Monique Kwist Artist

The Digital Portfolio of Monique Kwist Artist

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

Three dimensional objects, photography, work on paper etc. combined and varied techniques.

General subjects: architecture, a certain void, light, landscape and orientation.
Read more below.
List of projects,below.

Galleries / 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: actual research and process:
fb: Monique Kwist or insta 'mkwistartist';

About this website:
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.

Overview development: (Please ask for a Curriculum if you need it.)

After studying in 1992: building installations. Later focusing on architectural objects with all kind of pouring materials.

During a few years of travelling in Sth. America (2005 - 2007); I choose to let go the artificial materials, making more mobile work. Travelling experiences had impact on my themes. It became partly less abstract. More free, experimental and perhaps more playful. I put my goal on examining 2-dimensional work, because that felt like a gap. Space and place related subjects did stay.

The experience of pouring and turning easily from negative to positive meant a lot when I entered the printing workplace around 2008. I fell in love with the embossment technique and developed this further. Related to the mouldmaking for seals, objects are coming out as well as photographic artworks.

Now I am developing spatial relief in paper on a larger scale; examining the borders. Resulting in sculptural unique works in paper.

Travelling (especially to remote places and protected areas) is a huge source also to collect subjects. Recent experiences of walking in volcanic islands (La Palma, Japan, Cape Verde) re-appear in my studio.


Due to the crisis, I am facing a new orientation in finding other contacts and professional network.

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

various, modelling clay, studio try out 2021

September 10, 2022+br850+br478+br30

Pool Off Season, 2020, modelling clay

April 23, 2021+br680+br680+br31

vlakte, in new position expo 2020 acec

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br32

never the same, series 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br567+br33

World Architecture series no. 9 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br566+br34

World Architecture series no. 8 2021, alu

March 26, 2021+br850+br567+br35

Balancing Sites, High Plateau Atmosphere 2020 Object Clay

October 13, 2020+br850+br566+br36

Balancing Sites, Low Tide (1) 2020 clay

October 13, 2020+br850+br566+br37

Part of the image, series, object 2019

May 29, 2019+br850+br637+br38

Recycling Houses, free floor system 2015

September 27, 2019+br850+br637+br39

Part of the Image, object 2019 clay

May 29, 2019+br850+br637+br40

subtropical fence 2018, multiplex ink

July 31, 2018+br468+br680+br41

ingebed, in expo Bolwerck 2018

March 12, 2018+br850+br571+br42

Sounds of growing, 2016, object from laser printing project

April 6, 2018+br510+br680+br43

cornersolution in exhibition Bolwerck 2018

March 12, 2018+br850+br571+br44

Vlakte 2 in expo Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br510+br680+br45

