SEET VAN HOUT

Mixed Media

The central theme in the work of the renowned artist is the memory which forms a spiritual identity, a thinking being. Her field of study expands from fragments that appear in front of the inner eye to the complex identity of a person that is created throughout life, through dealing with the world and influences of choices.
Van Hout’s experimental approach reflects the vivid, interdependency and serendipity of the world through abstract art, informal and surreal elements into allegorical depictions. She combines these elements, differentiates, complements, arranges, forms, feels, senses and therefore allows space for coincidences to affect her work. Art serves her as a transforming and transcendent medium on different levels of consciousness.
Large-scale installations, two-dimensional works and ceramics present an holistic approach, which connect philosophy, science and religion with experiences and portraits of the mystics, of modern research and everyday life. In the spirit of the ultimate goal of alchemy, her work inspires and transcends the being toward the perfection and purification of the soul. Accordingly, the artist accepts the three goddesses of fate and destiny. They hold the threads of peoples’ lives in their hands: the first spins the thread, the second measures it and the third cuts it off.
Seet van Hout’s works have been extensively shown in gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide. They are part of numerous public and private collections in Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Artist Info

SEET VAN HOUT


Biography


Born in 1957 in Nijmegen/NL
Lives and works in Nijmegen/NL

Education

1999

European Ceramic Factory, Den Bosch/NL

1980-1984

Academy of Fine Arts, Arnhem/NL

1975-1977

Academy of Fine Arts, Den Bosch/NL
Awards
International Lucas-Cranach-Prize 2015, nominee

Selected solo exhibitions

2016

SEET VAN HOUT and REINOUD VAN VUGHT, Galerie Dom’Arte, Rucphen/NL

2015

Divine Garden, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague/NL
De Cellen, Museum het Klooster, Tiel/NL
Münsterlandfestival pArt, Kunstverein Coesfeld/DE

2014

Red Greenhouse, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE
The Exchange, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen/NL

2013

Thinking the Garden, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague/NL

2012

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL

2011

Melancholy Girls, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine/DE
Red Greenhouse, AKKUH, Hengelo/NL
Stadtmuseum Siegburg/DE

2010

Galerie Arteversum, Dusseldorf/DE
Art Amsterdam, presented by Galerie Gist and Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam/NL
Slick Art Fair, Galerie Gist, Paris/F
Stadtmuseum, Beckum/DE
Bittersweet, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam/DE

2009

Melancholy Girls, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore/USA
Red-Greenhouse, Galerie Gist, Amsterdam/NL
Art Amsterdam, Campagnebeeld, Galerie Gist, Haarlem/NL
Small Works XIII, Ram Foundation, Rotterdam/NL

2008

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
2007

Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
Geborduurde Politiek, Perscentrum Nieuwspoort, Den Haag/NL
Melancholy Girls, Galerie Gist, Brummen, Amsterdam/NL

2006

JELÄNGERJELIEBER, Kunstforum PAN, Emmerich/DE

2005

daar stond hij op de drempel van het geheugenpaleis, in zijn geborduurde schoenen, Kunstcentrum Hengelo/NL

2004

Rood draad, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst/NL
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL

2002

Blumenzucht, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL

2001

anatomische collectie, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen/NL
Dürers Traumgesicht, Galerie Anette Roehr, Osnabrück/NL

2000

Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst/NL

1999

Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst/NL

1998

Gehirn mit Zubehör, Galerie Christopher Grau, Hamburg/DE
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
Tüchfühlung, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten/DE

1997

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen/NL
diamanten en kleefrijst, Streekmuseum, Gennep/NL

1995

Dagtekeningen, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
the 732 colours of India Varnasagara, Art Gallery, Trivandrum/IN

1994

Coincidentia Oppositorum, Rijnoeverhuys, Arnhem/NL
Kunstcentrum Markt 17, Enschede/NL

1992

Kunstcentrum Markt 17, Enschede/NL
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
De Boterhal, Hoorn/NL

1989

Hollandsche Spoorweg, Nijmegen/NL
Galerie Gruppe Grün, Bremen/DE
Künstlerhaus Weidenallee, Hamburg/DE

1987

Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia/USA

1986

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen/NL

1985

Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Delft/NL
Galerie Gang/De Tuin, Beuningen/NL

1984

Galerie Goem, Nijmegen/NL

Selected group shows

2017

Spiegel WIJ, Museum van alle Tijden, Beugen/NL
Handmade, Gallery Deschler, Berlin/DE
LOSKIJKEN, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague/NL
Cohesive Art Fair, Yangon/Myanmar

2016

NATURE MYSTICA, Kunsthal Hof 88, Almelo/NL
Up Memory Lane (Part 2), ramfoundation, Rotterdem/NL
KunstRAI, with WHITECONCEPTS and Galerie Dom’Arte, Amsterdam/NL
CULTURE OF COLORS, AkzoNobel Essential Art Space, Amsterdam/NL
55 Years, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL

