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Nicky Konings

Nicky Konings

“Making People And Objects Special”. That is my life wire and my artistic mission.

Started as a make up artist in the world of theatre, television and film, I followed my passion and took the long and bumpy road to visual arts. Years of education in material science and numerous training sessions and workshops with internationally known artists helped me finding my direction in terms of materials, shapes, colours and influences.

Ceramic is often, but not exclusively, used in my work in combination with challenging materials such as old and precious metals and textiles. Bright colours used on white chamotte clay support me in expressing my intense connection with the Nomads and countries like Nepal, Tibet, Africa and Morocco. My work is recognised as exciting, suprising and original.

Next to my devotion to creating art I am teaching visual arts and conduct workshops at international academies and cultural events. Also I conduct lessions to private individuals and small groups at my studio in The Hague – Netherlands.

“The best is yet to come!”

 

Certificates and awards

Masterclass:

  • 2010: Ana Rosenzweig

Followed seminars:

  • 2010: Pauline Wiertz, Carolien Smit
  • 2009: Magdalene Odundo, Luk Versluys, Bill van Gilder, Nirdosch Petra van Heesbeen
  • 2006: David and Margareth Frith, Jim Robison, Netty van den Heuvel

Permanent in stock:

Exposities/Exhibitions:

  • 2018 – Najaarssalon Pulchri Studio, 22 september t/m 14 oktober 2018, Den Haag
  • 2018 – Open Atelierroute 2018, 26 en 27 mei, Den Haag
  • 2018 – Voorjaarssalon 2018 Pulchri Studio 7 t/m 29 april 2018
  • 2018 – Duo-expositie Kunststukken 101, 15 februari t/m 10 maart 2018, Den Haag
  • 2017 – Pulchri Studio “De Oriënt 2.0”, nov-dec 2018
  • 2017 – Galerie Sille Groepsexpo “Luchtig” van 1 juli tot 31 augustus
  • 2017 – Galerie Sille group exhibition “Luchtig” van 1 juli tot 31 augustus
  • 2017 – Pulchri Studio Voorjaarssalon, Jacob Hartog Award 22 april tot 29 mei
  • 2017 – Pulchri Studio “Personal Relations” 25 februari tot 29 maart
  • 2016 – Galerie 101 Kunststukken solo exhibition 4 t/m 25 november
  • 2016 – Sille kunst, Oudewater, Support Dutch art “Pigmentum” 4 maart/31 maart
  • 2016 – Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Voorjaarssalon 2016 Toekenning van de Jacob Hartog prijs 2016, 9 april/1mei
  • 2016 – Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Verse Aanwas 2 -25 juli
  • 2016 – Atelier route Duinoord, The Hague, 17 & 18 september
  • 2016 – Pulchri Studio Najaarssalon, The Hague, 8 aug-26 sept
  • 2016 – Galerie kunststukken 101, The Hague, 31 oktober/25 nov duo tentoonstelling
  • 2016 – Travelling exhibition “personal relations” opening in London, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Berlin and Rijkjavik
  • 2015 – Galerie Sille, groepsexpositie “Art & Design” Oudewater 20/11-20/12
  • 2015 – Galerie Sille, groepsexpositie “The New Season”. Oudewater 20/10-7/11
  • 2015 – Open atelier “Kunstgroep Kolonie Plasmolen “ Mook 12/13-9
  • 2015 – Galerie Sille , groeps expositie “Tour de Art”. Oudewater 18/6-26/7
