Curriculum Vitae


Wall reliefs, suspended sculptures and room-filling installations populate the realm of Rotterdam-based artist Joris Kuipers. His abstract forms, reminiscent of floral and crystalline exuberance, are made of two-dimensional elements layered into airy ensembles that organically expand in the surrounding space.

The energy and dynamics Kuipers invests in each individual work are transformed into lively, complex compositions full of movement and joy. His deliberate palette, with its initial sense of harmony, turns out to consist of many contrasting colors that give the hand-drawn and laser-cut component their deep, vibrant hue.

In large installations and smaller pieces alike, Kuipers strives to delight the viewer, dazzling them with an abundance of shapes and vivid details that immediately appeal to the imagination.

His work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs, including Big Art No4 (2019), Object Rotterdam (2018 and 2019), KunstRAI (2018), Gent ART FAIR (2011) and Art Amsterdam (2009). He received commissions from Royal Caribbean Cruises (2019), Facebook (2016/19) and Vodafone (2011).




Frank Mohr Instituut, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, MFA Painting.


Artez, Arnhem




-BIGART 4, group show, Zaanstad, NL

-Paper Art, group show, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL

-Solo Presentation, Object Rotterdam (Art and Design Fair), Nl


-KunstRAI, presentation by SBK Amsterdam and Gallery Helder the Hague, NL

-Solo Presentation, Object Rotterdam (Art and Design Fair), NL

-Coordinated Coordinates, group show, Gallery Helder, The Hague, NL


-Solo presentation, Room Studios, Rome, IT

-Solo presentation, SBK Noord, Amsterdam, NL


-Wall reliefs, Facebook office, Amsterdam, NL

-In a state of flux, group show, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, NL


-Goodbye George, burn the ship come spring, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, NL

-Papier in de hoofdrol, group show, Museum Gorkum, Gronichem, NL

-Kersentuin, groupshow, KunstRai, curated by Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

-Network Clay / GRASIEKWC, group show, curated by B. Kramer, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, NL

-The Daylight Show, group show curated by Gallery Ton de Boer, Dresselhuys Paviljoen, Hilversum, NL

-Solo presentation, Whispering Wall, The Hague, NL

-Artist Paper Biennale, group show, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, NL

-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, De Witte slagerij, Rotterdam, NL

-Goodbye George, Burn the ship come spring, solo presentation, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht,NL

-Rock Paper Scissors, group show, Roodkapje Rotterdam, NL

-Letting go, solo presentation, Het Plafond, Rotterdam, NL

-Letting Go, group show, Glow festival, Eindhoven, NL

-We Like Art at the Westergasfabriek, group show, Amsterdam,NL

-Ende Neu, solo exhibition Gallery Jaap Sleper, Utrecht,NL

-Re:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam,NL

-I miss my youth, group show, Gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam, NL

-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Art Gent, BE

-Völlig losgelöst, solo presentation at Het Plafond, Rotterdam, NL

Attraction of the opposites, group show, CUCOSA, Rotterdam, NL

-RE:Rotterdam, Artfair, Rotterdam, NL

-Preludium, Gallery 10, Utrecht, NL

-RE:Amsterdam, group show, Amsterdam, NL

-RE:Rotterdam, group show, Lantaarn Venster, Rotterdam, NL

-Flowers!, group show, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde, NL

-Drawing Art Fair, CBK Schiedam, Schiedam, NL

-Anatomy of Desire, solo exhibition Gallery 10, Utrecht, NL

-Enigma, group exhibition TENT, Rotterdam, NL

-Alles is goed hier, group exhibition Gallery 300%, Rotterdam, NL

-Art flow for Pakistan (charity auction), NAI, Rotterdam, NL

-We like 6%, group exhibition, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL

-Solo presentation, Art Amsterdam, presented by Gallery 10, Amsterdam, NL

-The Netherlands – Iraq Cultural Exhibition, The Atrium of The Haque City Hall, Den Haag, NL

-Niemand is ooit verdwaald, group show Pakt, Amsterdam, NL

-Leibhaftigkeit, duo presentation with A. Kellner, LCC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

-De schepping in 6+1 weken, group show CBK Middelburg, Middelburg, NL

-Body contrasts Nature, group show, Galerie 300%, Rotterdam, NL

-THREE, group show, curated by Jan van der Ploeg, Chielerie, Amsterdam, NL

– Disembodiment, duo exhibition with J. Krebbekx, Galerie 10, Utrecht, NL

-W139 Basement, group show, Amsterdam, NL

-Ground Two Festival, Villa Ockenburgh, Den Haag,  NL

-Solopresation, invited by Paul Mertz, Amsterdam, NL

-Human Analysis, group show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL


-‘Rubens and contemporaries’, group show, Art Affairs,  Amsterdam, NL

-Confrontations in black, white and transparent, group show, Art Affairs, Amsterdam, NL

-‘Rubens and contemporaries’, group show, invited by Paul Mertz, Amsterdam, NL

-‘Coming out’ Groupshow, guest curator Elly Stegeman, Groningen, NL

-Solo exhibition, Gallery Sign, Groningen.
-‘Outframed’, Gallery Jacoba Wijk, Groningen.

-‘Open house’ Groupshow, guest curator Ellen de Bruijne, Groningen, NL

-‘Hidden’ Groupshow, guest curator Elly Stegeman, Groningen, NL


Commissioned works

2019 – Nocturnal Garden I, II, (two wallreliefs), Celebrity Edge, Royal Caribbean Cruises, USA

2017/19 – Wallreliefs for the Facebook Office Amsterdam, NL

2007 – Zilvermeeuw, metro-train interior design, Amsterdam, NL



2015 – Project investment grant,  Mondriaan Fund

2013 – Project investment grant,  Mondriaan Fund

 – O&O grant, CBK Rotterdam



2015 – Sundaymorning@EKWC, the Netherlands

2013 – Sundaymorning@EKWC, the Netherlands



2008  -Into the Hearts / Scanning for symbiosis I, 9 Straatjes Rood Project by Vodafone, Amsterdam, NL

-Mentorship by Jan van der Ploeg via Kunstenaars&Co, Amsterdam, NL




2018 – Open Form, Facebook A.I.R. 2012/2017

2015 – Unexpected Art, Chronicle Books, J. Moussa Spring, preface F. Hofman, San Fransisco

2014 -Catalogue Artist Paper Biennale, Museum Rijswijk
-kM Magazine no 91, interview by Monika Auch

2013 – Hohe Luft (German Philosophy magazine)

-Attraction of the opposites, Catalogue

-Book presentation Gallery 10, Utrecht

-Photograph in ‘Art Fairs’ by Dolph Kessler

-Review (Enigma) NRC Handelsblad & NRC Next

-Review Tableau Fine Arts Magazine

-Review Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant
-Review Blend Magazine
-Catalogue Negen Straatjes Rood project, Vodafone

-Catalogue Ground Two Festival, The Hague

-Catalogue Final Presentation Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen

-Catalogue Waddenkunstprijs, Harlingen