2015

Through the looking glass and what i found there, De Vishal, Haarlem/NL
Die Textile, Kunsthaus Alte Mühle, Schmallenberg/DE
Rozet, Museum Arnhem and Plaatsmaken, Arnhem/NL
International Lucas-Cranach-Prize 2015, Exerzierhalle, Lutherstadt Wittenberg/DE
International Lucas-Cranach-Prize 2015, Festung Rosenberg, Kronach/DE

2014

The inner wealth, Conference of the Visionaries, Berlin/DE
Art Market Budapest, with WHITECONCEPTS, Budapest/HU
Retido na retina – The Mind´s Eye, National Museum of Contemporary Art – Anastacio Goncalves, Lisbon/PT
KunstRAI, represented by Galerie Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam/NL
CKOM, ram foundation, Rotterdam/NL
Just Fair, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE
Nothing But Good Art, PARK, Tilburg/NL
Art Rotterdam, represented by We like Art, Rotterdam/NL

2013

Tijdloos Eigentijds, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort/NL
EYES ON, EYES OFF, Rosalux, Berlin/DE
HOE=HET NU, ACEC, Apeldoorn/NL
Komplizen, Ostrale, Dresden/DE

2012

24 Stunden-Stipendium, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin/DE

2010

In-visible, Archief Synergie, Amsterdam/NL
Tegendraads, LUMC, Leiden/DE
Art Amsterdam, represented by galleries Gist and Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam/NL
Gist-Rising, Galerie Gist, Brummen/NL
50 years, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam/NL

2009

Münsterland Museum Burg Vischering, Lüdinghausen/DE
Run-up, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag/NL
Art Amsterdam, represented by Galerie Gist and Nouvelles Images, Amsterdam/NL
Small works, Ram Foundation, Rotterdam/NL

2008

Smaak en Kraak, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur, Tegelen/NL

2007

Book structure, Museum Institute of Technology, Kyoto/JP
Imagining the Book, Biennale, Bibliotheca Alexandria/EG

2006

Reis door mijn kamer, Stichting KIK, Kolderveen/NL
Monnikenwerk, De Refter, Beek/Ubbergen/NL

2005

Rijke uren, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen/NL
Twee aan twee – 45 years, Galerie Nouvelle Images, Den Haag/NL
De keuze van Guusje, CBKN, Nijmegen/NL

2004

Artists’ Book Biennale, Bibliotheca, Alexandria/EG
Here and Now, Xi’An Academy Museum, Xi´an/CN
KunstRAI, Galerie Hein Elfernik/NL
Galerie Ram, Rotterdam/NL
Tekst+Beeld, Steendrukkerij, Amsterdam/NL

2003

Kunstrei, Galerie Hein Elfernik/NL

2002

Art Twente, Galerie Hein Elfernik/NL

2001

Nieuwe aanwinsten kunstenaarsboeken, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/NL
Best verzorgde boeken 2000, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/NL

2000

Blutrot, Kloster-Kunst-Landschaft, Malgarten/DE
Inside cover, London Print Studio, London/GB
Inside cover, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax/GB

1998

tuchfühlung, Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten/DE
Glas in uitvoering, Museum het Oude Raadhuis, Leerdam/NL
The Third Eye, Kloster/Schloss Bentlage, Rheine/DE

1997

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen/NL

1996

different people, Galerie Ram, Rotterdam/NL
Rotterdam on line, Galerie Ram, Rotterdam/NL
Brandnew, Hollandsche Spoorweg, Nijmegen/NL

1995

Made for Arolsen, Schloss Arolsen/DE

1990

Ladenkastproject, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam/NL

1989

Beeld van een galerie, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede/NL

1985

Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Amsterdam/NL
Royal Exhibition grant, Amsterdam/NL

Public collections


ABN AMRO, Den Haag/NL
Achmea Kunstcollectie, Zeist/NL
Aegon, Den Haag/NL
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam/NL
Bibliotheca Alexandria/EG
Brecht collection
CODA, Apeldoorn/NL
European Patent Office, Den Haag/NL
Gelderland Art Collection
Hogeschool Windesheim, Zwolle/NL
Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken, Den Haag/NL
MS Eurodam, Holland America Line
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen/NL
Museum of the Kyoto Institute of Technology/JP
Nederlanse Waterschapsbank, Den Haag/NL
NOG collection / SNS Reaal Fonds
Provincie Gelderland, Amhem/NL
Rabobank
Sanders collection
Sparkasse Emmerich/DE
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/NL
Stichting Pensionenfonds huisartsen, Utrecht/NL
Theodoor Gilissen Bank, Amsterdam/NL
UMC collection Utrecht/NL
Universiteit Twente, Enschede/NL