  • 2015 – Sidi Kacem-Jelizi Keramiek museum. Expositie Herinnering 5 jaar keramiek symposia. 10/27-10
  • 2015 – Open atelier “Duinoord”, The Hague, 13/14-5
  • 2015 – Arts&Craft, Design Award Internationaal genomineerd voor 2015. Certificate of excellence work 2014
  • 2014 – Gallery Smashing Colors exhibition „Grensverleggend “, Goirle, 26/9-31/12
  • 2014 – R’Dam International Artfair, Sint laurenskerk, Rotterdam, 12/13-8
  • 2014 – International exhibition of contemporary ceramics, Turkey, 1/30-4
  • 2014 – Galerie Zone, Art collective, Leiden ,1/1-30/1
  • 2013 – Galerie Zone, Art collective, Leiden, 1/12
  • 2013 – Kera-mix, Zoetermeer, 2/24-11
  • 2013 – Exhibition Leve de Koning , Sophie Maree Gallery ,Scheveningen, 16/11-1/12
  • 2013 – Open studio route ieplaan Den Haag, 21-22/9
  • 2013 – Participation 3rd ceramic symposium of Sidi Kacem-Jelizi ceramic museum,Tunisia, 3/9-13/9, also Exhibition
  • 2013 – Groups Exhibition Galerie Huisterheide, 1/3 till 28/4, Huis ter Heide
  • 2013 – Gallery Smashing colors, ‘Inspirerende Ontmoetingen’, 30/3-31/3 & 6/4-7/4
  • 2012 – Design beurs D-day from 5/11 to 10/11 in het Mecc te Maastricht
  • 2012 – Exhibition at the El Gazira art center in cairo of the 12th International Ceramic Symposium in El menya , from 19th to 30 sept
  • 2012 – First International Biennale Santorini Greece, 1st August till 30th September
  • 2012 – International art fair Groningen, 21st till 23rd September
  • 2012 – National Art Fair Amsterdam, 30th September
  • 2012 – The Egyptian 12th Ceramic Symposium, El Minya, 14th to 25th march
  • 2012 – Galerie Smashing Colours 7th, 8th & 9th en 14th & 15th april. ‘Inspirerende ontmoetingen’, Oud Tilburgsebaan 47-49, Riel.
  • 2012 – Open Atelier Route Den Haag, 2nd and 3rd june
  • 2011 – Duo exhibition Galerie Articles Nicky Konings & Enno Keurentjes, Wijk bij Duurstede, 2/10 to 12/11
  • 2011 – Kera-tex 2011, Zoetermeer, Terratorium, 22/10 – 6/11.
  • 2011 – ‘Kunst proeven in Duinoord’, open-atelierroute 8 en 9 oktober
  • 2011 – Nationale Kunstjaarbeurs Amsterdam, 25 september
  • 2011 – Peter Greenaway, Goltzius and the Pelican Company, Art Project, august
  • 2011 – Duo exhibition with Heleen Tervoort, 4/6 & 5/6 and 11/6 & 12/6, The Hague
  • 2011 – Home exhibition Hannie Mommers, Ulvenhout, 17/6 to 19/6
  • 2011 – Groups Exhibition Usak University Art gallery, Turkey, 9/4 till 29/4
  • 2011 – Nominated Anoniem, Gemeente museum, westergasfabriek Amsterdam 26/3
  • 2011 – Exhibition Fusion Lifestyle 4/12 to 30/1
  • 2010 – May 30th, Open Studio Route Duinoord, The Hague
  • 2010 – August 28 – 29th, The Hague Art and Antique Show, Ceramics Department
  • 2010 – September nominated XIth International Ex-tempore of Ceramics in Obalne Galerie, Piran, Slovenia
  • 2010 – September 3rd to October 3rd group exhibition in Obalne galerie, Piran, Slovenia
  • 2010 – October 29th to 31st Duo exhibition in ‘t Waarhuis, Aduarderzijl (Groningen)
  • 2009 – Galerie Bogolo te Rossum. In stock.
  • 2009 – Galerie Hendrik Komen, The Hague. In stock.
  • 2009 – Cultureel Centrum Koorenhuis, The Hague
  • 2008 – Group exhibition final exam SBB te Gouda
  • 2008 – Solo exhibition “Blote Billen” Ieplaan 79, The Hague