Monique Kwist Artist

The Digital Portfolio of Monique Kwist Artist

Monique Kwist (1965) Dutch Artist,
Since 2017 Zutphen. Before: Amersfoort.

"SITE RESONANCE" : I need to observe and transform experiences in place or site. It starts with getting there, 'to collect' certain places, to hunt for certain places and to be there for a while. Later, I will try to find models and concepts in a process of making to get somewhere in that place again, but it is not the same. You get a product in between standards. You can understand and observe my work as a summary, giving back some essentials of travelling somewhere. You might enter that space. It has no specific scale, it might be small or huge.
The artwork for me is like visual poetry.

Spatial sensitivity can be trained, this seems important to me. We are moving through more and more human made landscape, architecture, things, design. The digital space-illusion has influence on our life, but that,in fact is a little bit concerning. Place, nature and context need to be examined and felt closely because it has influence on our behaviour, energy and emotions.

Three and two dimensional work interacts in objects, photography, work on paper etc.
General subjects: architecture, a certain void, light, landscape and orientation.

in stock: https://www.kunstlokaalno8.nl/ (Jubbega)
Webshop: Museo https://museo.kunstlokaalno8.nl/
Last 7 years I had several shows at the Gallery Agnes Raben, Vorden.

Be welcome to visit my studio, on appointment.
Social Media: fb as Monique Kwist or insta as 'mkwistartist'; + Linkedin

rough overview of documentation
old style design: In general better on pc screen. Click on the small images to get larger view. Use the signs to the right or left, move the mouse to get this option.

Prices are not mentioned, of course the work is for sale; if you are interested don't hesitate to contact. I'll be glad to take part in exhibitions wtih related themes and to exchange with professional collegues, galleries or curators.

After studying from 1992 on I started with building temporary installations you could almost or really enter. Later focusing on smaller architectural objects with all kind of pouring materials. A part of my goal was to make models for commissions in public space outside, at the time being a transparent possibility with 'open calls' etc. Modernism and minimalism had important influence on my ideas.

During a few years of travelling in Sth. America (2005 - 2007); I let go the artificial pouring materials, making more mobile artwork. Travelling experiences had huge impact on my cultural conciousness. My work became partly less abstract and more free, experimental and perhaps more playful.
Recent experiences of walking in volcanic islands (La Palma, Japan, Cape Verde) re-appear in my studio.

Around 2008 I entered the printing workplace (AGA lab Amsterdam). The experience of pouring and turning easily from negative to positive was very useful in graphic working-techniques. I fell in love with the embossment technique with wood and developed this further.
Now I am developing spatial relief in paper on a larger scale; resulting in sculptural unique works in paper.

Never letting go the three dimensional sensibility in my work, I produced objects and related photography.
Many years of mouldmaking in wood -for seals- are leading to different types of artifacts. Right now I am developing ways to re-use or present these 'tools' as autonomous models for installation. A very attractive aspect and beauty about 'a tool' or a residue in my studio is non-meant: it is left-over from some activities. It is also multi-purpose, it can be recycled. The question ever again is: how will I do that.

Some observations are translated into drawings and sketches. Partly the drawings are done like etchings. In another part of drawings I make use of seamingly perspective lines, making connection between points of orientation. As such trying to show many -invisible- movements of the eye and thoughts in a remote or dramatic landscape with high relief.

In general after all these years, you can see a pattern and a certain repeating personal touch. Mostly I stick to a special working-concept with a possibility of making series, being attracted to the process. I switch in material and technique from time to time, to explore and keep myself awake.

The focus in exhibitions lies in a route, the interaction between work and place, it feels like an installation. Still, the artwork has the possibilty of being autonomous and could be isolated as well. Surely the interaction with other artists is of great value. For me, the force lies more and more in the ecology of my collection and making varying combinations is a power to be explored, resulting to more quality, 'visual poetry and artifacts'.


At the moment I am facing new orientation in finding other professional contacts and network. The goal is now to initiate private studio-visits, finding bridges and combinations between collegues.

