Felieke van der Leestart jewellery & objects    

 
Felieke van der Leest
1968 born in Emmen, the Netherlands
Lives and works in Norway since 2008

 
Education
1991/1996 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Jewellery Design, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1986/1991 Technical School for Gold- and Silversmithing, Schoonhoven, the Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions
2017Galerie Rob Koudijs, Jewelrassic Park, Amsterdam, NL
2016Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2016, From Spermhart to Mr. Zen, Legnica, PL
2015National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Into the Zoo, Trondheim, NO
CODA Museum, Into the Zoo, Apeldoorn, NL
2014Galleri KRAFT, i Hvelvet, Bergen, NO
Art Gallery Putti, ZOO is life, Riga, LV
2013Galerie Stühler, Unforgettable Stories, Berlin, DE
2012Gallery Deux Poissons, Once Upon a time in My West (part 1 & 2), Tokyo, JP
Galerie Rob Koudijs, Once Upon a time in My West (part 2), Amsterdam, NL
2011Galerie Rob Koudijs, Once Upon a time in My West (part 1), Amsterdam, NL
2010KODE Art Museums of Bergen, Smykkesirkus/Jewellery Circus, Bergen, NO
2009Gallery Deux Poissons, F.I.B.S. (Festival International des Bêtes Sportives), Tokyo, JP
Harbourfront Centre, It’s a Beastly World after all, Toronto, CA
2008Galerie Rob Koudijs, F.I.B.S. (Festival International des Bêtes Sportives), Amsterdam, NL
2007Gallery Deux Poissons, Animalia, Tokyo, JP
2006mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art at the Dorman Museum, Animal Fables, GB
Galerie Louise Smit, Jewellery Fables, Art Fair Amsterdam, NL
2005TextielMuseum, Ostriches in Love: The Wonderful Jewellery of Felieke van der Leest, Tilburg, NL
2004Charon Kransen Arts, Animal Party, SOFA Chicago, US
Gallery Deux Poissons, Animal Party, Tokyo, JP
2003Galerie Louise Smit, Animal Party, Amsterdam, NL
2000Galerie Louise Smit, Maritimities, Amsterdam, NL
group exhibitions (selection)
2016
National Craft Gallery, Not Too Precious, Kilkenny, IRL
IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse München, Schmuck 2016, Munich, DE
World Crafts Council - BF, Chemin Croisés, Mons, BE
Mobilia Gallery, Intoxicating Textiles: Vibrant Colors, Bold Patterns, Cambridge, US
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Funny Business, Seattle, US
Hydrogenfrabrikken, Kunsthåndverk 2016, Fredrikstad, NO
2015
ARTIUM Presented by Mitsubishi-Jisho Museum, Art Jewellery Today, Fukuoka, JP
Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, 15th Erfurt Jewellery Symposium, Hanau, DE
Caroline van Hoek, Haute Couture !, Brussels, BE
National Museum for Art, Architecture & Design, Kunsthåndverk 2015, Oslo, NO
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, 2015 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, Beijing, CN
2014
TextielMuseum, Body Jewels, Tilburg, NL
Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Duplicata, Montréal, CA
NextLevel Galerie, Différence et répétition, Paris, FR
Gorcums Museum, Show Pieces/Pronkstukken, Gorinchem, NL
Galerie Waidspeicher, 15. Erfurter Schmucksymposium, Erfurt, DE
Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition, CN
Lesley Craze Gallery, 30 Years in the Making, London, GB
2013
WAKO Hall, Sense of Wonderworks: New Jewelry Exhibition, Tokyo, JP
KUNSTBANKEN Hedmark Kunstsenter, Creatures/Skapninger, Hamar, NO
China Millennium Monument, 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, Beijing, CN
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Kunsthåndverk 2013, Oslo, NO
Hardanger Folk Museum, Holland in Hardanger/Holland i Hardanger, Utne, NO
Granollers Museum of National Sciences, Papallona/Mariposa/Butterfly, Barcelona, ES
2012
Fine Art Gallery Art Link, Private Cosmos, Seoul, KR
TheSpace.org, #wearmima a digital project by BBC, Arts Council, mima – The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Teesside University
World Crafts Council – BF, European Prize for Applied Arts 2012, Mons, BE
Society for Contemporary Craft, Humor in Craft, Pittsburgh, US
Design Museum, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, London, GB
2011
World Crafts Council, Abushan: Seed to Silver, New Delhi, IN
Electrum Gallery, Creative Creatures, London, GB
Galerie Rob Koudijs, Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB
Museum Bellerive, A New Hook. Re-Thinking Needlework, Zurich, CH
AGC, Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2011, Brescia, IT
Sungkok Art Museum, Open Mind: History and the New Material. International Contemporary Metal Craft, Seoul, KR
Museum for Modern Art, Jewellery Unleashed!, Arnhem, NL
2010
IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse München, Schmuck 2010, Munich, DE
Charon Kransen Arts, SOFA Santa Fe, US
Bonhoga Gallery, Finger Symbols, Shetland, GB
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Kunsthåndverk 2010, Oslo, NO
Pôle Bijou, From Textile to Jewel, Baccarat, FR
Galleri Kunst1, Jewellery and Objects (with Pål Vigeland), Sandvika, NO
2009
University of Hawai'i Art Gallery, The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Honolulu, US
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Kunsthåndverk 2009, Oslo, NO
CODA Museum, Sieren met Dieren [Adorn with Animals], Apeldoorn, NL
Galerie Handwerk, Künstlerisches Spielzeug – spielerische Kunst [Artistic Toys], Munich, DE
Museum for Modern Art, Dutch Jewellery from 1965 until now, Arnhem, NL
2008
Design museum Gent, Challenging the Châtelaine!, Gent, BE
World Crafts Council – BF, European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2008, Mons, BE
Gallery of Art in Legnica, Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2008, Legnica, PL
Villa de Bondt, Dutch Architectural Influences and Jewellery, Gent, BE
Gallery Sztuki, Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2004, Legnica, PL
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Metallic Yellow: Gold for Robert Smit, Amsterdam, NL
Design Platform Eindhoven, Designers Present 2004, Eindhoven, NL

