Leon van den Eijkel

CURRICULUM VITAE

LEON VAN DEN EIJKEL         


born:  The Hague, The Netherlands;1940 study: 

            Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague;1958 -

          1963 moved to New Zealand in 1986

            currently resides on Waiheke Island,     

          Auckland.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS               

1971    Liernur Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

1972    de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The

            Netherlands

            ‘t Duivenhuys Gallery, Leiden, The

          Netherlands

1980    Buildingsite, Leiden, The Netherlands                       

1981    Majoor Livingroom, Bonn, Germany

1983    de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The

            Netherlands

            The Hague, Municipal Museum, The Hague,

            The Netherlands

1984    Denise Stephan Gallery, Leiden, The         Netherlands

1985  Burcht Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands

1986    Studio Exhibition, Leiden, The Netherlands

          Burcht Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands

1988  Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington, New

          Zealand

          Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, New

          Zealand                                                                                                   1989              Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand 

          George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, New

          Zealand 

          Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington, New

          Zealand

1990  Catherine Scollay Gallery, Wellington, New

          Zealand

1991  de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The

          Netherlands

          Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1992  Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

          Studio Exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand

1993  Mondrian after Mondriaan, Stelling Gallery,

            Leiden, The Netherlands

          New work Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

1994    The Real Reason, New Work Studio,                

          Wellington, New Zealand

1995    Mondrian after Mondriaan, Museum of New

            Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington,               

            New Zealand

1996    The Artist’s Studio Upside-down, New Work 

            Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

            and  PS Gallery, Amsterdam, The

          Netherlands       

            The X Commandments, New Work Studio,

            Wellington, New Zealand

  1. The Black Paintings, New Work Studio,
Wellington, New Zealand
  1. Tourism on the Line, Galerie Y-burg,
          Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999  The Long Cloud Paintings, Archill Gallery,

Auckland, New Zealand

2000    The Mastertouch, New Work Studio,

        



          Wellington, New Zealand

2001  The Next Big City, The Looking Glass Gallery,

          Brussels, Belgium.

  1. 3+1 New Zealand and The Netherlands on
          Paper. Gretchen Albrecht, James Ross,

          Leon van den Eijkel + Bob Negrijn.

          Galerie Pieter van Ulden, Leiden,

          The Netherlands.

  1. Hidden Squares, BartleyNees Gallery,
Wellington, New Zealand.
  1. Light of Colour, Bath Street Gallery,
          Auckland, New Zealand.

2006  2 Gallery Abstracts with Billy Apple, Bath   

          Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

  1. The Next Big City Series, BowenGalleries,           Wellington, New Zealand.
  2. The next Big Religion Series, BowenGalleries,           Wellington, New Zealand. 2008  The next Big Religion Series Part2, Bath                                        Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
  3. The Next Big City Series, GalerieTolg’Art,
          Wierden, The Netherlands.

2008  The Next Big Family Series, Part 1,              

          BowenGalleries, Wellington, New Zealand.

2010   Family, early works on paper, Tivoli Art

           Wall, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

2010  The Next Big Family Series, Plantage Galerie,

          Leiden,The Netherlands.

2011  The Next Big Family Series 03,                            

          BowenGalleries, Wellington, New Zealand.

2011  Colour Coding, new paintings and works on  

          paper. BowenGalleries, Wellington, New

          Zealand.

2012  Colour Coding, new works on paper. Bath                              

          Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

2013  Colour Coding the Paintings. Bath Street

          Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  1. Haagsche Salon, The Hague Municipal
Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands
  1. First Triennial, de Lakenhal, Municipal
Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands

1972    Arts and Metal, Delft University of     

          Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

  1. Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands
  1. Dutch Foreign Office, The Hague, The Netherlands
1986    De Waag, Leiden, The Netherlands
  1. Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1989    de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The

            Netherlands

            Southern Cross Gallery, Wellington, New

            Zealand

1990    Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1991    Catherine Scollay Gallery, Wellington, New

            Zealand

1994    Drawn Together, with Mark Burry and Enric                                                  

          Miralles and Leon van den Eijkel New Work

           Studio, Wellington, New Zealand.         