detail Vlakte in expo kunstlokaal 08 2017

September 9, 2017+br510+br680+br46

series Bloknoot, in expo kunstlokaal 2017

September 9, 2017+br640+br480+br47

vlakte, concrete +, 40x40x12 cm

June 8, 2015+br850+br637+br48

stairs or elevator, aluminium rasin

October 29, 2013+br850+br637+br49

future telling, 2017 for Boogie Grid expo

September 9, 2017+br850+br638+br50

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

February 18, 2013+br850+br637+br51

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

August 9, 2014+br372+br680+br52

Recycling houses Indian style (le Corbu) 2011

March 7, 2012+br850+br565+br53

recycling free floor system, Le Corbu, 2011

September 27, 2011+br810+br680+br54

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

November 20, 2010+br850+br637+br55

Meanwhile, cornersolution/hoekoplossing, beton, 2007

November 14, 2010+br850+br637+br56

nothing in particular no. XL 1, 2021

September 20, 2022+br850+br677+br57

studio preparation for exhibition 2022

September 10, 2022+br496+br680+br58

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

September 10, 2022+br850+br600+br59

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

August 4, 2022+br453+br680+br60

catalogue, groupshow, curator Felicity Lunn, UK

August 4, 2022+br510+br680+br61

backside text of catalogue Interior View 2004

August 4, 2022+br850+br637+br62

enframing day in my studio

April 1, 2022+br349+br821+br63

landscape Cabo Verde, walking experiences leading to embossments

February 8, 2022+br850+br566+br64

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

October 21, 2021+br850+br544+br65

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

October 21, 2021+br850+br614+br66

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

October 21, 2021+br850+br566+br67

studio making furniture for objects 2021

September 9, 2021+br850+br566+br68

info about recycling busdrive and houses

September 9, 2021+br438+br680+br69

published online newsletter MuseO#3, 2021

July 6, 2021+br480+br680+br70

M.Kwist studio portrait May 2021

May 19, 2021+br453+br680+br71

tekst in Agnes Raben galerie expo 2019

March 28, 2021+br679+br397+br72

artists' publication somewhere now 2020

December 24, 2020+br480+br680+br73

text about work in 2020

December 23, 2020+br480+br680+br74

charcoal printing, explanation

December 23, 2020+br480+br680+br75

duo expo ACEC Apeldoorn, tekst website 2020

December 21, 2020+br480+br680+br76

Gallery Agnes Raben, Vorden expo

December 21, 2020+br490+br680+br77

Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort 2015 text flyer

December 21, 2020+br850+br637+br78

exhibition Plaatsmaken Arnhem, text

December 21, 2020+br480+br680+br79

BAS kunstverhuur

December 18, 2020+br480+br680+br80

tokyo brake, 2019

January 24, 2020+br850+br637+br81

let's start with the finishing touch 2019

January 24, 2020+br510+br680+br82

inspiration in japan 2017

October 15, 2018+br850+br638+br83

inspiration 2018

October 15, 2018+br850+br637+br84

water basin La Palma 2018, inspiration

October 15, 2018+br850+br637+br85

opening expo Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 9, 2018+br850+br566+br86

Research, 'Neighbours', 2017 La Palma archive

February 26, 2017+br510+br680+br87

relief and architecture, Cabo Verde,

December 21, 2015+br773+br680+br88

concepts for sculpture and architecture, 2000

June 9, 2015+br850+br575+br89

Mixing Air, object 2013, ca. 30x25x10

June 9, 2015+br850+br637+br90

no problem, recycling houses

June 8, 2015+br781+br680+br91

The unfinished, 2008, relief woodprint, weaving

October 2, 2010+br850+br580+br92

let's unfinish the hotel, 2008, wall installation

October 1, 2010+br850+br637+br93

Connections, 2009, wooden seal, threading

October 2, 2010+br836+br680+br94

inspiring teacher in Bolivia, 2007

October 1, 2010+br591+br443+br95

Domingo, 2008, seal burnt point

August 26, 2010+br591+br494+br96

No Picture 2008

August 8, 2010+br630+br472+br97

Nothing in Particular 2022 Duo (paper on wood)

August 26, 2022+br850+br635+br98

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

August 15, 2022+br846+br680+br99

study with handmade washi paper, research with Mark de Weijer

August 15, 2022+br510+br680+br100

Shift view series 2002, with wall color example

August 13, 2022+br511+br680+br101

Nothing in Particular - Passe Partout 2022 ongoing series

August 11, 2022+br850+br620+br102

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

August 4, 2022+br850+br499+br103

Studio summer 2022

August 4, 2022+br850+br566+br104

Nothing in Particular 2022 detail - passepartout paper, drawing paint

July 2, 2022+br850+br538+br105

Nothing in Particular 2022 1 tm 6 - passepartout paper

July 2, 2022+br850+br566+br106

evening artificial light livingroom, Shift View

May 10, 2022+br445+br680+br107

Shift View series 2022, embossment

May 6, 2022+br453+br680+br108

balancing sites and reserves, series 2021

May 6, 2022+br433+br680+br109

enframed embossment with suggestion painted wall

April 1, 2022+br349+br680+br110

enframed embossment 2022, Shift View series

April 21, 2022+br478+br680+br111

embossment series, now ongoing, march 2022

March 2, 2022+br317+br680+br112

embossment study dec 2021

December 3, 2021+br465+br680+br113

studio dec 2021

December 3, 2021+br850+br566+br114

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

October 21, 2021+br850+br566+br115

preparing expo in studio, variation 1, 2021

October 5, 2021+br850+br566+br116

preparing expo in studio 2021

October 5, 2021+br453+br680+br117

group expo Jubbega Museo live

July 6, 2021+br480+br680+br118

guests in expo Agnes Raben Gallery, May 2021

May 23, 2021+br850+br566+br119

invitation exhibition May 2021

May 19, 2021+br595+br841+br120

low tide, balancing sites 2020, modelling clay

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br121

tidal pool 2020, photo on alu 70 x 70

April 23, 2021+br850+br566+br122

whereabouts serie in stock kunstlokaal no.8

March 26, 2021+br850+br566+br123

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

February 24, 2021+br850+br567+br124

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

December 28, 2020+br453+br680+br125

exhibition okt nov 2020 ACEC duo with Ronald de Ceuster

October 25, 2020+br850+br566+br126

sand studies 2, series, photography 2020

June 24, 2020+br850+br566+br127

thermal bathing, 2018, photo on alu 60x40

July 31, 2018+br849+br680+br128

sounds of soap, 2018 project with dough Messejana Pt

July 25, 2018+br850+br637+br129

exhibition Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br850+br578+br130

Stille Ruimtelijke Verkenningen, exhibition Dat Bolwerck 2018

February 13, 2018+br850+br637+br131

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