Born in San Francisco, California, 1949

Since 1971, living in the Netherlands
1983, move to a farmhouse (listed monument, 1590) in Rijswijk, for living and studio space.

Study:
Foothill College, Los Altos, California, (1967-1969)
Associate of Arts
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, USA (1969-1971)

Grants:
Japan Paper Academie, Province of South Holland, Rijswijk and Voorzienings Fonds voor Kunstenaren, for expositions en demonstrations at symposiums in Kyoto en Imadate, Japan, 1995

Prize:
Arti/Shock – City of Rijswijk Prize, 1993

Membership:
Pulchri Studio, The Hague

Secretary, International Association of Hand papermakers and Paper Artists, IAPMA, 1990-1994 and organized congress in the Netherlands in 1994.  The shows that we organized together with the congress were the inspiration for the Holland Paper Biennial.

Rijswijk Artists Association

Organization:

Member of the International Board of Advisors of Hand Papermaking Magazine / Organization since 2014

IAPMA Congres 1994 in Nederland
Papier Manifestatie 1994, Nederland
Holland Paper Biennial, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, worked on all the publications

Publications:

  • Paper Making, Jules Heller, Arizona, USA, 1978
  • Bijvoorbeeld, magazine for creative weaving, Febuary 1978
  • Fiberarts Design Book Four, Lark Books, USA, 1991
  • The Art & Craft of Papermaking, Sophie Dawson, UK, 1992
  • KM Magazine, NL, Sept. 1992
  • Fiberarts Design Book Five, Lark Books, USA, 1995
  • PARENCO calendar, 1996
  • Paper Road, Denmark, 1996
  • Tactile Paper, NL, 1996
  • Publisher of the Holland Paper Biennial book in 1998 en 2000
  • Paper, Gabrielle Falkiner, UK, USA, 1999
  • PAT, Pat Gentenaar-Torley, NL, 1999
  • Paper and Water, NL, 2000
  • Petit Art In Box, 2005
  • Pulchri,  jaargang 35, nr.3, juli 2007
  • International Association of Handpapermakers and Paper Artists Magazine, fall 2008
  • Puur Papier, chapter with my pulp painting technique in pictures, 2008

Expositions (a selection):

  • Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, with Peter Gentenaar, Suzhou, China, 2017
  • “PAPER IS NOT DEAD”  Musée des Maisons Comtoises» in Nancray Besançon France, 2016
  • Exposition ‘Waanders in de Broeren’ in Zwolle, 2015
  • Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, IJhorst, 2014
  • Hooghstate Museum, Hoogstraat 164, Haastrecht, 2013
  • City Hall Den Haag / Atrium Building in the Hague, 2012
  • Pulchri Studio, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, solo expositions, and many group exhibitions for example China, 2011
  • Galerie Petit, Amsterdam, 1998, 2003, and 2008 solo exhibitions and in stock
  • Gebouw de Nieuwe Energie, Leiden, 2011
  • Galerie Année, Haarlem, 2011
  • ARTI 10, Den Haag, 2010
  • Holland Paper Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
  • Galerie Arti/Shock, Rijswijk,  1975, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2010
  • In het licht van PUUR PAPIER, Huisgalerie De Drie Spieringen, Gouda, 2010
  • La Papeterie de Vaux, Paysac, Frankrijk, 2009
  • Museum Rijswijk, Retrospectives 1999 and 2009
  • Open Art Fair 2009, Jaarbeurs Utrecht
  • Realisme 08, Amsterdam Cruise Terminal, 2008 and 2009
  • Galerie Zelhem, 2008
  • Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, bij Galerie Petit, 2000 and 2005
  • PAPER WORKS 2006 INO, Japan, 2006
  • !PET, Hoogeveen, NL, 2004-2005 and 2006
  • Jongji, Korea, 2004
  • Galerie Wolfs, Maastricht, 1998 and 2001
  • Paper Road, Kopenhagen, Denemarken, 1996
  • Touch Please Exposition, Kyoto, Japan, 1995
  • Contemporary Paper Art Works, Imadate Museum, Fukoi Province, Japan, 1995
  • Azabu Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1995
  • Salone Del Libro, Torino, Italia, 1995
  • Papier Manifestatie, Museum Rijswijk, 1994
  • Castle D’Erp, Baarlo, met Shinkichi Tajiri,  1993
  • Papier, Arti et Industriae, den Haag, 1993
  • Floriade, Zoetermeer, main exhibitions hall, 1992
  • Nieuwe Haagse Salon, 1984, 1988, 1990
  • Stanford University, USA, 1990
  • Livres-Object, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussel, Belgie, 1989
  • Centrum Textiele Kunstvormen, Amsterdam, 1982
  • HCAK, den Haag, 1980
  • Pander, den Haag, 1979
  • NMB, Amsterdam, 1978
  • Stg. Goed Handwerk Voorjaarstentoonstelling, den Haag 1978 en Nijmegen, 1983
  • Kunsthandel Ina Broerse, Amsterdam, 1977
  • Congressgebouw- 200 Years USA, den Haag, 1976
  • Kunsthandel Ina Broerse, Laren, 1975
  • Galerie Centre de l’Art, den Haag, 1973
  • Museum Rijswijk, met Peter Gentenaar, 1971

Selected for:
Artwork for the Ronald McDonald House, den Haag, 2010
Selected Paper Artists, 2004, featuring 62 images of contemporary artwork by 19 paper artists juried from the Hand Papermaking Artist Registry
Invited to demonstrate my techniques during the International Paper Symposium, in Kyoto, Japan, 1995
Invited to demonstrate and teach my techniques in Imadata, Japan, 1995