Grants, Prizes and Nominations
2015/16 Fordypningsstipend, Norske Kunsthåndverkere, NO
2014 Utstillingsstipend, Arts Council Norway, NO
2014 Prosjektstipend, Arts Council Norway/Norske Kunsthåndverkere/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NO
2014 Tijlfonds Stipend, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, NL
2012 nominee, European Prize for Applied Arts 2012, World Crafts Council – BF, BE
2011 Arbeidsstipend, Arts Council Norway, NO
nominee, Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2011, IT
2008 laureate, Profiel Prijs 2008, Stichting Profiel, NL
laureate, Prix de la Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles 2008, World Crafts Council – BF, BE
2007 nominee, New Traditional Jewellery, NL
2006 nominee, Dutch Design Award 2006, NL
2001 nominee, Rotterdam Design Prize 2001, NL
Basisstipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, NL
2000 nominee, NPS Culture Prize 2000, NL
1999 Startstipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, NL
1997 Startstipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, NL

Public Collections
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL
DSM Art Collection, Heerlen, NL
Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, JP
Miaao – International Museum of The Applied Arts Today, Torino, IT
Kikker Museum, The Hague, NL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, GB
Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, NL
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO
National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, NO
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, GB
KODE Art Museums Bergen, NO
Racine Art Museum, Racine, US
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB
TextielMuseum, Tilburg, NL
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB
Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, NL

Lectures and Workshops (selection)
2016National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL
2015National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, NO
Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire, GB
Beijing Institute for Fashion Technology, Beijing, CN
2014Academy of Art of Latvia, Riga, LV
2013Hnoss Initiative and Laspis, seminar, Göteborg, SE
2012Agatunet, Aga, NO
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo and Osaka, JP
2010Grey Area Symposium, Mexico City, MX
Kunsthøgskolen Bergen, NO
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, GB
2009Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, CA
NSCAD, Halifax, CA
Seattle Metals Symposium 2009, Seattle, US
2008Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, TW
National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, Taipeh, TW
2007SNAG Conference 2007, Memphis, US
mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art at the Dorman Museum, GB
2006Middlesex University, London, GB
2005Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, NL
Royal College of Art, London, GB
2004mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, GB
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, US
Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo, JP
200292nd Street Y, School of the Arts, New York, US
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, US
ACJ Schmuck 2002, Seminar Weekend, Glascow, GB
2001Texas Tech University, Lubbock, US
2000International Textile Conference, Tilburg, NL

