November 22, 2013

Felieke van der Leest CV

2011 Felieke van der Leest copy16-07-1968, Emmen, the Netherlands

Since 2008 Living and working in Norway


1991/1996 – Art Academy “Gerrit Rietveld“, Jewelry Department, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1986/1991 – Technical School for Gold- and Silversmithing, Schoonhoven, the Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions (selection from 2005)

2013 Galerie Stühler, Unforgettable Stories, Berlin, Germany

2012 Gallery Deux Poissons, Once Upon a time on My West (part 1 & 2), Tokyo, Japan

2012 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Once Upon a time on My West (part 2), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 Galerie Rob Koudijs, Once Upon a time on My West (part 1), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010 West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Smykkesirkus/Jewellery Circus, Bergen, Norway

2009 Gallery Deux Poissons, F.I.B.S. (Festival International des Bêtes Sportives), Tokyo, Japan

2009 Harbour Front Centre, It’s a Beastly World after all, Toronto, Canada

2008 Galerie Rob Koudijs, F.I.B.S. (Festival International des Bêtes Sportives), Amsterdam,

the Netherlands

2007 Gallery Deux Poissons, Animalia, Tokyo, Japan

2006 Mima, Animal Fables, Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough, England

2006 Louise Smit Gallery, Jewellery Fables, Art Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2005 Dutch Textile Museum, Ostriches in Love, the wonderful jewellery of Felieke van der Leest,

Tilburg, the Netherlands

Group Exhibitions (selection from)


New Jewelry Associations, Sense of Wonderwork, WAKO Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Galerie Rob Koudijs, Collect 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

Charon Kransen Arts, Frieze Art Fair NY, New York, U.S.A.

Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter, Skapninger, Hamar, Norway

2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, Beijing, China


Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo Frontline (art fair), Tokyo, Japan

Galerie Rob Koudijs, Collect 2012, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

Gallery Art Link, Private Cosmos, Seoul, South Korea

National Gallery of Victoria, Unexpected Pleasures, Melbourne, Australia

Museum Bellerive, Jewellery Unleashed !, Zurich, Switzerland

World Crafts Council – BF, European Prize for Applied Arts 2012, Mons, Belgium

Design Museum, Unexpected Pleasures: the art and design of contemporary Jewellery, London, U.K.


Worlds Crafts Council, Abushan, Seed to Silver, New Delhi, India

Gallery Electrum, Creative Creatures, London, U.K.

Charon Kransen Arts, SOFA New York, New York, U.S.A.

Galerie Rob Koudijs, Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

Museum Bellerive, A new Hook. Rethinking needlework, Zurich, Switzerland

Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, Cominelli Foundation Award Exhibition  for Contemporary   

        Jewellery 2011, Brescia, Italy

Gallery Putti, Conceptual Jewellery, Riga, Latvia

The Sungkok Art Museum, Open Mind, Seoul, South Korea

Museum for Modern Art, Jewellery Unleased !, Arnhem, the Netherlands


International Trade Fair Munich, Schmuck 2010, Germany

Gallery Rob Koudijs, Collect 2010, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

Norwegian Association for Arts / Crafts, EUNIQUE fair – arts & crafts 2010, Messe Karlsruhe, Germany

Charon Kransen Arts, SOFA Santa Fe, U.S.A.

National Museum for Art, Architecture & Design, Utstillingen “ Kunsthåndverk 2010”, Olso, Norway

Pole Bijou, From Textile to Jewel, Baccarat, France

Gallery Kunst1, Duo-exhibition (with Pål Vigeland), Sandvike, Norway


University of Hawai’i, The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Honolulu, U.S.A.

Gallery Rob Koudijs, Collect 2009, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.

National Museum for Art, Architecture & Design, Utstillingen09 / Kunsthåndverk, Olso, Norway

CODA Museum, Sieren met Dieren, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Gallery Handwerk, Artistic Toys, Münich, Germany


Gallery Rob Koudijs, Collect 2008, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K.

Design Museum, Challenging the Châtelaine, Gent, Belgium

World Crafts Council – BF, European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2008, Mons, Belgium

Gallery of Art in Legnica, The Legnica Festival of Silver 2008, Legnica, Poland

Villa de Bondt, Dutch Architectural Influences and Jewellery, Gent, Belgium

CODA Museum, New Traditional Jewelry “Symbols of Faith, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Studio GR.20, Contemporary Jewellery, Dutch Masters, Padova, Italy


2012 – nomination, European Prize for Applied Arts 2012, World Crafts Council – BF, Belgium

2011 – nomination, Cominelli Foundation Award Exhibition  for Contemporary Jewellery 2011, Italy

2008 – Profielprijs 2008, Stichting Profiel, the Netherlands

2008 – The Prize of the French Community Walonia-Brussels 2008, World Crafts Council – BF


2007 – nomination New Traditionally Jewellery, the Netherlands

2006 – nomination Dutch Design Awards 2006, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2001 – nomination Rotterdam Design Prize 2001, the Netherlands

2000 – nomination NPS Culture Prize 2000, the Netherlands

Public Collections

CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

DSM Art Collection, Heerlen, the Netherlands

Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Frog Museum, The Hague, the Netherlands

Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, U.K.

Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Torino, Italy

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.

Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands

Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada

Nasjonal Museet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Olso, Norway

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K.

West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway

RAM, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, U.S.A.

Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, U.K.

Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, the Netherlands

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