1995    Nervous System, Govett Brewster Art Gallery,

            New Plymouth and City Gallery, Wellington,

            New Zealand

1998    Red Light District - Images of Desire, Galerie

            Y-burg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            This is it, New Work Studio, Wellington, New

            Zealand

  1. Small Sins, New Work Studio, Wellington,
New Zealand                                                                                                                 

2000/ Inheriting The Netherlands, a century of Dutch

  1. art in New Zealand , touring New Zealand
  1. ‘4’, Het Koopmanshuis, Leusden, The
          Netherlands

2001  ‘4’, Galerie Beeld & Aambeeld, Enschede and

         Kunstcentrum Hof88, Almelo, The Netherlands

2002  Changing Spaces, New Zealand Sculpture   

         Now. The New Zealand Festival, Wellington,

         New Zealand

  1. The Way Ahead, work by five sculptors.
  BartleyNees Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2002  Red Light District – Images of Desire 2 

  Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003  Light Works, Pataka, Poriua, New Zealand

  1. Red Light District – Images of Desire 3
  Artwalk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  1. 8IGHT Light of the Pacific. Artproject,
Brussels, Belgium.

2004 8IGHT Light of the Pacific. Kunsthal Hof88

Almelo, The Netherlands.

2004 The Armory Show 2004,New York, Raid                

         Projects, Los Angeles, USA.

2004 “At Large” Contemporary New Zealand

         Sculpture_Project 04, Webb’s Gallery,

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2004 Winter Collection. Bath Street Gallery,

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2005 LA Art Show 05, Los Angeles, Raid Projects,

         Los Angeles, USA.

2005 Summer Exhibition Part 1, Bath Street Gallery,

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2006 ShapeShifter, Essential New Zealand

Sculpture, Frederic Wallis House, Lower Hutt,         

         New Zealand.

2006 Summer Exhibition Part 2, Bath Street Gallery,

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2007 Sculpture on the Gulf, Waihiki Island,

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2007 Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Warkworth,

        New Zealand.

2007  Pakeha Now, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu

        Nelson, New Zealand.

2007 Long Hot Summer, Waiheke Community Art

        Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

2007’50 Small  Works’, BowenGalleries, Wellington,

        New Zealand.

2008 ShapeShifter Essential New Zealand

         Sculpture, Civic Gardens, Lower Hutt,

         New Zealand.

2008 NZ Sculpture OnShore, Fort Takapuna Historic

         Reserve, Devenport, North Shore City,          

         Auckland, New Zealand.

2009 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke     

        Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

2009 Sculpture in Central Otago, Wanaka, New                       

        Zealand.

2009Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi beach, Sydney,

Australia.        

2010ShapeShifter Essential New Zealand     

       Sculpture Civic Gardens, Lower Hutt,

  New Zealand.

2010  Sculpture Onshore, Fort Takapuna

  Historic Reserve Devenport, Auckland,

  New Zealand.

2011  Towards Photography, Toi Gallery,

   Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011   The Dutch Touch, Bowen House Gallery,

    Wellington, New Zealand.

2011  Summer: sky above, earth below. Sculptures

          The Sculpture Park, Tauwhare Waikato.

2012   Autumn & Winter, Sculptures, The Sculpture

           Park, Tauwhare, Waikato.

2013   Sculpt 0NEROA 2013, Oneroa, Waiheke     

           Island.


TIMELINES (performance)

1977    Delft University of Technology, Delft, The

            Netherlands

1978    Denise Rene Gallery, Paris, France

            Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France

            Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, USA

            Leo Casstelli Gallery, New York, USA

            Vorpal Gallery, New York, USA

1988    Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, New

            Zealand

  1. Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand


FILM & VIDEO

1979    Timeline, Leiden, The Netherlands

1982    Wainscott, The Hague, The Netherlands

1989    Back to the Normal Life, Wellington, New

            Zealand

1994    The Real Reason, Wellington, New Zealand

1996    The Artist’s Studio Upside-down, Wellington,

            New Zealand / Leiden, The Netherlands

  1. Red Cloud / Confrontation, The Farm, Kaipara
          Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. Ebony and Ivory, Delft, The Netherlands
  2. The Next Big City, Brussels, Belgium
2001  The Next Big City (continued), Brussels,

          Belgium.

2007  Wellington Urban Forest, Wellington,

          New Zealand.

