BIOGRAPHY

Marcelle Hanselaar was born in the postwar Netherlands and grew up near the North sea.

In the early 60’s she studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague but she found a greater learning curve in the world outside art school till she finally settled down in her studio in central London.

As a painter Hanselaar is entirely self taught, learning her skills through artists friends or studying old and modern masters.

She started out as an abstract painter but over time her imagery developed into raw expressionist figuration. Her work references 17C Dutch portrait painting and the Flemish and German expressionists.

In 2000 Hanselaar became interested in etching and learned the basics of printmaking at Morley College. Midnight drawings created a dark world which beautifully suit the etching medium. Her painterly and unconventional subject matter and ways of working has earned her much acclaim.

Hanselaar’s work is included in various collections including the British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, V&A Prints & Drawings Collection, V&A National Art Library, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Sakimi Art Museum, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo, Portugal; Guandong Fine Art Museum, China; University of Aberystwyth Print Collection, Wales and New Hall Art Collection in Cambridge

She has also won numerous awards such as the Statutory Awards of Krakow International Print Triennial 2012, The Birgit Skjold Memorial Trust Purchase Award for her Pillow book for Endless nights, first Prize for painting at the Tabernacle Art Competition, University of Wales Purchase Prize and the Presse Papier Award.

Hanselaar shows extensively both nationally and internationally.

She is a member of The London Group.




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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
Biting the Bullet, Millennium, St.Ives, Cornwall
Sticks & Stones, University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle- Upon Tyne
Mama Mama, The Bear is Loose, Quest 21, Brussels
Sweet ‘n’ Low, Viktor Wynd Fine Art inc. London

2009
Back to Basics, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2008
The Weight of Smoke, Galerie de Buytensael, Arnhem
The Weight of Smoke, East West Gallery, London
Down the Rabbithole, University of Aberystwyth Gallery, Aberystwyth

2007
The Weight of Smoke, De Queeste Art, Watou
The Weight of Smoke, University of Brussels Gallery, Brussels

2006
La Petite Mort, Stephanie Burns Fine Art,Canberra
Intimate Conversations, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro

2005
La Petite Mort,19 etchings, East West Gallery, London
La Petite Mort, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Watou

2004
Shouts & Whispers, Stephanie Burns Gallery, Canberra
Silence is Easy, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Watou

2003
You Said You Loved Me, RM Art, Essen
Sometimes I Dream About Reality, East West Gallery, London

2001
Incomplete Tales, Erasmus Gallery, Rotterdam
All of Me, East West Gallery, London

2000
Crossing Borders, Gallery at Royal Crescent, Edinburgh

1999
Close to the Bone, New Hall, Cambridge
Burying the Hatchet, the Millinery Works, London

1996
Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

1994
Galerie Reisel, Rotterdam

1988
Last Gallery, London

1986
Art Space Gallery, London

1983
Clare Hall, Cambridge

1982
Stedelijk Museum, Alkmaar


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
RA Summer Exhibition, London
Multiplied Art Fair, Christies SK, London
The House of Fairy Tales, Millenium, St. Ives
The House of Fairy Tales, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
The House of Fairy Tales, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
St. David¹s Hall Printmaking Biennale, Cardiff
International Prints, Qijiang, China
North Lincolnshire National Print Open, North Lincolnshire
400 Women, Shoreditch Town Hall Gallery, London and touring
BIMPE IV mini print Biennale, Vancouver, Canada, touring
London Art Fair, Islington
London Original Print Fair

2009
Metamorphoses, 4th Biennale de l’estampes de Saint Maur
Black on White, Artefact Gallery, London
XIV Biennale de Gravure de Sarcelles
Lynn Stainer Painter Prize, London
Biennale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois Rivieres, Quebec
Drie Invalshoeken; with Enk de Kramer,Wouter Pype, De Queeste Art
London Art Fair, Islington

