ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in 1989 in Uithoorn, the Netherlands, Anouk Jonker currently lives and works in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Anouk moved to Canada at an early age and spent her formative years developing her artwork. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from College of the Arts in San Francisco before moving back to B.C. and pursuing her career as an artist. She continues to develop her painterly style, and has exhibited her paintings across Europe and North America. Her studio practice is divided into two categories: contemporary fine art practice and portraiture. The imagery she uses in her art is influenced by her European upbringing in a rural Canadian landscape. Her current body of work explores the physicality of paint and the purpose of representational art in society.

HISTORY

Studio – Victoria, BC

Present

Anouk’s current body of work embraces a melody of classical subjects with large canvases and a full-bodied use of oil paint. By combining various historical references, such as classical Western art or early photography, the paintings spark both a sense of familiarity and ambiguity.

Artist Residency – Kent Harrison Arts Council

September 2013 – August 2014

The Kent Harrison Arts Council is a non-profit community arts organization that runs the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada. For one year, Anouk was able to call the old Ranger Station home! Located on Harrison Lake, her months were spent working at the gallery, painting in the studio, and exploring the wilderness.

Artist Residency – Paris, 59 Rivoli

Fall 2012

Chez Robert 59 Rivoli, located on rue de Rivoli in Paris, France, is an old structure that was transformed from a squat building into an artist-run gallery and studio space. There are 30 studios in total, several of which are occupied by a rotation of international artists. Anouk had a studio here for several months, and enjoyed the company of all the other artists involved with Chez Robert.

BFA – California College of the Arts

Fall 2007 – Spring 2011

Honours of High Distinction

Anouk lived in Oakland and San Francisco for four years, earning a degree at California College of the Arts. Students spent long days in the studio, and explored the Bay Area to discover new pockets of inspiration.

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