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Winnie G van der Rijn
New York, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus



ARTIST STATEMENT: The beauty and possibility of the imperfect and discarded inspire me. I prefer things that are broken, worn and a bit dirty with the patina of age. I am curious about how and why we acquire, consume, treasure, and discard and am intrigued by the idea of value and how things are assigned value in society. As an artist of opportunity and an urban scavenger, I focus on upcycling found objects. I extend the life of the obsolete. I collect materials, acquire skills, pursue curiosities and then see how they coalesce to express my ideas. My art process itself is a critique on consumerism and disposability. Every choice we make about how we spend our time, our energy and our money tells the world who we are and what we value. My compositions emerge organically; Design and construction happen simultaneously. The structure grows out of a conversation with the materials. My work revolves around themes of identity, gender, beauty and power.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Winifred van der Rijn, (b.1967, US)
eccentricd@gmail.com
www.eccentricd.com

Education
SFAI, Printmaking, 2015

College of San Mateo, Sculpture, 2010-2012
Mission College, Printmaking, 1999

Mission College, Metalsmithing, 1996-1998
UC Berkeley, BA Sociology, 1989

Residencies
2018/2019 Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions & Shows
2019
Wide Open 10, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
FAB Scrap Pop-Up, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
Quietly Powerful, Sense Gallery, Washington DC

Women’s Work, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

The American Dream, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute IN

2018
The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Show, JCO’s Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA

50/50 (10th annual), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

RISE: Empower, Change Action!, Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

PJCC Community Art Show, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA

Altered OFFSpace 10th Anniversary Show, Minnesota Street Project, SF, CA

FACES, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Recycle 2018, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiberworks from Across the Country, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
SNAP, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

By Hand, An International Fine Craft Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA


2017
Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA

50/50 (9th annual), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Not Flat, Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild, Museum Studios Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Pin Up, Classic Cars West, Oakland, CA (curated by OFFSpace)

Style 2017, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA

Pure Imagination, Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA

Step into Fashion, Coconut Grove, Santa Cruz, CA

Anything Goes, Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA

Marvelous- an International exhibition of Collage, Assemblage & Construction, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA


2016
reclaimed- elevating the art of reuse, the SCRAP art show,@ the Minnesota Street Project, SF, CA
PIVOT Fashion Show - in collaboration with designer Ellen Brook, Santa Clara, CA

Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA

PJCC Community Art Show, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA

Tessellation, Museum Studios’ Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Entanglement, Work in Progress group exhibit, Museum Studios’ Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Expansion - Large Works, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA


2015
Lost & Found, Peninsula Art Institute, Burlingame, CA

On & Off the Wall, Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA

Dimensions, Peninsula Art Institute, Burlingame, CA

Style 2015, PAMF, Mountain View, CA

What’s New 2015, Peninsula Art institute, Burlingame, CA


2014
Scrap Art Creative Reuse in the Bayview, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA


1996
New Langton Holiday Arts, San Francisco,CA

Elements, Studio Z, Sausalito, CA (solo show)


1995
Out of the Flames, Phoenix Gallery, San Jose, CA

Art by Design, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA


1994
Unplugged, Visionary Gallery, San Mateo, CA

Awards
2018 2nd place, Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiberworks from Across the Country, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2016 1st place hand crafted jewelry, PJCC Community Art Show, PJCC, Foster City, CA

Teaching
2018 Workshop Leader, Ruth’s Table

2017 Intersession Instructor, The Nueva Upper School

2016 Intersession Instructor, The Nueva Upper School

2015 Craft Lab Instructor, The Nueva Upper School

2015 Intersession Instructor, The Nueva Upper School

2014 Jewelry Arts Academy Instructor, The Nueva School

2009-2010 Fine Arts Block- Jewelry Design Instructor, San Carlos Charter Learning Center
2004-2008 National Training Director & Designer, Luxe Jewels (now Stella & Dot)
1996-1998 Instructor, Creative Endeavors, Gilroy, CA

1996-1998 Traveling Instructor, The Whole Bead Show
1990-2004 Instructor, The Bead Shop, Palo Alto, PA
 








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