2008
Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London
Intaglio, St. David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff
Originals 08, Mall Galleries, London
De Buytensael, Gelre Beurs, Arnhem
Original Print Fair, London
European & African Prints, RaMoMa, Nairobi
This Choir of Angels, short film with Laurence Fuller
Print Open 08, Ropewalk Contemporary, Barton upon Humber
Summer in the City, Bankside Gallery, London
Galerie Churchill, Wegimont Culture, Liege, Belgium
The Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London
London Group Annual, Menier Gallery, London
Will it Snow for Christmas, Wall, London
Discerning Eye, invited artist, Mall Galleries, London
X Biennal Internacional de Grabado, Caixanova, Spain
Winter Show, Goldfish, Penzance

2007
Originals 07, Mall Galleries, London
Bridge Art Fair, London
Bienniale Internationale de Gravure 07, Museum of Art, Liege
London Group at Deutsche Bank, London
Beyond the Narrative, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London
Blauwdruk van een menszijn, De Steiger, Menen, Belgium
Shortlisted Sovereign European Art Prize, Club Row, London
Shortlisted Celeste Art Prize
Bienale Int. de Gravura de Douro, Portugal
Eyeplay, Bankside Gallery, London
Things Which Go Bump in the Night, 20/21 Art Centre, Lincs
London Group Open, Menier Gallery, London

2006
Originals 06, Mall Galleries London
The London Group Annual, Bankside Gallery, London
Le Reveil Figuratif, La Renaissance Mairie, Hondschoote, France
2006 RE Annual, Bankside Gallery, London
R.A. Summershow, London
Discerning Eye, invited artist, Mall Galleries London
MAAPS Printmaking Biennial 2006/07 Anna Leonowens Gallery NSCAD Uni, Halifax, Canada touring Great Hall, OCAD, Toronto
Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Kyoto
The Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

2005
R.A. Summershow, London
Uncanny Tales with Paula Rego, Ana Maria Pacheco, Oona Grimes,
touring 2005-2007: Scarborough Gallery, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery,
Wrexham Art Gallery, Cultural Centre Ypres, Jersey Arts Centre, Great Sutton Street, Black Swan Arts, Ferens Art Gallery, Rugby Art
Gallery, Babylon Art Gallery
Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale College,Wrexham touring The Haven Gallery, Boston, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Biennale Int. de Gravure, Cabinet des Estampes de la Ville de Liege,
Biennale Int. d’ estampe Cont. de Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Unladylike, East West Gallery, London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
200 years European Art, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra

2004
Originals 04, Mall Galleries, London
R.A. Summershow, London
RE Annual, Bankside Gallery, London

2003
Contemporary British Art, The Millinery Works, London
R.A. Summershow, London
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres
Showcase, East West Gallery, London
Print International, Yale College, touring
Prizewinners, East West Gallery, London
Sons & Mothers, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Uncanny Tales, Galerie de Buytensael, Arnhem, NL

2002
40 x 40 Cont. British Art, The Millinery Works, London
Young Masters Prints, Atlanta, USA
R.A. Summershow, London
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
FWA, Art, Age & Gender, Orleans House, London
Biennale Nederlandse Grafische Kunst, Singer Museum Laren, NL

2000
Modern & Cont. British Art, The Millinery Works, London
Englische Kunst, Galerie Thomas Hettlage, Munich; Int. Small Print Biennale, Morley Gallery, London
Int. Small Print Biennale, Morley Gallery, London
Bearing Up, East West Gallery

1999
Pictures to Live With, The Millinery Works, London
BCMA, The Mall Galleries, London
Secret Lives, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham
Notes from the Underground, Dostoyevsky Museum, St.Petersburg
Small & Sexy, East West Gallery, London
Undercurrents, Woodlands Art Gallery, London
MWA, Women, Work and Money, KPBG, London

1998
Women on Men,Touring to Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Bodelwyddan Castle and Denbigshire School of Art Gallery

1997
Unquiet Voices, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Doncaster
7 Dutch Artists,The Royal Netherlands Embassy, London
Graffik 97, Printmakers, Scunthorpe Museum and Art Gallery
Small Objects of Desire, East West Gallery, London

