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Lives in

Works in


Royal Academy of Arts, Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst The Hague, 1962
Kensington and Chelsea College, 2000

Representing galleries
Brussels; Millennium, St. Ives; Eyestorm, London; Kings Place Gallery, Quest 21, London

figurative, surrealism, realism, mixed-media, printmaking/etching mixed-media painting drawing figurative realism surrealism


Theatre of the absurd

 Marcelle Hanselaar’s familiar theme, the conflicting awareness and subsequent balance juggle of how we see ourselves and how we appear to others, has now found a bigger arena. Her gripping paintings of a solitary figure, with or without props are still there but now, for the first time, she takes this theme into the public realm, something she has freely explored in her big etchings but never before in her paintings.

‘I am fascinated by the phenomena of crowds, how the shift from private to collective behavior creates a shift of inner boundaries as well. The familiar sense of inner and outer or personal and social responsibilities with its subsequent behavior shrinks and expands simultaneously and creates, temporarily, a different set of references from which we then function.’

2012   Statutory Awards of MTG – Krakow International Print Triennial 2012

           Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China

2011   Shortlisted for and acquired by the Ruth Borchard Self portrait Collection

           Birgit Skjold Prize for Pillowbook of Endless nights, acquired by V&A National Art Library

           First prize, Tabernacle Art competition, MOMA, Wales

2010   Guangdong Museum Purchase Prize, Qijiang, PR of China

2008   Residency Frans Masereel Center, Belgium

2006   Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize, Originals 06, London

2003   Presse Papier Award, Biennale Int. d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada


Public collections

British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V& A Prints & Drawings Collection, London; V&A National Art Library, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Richard Harris Collection; Sakimi Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo,, Portugal; Guandong Fine art Museum, Guandong, China; Richard Harris Collection; University of Aberystwyth Print Collection, Wales; ; Frans Masereel Center, Belgium; New Hall, Cambridge; Clare Hall, Cambridge; Rabo Bank, London; Merrill Lynch, London;  AMC ,Amsterdam ; Amsterdam Arts Council; Kunstcolloctie Gemeente Haaksbergen; Risk Publications, London; Mitsukoshi Ltd., London; Paintings in Hospitals, London


Recent Exhibits

MARCELLE HANSELAAR participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2014 From David Bomberg to Paula Rego: The London Group in Southampton
Southampton City Art Gallery
May, 2013 Walking the line
Kings Place Gallery
Apr, 2013 The London Original Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts
Oct, 2012 The Party Show
The Last Tuesday Society
Feb, 2012 Braided Together, Hair in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists
BHVU Gallery, Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, London, N16 7NJ
Jun, 2011 Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts
Click here to see all exhibits for MARCELLE HANSELAAR
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