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Hans van de Bovenkamp

BIOGRAPHY

Hans Van de Bovenkamp moved to the US from his native Holland in the late 1950’s. Trained as an architect, he has spent the bulk of his 50-year career as a sculptor, creating oversized forms in stainless steel, bronze and aluminum. Van de Bovenkamp, whose work is held in public and private collections from Boca Raton to Bratislava, speaks often about the spiritual dimension of his work, and sees art as a dialogue between matter and spirit. He says of his characteristic style, “Abstract art is basically a doorway to wonderment”. 
  
 
Education
                    
1958 School of Architecture, Amsterdam, Holland

1958-61 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bachelor of Science and Design 
                                  
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions                               

2011                
Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
                        
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, New York

2008               
Goldman Warehouse, Wynwood District, Florida

2007               
Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California
            
Basel Miami Art Fair, Goldman Warehouse, Miami, , Florida 
 
Basel Miami Art Fair, Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, , Florida

2006                
Danubiana Meulensteen Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

2005-06          
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

2003                
Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
 
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
 
Sagaponack Sculpture Fields, New York, New York

1996                
Michener Museum, Doyles Town, Pennsylvania
 
Camino Real Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1994                
Quietude Gallery, East Brunswick, New Jersey

1993                
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

1992                
Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico

1981                
Tiffany’s, New York, New York
 
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

1979                
Sculpture Center, New York, New York

1976                
Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York, New York

1976                
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York

1970                
Jacksonville Children’s Museum, Jacksonville, Florida

1968                
10 Downtown, New York, New York

1965                
Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey

1963                
New York University, New York, New York

1961                
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
                                  
 
Selected Group Exhibitions

2011                
Shanghai, Art Fair, China
 
Gary Nader, Miami, FL

2010                
Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York

2009               
Spanierman Gallery, East Hampton , NY
 
ArtHampton, Meulensteen Gallery, Holland, Bridgehampton , NY

2008               
ArtHampton, Louis Meisel Gallery, Bridgehampton , NY

2007               
40 Years of Central Park, Lincoln Center , New York, NY
Pratt Institute, NY

2006               
Camino Real Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2005                
Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California
 
Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York       

2000-04          
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, New York

1996-11          
Elena Zang, Woodstock, New York

1995-09          
Kouros Sculpture Garden, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1994-11          
Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut

2003                
ACA Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, New Mexico
 
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York

1999-09          
Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico

2002                
Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania

1999                
Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, New Jersey

1969-99          
Lever House, New York, New York

1997                
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor, Florida

1996                
Stamford Museum, Stamford, Connecticut

1990-96          
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1994                
Cavalier Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut

1993                
Cast Iron Gallery, New York, New York

1982-93          
Bologna-Landi Gallery, East Hampton, New York

1988-91          
Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico

1987-89          
Nina Owen Limited, Chicago, Illinois

1988                
Chicago Art Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

1987                
Hudson River Museum, Sculptors Guild, Yonkers, New York

1986                
Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida

1985-86          
Kouros Gallery, New York, New York

1984                
Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1982                
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

1969-99          
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

1981                
Artists Representing Environmental Art, Shidoni  Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico

1978                
PS1 Contemporary Art Museum, Long Island City, New York

1978                
Nassau County Art Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York

1978                
The United States Mission, New York, New York

1977-78          
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1977                
National Academy of Design, New York, New York

1976                
American Institute of Arts & Letters, New York, New York

1973-76          
Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, New York

1970                
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

1969 & 78       
Medici Berenson Gallery, Miami, Florida

1969                
New York Sculptors Guild, Bryant Park, New York, New York

1968                
Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, New York
 
Picker Gallery, Charles A. Dana Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
 
Stamford Museum, Stamford, Connecticut

1964                
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas 
  
 
Selected Corporate Collections                     

2011                
Louis Meisel, Watermill, New York

2009                
Manhattan House, New York, New York

2006                
Le Jardin, Atlanta, Georgia

2005                
Stamford, Connecticut (9 Fiddleheads)

2001                
Corporate Business Park, Columbia, Maryland
 
Neiman Marcus, San Diego, California; Honolulu, Hawaii

2000                
Neiman Marcus, Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas

1997-99          
Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, California

1997                
The Klein Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996                
Neiman Marcus, Paramus, New York

1995                
Litwin Building, Wall Street, New York, New York
 
Goldman Properties, 110 Greene Street, New York, New York
 
Neiman Marcus, Miami, Florida

1994                
Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1993                
Mayer Collection, Denver, Colorado

1992                
Hyatt Regency, Paris, France

1990                
Marina Village, Alameda, California

1989                
The Fox Companies, Wayne, Pennsylvania

1988                
Amli Realty Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
 
Robert Martin Company, White Plains, New York

1986                
Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, New York

1984                
Christiania, Tarrytown, New York

1980                
Litwin Building, 72nd & 2nd Ave., New York, New York

1977                
Cargill, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1967                
Gaslight Tower, Atlanta, Georgia

1966                
Georgetown Plaza Building, New York, New York
 
Levitt Headquarters, Lake Success, New York 
                                  
 
Museum Collections    
 
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
Danubiana Meulensteen Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
Estate of Nelson Rockefeller, Kykuit, New York
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 
                                  
 
University Collections             
 
City University of New York, Staten Island Community College, New York, New York
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Texas A&M University, College Station,Texas
Towson University Art Center, Towson, Maryland
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia 
  
 
Awards
                       
2003 Best Sculpture Award, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York

1996-04 Listing, Who Is Who in American Art
 
1996 - Sanctuary Design Competition, Omega Holistic Health Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

1976 Exhibition, American Institute Arts & Letters, New York, New York

1976 Nebraska Bicentennial Sculpture Competition, Sydney, Nebraska

1964 Emily Lowe Sculpture Award, New York, New York 
  
 
Selected Professional Associations               
 
Advisory Board member - Institute for Symbolic Studies
Advisory Board member - Omega Institute
Member - International Sculpture Center
Member - New York Sculptors Guild
Member - Royal Society of British Sculptors 
  
 
Film Documentation
 
1995 “Art Farm”, Nat Boxer
1988 “Hans Van de Bovenkamp”, John Frank
1978 “Tillson Farm”, University of Missouri
1972 “Barn on the Road”, New York University