1996
The Child Within, East West Gallery, London

1995
Life’s a Beach, City Gallery, Leicester
Identity, Towner Art Gall., Eastbourne
Experiments, S.W.T.U, Chongqing

1994
Ask the Poets, Knapp Gallery, London
Contemporary Portrait Society, London
Women Light Up The Night, Berlin
1993
Cooling Gallery, London
Expressionist Paintings S.W.T. U, Chongqing

1992
Eva Jekel Gallery, London
Cooling Gallery, London
1991
British Month, Roy Miles Gallery, London
Galerie Clairfontaine, Luxembourg
1990
British Painters, Mall Galleries, London
Art for China, Smith Gallery, London

1989
Links of Affinity, Knapp Gallery, London and Glasgow Arts Club, Glasgow; Berkeley Square Gallery, London


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010
Catalogue: Biting the Bullet, Millennium, text by Laura Gascoigne
Catalogue: Mama Mama, The Bear is Loose, Quest 21

2009
Printmakers Secrets, Anthony Dyson
Catalogue: Metamorphoses, 4th Biennale de l’estampes de Saint Maur
Catalogue: Printmaking Int. Wrexham
Catalogue: Bienale int. de l’estampes de Trois Rivieres
Practical Printmaking, Colin Gale
Hybrid Prints, Megan Fishpool

2008
Intaglio Printmaking, A&C Black, Mychael Barratt
Catalogue: The London Group 95th Anniversary Show
Catalogue: The Threadneedle Prize
Catalogue: X Biennal Internacional de Grabado, Caixanova 08

2007
Catalogue: Sovereign European Art Prize
Catalogue: Fete de la Gravure, 6th Biennale Int. de la Gravure, Liege
Catalogue: Celeste Art Prize
Catalogue: The Weight of Smoke, De Queeste Art
Catalogue: 04 Bienal 2007 internacional de gravura Douro
Catalogue: The London Group Open

2006
Printmaking Handbook, Etching, by Colin Gale
Catalogue: L’image, Le Reveil Figuratif
Catalogue: MAAPS 1st Print Biennale

2005
Catalogue: 5th Biennale de Gravure, Liege
Catalogue: Wrexham Print International
Catalogue: The London Group, Bankside Gallery, London
Catalogue: Biennale de Trois-Rivieres
Catalogue: Unladylike, East West Gallery, London
Catalogue: Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

2004
Catalogue: Silence is Easy, De Queeste Art
Catalogue: Uncanny Tales, FWA

2003
Catalogue: Contemporary British Art
Catalogue: Uncanny Tales, De Buytensael
Catalogue: New Hall Art Collection
Catalogue: Wrexham Print International
Catalogue: Biennale Internationale d’estampe cont. de Trois – Rivieres Catalogue: Sometimes I Dream About Reality, text Laura Gascoigne

2002
Catalogue: Art, Age & Gender, FWA

2001
Catalogue: All of Me, East West Gallery, text by Morgan Falconer

2000
Catalogue Modern & Contemporary British Art, The Millinery Works

1999
Catalogue Pictures to Live With, The Millinery Works, London
Catalogue Burying the Hatchet, The Millinery Works, London
Catalogue Woman on Man / Man on Woman

1998
Catalogue Undercurrents Jane Czyzselska

1994
Catalogue, Galerie Reisel, Rotterdam

1993
Sister Wendy Beckett, On Art and the Sacred, Rider Books, London

1992
Catalogue British Month, Roy Miles Gallery

1990
Catalogue Art for China

1989
Catalogue Links of Affinity, Dutch Contemporary Art in Britain, Mary


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Amsterdam Arts Council
Amsterdam Medical Centre
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London
Brooklyn Art Library, New York, U.S.A.
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Frans Masereel Center, Belgium
Guandong Fine Art Museum, Canton, PR of China
Merrill Lynch, London
Mitsokoshi Ltd, London
Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo, Portugal
New Hall, Cambridge
Rabo Bank, London
Risk Publications, London
Sakima Art Museum, Okima
University of Aberystwyth Print Collection
Paintings in Hospitals, London
Private Collections In the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Australia


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2008
Residency Frans Masereel Center, Belgium

2006
Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize
Originals 06, London

2003
Presse Papier Award, Biennale Int. d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois- Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

 

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