Femke Hiemstra

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Femke Hiemstra (born 1974 in Zaandam) is a Dutch painter.

Work[edit]

Hiemstra started as an illustrator for Dutch magazines but since her paintings became too elaborate for commissions she now mostly works as a fine artist. Her work is usually categorized as pop surrealist or American lowbrow art. Her mixed media works are made with delicate layers of acrylic paint and color pencil on the surfaces of old books or other bric-a-brac objects. The themes are often mixtures of animals and comic characters, dark surreal settings and stylized typography.

Education[edit]

1990-1994: School of Graphic Arts, Amsterdam 1994-1997: Art Academy, Utrecht

Exhibitions[edit]

2011

  • museum exhibition: February 5th - April 17, 2011; ‘Suggestivism’* exhibition at GCAC, Santa Ana
  • gallery exhibition: March 11 - April 2, 2011; Hi Fructose group show at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle
  • Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2011

2010:

  • May 8 to 29: ‘Neo Fabulists’ shared solo show with Heiko Müller, Fred Stonehouse, Atak and Ryan Heshka at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
  • September 11 to October 2: BLAB! group show at Copro Gallery, Santa Monica
  • November 12 to December 4: Shared solo show ‘The Bone Shaped Bone’ with Ryan Heska at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle

2009:

  • January 17 to February 18: ‘Beasts! #2’ group exhibition at Giant Robot Gallery, San Francisco
  • April 4 to April 25: ‘The Herring’s Hairdo’, shared solo exhibition with Keith Weesner at Copro Nason, Santa Monica, USA
  • April 16 to 29: Prints & The Revolution group exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • May 5 to June 6: ‘Lush Life’, group exhibition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle
  • July 23 & 24: ‘Scribble o8’, group exhibition curated by Mark Murphy, Wonderhaus, San Diego
  • August 8 to 29: ‘The BLAB Apocalypse show’, group exhibition at Copro Nason, Santa Monica
  • December 5 to 23: ‘Don’t Wake Daddy #4, The Drawing Show’, group exhibition at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
  • December 11 to January 30, 2010: ‘Bonjour, Dachshund!’, shared solo exhibition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle

2008:

  • February 8 to March 1: Group exhibition 'A cabinet of natural curiosities' at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle
  • April 11 to May 3: Shared solo exhibition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • June 20 to June 22: 'Garage Sale' #4, group exhibition at Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • July 11 to August 2: 10th Anniversary Roq la Rue, group exhibition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle
  • September 6 group exhibition Heiko Müller, Fred Stonehouse and Anthony Pontius, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
  • December 13 to January 3: Group exhibition Copro Nason, Santa Monica,

2007:

  • February 9 to March 3: Shared solo exhibition at Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle
  • April 6 to April 9: 'Garage Sale' #3, group exhibition at the Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • June 2 to July 8: Shared exhibition at MF Gallery, NYC, USA
  • November 2007: Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam with Koch Bos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • December 1, 2007 to Januari 26, 2008: La Fenêtre Secrète, solo exhibition at Koch Bos Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006:

  • April 1 to May 16: 'Girls, girls, girls', group exhibition at MF Gallery, NYC
  • April 14 to April 16: 'Garage Sale' #2, group exhibition at Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam
  • September 16 to October 31, 2006: ‘Halloween’ group exhibition at MF Gallery, NYC

2005: November 26 to December 12: 'Art Trek' #2, group exhibition at Mekanik, Antwerpen, Belgium 2004:

  • October 1 to October 3: 'Garage Sale' #1, group exhibition at Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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