Books and Catalogues (selection)
New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs, Nicolas Estrada, Promopress, 2016
Schmuck 2016, Munich: GHM – Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen, 2016 (catalogue)
Felieke van der Leest – From Spermheart to Mr. Zen, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, 2016 (catalogue)
Kunsthåndverk 2016: Norske Kunsthåndverkeres årsutstilling, Oslo: Norske kunsthåndverkere, 2016 (catalogue)
Beyond Bling: Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prestel, 2016
Not too Precious, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire, 2015 (catalogue)
Kunsthåndverk 2015: Norske Kunsthåndverkeres årsutstilling, Oslo: Norske kunsthåndverkere, 2015 (catalogue)
Felieke van der Leest: The Zoo of Life – Jewellery & Objects 1996-2014, Jorunn Veiteberg/Ward Schrijver, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2014
Différence et répétition, B. Lignel, F. Martin, J. Veiteberg, Paris/Bergen, La garantie, 2014 (catalogue)
Suzanne Golden Presents: Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate with Beads, New York: Lark Crafts, 2013
Kunsthåndverk 2013: Norske Kunsthåndverkeres årsutstilling, Oslo: Norske kunsthåndverkere, 2013 (catalogue)
New Earrings: 500+ Designs from Around the World, Nicolas Estrada, London:Thames & Hudson, 2013
Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry, Bruce Metcalf, New York: Lark Crafts, 2012
Humor in Craft, Brigitte Martin, Atglen: Schiffer, 2012
European Prize for Applied Arts 2012, Mons: World Crafts Council – Belgique francophone, 2012 (catalogue)
Jewelbook: International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13, Oostkamp: Stichting Kunstboek, 2012
21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Crafts, 2011
Open Mind: History and the New Material in Contemporary Jewelry, Seoul: Sungkok Art Museum, 2011 (catalogue)
Contemporary Jewelry Art: Innovative Materials, Design-Ma-Ma, Harrow Middlesex: CYPI, 2011
Schmuck 2010, Munich: GHM – Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen, 2010 (catalogue)
Harding Puls 48: Art, culture & identity, Norheimsund: Harding Puls, 2010
Gray Area Gris: Contemporary Jewellery and Cultural Diversity, Martha Lawrance Camargo, Mexico City: Biblioteca de México, 2010
14 Jewelry Artists on Earth: Hiko Mizuno Presents, Takahiko Mizuno, Tokyo: Chiyoda-ku, Bijutsu, 2009
500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2009
Vrije Vormgeving: Mapping Dutch Conceptual Crafts, Monika E. Auch, Amsterdam: BNO, 2008
Triennale Européenne du Bijou contemporain 2008, Mons: World Crafts Council – Belgique francophone, 2008 (catalogue)
500 Pendants & Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2008
The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008, Andy Lim, Cologne, New York: Darling, 2008
Schmuck 2007, Munich: GHM – Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen, 2007 (catalogue)
500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2007
Felieke van der Leest: Jewellery Fables/Sieradenfabels, Ward Schrijver, Middlesbrough: mima, 2006
Challenging the Châtelaine!, Helen Williams Drutt, Marianne Aav, Helsinki: Designmuseo, 2006 (catalogue)
500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books 2006
New Directions in Jewellery II, Lin Cheung, London: Black Dog, 2006
Maker, Wearer, Viewer: Contemporary Narrative European Jewellery, Jack Cunningham, Edinburgh: Scottish Arts Council, 2005 (catalogue)
500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2005
500 Bracelets: An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2005
1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, Marthe Le Van, New York: Lark Books, 2004
Het Nederlandse sieraad in de 20ste eeuw, Marjan Unger, Bussum: THOTH, 2004
Luxe Interior: Joieria contemporània internacional, Barcelona: Fundació La Caixa, 2003 (catalogue)
Dutch design van de 20ste eeuw, Toon Lauwen, Bussum: THOTH, 2003
Schmuck 2002, Munich: GHM – Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen, 2002 (catalogue)
Masterpieces/Capolavori, E. Biffi Gentili, Anne Leclercq, Torino: Fondazione per il libro, la musica e la cultura, 2002 (catalogue)
Parures d’ailleurs, parures d’ici: incidences, coïncidences, M. Alamir, C. Guinard, Lausanne: Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, 2001 (catalogue and CD-ROM)
Micromegas, Munich: Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein München, 2001 (catalogue)
Slipstich? New Concepts in Knitting, C. Reinders, H. Rooney, et al., Tilburg: TextielMuseum, 2000 (catalogue)
Jewellery Moves: Ornament for the 21st Century, A. Game, E. Goring, Edinburgh: NMS, 1998 (catalogue)