Artists

The visual artists of Curaçao, listed in alphabetical order.

Information on their biography together with  images of artworks.  List of past exhibits and links to video’s, when available.

Anastatia, Ailsa

Anastatia, Ailsa

“Enjoy the space and make it yours…………….”

Ariza, Carl

Ariza, Carl

“Observe the world with an open mind and be curious, do not take it for granted”

Bade, David

Bade, David

David Bade creates unexpected art pieces that are dynamic and powerful.

Bergen, Herman van

Bergen, Herman van

Van Bergen’s monumental project ‘The Cathedral of Thorns’ will be realized in 2014 in the gardens of Landhuis Bloemhof.

Blaaker, Carlos

Blaaker, Carlos

Carlos Blaaker is a painter and a sculptor, focusing on every day life’s occurrences.

Brouwn, Hortence

Brouwn, Hortence

Women, movement and music are a source of inspiration to this dedicated sculptress.

Capricorne

Well known visual artist Capricorne started his artistic career at the age of 14. In 1968 he was one of the founders of the Curaçao Art Academy. At present he is still actively working and exhibiting paintings and artworks in Curaçao and the Netherlands.

Cats, Marianne

Marianne Cats has been living in Curaçao sinds 1985.

Cruz, Ruben la

Ruben La Cruz.

Damberg, Avantia

Damberg, Avantia

She graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Art academy in 2007 and is currently living and working in Curaçao.

Dicke, Annemieke

Dicke, Annemieke

Annemieke Dicke: everything in the service of art and art alone.

Doest, Richard

Richard Doest.

Dometilie, Didi

Didi Dometilie.

Duijneveldt, Marcel van

Duijneveldt, Marcel van

Marcel van Duijneveldt is a surrealist who applies different disciplines in his artistic work. His main sources of inspiration are found in nature: clouds, trees, roots and landscapes.

Faries, Ariadne

Faries, Ariadne

“My paintings are abstract and may therefore not be easily understood. But whenever someone takes the effort to really look at my work, my original intention is always discovered. That is how I experience the universality of art.”

Fraai, Stella

Fraai, Stella

Stella Fraai loves the outdoor life of Curaçao and is inspired by people, animals and nature.

Genger, Martie

Genger, Martie

Martie Genger came to Curaçao in 1969. Her work deals with female issues and although her message comes wrapped elegantly and playful, her pointing finger is hard to ignore.

Girigori, Jean

Girigori, Jean

She is called the ‘Painter of the Magic Arc of the Caribbean’ and portrays the hardships of Caribbean life using images of cockfights, fishes, crying children or numerous people in the streets of big cities.

Hennepe, Rien te

Hennepe, Rien te

I create because I’m enjoying myself and because the stone is asking me.

Houwen, Ria

Houwen, Ria

“It was an amazing feeling to see the island, slowly rising out of the sea. I came by choice. And with the first step on the island, I knew, here… I am going to stay. This is my place… I felt like coming home.”

Juliana, Elis

Elis Juliana (1927-2013) is a cultural icon and revered in the Curaçao art scene for his coral stone sculptures and miniature drawings.

Kirindongo, Yubi

Kirindongo, Yubi

Visual artist Yubi Kirindongo is internationally renowned for his artworks made of chrome car bumpers and other discarded materials like iron or rubber. His ingenuity, humor and craftsmanship is acclaimed and unsurpassed.

Longuevergne, Midzy

Longuevergne, Midzy

Midzy Longuevergne was born in France and came to Curaçao in 1996. Her 2006 retrospective show ‘Dix ans Curaçao. Bida ta un Karnaval’ (Ten years Curaçao. Life is a Carnival) was a homage to the island that had given her so much.

Martha, Tirzo

Martha, Tirzo

Tirzo Martha’s urge and necessity to create art has its origins in his humanitarian and social engagement. Already as a child he would respond critically to the conditions in his neighborhood.

Mauricia, Ashley

Mauricia, Ashley

His art studio is located in Willemstad, in one of the vaults of the old fort near the entrance of the harbor. Here he creates his famous coral stone sculptures and teaches art and drawing class to adults and youngsters.

Mezas-Hummelink, Ans

Mezas-Hummelink, Ans

Ans Mezas-Hummelink has been living in Curaçao since 1981. She is a gifted artist whose work consists of drawings, portraits and jewelry.

Monsanto, Tony

Monsanto, Tony

“My work incorporates contemporary issues, like environmental and social subjects, dealing with the complexity of our Caribbean identity and reality(…)”

Namias de Crasto, Boy

Manfred Haim (Boy) Namias de Crasto lives in the Netherlands but his work is regularly exhibited in Curaçao.

Nienhuis, Bert

Nienhuis, Bert

His move to the Caribbean has not changed his subject, for he is still mostly creating land- and city scapes, but it has dramatically changed his palette.

Oltheten, Anna

Oltheten, Anna

“I firmly believe that if you have a talent you must use and develop it to the best of your abilities. Because it is a gift you were born with, and it is your responsibility to take care of your talent and nurture it.”

Rooy, Felix de

Rooy, Felix de

An evaluation of his artistic achievements is not complete without taking his whole oeuvre into account including the films, theatre productions and curatorial projects.

Rosaria, Suzette

Rosaria, Suzette

Suzet Rosaria is well known for her bright and attractive paintings playfully depicting Curaçao women in everyday situations.

Schoenmakers, Marlies

Schoenmakers, Marlies

“The flowing, undulating lines of nature are my primary source of inspiration. The line is the beginning of everything. My work captures the sensuality of form and movement.”

Schotborgh, Roald

Schotborgh, Roald

Ati Schotborgh (1933-2011) was a self-taught visual artist. His extensive oeuvre reveals his love for Curaçao and his passion for painting.

Sipkes, Evelien

Sipkes, Evelien

Evelien’s playful use of color, texture and composition attracts the eye and plays with the mind.

Sling, Norva

Sling, Norva

Ceramist Norva Sling is a self taught visual artist. She has recently moved back to Curaçao. Her first solo exhibit after her return took place at the gallery of Kas di Kultura in November 2011 and was titled “Perseveransia”

Spijkstra, Ellen

Spijkstra, Ellen

“I am fascinated by matter, the contrast between the ‘skin’ of different surfaces and the process of erosion and deterioration.”

Trappenberg, Merly

Trappenberg, Merly

Merly Trappenberg is well known for her paintings of voluptuous women but she paints all the characteristics of the island. The sunny side and the challenges people face.

Waele, Babette de

Waele, Babette de

Her art is about every day life, humanity and the environment. Her spiritual engagement is her guiding source and apparent in all her art works.

Wawoe, Brigitte

Wawoe, Brigitte

“The stones of the ‘Tafelberg’ mountain in Curaçao are my absolute favorite. Often, when creating my sculptures, I leave part of the stone’s natural roughness and smoothness in its worth, and almost untouched.”

Zanolino, Philippe

Zanolino, Philippe

“…Love doesn’t fall from the sky like a dead bird. It is a very active process, and it involves you personally…”