2022 Oct. groupshow, Kunstlokaalno.8 Jubbega, DRUK

2022 ACEC Apeldoorn & Kunstgemaal Bronkhorst, 'Hoe=hetnu' groupshow (also in 2021 and 2020)

2021 MLB Gallery, Amsterdam. initiative Foundation Grafein: Duo with Rogier Arents

2021 MuseO Off Line, Live expo of the collection in webshop Kunstlokaalno.8, Jubbega, groupshow

2021 expo Balancing Sites and Reserves, Gallery Agnes Raben, Vorden

2020- 2021 Sometimes I wish we were an eagle , Plaatsmaken Arnhem; curator Inge Pollet, with Hester Louter and Harmen Liemburg

2020-2021 ACEC Apeldoorn, Somewhere Now, duo colaboration with Ronald de Ceuster with publication and texts from the artists.

2020 publiciation on 6 artists and the process of making, foundation Grafein, around Ad Dekkers 'De LIJN waaiert uit'

2019 Project Daglicht/Beeldenstorm Eindhoven, Masterclass and expo, Foundation Grafein

2019 group exhibition Kunstlokaal no8 Jubbega

2019 Wonderland, Gallery Agnes Raben Vorden.

2019 Essentie, 100 years after Bauhaus, 2 groupshows, May / Oct http://vierplus.eu

2019 group expo, 4 artists, architecture/landscape, Agnes Raben Galerie, Vorden

2019 Dutch printmaking platform, Leeuwarden groupshow

2018, Galerij IJhorst, Drenthe duo expo

2018, AiR in Buinho, Portugal (with Fablab)

2018 - Dat Bolwerck, Zutphen, Solo exhibition 'stille ruimtelijke verkenningen'

2017 - 2018...Agnes Raben Gallery, 'Je ogen uit kijken', Vorden, group exhibition

2017 ACEC Apeldoorn, Imprints of Sound, group exhibition,

2017 private residency, part 2, drawing project in La Palma, volcanic soil

2017 Essentie III Den Helder, group exhibition (Celebrating Year De Stijl) http://www.vierplus.eu

2017 Boogie Grid. Various artists. Lokaalno 8 Jubbega, Friesland. NL. http://www.kunstlokaalno8.nl/

2017 Essentie - group expo, geometric abstraction http://www.vierplus.eu

2017 Lokaal no.8 Jubbega, Fr. NL. Duo exhibition with Martin de Jong

2017 and in 2016 Graphic Art, annual Fair, exchange NL-Germany: Borken DE

2017 private residency, drawing project, Volcanic Soil, La Palma (Canarian Islands, Spain)

2016 pARTners gallery Rotterdam, duo with Don Satijn.

2016 Duo with Marianne Roodenburg, Gallery Agnes Raben Vorden

2016 Printmakers exchange NL and Germany, Borken in Germany

2015. Festival Kaalstaart. Fablab project Amersfoort, kaalstaart.nl

2015 Gallery/shop 10+10 exchange project Alternatives (NL-Australia), with experimental printmakers . Participant and coördination.

2015 solo expo 'Tropical Solutions' Gallery 59, SBK South Amsterdam

2015 Group Exhibition in Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort. Theme: Modernistic Architecture with national nowadays artists.

April 2015 - Publication of investigations with the Toyobo Polymer Plate: Art Magazine 'Kunstenaars Materialen', in coöperation with Monika Auch

2014 - guest-teacher in Scholen in de Kunst Amersfoort, 'between models en maquetes', 13-14 years old artstudio

2014 Festival Kaalstaart Amersfoort, Fablab project with sealmaking from my Architectural Photography

Borrowed Spaces: site specific installation www.borrowedspaces.nl Deventer, curator / initiative Ronald de Ceuster. Continuing during 2014.

2013 Group show, Arnhem 'Circa...dit' Homerun. Curator Marten Hendriks

2013 Whispering Wall Den Haag, theme Recycling, experimental workshopwith Mark de Weijer

2013 ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem, Solo "Listen, it gives a silent reply"

2015 Municipality of Amersfoort, cultural department. For developing new work by use of the lasercutter in Fablab Amersfoort .
2014 St. Stokroos: project for larger printing experiments (photo-etching and combinations.)
Between 1993 and 2002 receiving 3 times 'basis-subsidie', Mondriaan Fonds, NL

Older documentation, sculptures and poured objects, click on the next word: my first website.

