Biography

Born in 1963 in Tilburg, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL

Katinka Lampe traverses the realms of figurative, expressionist, and abstract painting in her soft, yet uncanny, portraits. Her works, though imbued with a sense of realism, are not meant to represent those that they depict. Resemblance is not the defining characteristic of these pieces. Instead, the artist sees the figures as visual impressions that, once transformed by her gaze, become representative of larger themes within society, rather than the individual.

Lampe often uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The imposed roles played by her models, their poses, expressions, and their way of being dressed, mostly copied from magazines, the internet or old master paintings, obscure their personality and provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating to identity, aging, color, and the ever-growing dependence on media.

Katinka Lampe is an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She received her degree from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally in a variety of galleries, museums, and prominent art fairs such as Museum Arnhem, Arnhem,NL: Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; Singer Museum, Laren, NL, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL ; Untitled Art San Francisco, USA and Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, USA. Her work is included in the collections of 21C Museum Hotels, USA; West Sun Capital Collection, Montreal,CA: Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, KR; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, FR; Museum More, Gorssel, NL; Schunck*, Heerlen, NL; Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam,Nl; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL; ING Collection, Amsterdam, NL; Art Curial, Paris, FR; Frisseras Museum Athens, GR, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection.

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Education

  • 1983-1988 Academy of Art and Design, ’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 SLOW, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Untitled, San Francisco, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2019 Instadentity, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    Instadentity Performance, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    Out of office, Singer Museum Laren, The Netherlands
  • 2018 LET’S CHANGE HISTORY, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, USA
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  • 2017 In Times of Bigotry, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Kinderen Portretten, van Santvoort tot Lampe, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    XL&XS, Hugo Voten Art center, Herentals, Netherlands
  • 2013 Wannabe, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
  • 2012 FREEZE POSE, LEEAHN Gallery, Daegu, South Korea
    Love your Looks, Lieux Communs, Namur, Belgium
  • 2010 O you who believe, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Kate,Bob & Luca, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2008 Rebel and Saint, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007 Old Masters, Gangs & Fashion Models, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam,Netherlands
    My Name´s Lolita Art, Madrid, Spain
    Pose, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
  • 2006 Katinka Lampa, Gallery van den Berge, Goes, Netherlands
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2005 Amaco, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2003 Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2002 Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gallery van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2018 Art Brussels, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
    139 x Nothing but Good, Park, Platform vor Visual Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Colors of Diversity, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary I am not I – Famous and forgotten portraits, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
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  • 2016 What’s behind that painted smile, de Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • 2015 Met Hart en Ziel, DREEF Exposities, Haarlem, The Netherlands Into the light, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2014 La femme d’à côté, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    London Artfair, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, London, UK
    Nothing but good live, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 2013 Wit, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012 FIGUURLIJK Museum Hilversum, Netherlands
    Voor eeuwig de jouwe SCHUNCK, Heerlen, Netherlands
  • 2011 Ainsi soit-il Art contemporain, Eglise Saint Loup, Namur, Belgium
  • 2010 Look at me.Look into my eyes, Van Berge Gallery, Goes, Netherlands
    De Best Verzorgde Boeken, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    ARCO, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, Spain
    Portretten van de twintigste eeuw, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • 2009 Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussel, Belgium
    Portretten van de 20ste eeuw Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • 2008 The new force in painting, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
    Visual Moods Museum Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, Netherlands
    Next Chicago Artist Anonymous, Silvia B, Katinka Lampe, Levi van Veluw, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    ARCO, Galerie Ron Mandos, Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 FIAC, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France
    Show off, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    Gala of the year, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2006 FIAC, Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France
    Show Off, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
    Miami Pulse, Les Filles du Calvaire, Miami, FL, USA
    Art Brussels, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2005 FIAC Galerie Ron Mandos, Paris, France
    Kunstrai,Rob de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, Rob de Vries, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2004 Zie de mens, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, Netherlands
    Kunstrai, Rob de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2003 De Watertoren AK, Vlissingen, Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2002 Gallery Katharese, Tilburg, Netherlands
    Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2001 Portretten, CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Kijk naar je eigen, SKVR & CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Collections

C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France
Museum 21C, USA
Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
APMA, amorepacific Museum of art Seoul, Korea
Museum More, Gorssel, The Netherlands

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Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schunck* Heerlen, The Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Curial, Paris, France
Frisseras Museum Athens, Greece
Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
ASR Collections, Utrecht, The Netherlands
ING Collection, Amsterdam
Menzis Artcollection, Wageningen, The Netherlands
AEGON Art collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
Achmea Art collection, Leiden, The Netherlands
APG Pensioenfonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
AKZO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
West Sun Capital Collection, Montreal, Canada
De Heus Barneveld, The Netherlands
Van Dam Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Bouwfonds Hoevelaken, The Netherlands
Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, The Netherlands
Sanders, Aerdenhout, The Netherlands
Princen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Heden, The Hague, The Netherlands
De Ru, Rotterdam, The Netherlands