Maeve van Klaveren (1977), Utrecht 

My work is figurative. What you see is taken from daily life. Something intrigues me and this I process into my drawings. The subject often arises from something small - an image or thought. The idea behind a work should not impose. How one ultimately reads the image is what it should be, its about giving your own interpretation.

It does not tell one-on-one a story of sadness, happiness, love, life or death…. But this is often a reason from which a work arises. these are thoughts I have at that moment that I put into the drawing.

It is my personal story of how I look at feelings, relationships ... ... desires, connection ... ... hope and despair, life and death. I try, as it were, to convey timeless all-rounder common emotion. The figures in my drawings express moods. Being human and nature are important sources of inspiration. I focus on the materiality of the drawing. These elements I work out with the use of drawing material that can portray this in the best way, with a preference for watercolor or pastel.

Maeve

 

EXHIBITIONS PAST

 

GROUPEXHIBITION

2023  -  WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW – Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery – Schloss Goerne – Berlin - DE

2023  -  ONLINE ROOM (summer edition) – Tinimini Room - Dordrecht - NL

2023  -  WIJ ZIJN HIER - Moving Gallery and De Toonkamer - Utrecht - NL

2023  -  ART ON PAPER AMSTERDAM - Moving Gallery - Amsterdam - NL

2023  -  #2  - Artsin Square - Online exhibition

2022  -  EVENWICHT - Moving Gallery - Utrecht - NL

2022  -  CHARACTER - Mothflower - online exhibition

2022  -  FAIR SHARE ART FAIR - Moving Gallery - Amsterdam - NL

2022  -  WORKS ON PAPER 4 – Blue Shop Cottage – online exhibition – London - UK

2022  -  OEOE - Tinimini - online exhibition - Dordrecht - NL

2022  -  PAPER - BEERSLondon - London - UK

2021  -  PANCAKE AND APPLE PIE?! - Kunstuitleen Utrecht - Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd - Bunnik - NL

2021  -  THE DELPHIAN OPEN CALL 2021 WINNERS - Delphian Gallery and Unit 1 Gallery - London - UK

2021  -  WORKS ON PAPER 3 – Blue Shop Cottage – online exhibition – London - UK

2020  -  RAAKVLAKKEN (interfaces) - Moving Gallery - Utrecht - NL

2020  -  ARTIST IN THE WORLD/ Utrecht Edition - Galerie Larik - Utrecht - NL

2020  -  PIET HEIN EEK GALERIE - 'GENEROUS' - curated by Marc Mulders - Eindhoven - NL

2020  -  OPEN WEEKEND ART UTRECHT - with MOVING GALLERY - Utrecht - NL

2020  -  HOT PAPER (GIFC) - online exhibition - Oslo/ Los Angeles

2020  -  SHOWHOUSE JAY JAY - online exhibition - Antwerp - BE

2019  -  WGKUNST - art sale - Amsterdam - NL

2019  -  MUSEUM DE FUNDATIE 'THE EUROPA ZOMEREXPO' - Zwolle - NL

2019  -  DE AANSCHOUW and DXIX - expo Co/Lab 4 - Torrence Art Museum (TAM) - Los Angeles -USA

2018  -  REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPIECIES - Muiderberg/ het Gooi - NL

2018  -  THE FOUNDATION DUTCH PORTRAIT PRICE - Weekend of the Portrait - Amsterdam - NL

2018  -  HOOGTIJ - foremost cultural tours in The Hague - The Haque - NL

2017  -  GIFC - Got It For Cheap - watercolor drawings - Athena > Copenhagen > NYC > Oslo > Stockholm > Los Angeles

2015  -  ELLEN BENDERS Concept Store – portrait drawing of man and animal - Amsterdam - NL

2014  -  Participated in the exhibition RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 - Ronse - BE

 

SOLO

2022  -  CAFE DE STAD - Utrect - NL

2020  -  WERKSPOORKADE - Utrecht - NL

2018  -  GALLERY SOPHIE - solo show  'Are You Presence?' - The Haque - NL

2016  -  DE AANSCHOUW - Rotterdam - NL

2016  -  HAREN MAJESTEIT - solo exposition 'outside in' - Amersfoort - NL

 

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Canada and the USA

DELA

UMC UTRECHT

ELBURG/SMIT

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021  -  BOOOOOOOM - https://www.booooooom.com/2021/11/23/artist-spotlight-maeve-van-klaveren/

2021  -  Interview - Dans les yeux d'Elsa - https://danslesyeuxdelsa.myportfolio.com/maeve-van-klaveren

2020  -  TV interview - RTV Utrecht - https://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/2119694/nog-heel-even-te-zien-de-tentoonstelling-raakvlakken.html

2020  -  Interview - DUIC magazine - https://www.duic.nl/cultuur/utrechtse-kunstenaars-maeve-van-klaveren-portretten-die-je-raken/

 

NOMINATIONS & PRIZES

2014  -  RONSE DRAWING PRIZE 2014 -  selected for the competition - Ronse - BE