Graphic design and assistancy starting this free website back around 2005: Dave Hoop / DEEF
Marsweg 115-1-i
7202 AT Zutphen
The Netherlands


practicing and once a week teaching qi gong / taichi in Zutphen, please look at


Mail:  moniquekwist@hotmail.com

Phone:  0626658518

enframed embossment in studio

July 28, 2022+br376+br680+br1

shift view series example of a Duo

May 24, 2022+br636+br680+br2

series, embossments studio view, 2020

September 21, 2021+br850+br610+br3

Balancing sites and reserves, 2020, 140 x 46,5cm embossment

September 21, 2021+br452+br680+br4

landscape architecture, embossment 2019

April 23, 2021+br518+br680+br5

detail embossment series 2020

March 17, 2020+br452+br680+br6

transforming patterns, series 2018, reliefprint and drawing

October 3, 2018+br850+br507+br7

transforming patterns, series 2018, reliefprint

October 3, 2018+br850+br526+br8

Bathing House Closing Time, (Fire Escape series) 2017

May 15, 2018+br850+br637+br9

Part of series 'Fire Escape' 2017 burnt wood, ink

May 15, 2018+br850+br571+br10

Rounded Corners to Soften the City, charcoalprint, 2016

April 6, 2018+br850+br657+br11

Still Awake, charcoalprint, 2016

April 6, 2018+br850+br574+br12

Fire Escape, charcoalprint, 2016

April 6, 2018+br510+br680+br13

Sounds of Growing, charcoalprint with original photo

April 6, 2018+br850+br320+br14

Glasshouse Station (Budapest), object 2015 of wooden seal lasercutter burnt

December 21, 2015+br510+br680+br15

Wind or Water Finding Room, 2017 embossments and pigment

February 13, 2018+br850+br637+br16

detail embossment, 2017

October 5, 2017+br731+br680+br17

Lo Suficiente, embossment and burnt spot 2010

May 20, 2014+br850+br565+br18

Jaguar 2015, photo etching and woodprint Asian paper

December 21, 2015+br372+br680+br19

Tropical Suburb, 2012, Printing (Toyobo)

January 7, 2013+br850+br637+br20

Tree outside (2), photo etching, 2010

December 6, 2011+br736+br680+br21

washing place Portugal, photo etching 2011

December 6, 2011+br850+br654+br22

Turning the weel

January 16, 2011+br850+br637+br23

You can't miss it, 2010, woodprint on Asian paper

November 20, 2010+br850+br668+br24

No problem, 2010, photographic etching

November 14, 2010+br850+br610+br25

Sea outside, 2009, etching of photo wooden mold

October 2, 2010+br845+br680+br26

Slow, 2009,  relief woodprint

October 2, 2010+br850+br637+br27

Light playing, 2010 etching (toyobo)

October 2, 2010+br798+br680+br28

Heilstatte (Alvar Aalto), 2009, relief print

October 1, 2010+br801+br680+br29

near the river project 2022, modeling clay

December 29, 2022+br850+br637+br30

various, modelling clay, studio try out 2021

September 10, 2022+br850+br478+br31

Pool Off Season, 2020, modelling clay

April 23, 2021+br680+br680+br32

vlakte, in new position expo 2020 acec

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br33

never the same, series 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br567+br34

World Architecture series no. 9 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br566+br35

World Architecture series no. 8 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br567+br36

Balancing Sites, High Plateau Atmosphere 2020 Object Clay

October 13, 2020+br850+br566+br37

Balancing Sites, Low Tide (1) 2020 clay

October 13, 2020+br850+br566+br38

Part of the image, series, object 2019

May 29, 2019+br850+br637+br39

Recycling Houses, free floor system 2015

September 27, 2019+br850+br637+br40

Part of the Image, object 2019 clay

May 29, 2019+br850+br637+br41

subtropical fence 2018, multiplex ink

July 31, 2018+br468+br680+br42

ingebed, in expo Bolwerck 2018

March 12, 2018+br850+br571+br43

Sounds of growing, 2016, object from laser printing project

April 6, 2018+br510+br680+br44

cornersolution in exhibition Bolwerck 2018

March 12, 2018+br850+br571+br45

Vlakte 2 in expo Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br510+br680+br46

