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Butterfly Tapestry - Marja Van Kampen

Marja Van Kampen

Marja was born in The Netherlands and graduated from the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 1972. After some years of teaching she became a full time painter. She spend 2 years painting in the South of France but moved to Ireland in 1982. She is a co-founder of Artspace Studios, Galway and has participated in many exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. In 1997 she established her own studio in Galway, where she dedicates her time to painting and printmaking.

Her work is in many public collections, inluding: The Arts Council of Ireland Collection, The State Art Collection, Microsoft Irish Art Collection, Irish Trade Board, Office of Public Works, Western Health Board, Mayo County Council, Aalborg City Council, Denmark, Radisson Sas Hotel, Galway, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin and Dundalk, AIB, Dublin, Crumlins Childrens Hospital, Dublin. She received a travel award from the Department of Foreign Affairs for a solo exhibition in France.

Solo Exhibitions:

1987Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
1988Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden
1990Philine-Vogeler Haus, Worpswede, Germany
1991Galway Arts Festival, Galway
Arts Council Foyer, Dublin
1993Das Wasserwerk, Saarbruecken, Germany
1994Two Person Show, with Kathleen Furey, Galway Arts Centre
1995Centre D'Art Azilien, Le Mas D'Azil, France
1997Transulents, with Dick Donaghue, Galway Arts Festival
1999Spirit of Place, Galway Arts Centre, Galway
Garter Lane Art Centre, Waterford
Tig Fili Gallery, Cork
The Stationmasters House, Kiltimagh
The Basement Gallery, Dundalk
South Tipperary Arts Center, Clonmel
2000Two Person Show (with Angie Grimes), The Bridge Gallery, Dublin.
2003The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Monaghan County Museum Gallery, Monaghan
The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan
2004Custom House Studios Gallery, Westport

Group Exhibitions:

1992Galerie Monika Beck, Homburg, Germany
Riverun Gallery, Gallery
1993Galerie Nord, Dresden, Germany
The Irish Centre, London
1994Eigse Festival, Carlow
1986-1995Artspace Studios "Open Days", Galway
1995Impressions, print exhibition, Galway Arts Centre
1996Town Hall Theatre, openings exhibition, Galway
Original Print Gallery, Dublin
1996Mosaic, Ceannt Railway Station, Galway
L'Imaginaire Irlandais, L'Embarcadere, Lyon, France
Hotel de Ville, Lorient, France
19975 Printmakers, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Begegnung, Galerie Scharpf, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwighafen, Germany
Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo Arts Festival
1998Gateway to Art, Dublin Airport
1998Print Exhibition, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney
Rencontre, Municipal Gallery, Lorient, France
Artspace Exhibition, Foxford Exhibition Centre
Logan Gallery, Galway
1999Meeting.Begegnung.Rencontre, Galway Art Centre, Galway.
8th, 9th, 10th Microsoft Art Exhibition, Dublin
2000Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
2001Lavit Gallery, Cork
The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
The Art of Hurling, The Kenny Gallery, Galway
Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery
Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast
Municipal Gallery, Cork
2002Kent Gallery, Kinsale
The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
Cuallacht, The Galway International Art Project, Open Studios, Spanish Arch and Cuallacht Exhibition, City Hall, Galway
2003Impressions, The Art of The State, Touring Exhibition
2004The Bridge Gallery, Dublin
Impressions Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre
Galway a Lorient, Municipal Gallery, Lorient, France


1987,'91,'93,'94Arts Council of Ireland Awards
1991,'93,'96,'97Aer Lingus Travel Awards
1990DAAD Bursary, Atelierhaus Worpswede, Germany
1995Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award
2000Galway City Council Travel Award to participate in Aalborg Triennale 2000, Denmark