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Winnie van der Rijn, (b.1967, USA)

Education
SFAI, Printmaking, 2015
College of San Mateo, Sculpture, 2010-2012
Mission College, Printmaking, 1999
Mission College, Metalsmithing, 1996-1998
UC Berkeley, BA Sociology, 1989

Residencies
2022 October, Chateau d’Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant recipient
2018/2019 Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2019 June-September, Featured Artist, FABscrap, Manhattan, NY

Exhibitions & Shows
2022 Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
2021 Preserve & Protect, The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2021 Vices, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2021 You Stir The Pot, 20 Jay Pop Up, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Threads That Bind, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Hypothesis, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2021 FiberArts X, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2021 Call & Response: Craft as a Tool for Activism, Museum of Craft & Design, San Francisco, CA
2021 The Art of Coney Island, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2021 ConTEXT, Art Fluent, MA 
2021 Small Works, JAG Gallery, Key West, FL
2021 These Truths, Gallery 114, Portland, OR
2021 Unraveled, The Untitled Space, NY, NY
2021 C O N T E N T, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
2021 Femme, Art Fluent, MA
2021 Persistence III, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
2021 The Art of Recycling, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2021 Stand, Art Fluent, MA
2021 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2021 Identity, Art Fluent, MA
2020 Boundless, Art Fluent, MA
2020 Crisis Mode, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2020 Small Works, CORE New Art Space, Lakewood, CO
2020 1st Annual Fiber Exhibition, Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2020 What Are You Voting For? Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020 American Contemporary Craft, Martin McDonald Gallery, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX
2020 The Schwa Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
2020 Political Discord, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2020 Let’s Face It, Museum of Craft & Design, San Francisco, CA
2020 Pandemic Transformation, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2020 JAS 2020, Rocky Mount Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC
2020 Small Works, Big Impact, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (TBD)
2020 Small Works Juried Exhibition, Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, Torrington, CT
2020 HeArt of the Book, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO
2020 the IMPROMPTU IV Exhibit, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
2019 How to Dismantle the Patriarchy, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO
2019 64 ARTS Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
2019 enGENDERing Change, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
2019 Lost/Found Exhibition, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Therefore, I am, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
2019 National Open Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2019 Highly Personal/Deeply Social, Fallkill Ceramic Works Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2019 (Im)Perfection, NURTURart, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Wide Open 10, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2019 FAB Scrap Pop-Up, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
2019 Quietly Powerful, Sense Gallery, Washington DC
2019 Women’s Work, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2019 The American Dream, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute IN
2018 The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Show, JCO’s Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA
2018 50/50 (10th annual), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2018 RISE: Empower, Change Action!, Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
2018 PJCC Community Art Show, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA
2018 Altered OFFSpace 10th Anniversary Show, Minnesota Street Project, SF, CA
2018 FACES, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Recycle 2018, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiberworks from Across the Country, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
2018 SNAP, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 By Hand, An International Fine Craft Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2017 Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA
2017 50/50 (9th annual), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2017 Not Flat, Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild, Museum Studios Gallery, Burlingame, CA
2017 Pin Up, Classic Cars West, Oakland, CA (curated by OFFSpace)
2017 Style 2017, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
2017 Pure Imagination, Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA
2017 Step into Fashion, Coconut Grove, Santa Cruz, CA
2017 Anything Goes, Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA
2017 Marvelous- an International exhibition of Collage, Assemblage & Construction, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2016 reclaimed- elevating the art of reuse, the SCRAP art show,@ the Minnesota Street Project, SF, CA
2016 PIVOT Fashion Show – in collaboration with designer Ellen Brook, Santa Clara, CA
2016 Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA
2016 PJCC Community Art Show, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA
2016 Tessellation, Museum Studios’ Gallery, Burlingame, CA
2016 Entanglement, Work in Progress group exhibit, Museum Studios’ Gallery, Burlingame, CA
2016 Expansion – Large Works, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2015 Lost & Found, Peninsula Art Institute, Burlingame, CA
2015 On & Off the Wall, Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
2015 Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, Redwood City, CA
2015 Dimensions, Peninsula Art Institute, Burlingame, CA
2015 Style 2015, PAMF, Mountain View, CA
2015 What’s New 2015, Peninsula Art institute, Burlingame, CA
2014 Scrap Art Creative Reuse in the Bayview, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
1996 New Langton Holiday Arts, San Francisco,CA
1996 Elements, Studio Z, Sausalito, CA (solo show)
1995 Out of the Flames, Phoenix Gallery, San Jose, CA
1995 Art by Design, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1994 Unplugged, Visionary Gallery, San Mateo, CA 

Public Collections “Little Red Book.” Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Artist’s Book Collection, Bainbridge, WA . Acquired 2021. 

Awards
2021 Juror’s Choice, Vices, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2021 3rd Place, FiberArts X, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2021 Use of Materials, CONTENT, The Artery, Davis, CA 
2021 1st Place, Stand, Art Fluent, MA
2020 Honorable Mention, Small Works, CORE New Art Space, Lakewood, CO
2020 3rd Place, The Schwa Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
2019 Marjorie Curit Award for Non-Traditional & Contemporary Work, National Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2019 Recogition Award, Wide Open 10, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
2019 2nd Place, Women’s Work, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2019 Best in Show, The American Dream, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
2018 2nd Place, Material: An Exhibition of Original Fiberworks from Across the Country, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
2016 1st Place hand crafted jewelry, PJCC Community Art Show, PJCC, Foster City, CA

Teaching
2018 Workshop Leader, Ruth’s Table
2015-2017 Intersession Instructor, The Nueva Upper School
2015 Craft Lab Instructor, The Nueva Upper School
2014 Jewelry Arts Academy Instructor, The Nueva School
2009-2010 Fine Arts Block- Jewelry Design Instructor, San Carlos Charter Learning Center
2004-2008 National Training Director & Designer, Luxe Jewels (now Stella & Dot)
1996-1998 Instructor, Creative Endeavors, Gilroy, CA
1996-1998 Traveling Instructor, The Whole Bead Show
1990-2004 Instructor, The Bead Shop, Palo Alto, PA 

Press
2021 June, Jugaad Project, “Damage as Opportunity – the Art of Winnie van der Rijn”
2019 September, Textile Arts Center Blog, “AIR Cycle 10 Spotlight: In Conversation with Winnie van der Rijn”
2019 July, Art Scope Magazine, “Tasteful Confrontation in the National Open Juried Exhibition at Providence Art Club”
2019 June, Hyperallergic, “An Elegant Swansong at Brooklyn’s NURTUREart” 2018 RISE Catalog, Whitney Modern, Los Gatos CA
2018 By Hand Catalog, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA


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