detail Vlakte in expo kunstlokaal 08 2017

September 9, 2017+br510+br680+br47

series Bloknoot, in expo kunstlokaal 2017

September 9, 2017+br640+br480+br48

vlakte, concrete +, 40x40x12 cm

June 8, 2015+br850+br637+br49

stairs or elevator, aluminium rasin

October 29, 2013+br850+br637+br50

future telling, 2017 for Boogie Grid expo

September 9, 2017+br850+br638+br51

How to sell, basics (man in Brasil) 2012, wood

February 18, 2013+br850+br637+br52

Room Service project, woodprinting 2014 Borrowed Space, photo R.de Ceuster

August 9, 2014+br372+br680+br53

Recycling houses Indian style (le Corbu) 2011

March 7, 2012+br850+br565+br54

recycling free floor system, Le Corbu, 2011

September 27, 2011+br810+br680+br55

achterlaten, 2001, silicon poured, ca 30 x 8 x 8 cm

November 20, 2010+br850+br637+br56

Meanwhile, cornersolution/hoekoplossing, beton, 2007

November 14, 2010+br850+br637+br57

nothing in particular no. XL 1, 2021

September 20, 2022+br850+br677+br58

studio preparation for exhibition 2022

September 10, 2022+br496+br680+br59

folder for uncoming exh. Kunstlokaal No.8 Jubbega, oct 2022

September 10, 2022+br850+br600+br60

Protected Sunset, 2021, high quality print on Hahnemülle, on 1 mm plate aluminium

August 4, 2022+br453+br680+br61

catalogue, groupshow, curator Felicity Lunn, UK

August 4, 2022+br510+br680+br62

backside text of catalogue Interior View 2004

August 4, 2022+br850+br637+br63

enframing day in my studio

April 1, 2022+br349+br821+br64

landscape Cabo Verde, walking experiences leading to embossments

February 8, 2022+br850+br566+br65

duo expo 15-30 okt MLB Gallery, Amsterdam, 2021

October 21, 2021+br850+br544+br66

Volcanic Soil (part 1small drawings like deep photo etchings) project on the island La Palma, 2017

October 21, 2021+br850+br614+br67

Volcanic Soil (part 1 drawings) project on the island La Palma, 2017

October 21, 2021+br850+br566+br68

studio making furniture for objects 2021

September 9, 2021+br850+br566+br69

info about recycling busdrive and houses

September 9, 2021+br438+br680+br70

published online newsletter MuseO#3, 2021

July 6, 2021+br480+br680+br71

M.Kwist studio portrait May 2021

May 19, 2021+br453+br680+br72

tekst in Agnes Raben galerie expo 2019

March 28, 2021+br679+br397+br73

artists' publication somewhere now 2020

December 24, 2020+br480+br680+br74

text about work in 2020

December 23, 2020+br480+br680+br75

charcoal printing, explanation

December 23, 2020+br480+br680+br76

duo expo ACEC Apeldoorn, tekst website 2020

December 21, 2020+br480+br680+br77

Gallery Agnes Raben, Vorden expo

December 21, 2020+br490+br680+br78

Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort 2015 text flyer

December 21, 2020+br850+br637+br79

exhibition Plaatsmaken Arnhem, text

December 21, 2020+br480+br680+br80

BAS kunstverhuur

December 18, 2020+br480+br680+br81

tokyo brake, 2019

January 24, 2020+br850+br637+br82

let's start with the finishing touch 2019

January 24, 2020+br510+br680+br83

inspiration in japan 2017

October 15, 2018+br850+br638+br84

inspiration 2018

October 15, 2018+br850+br637+br85

water basin La Palma 2018, inspiration

October 15, 2018+br850+br637+br86

opening expo Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 9, 2018+br850+br566+br87

