Chelsea School of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
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
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
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