2008  Smiling Windmills, Lower Hutt,

   New Zealand.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Museum Journaal, The Netherlands, issue 17, no 4,

August 1972

Hans Sizoo, catalogue for de Lakenhal, Municipal

Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1972

Raul Chavarri, Gazeta del Arte, Spain, no 75, May 1972

Kees Broos, catalogue for de Lakenhal, Municipal

Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1983

Henk Overduin, catalogue for The Hague Municipal

Museum, The Netherlands, 1983

Rob Wolthoorn, catalogue for de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1991

Ian Wedde, Art New Zealand, no 58, Autumn 1991

Luit h Bieringa, Mondrian after Mondriaan catalogue,

Wellington, New Zealand, 1992

Ian Wedde, How to be Nowhere, essays and texts,

1972 -1994, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995

Christina Barton, Mondrian after Mondriaan,

catalogue, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995

Allan Smith, Nervous System catalogue,

New Plymouth, New Zealand, 1995

Alison Bartley, Prodesign, New Zealand, August /

September 1995

James Ross, Leon van den Eijkel, monograph,

Keystone Press, Auckland, New Zealand, 1998

Natasha Conlan, Inheriting The Netherlands,

catalogue, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000

Riemke Ensing, Talking Pictures, Headworx,

Wellington, New Zealand, 2000

Sue Elliott and Jenny Neligan, Changing Spaces,

New Zealand Sculpture Now, catalogue, Wellington,

New Zealand, 2002

James Ross, The Farm, Kaipara-New Zealand

sculpture book, Keystone Conservancy Limited,

Auckland, New zealand, 2003

Gregory Burke, Building on Art, architecture book

Noel Lane, Architect edited by James Ross, Auckland, New Zealand, 2003

Peggie Breitbarth, Leon van den Eijkel and the Pacific, de Roskam, Almelo, The Netherlands, 2004     

Phillippa Jones, Art and Industry, Urbis Magazine,

Auckland, New Zealand, Spring 2004

Barb Rogers, The Colour Purple, Urbis Landscape

Magazine, Auckland, New Zealand, Issue 1, August/ October, 2004

Jan Lauwereyns, Zes essay’s over Nieuw Zeeland,

Revolver 125, Jaargang 31/4 maart 2005.Brussels.

Wystan Curnow, A Crossing of Artists (2). 2 Gallery

Abstracts Catalogue, Bath Street Gallery, Auckland,

New Zealand, 2006 

Sue Gardiner, Heavens above! Art News NZ, Summer 2006. Auckland, New Zealand.

Jackie O’Brien, Sculpture on the Gulf. Catalogue.

Waihiki Community Art Gallery, Waihiki Island.

Auckland, New Zealand 2007.

Richard and Christine Didsbury, Brick Bay Sculpture

Trail. Gatalogue. Warkworth, New Zealand 2007.

Dr Damian Skinner, Paul Spoonley and Anna-Marie

White, Pakeha Now. Catalogue The Suter Te Aratoi

o Whakatu. Nelson, New Zealand, 2007

Phoebe Bond, From ‘Hunger Winter’ to consummate

Artist, Gulf News, Waiheke island, New Zealand.

Ngahiraka Mason, Reflection & Reconciliation: Pakeha Now! at Nelson, Art New Zealand number 125 / Summer 2007/08

Tim Walker, ShapeShifter Essential New Zealand

Sculpture. Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 2008

Dan Chappel, The Colour Purple, Artnews, Autumn 2009 


WORK IN MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Hague Municipal Museum, The Netherlands

de Lakenhal, Municipal Museum, Leiden, The

Netherlands

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam,

The Netherlands

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa,

Wellington, New Zealand

Ministry of Welfare, Health and Culture, Rijswijk,

The Netherlands

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The

Netherlands

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington,

New Zealand

Unisys NZ Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand

James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

Gibbs Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Paris Family Collection, Wellington, New Zealand

Keystone Trust Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Brian R Richards Ltd. Art Collection, Auckland, New

Zealand.

Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington, New Zealand.

Chartwell Collection, Auckland, New Zealand.

Private Collections in The Netherlands, Europe, and

New Zealand






ADRESS

Leon van den Eijkel.

38 Nikau Road Waiheke Island, Auckland,

New Zealand.

PO Box 23 Waiheke Island, Auckland,

New Zealand.

Phone: +64 9 372 6607

Email: leon.van.den.eijkel@xtra.co.nz















 
     
 
   
 
 
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