Biography

Stephanie Duijnisveld (1985) is a visual artist who lives and works in Zwolle. From 2012 until 2017 she studied Fine art and Design in Education at ArtEZ, Zwolle. Since then she has her own studio where she makes big paintings, wooden constructions and collections of small gathered objects who together form installations.
In 2017 her painting ‘Reckoner’ was part of the collection of Water ZomerExpo, at Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle. In 2018 she started art and education project Mankato (Zwolle), a gathering place for ‘green noises’. Art, education and ecology are brought together in an open studio, exhibition, workshops and outdoor activities. More information: mankato.nl (Dutch).
At the moment she’s staying in Tromsø, Norway for artistic research: to learn about the rapid environmental changes taking place in the arctic and how it affects The Netherlands. She’s also doing ongoing research as a part of her artistic practice about how people can rediscover and truly feel that they are part of the natural world and for this reason wanting to take care of it. Stephanie is convinced that this is necessary to stop the process of global warming: cherishing the earth and all beings is a matter of collective survival.

Education
2012-2017 ArtEZ University of the Arts, Fine art and design in education, Zwolle, NL (BA)
2009-2011 The Hague University, Teacher training (B.Ed))
2008-2009 University of Calgary, Laws. Human rights, Environmental law, Aboriginal law, Immigration & Refugee law
2004-2009 Leiden University, Laws (LL.B.)

Other
2019 Artistic research ‘Rediscovering human nature’, Tromsø, NO
2019 Project leader at Mankato, Zwolle
2019 Tutor (art theory) at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, DBKV, Zwolle
2018 Tutor (art theory) at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, DBKV, Zwolle
2018 Tutor (painting) at Art project JIJ & IK, Kunsteducatie Nederland, Zwolle
2016-2017 Internship at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, iMAE, Arnhem

Publications
2019 De Stentor ‘Mankato brengt leven in en om iconisch brugwachtershuisje Zwolle’
2017 Mister Motley ‘ArtEZ Zwolle 2017’
2017 Finalskrant ArtEZ 2017 p. 4
2017 ‘Stephanie’s werk hangt in de Fundatie’, indebuurt Zwolle
2017 MetropolisM Eindexamenspecial

Reviews
2017 Wouter Engelbart ‘DBKV graduation speech’

Group exhibitions
2019 ‘Living with water’ Mankato, Zwolle, NL 
2019 ‘Habitat’, Public Expo, Grand café Public, Zwolle, NL
2018 Kunstenaars in de Kazerne, Zwolle, NL
2017 Exhibition Martine voor de Poort and Stephanie Duijnisveld, Kunstuitleen Emmeloord, NL
2017 ‘Water’ ZomerExpo, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, NL
2017 ArtEZ Finals, Grote Kerk, Zwolle, NL

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