17th July – 28th Sept 2008

Antique meets Contemporary

‘Felieke van Der Leest
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About Us

Felieke van Der Leest

Date of Birth 16 July 1968, Emmen, the Netherlands
Since March 2008 living and working in Norway


1991/1996 – Art Academy “Gerrit Rietveld“, Jewelry Department, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1986/1991 – Technical School for Gold-, and Silversmithing, Schoonhoven, the Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Contemporary Art Jarfo, Animalia, Kyoto, Japan
2007 Gallery Deux Poissons, Animalia, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Mima, Animal Fables, Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough, England
2006 Louise Smit Gallery, Jewellery Fables, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005 DSM Art Corner, Heerlen, the Netherlands
2005 Dutch Textile Museum, Ostriches in Love, the wonderful jewellery of Felieke van der
Leest, Tilburg, the Netherlands
2004 Charon Kransen Arts, Animal Party, SOFA Chicago, U.S.A.
2004 Gallery Deux Poissons, Animal Party, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Gallery Louise Smit, Animal Party, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2000 Gallery Louise Smit, Maritimities, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1997 Gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Grants & Nominations

2007 - New Traditionally Jewellery, nominated, the Netherlands
2006 - Dutch Design Awards 2006, selected, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
2001 - Rotterdam Design Prize 2001, nominated, the Netherlands
2001 - Basic Stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture.
2000 - NPS Culture Prize 2000, nominated, the Netherlands
1999 - Starter Stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture
1997 - Starter Stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture

Public Collections

DSM Art Collection, Heerlen, the Netherlands
Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg, the Netherlands
Frog Museum, The Hague, the Netherlands
Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Middlesbrough, U.K.
Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Torino, Italy
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Museum “Het Kruithuis”, Den Bosch, the Netherlands
Museum of Decorative Arts,
Montreal, Canada
Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, U.K.

Artists taking part in The Lighter Side are: David Bielander; Felieke van der Leest; Lindsey Mann.
The Lighter Side Antique pieces
. Other themes: Memento Mori; Sentiment & Sex; Power & Politics.