Research, 'Neighbours', 2017 La Palma archive

February 26, 2017+br510+br680+br88

relief and architecture, Cabo Verde,

December 21, 2015+br773+br680+br89

concepts for sculpture and architecture, 2000

June 9, 2015+br850+br575+br90

Mixing Air, object 2013, ca. 30x25x10

June 9, 2015+br850+br637+br91

no problem, recycling houses

June 8, 2015+br781+br680+br92

The unfinished, 2008, relief woodprint, weaving

October 2, 2010+br850+br580+br93

let's unfinish the hotel, 2008, wall installation

October 1, 2010+br850+br637+br94

Connections, 2009, wooden seal, threading

October 2, 2010+br836+br680+br95

inspiring teacher in Bolivia, 2007

October 1, 2010+br591+br443+br96

Domingo, 2008, seal burnt point

August 26, 2010+br591+br494+br97

No Picture 2008

August 8, 2010+br630+br472+br98

cornerpiece, wood paint, 2022  ca.35 x 20

January 5, 2023+br817+br680+br99

near the river project, photowork, during makingprocess 2022

January 5, 2023+br680+br680+br100

near the river project, related object and relief in paper 2022

January 5, 2023+br850+br637+br101

installing related work, reliëf of different kinds 2022

January 2, 2023+br509+br680+br102

near the river project 2022, installing

December 29, 2022+br850+br637+br103

studio view dec 2022

December 29, 2022+br850+br637+br104

Nothing in Particular- Passe Partout 2022 Duo (paper on wood)

October 18, 2022+br850+br653+br105

studio view sept 2022

October 18, 2022+br850+br637+br106

Nothing in Particular 2022 Duo (paper on wood)

August 26, 2022+br850+br635+br107

studies, left:with handmade washi paper, research with Mark de Weijer

August 15, 2022+br846+br680+br108

study with handmade washi paper, research with Mark de Weijer

August 15, 2022+br510+br680+br109

Shift view series 2002, with wall color example

August 13, 2022+br511+br680+br110

shift view series 2022, no. 4,2,3

August 4, 2022+br850+br499+br111

Studio summer 2022

August 4, 2022+br850+br566+br112

Nothing in Particular 2022 detail - passepartout paper, drawing paint

July 2, 2022+br850+br538+br113

Nothing in Particular 2022 1 tm 6 - passepartout paper

July 2, 2022+br850+br566+br114

Shift View series 2022, embossment

May 6, 2022+br453+br680+br115

balancing sites and reserves, series 2021

May 6, 2022+br433+br680+br116

enframed embossment with suggestion painted wall

April 1, 2022+br349+br680+br117

enframed embossment 2022, Shift View series

April 21, 2022+br478+br680+br118

embossment series, now ongoing, march 2022

March 2, 2022+br317+br680+br119

embossment study dec 2021

December 3, 2021+br465+br680+br120

studio dec 2021

December 3, 2021+br850+br566+br121

duo expo 15-30 okt MLB Gallery with Rogier Arents, Amsterdam, 2021

October 21, 2021+br850+br566+br122

preparing expo in studio, variation 1, 2021

October 5, 2021+br850+br566+br123

preparing expo in studio 2021

October 5, 2021+br453+br680+br124

guests in expo Agnes Raben Gallery, May 2021

May 23, 2021+br850+br566+br125

invitation exhibition May 2021

May 19, 2021+br595+br841+br126

low tide, balancing sites 2020, modelling clay

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br127

tidal pool 2020, photo on alu 70 x 70

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br128

whereabouts serie in stock kunstlokaal no.8

March 26, 2021+br850+br566+br129

Water Supply, Volcanic Soil Series 2021, drawing photo ink on alu

February 24, 2021+br850+br567+br130

Balancing Sites, High Plateau Atmosphere 2020 Photo on Hahnemülle 100 x 100

December 28, 2020+br453+br680+br131

exhibition okt nov 2020 ACEC duo with Ronald de Ceuster

October 25, 2020+br850+br566+br132

sand studies 2, series, photography 2020

June 24, 2020+br850+br566+br133

thermal bathing, 2018, photo on alu 60x40

July 31, 2018+br849+br680+br134

sounds of soap, 2018 project with dough Messejana Pt

July 25, 2018+br850+br637+br135

exhibition Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br850+br578+br136

Stille Ruimtelijke Verkenningen, exhibition Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br850+br637+br137

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