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Nel Linnsen

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1935 Mook/Middelaar, Holland


Academy of Fine Arts, Arnhem, Holland

Nel Linssen takes an intuitive approach to her bracelets and necklaces made from paper; however, it is also an approach based on years of research and haptic knowledge. The relationship between wearer and viewer is the essence of Linssen’s jewellery, its articulation on the body enhancing and highlighting its colours and textures. While the wearer is aware of the sensuous nature and movement of the jewellery, the viewer is drawn to the constant visual changes to the work wrought by the slightest movement of the body. Light and shade play on the surface of thick coils that writhe around the wearer’s neck or arms, bringing a sense of solidity and weight. In this way Linssen’s work is evocative of traditional jewellery made from precious metals and stones, and belies its light paper construction.


Gallery Lous Martin Delft Holland
20th Century Arts Fair-Charon Kransen Arts
Sofa Chicago-Charon Kransen Arts
Sofa New York Charon Kransen Arts
Gallery Ra Amsterdam Holland-
Museum Rijswijk Holland
*Valkhofmuseum Nijmegen Holland
Mu. Dac.,Lausanne Switserland _
Int.Handwerksmesse München Germany
MuseumModern Art Arnhem Holland_
Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia
“The ego adorned” Antwerp Belgium _
Gallery Hilde Leiss Hamburg Germany
Holland Paperbiënnal Rijswijk Holland_
*The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK
Marijke studio, Padua Italy
*Gallery Dis, Maastricht Holland
Sofa Chicago, USA -Charon Kransen Arts
*Kunst RAI gallery Ra, Amsterdam Holland
Sofa, New York USA-Charon Kransen Arts
Gallery Hilde Leiss, Hamburg Germany
*Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
Sofa, New York USA -Charon Kransen Arts
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh UK —
*Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf Germany
Gallery Michèle Zeller, Bern Switzerland
Gallery Hilde Leiss, Hamburg Germany
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
Neuer Schmuck, Hannover Germany
*Gallery Hélène Poree, Paris France
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland —
*Gallery Amarna, Maastricht Holland
Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe Germany —
Museum Citygallery, Heerlen Holland
Gallery Metal, Copenhagen Denmark —
Retretti Art Centre, Helsinki Finland —
Gemeente museum Den Haag, Holland
Röhsska Museet, Göteborg Sweden —
*Gallery Ra Amsterdam, Holland
*Travelling Gelderland, Holland —
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn Holland
*Gallery Slavik, Vienna Austria
Museum Bellerive, Zurich Switzerland —
*Kunstuitleen, Zwolle Holland
Sofa, Chicago USA —Charon Kransen Arts
Dutch Jewelry, travelling lndonesia
Studio Ton Berends, Den Haag Holland
*Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
Oriël, Cardiff Wales UK
*Travelling Gelderland, Holland —
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne Germany —
New Craft Forms, Lillehammer Norway —
Kunsthal Design-award '94, Rotterdam Holland
(honorable mention) —
Gallery I/O, New Orleans USA Charon Kransen Arts
Artworks Gallery, Seattle U-Charon Kransen Arts
*Gallery Ra, Amsterdam Holland
*Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Gent Belgium
Gallery Slavik, Vienna Austria
Gallery Sheila Nussbaum, Milburn NJ USA Charon Kransen Arts
Gallery Joanna Rapp, Scotsdale USA Charon Kransen Arts
Repetitions', travelling USA-Charon Kransen Arts
*Gallery NO, Lausanne Switzerland
*Gallery Hilde Leiss, Hamburg Germany
Gallery Handwerk, Munich Germany
Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf Germany
TC Design Centre, Schiedam Holland
American Craft Museum, New York USA
Gallery Jocelyne Gobeil, Montreal Canada
Elac Artfair, Montreal Canada
*Gallery Puntgaaf, Groningen Holland
*Gallery Trits, Delft Holland
*Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf Germany
University Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Wales UK
Configura 1, Erfurt Germany —
Gallery Dis, Maastricht Holland
Gallery Puntgaaf, Groningen Holland
Gulbenkian Museum, Lisboa Portugal —
Galerie Artefacto 3, Lisboa Portugal
Schmuckforum, Zurich Switzerland
Benelux Exhibition, Luxemburg
'Point of View', travelling U.S.A.Charon Kransen Arts
Le Byou Contemporain en Europe, Brussel Belgium
Die Werkstatt Galerie, Berlin Germany
Gallery Michèle Zeller, Bern Switzerland
T.C. Design Centre, Schiedam Holland
*Gallery Trits, Delft Holland
VES, Amsterdam Holland —
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Ciity Art Gallery, Leeds England
Gallery Cebra, Düsseldorf Germany
Exhibition Government Collection, Enschede Holland —
Ornamenta 1, Phorzheim Germany —
Jewelers’werk, Washington DC USA
Gallery Hipotesi, Barcelona Spain
Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
*Gallery Dis, Maastricht Holland
*Gallery Kokon, Tilburg Holland
New Dutch Vision, travelling USA —Charon Kransen Arts
*Gallery Puntgaaf, Groningen Holland
*Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
International Schmuckszene, Munich Germany —
Gallery Quadrum, Boston USA-Charon Kransen Arts
Gallery Hilde Leiss, Hamburg Germany
Holland Festival, Montreal Canada —
*Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland
Cardillac Schmuckgalerie, Karlsruhe Germany

Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem
Kostuum Museum, Den Haag
Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam
Culturele Raad Z.Holland, Den Haag
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Scottish Museum, Edinburgh
Textiel Museum, Tilburg
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Handwerkspflege Bayern, Munchen
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin
Musée d'Horlogier, Geneve
Cleveland County Collection, Middlesbrough
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York
Museum Applied Art, Trondheim
Museum Applied Art, Oslo
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Fnac Paris Fonds national d’Art Contemporain
Röhsska museet, Göteborg
Victoria Museum Melbourne

2001 Bayerischer Staatspreis Munich germany
2001 City Culture Price Nijmegen Holland