Cecil Kemperink is born in The Netherlands (Almelo, 1963).
As a curious and sensitive child/teenager she followed many art and dance classes. After one year at the fashion academy, she switched to visual arts, where the love to explore different materials was encouraged. After her graduation she started with wheel throwing and that was the beginning of a deep understanding and eagerness to ‘talk’ with clay.
Her sculptures are connections between her varied passions: textile, clay, dance, fashion and sculpture.
She explores space and plays with rhythm, shape/form, movement, energy and sound. Listen, see, feel and experience what happens when the sculptures move and enjoy the moment.
Kemperink works intuitively. The sculpture grows in her hands. The manual process of connecting the circles gives rise to an attentive, and labor-intensive process. Her sculptures have many appearances. They are more than 3 dimensional; you can also change the form, hear the sound and experience the feeling when you touch the work.
Kemperink’s professional practice has taken her to exhibitions, performances and catwalk shows. Kemperink has exhibited in South Korea (ROK) - Mino Japan (J) - Vallauris (F) - and many other museums and galleries. Her work can be found in the collections of: Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF collection), CODA museum (NL), The Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Arts Kecskemét (HU) and private collections.
"I have a lot of questions; my ceramic sculptures show me answers and at the same time also new questions. How about apparent contradictions and other facts and feelings: form- formless, fragile - strong, earth (clay) - intuition, sculpture - performance, stone – dance, rhythm, space, energy, time, performing and intense attention. I am exploring and connecting. When I am playing with my sculptures; both the questions and the answers appear not that important anymore, they just are”.
Cecil Kemperink works en lives in ‘s-Hertogenbosch NL where she continues to expand and enrich the senses.
|Studio adress||Veemarktkade 8 (ruimte 5141) 5222 AE ’s-Hertogenbosch Netherlands|
profession Visual artist - Teacher
Private Married, two fantastic children
Social media http://nl.linkedin.com/in/cecilkemperink
1985-1990 University for Arts and Education Tilburg
Selection of Exhibitions
2018 Museum De Tiendschuur - Museum Kranenburgh
2017 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 South Korea -
Mino Ceramic festival Japan - Ceramic event Brussel (B)
2016 IKA Mechelen (B) - Kadmium Delft - Artzaanstad -
Vallauris (F) - Biennale ceramics Latvia (LV)
2015 Ceramic Museum Westerwald (D) - Cluj ceramics Biennale (RO)
Performance CODA museum -
2014 JBZ 'S-Hertogenbosch - Kecskemét Hungary
2013 CODA Museum Apeldoorn - Ceramic Biennal Austria
2012 Pieter Brueghel Veghel - Galery Help u zelven Winterswijk
2011 Museum of The Hague - International Ceramic Keramisto
2010 Ceramic Biennal Zeewolde- International Ceramics Swalmen
Artist in residence Murano GLass (I)
2005- present Documentary record BKKC www.BKKC.nl
2002- present Dutch ceramist Association www.NVK-keramiek.nl
2018 Winner Artist in recidence Mura glass (I)
2017 Two Diplomas of Honor Gyeonggi Ceramic Biennale 2017
2017 Honorable Mention Mino Japan
2013 First Price Ceramic jewelry CODA Museum Apeldoorn
2017 Kocef foundation South Korea
2015 'Veil' CODA Museum Apeldoorn
2014 'Perpetuum' the foundation for contemporary Ceramic art in Hungary
2017 Film 'Big hugs' https://youtu.be/CtnkJU_ttY0
2016 Film 'To be continued' https://youtu.be/hIV7fTWJQU4
2013 Film 'Big Rhythm' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7QzQUf7p-U
2011 Film ‘Eb en Vloed’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwA6Y3kvABo
2010 Film ‘Turning Point’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWp_eEyhrA