Chantal spit 


Her working method is never based on a plan. She uses her own, always changing, realm of (sensory) experience and reference. To quote Chantal: ‘I am all about letting the unknown in, using whatever comes my way during the day therefore being more creative’.

She employs an illusion of light: clear light in contrast to deep shadows, or a hint of light emanating from an unknown source. Environments are often undetermined, a sense of time only suggested by a setting sun or the shadow thrown by a lamp. The subjects of her paintings are often lost in their own world. 

 

 

C.V.

 

Chantal Maria Geertruida Spit (1971)
born in Losser
Lives and works in Amsterdam

 

Education  /  Residencies

2008  -  Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2001-2003  -   Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
1993  -  Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland (3 months)
1991 - 1996  -  AKI Enschede


Awards 

2005  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
2004  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
2002  -  Buning Brongers Prijs
2002  -  Nominatie Kon. Prijs voor de Schilderkunst
1998  -  Nominatie Hoppeland Prijs voor de schilderkunst



Exhibitions

2017 -   "Art for Kika", Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2017 -   Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL                                                                                                
2016  -  "Art for refugees", Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016  -  "Bredene, Met een hart voor vluchtelingen", Gallery Martin van Blerk, Antwerp, BE*
2016  -  "Treasure Chest", Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016  -  "We like art", Tetem, Enschede, NL
2015  -  "50 year anniversary FC Twente", Rijksmuseum Twente, Twente, NL
2015  -  "Nijntje Art Parade", Museumplein, Amsterdam, NL
2015  -  Duo exhibition with Jim Harris, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  "Art in Redlight", Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  Duo exhibition with Arja Hop, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  "Paint it, Gallery Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2014  -  Galerie De Vereeniging, Workum, NL
2014  -  "Rolling snowball 5"(initiated by CEAC Xiamen, China), Djupivogur, IS
2013  -  "Capital A", Galerie Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2013  -  "We Like Art", westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
2013  -  "I Amsterdam you Berlin, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Berlin, DE
2012  -  "Affordable Art Fair", Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2012  -  "KunstRai", Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam, NL
2012  -  "Stills", Duo exhibition with Arno Kramer, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
2012  -  "Supermarkt Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm Independen Art Fair, Stockholm, SE
2012  -  "Re:Rotterdam, Organisatie Galerie 10, Rotterdam, NL
2011  -  "SAP" with Jaring Lokhorst and Ramon van der Werken, Den Bosch, NL
2011  -  4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2011  -  Summer exhibition "Anoniem Gekozen", Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
2011  -  "Van Figuratie tot Abstractie", Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam, NL*
2010  -  V&B, Galerie 10, Amsterdam, NL
2010  -  "Familiezaken", LUMC, Leiden, NL
2009  -  "Shiftings",  Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL
2009  -  "Art Amsterdam", RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2009  -  "Indian Caps", Antwerp, BE
2009  -  "Kunst uit huis IV: Otto L. Schaap, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NL
2009  -  "Summer Collection 2008", Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2009  -  "Realismebeurs", PTA, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  "Sweet and Sour", CEAC, Xiamen, CN
2008  -   4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -   Art Collection Isala Kliniek, Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle, NL
2008  -   "Summercollection 2008, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -   "Art Amsterdam", RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  Solo exhibition, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, NL
2008  -  "Realismebeurs", Passenger Termimal Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  4 Galleries on one location, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  Openings-exhibition, Galerie 10, Utrecht, NL
2007  -  "Full Summer", Galerie 25 Limited, Amsterdam, NL
2007  -  "25 Faces", Galerie 25 Limited, Amsterdam, NL
2006  -  "Landgoed Rhederoord", De Steeg, Rheden, NL
2006  -  "Arti et Amicitiae", Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "Royal Price"(nomination) GEM, The Hague, NL
2005  -  "No Less Amazing, Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "Royal Price"(nomination), Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2005  -  "No Less Amazing, Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam, NL
2004  -  Art fair, Arco Madrid, Madrid, ES
2004  -  Art fair, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2003  -  "Reinwardt Project", Amsterdam, NL
2003  -  "Gespot", Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2003  -  "Under A Glass Cover", Galerie Reflex, Amsterdam
2002  -  "Buning Brongers Price", Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  "Royal Price"(nomination), GEM, The Hague, NL
2002  -  "Advance", Galerie Loerakker, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  "AKI Ontplooid", Rijksmuseum Twente, Twente, NL
2002  -  "Wishful Reconstruction", De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, NL
2002  -  "Reispijn Reislust", Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, NL
2002  -  Open studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2001  -  Open studios, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "It is strange to be so many women", Galerie Ellen de Bruijne & Diane Stigter, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  Mastodont, Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Op de huid bekeken", Tramremise SBK, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Painted Image Limited", Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL
2000  -  "Wintersalon", Galerie Peninsula, Eindhoven, NL
1999  -  Uitgelicht 3, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL
1999  -  Uitgelicht 3, KunstRAI, Amsterdam, NL
1998  -  Internationale Prijs Hoppeland voor de schilderkunst, Galerie Jules Boudry, Antwerp, BE



Publications

2010  -  The Red Snowball. Ten years of Cross-cultural Activities: Chinese European Art Center
2010  -  Recensie Volkskrant "Familiezaken op scherp in Leids ziekenhuis", door Merel Bem
2007  -  SuperYacht Industry, Vol 2, No 4, Suggestive Brush Strokes
2007  -  Catalogue Sweet & Sour (idea, compilation: Chantal Spit/ Jaring Lokhorst)
2003  -  Cataloque Under A Glass Cover, Galerie Reflex and Robbert Roos
2003  -  Kunstbeeld nr. 11, Dwalen in oneindigheid by Arjan Reinders
2002  -  Catalogue Buning brongers Prijs
2001  -  Catalogue AKI Ontplooid (50 jaar AKI)
2000  -  Hardnekkige schilders, NRC Handelsblad, by Sandra heerma van Voss
1999  -  Catalogue Uitgelicht 3, Fonds BKVB
1998  -  Catalogue Kon. Kunstkring Hoppeland
1998  -  Beneluxprijs Schilderkunst



Teaching

2014  -  Jury Member, Buning Brongers Price
2013-present  -  Lecturer at undergraduate level at three departments: Fashion Design / Fine Art / Graphic Design, HKU, Utrecht, NL
2009/2010  -  Guestlectures, HKU, Utrecht, NL
2002  -  Guestlectures, Rijksmuseum Twente("AKI Ontplooid"), 2002