2016: Hieronymus Bosch Year! Inspired by Bosch’ art, Katinka Waelbers acted as the initiator and driving force behind the Jeroen Bosch Pavilion and the Garden of Earthly Delights at Art Gallery Sous Terre and the Noord Brabant Art Fair. For a comprehensive overview of Katinka’s neo-surrealist work, visit surrealism-art.com.
Katinka works with glass, enamel and many other colourful materials. She regularly exhibits her creations, also internationally. Some of the international galleries and studios that have showcased her art are located in Milan, Florence, Budapest, Limoges, Ekeren (Antwerp), Trier, Barcelona (Llotja Superior School of Art) and Himmerod (annually). Katinka works on commission for private clients as well as commercial companies. With unflinching enthusiasm, she organises workshops, art demonstrations and taster sessions, both in her own studio and for museums and art institutes throughout Europe.
born in Oss, Brabant (Netherlands), in 1975. After finishing pre-university education, she continued
her studies at Utrecht University, where she successfully completed two
full-time programmes in Natural Sciences and Philosophy.
The Natural Sciences curriculum (including a great deal of chemistry, physics and even a four-week course on ‘crystalline and amorphous materials’) proved to be ideal for mastering the skills needed to work with glass and enamel. Katinka then moved into the realms of philosophy and became involved in education and research. For fifteen years, she worked for a number of Dutch academic universities and universities of applied science. She completed her PhD project at the Technical University of Twente, where she published her philosophy dissertation on technology and design. Katinka’s philosophy background has always remained an extremely valuable source of inspiration.
In 2006, Katinka started to work with enamel and glass at the Glass Museum of Ravenstein (Netherlands), a process that came to full fruition in 2008 with the establishment of her own professional glass and artwork studio. As of January 2012, her work at the Glass & Art studios is a more than full time enterprise.