Biography

Katinka Lampe (1963, Tilburg, NL) 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 uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The seemingly simple inclusion of wigs and false lashes, or the placement of a scarf, alter the interpretation of the children depicted and imply elevated symbolic and metaphorical status that requires deeper interpretation. The result creates a catalyst to provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating aging, race, and the ever-growing dependence on media.

Katinka Lampe is an artist based out of 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 Van Loon, Amsterdam, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, and Untitlled Art Fair, Miami Beach. Her work is included in the collections of Museum 21C, United States; Museum Arnhem, Arnhem; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, Korea; Salon Dahlmann, Berlin; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris; Museum More, Gorssel; Schunck*, Heerlen; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; Art Curial, Paris; Frisseras Museum Athens, Greece; and in many other prominent collections. Lampe’s work has been featured in numerous publications including ArtTravel Magazine, ELLE Décor, and Public Art Magazine, among others.

www.katinkalampe.nl

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Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 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

Collections

C.N.A.P- Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, France
Schunck*, Heerlen, Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Hans Melchers, Bloemendaal, Netherlands
Art Curial, Paris, France
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
AEGON Kunstcollectie, The Hague, Netherlands
ACHMEA Kunstcollectie, Leiden, Netherlands
APG Pensioenfonds, Amsterdam, Netherlands
AKZO Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Heus, Barneveld, Netherlands
Van Dam, Wassenaar, Netherlands
Bouwfonds, Hoevelaken, Netherlands
Hugo Carla Brown Collection, The Hague, Netherlands
Sanders, Aerdenhout, Netherlands
Princen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Heden, The Hague, Netherlands
CBK, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kunstgebouw, Rijswijk, Netherlands
Meerzig,t Zoetermeer, Netherlands
PKU, Utrecht, Netherlands
Artotheek, Den Haag, Netherlands
Kruithuis Den Bosch, Netherlands
Art Center Hugo Voeten Herentals, 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