About me

"Art is born of the observation and
investigation of nature."

~Marcus Tullius Cicero~

 

Stefanie Ottens was born in 1987 in the rural province of Groningen (Netherlands), where in de province’s municipal she graduated both at Minerva Art College and in Art History at the university. She makes paintings and drawings. In the following text Ottens tells about her work.

 

“What motivates me to make art is my fascination for the wonders of nature and the famous escapist longing for another world. In my botanical illustrations I strive to a accurate representation of the plant and its parts. For my free work I am inspired by plants, animals, ornaments and people. I work in various media and try to depict subtle contrasts, in form, content and ambience."

 

 

"If you truly love nature,
you will find beauty everywhere"
~Vincent van Gogh~

 


Exhibitions

Upcoming:
2022, November:
Natuurlijk Buitengewoon, Galerie Kijk 's Kunst, Wildervank.

2022, 3-5 June: Open Studio, Molenstreek 314, Veendam

2022, 03/04 - 31/07 : De Meesterhand, Museum MØhlmann, Appingedam.
2022, 28/03 - 02/05: Stefanie Ottens en Martin Horneman, Hortus Botanicus Haren.

Past:

2021: Visitekaartjesexpositie, Galerie Paterswolde.

2021: Diversiteit, Galerie Kunst op Vijf, Coevorden.

2021: KadvR, VanBerensteyn, Veendam.

2021: Magnifieke Miniaturen IV, Museum MØhlmann, Appingedam.

2021: Bax Kunst, galerie, Leek.

2021: Kerkenheem, Noorddijk Groningen.

2020: Miniaturen 3, Museum MØhlmann, Appingedam.

2018: Kunsthal, Slochteren.

2018: Kunst aan de Vaart, Assen.

2018: Klein kunstje, Museum MØhlmann.

2018: PORTRET in opdracht, Atelier Horneman, Groningen.

2017: Botanica Esthetica, Atelier Horneman, Groningen.

2016: Schoonheid en Sprookjes, Bart Art Box, Thesinge.

2016: Liefde & Lust, Kunstlievend Genootschap Pictura       
Groningen.

2015: 5 x 5 cm small art expo, Kunstlievend Genootschap
Pictura Groningen.

2015: 5 jaar Atelier Horneman: duo-expositie Stefanie Ottens en Martin Horneman, Groningen.

2014: 34e Mini Pint Internationale of Cadaqués, Taller
Galeria Fort (Spain) and Galerie L’Etangd’Art in Bages
(France), Wingfield Barns, Wingfield United Kingdom.

2014: 5×5 cm Mini Drawing Expo 2014, GYM in Groningen.

2013: Design Fleur Bloemen Award, Stefanie Ottens and
Martin Horneman.

2012: Gathered through Facebook, Atelier Horneman, Ten
Boer.

2012: Martin Horneman en Stefanie Ottens, UMCG,
Groningen.

2012: Martin Horneman en Stefanie Ottens, Police station,
Groningen.

2011: Werkelijke fantasieën, Atelier Horneman, Ten Boer.

2011: Salon exhibition, Foundation Wep, Groningen.

Bedum. www.hamarkan.nl

2009: Jong in Groningen in 2009 # 1, Gallery Noord,
Groningen.

2008: Group exhibition, Gallery Pictura, Groningen.

2008: Solo exhibition, Sociale Verzekeringsbank, Groningen.

2008: Exhibition, Gallery Kunsthuis Noordwaarts, Eenrum

2008: Final exam exhibition Art Academy Minerva, Groningen.

2007: Exhibition Gallery t’Lageland Lageland.

2007: Mesdag, art project and exhibition, Art Academy
Minerva, Groningen.

2006: Art project, ‘De kip en de mens’, publication art
calendar, Art Academy Minerva, Groningen.

2006: Exhibition TEKEN EN, Art Academy Minerva, Groningen.
2006: Exhibition, De Kunstmijl, Leer, Duitsland.

 

Collections

Several private collections, Museum MØhlmann, Sociale Verzekeringsbank. 

Education

2010-2012: Master of the Arts (Modern and Contemporary Art), University of Groningen.

2008-2009: Bachelor program (short) Art History, University of Groningen.

2004-2008: Bachelor of Fine Arts Art, Academy Minerva (painting), Groningen.

Courses

2021: Botanical drawing, Anita Walsmit Sachs, Hortus Botanicus Leiden.

Work experience

2010-today: Director/owner Atelier Horneman, frameshop, Groningen & Veendam.

2019-today: Member Provinciale adviescommissie Cultuur, Drenthe.

2016-2021: Museumdirector, Stedelijk Museum Coevorden.
2019-2020: Chairwoman, Klassieke Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Groningen.

 

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