Schoenmakers, Marlies

Schoenmakers, Marlies


Marlies Schoenmakers (1961) was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. When she came to Curaçao in 1995 she immediately fell in love with the Caribbean atmosphere.

‘”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.
My pieces retain their natural coloring because I want to focus on the suppleness of form and line. Only when it is absolutely necessary I will cover an object with just a thin layer of engobe or glaze.”

1995 – 1998 Art Academy in Curaçao, ‘Akademia di Arte Kòrsou’.
1990 – 1995 FAXX Center for contemporary art in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
1981 – 1989 Open academy ‘De Groene Engel’ in Oss, the Netherlands.



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2012 Terra, Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao.

2010 Sittin' on the dock of the bay, Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao.

2011 Open Atelier Route, Curaçao.

2008 Blue skies - Curved Lines, Gallery Pauw, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.

2006 M-kwadraat, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2002 Line and Shape, Carib Fine Art,  Curaçao.

2000 St. Elisabeth Infirmary, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

1999 Home ‘De Hazelaar’, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

2013 Back to Nature,  Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2012 A Breast or Two,  Mon Art Galley, Curaçao.

2012 Through the eyes of Egberdien, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2010 Antepasado di Futuro, The Curaçao Museum, Curaçao.

2010 Elit-tile IV,'Trienal Internacional del tile ceramico, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

2009 Dependensia,  Landhuis Kenepa, Curaçao.

2008 Beeldentuin Interart, Heeswijk Dinther, The Netherlands.

2007 Kunstweek, Gallery Pauw, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.

2007 Inspired by the Snoa. 275th anniversary of the synagogue, Villa Maria, Curaçao.

2007 Natura et Architectura, Galerie in de Molen, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.

2006 Celebration, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2006 Arte bèbè, Fundraising project Rotary Club Willemstad, MonArt Gallery, Curaçao.

2005 Nos Regalo Real,  Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2004 Carib Fine Art - Kurá Hulanda, Curaçao.

2004 Inspiration, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2004 Monumento habrí (2004), Villa Sixto, Curaçao.

2004 Kere den Arte, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2003 Laman 2003, Riffort Village, Curaçao.

2003 Resusitá, Riffort Village, Curaçao.

2003 Made in Curaçao, Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.

2002 Art Festival, Jan Kock, Curaçao.

2002 Pandora's Box, Gallery '86, Curaçao.

2001 Mozaïek, Gallery '86, Curaçao.

2001 Pasa kontrami, Gallery '86 and Stroomzigt, Curaçao.

2001 I came by boat, Waaigat, Curaçao.

2000 Open Ateliers Reeshof, Tilburg, The Netherlands.


Publications and brochures:

Catalogue Interart 2008. (2008). Heeswijk Dinther: Sculpture garden Interart.

Dutch Caribbean Art Diary, (2002 - 2013).

Elit-tile IV Trienal Internacional del tile ceramico 2010. (2010).Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Inspired by the Snoa. 275 years. (2008). Willemstad, Curaçao: Synagogue Mikvé Israel-Emanuel.

Kere den Arte [Believe in Art]. (2004). Curaçao: Port’i Heru Publications.

Leve de Kunst [Long live the arts]. (2007). The Netherlands: Stichting Kunstweek.

Rooy, F. de and Smit, J. (2012), Curaçao Classics, Visual Arts 1900-2010. Amsterdam, KIT Publishers, 144-145.

Smit, J. (2003). Laman [The Sea]. Curaçao: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Neth. Ant. and Aruba.

Smit, J. (2010, March 12). Bezield door Curaçao [Inspired by Curaçao]. Antilliaans Dagblad.

The Governors Mansion of the Netherlands Antilles: strolling along Antillean and Dutch works of art. (2008).

Vaders, H. (2012, April 21). Schoonheid met ballen [Beauty with balls]. Amigoe, Ñapa.