about major changes in my work. Now, after more than 10 years, I feel the space again which was not there for a long time.
Since 2013 I make my Objects to Remember. Large and small painted objects in wich memories may be stored. Works of art with an extra personal significance.

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Art academy for teaching arts 1971 - 1976
four children born between 1978 and 1990 (one died in 2005)
Masterclasses to deepen my art-activities, in 1995, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010
Studytravel to Italy, Reggio Emilia "Art as a language"
2003-20013 masterclasses at School for old paintingtechnics.
2010-2017 training and studygroup filosophy and art
2015, 2016 and 2018, Artist in residence at BAF Ballycastle and Murphys Cove, Ireland


11 and 12 januari 2020, Art Arnhem, Artfair in Eusebiuschurch, centre of town.

November 2019, Artfair Kunstraffinaderij, Nijmegen, Netherlands

October 2019 exposition KunstBakens in 5 churches in Maas en Waal, Netherlands

29 and 30 september 2018 KunstBakens, art-route with about 23 porfessional artists

April 2018 ArtExpo Eindhoven, contemporary artfair.
November 2017 'KunstRaffinaderij' ,artfair Nijmegen, contemporary art.
Art'Pu:l 2017, International Art Fair for Contemporary art in Emmerich in the PAN Museum on 23 and 24 september (22=opening) for selected proffessional artists.
09-04-17: Funeral Fair in the Van Nelle factory Rotterdam. I will present there my 'Art boxes to remember special moments in your life'.


13 - 22 june selected to participate on Kunstschouw 2020, Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands. 10 days enjoying ART in Zeeland.

18-23 march Barcelona. Selected to participate the exhibition of Artbox (Swiss gallery). Valid World Hall, Munoz 6, center of Barcelona.

Artfair Art Arnhem 11-12 january 2020, Eusebiuschurch in center of Arnhem.

9-2-2019 till 25-2-2019 Exhibition in Arthouse Kernhem, Ede, Netherlands. With 4 Art collegues.

8-11-2018 till 5-2-2019 Solo exhibition in Art space Rondeel, St. Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

21 april - 9 june 2018 solo-exposition in Galerie Van Slagmaat, Woerden NL. The galery shows 23 drawings and paintings.

May-september 2017: Summer exhibition at the river side. Every weekend terras and music at the gallery "De Veldschuur", Overasselt, Netherlands.

2017 5th till 27th of August Galerie Notre Dame Des Arts, Ubbergen near Nijmegen, Netherlands. Exposition of my recent drawings, paintings and objects together with Geert Lemmers (also at Saatchi). He makes photo artworks.
2017 Summerexhibition (solo) in Galery Gaia and Ouranos, Overasselt/Holland. From 1 may until 25 september.
2016 Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen (group)
2016 Galerie De Sleedoorn, Zetten(duo)
2016 Artfair: Art Refinery Nijmegen
2016 several funeral fairs: Gorinchem, Nijmegen, Venlo, Tiel (2015)
2016 Museum Petershuis, Gennep (group)
2015 Galerie Hollandsche Maagd, Gouda (group)
2015 Ballinglon Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland (group)
2015 Artfair Art Grave
2015 Galerie Sjer Jacobs, Tegelen/Venlo (solo)
Artworks in stock at Galerie ArtaCasa, Amsterdam
and Galerie Hollandsche Maagd, Gouda
Artworks bought by several (public) companies and many private persons.