Curriculum Vitae Peter

Born:

13 November 1946, Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

Education:  

California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California, 1969 –1970, MFA
Accademia di Brera, Milano, Italy, 1968 –1969, sculpture.
Vrije Academie, Den Haag, 1964 –1968, painting sculpture and printmaking.

Scholarships and Grants:

  • The Italian Government 1968, Prins Bernhard Foundation Amsterdam 1969,
  • Foundation of the Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude the Netherlands 1969
  • California College of Arts & Crafts tuition scholarships 1969, 1970.
  • Two experimental year grants of the Ministry of Culture the Netherlands1976 1981

Commisions, a selection:  

  • In progress, 44 sculptures for Suzhou Center, China, 2017
  • TUI cruise ship, Mein Schiff 5, Autumn Tree installation in the Champagne bar, 2016
  • Holland American Line Cruise ship Koningsdam, through the ceiling sculpture, 2016
  • Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, Pearl Court and Luxury Court, 60 paper sculptures, 2014
  • Capa Roof top restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, 30 meter long ceiling sculpture, 2014
  • Hotel Indigo, Saint Petersburg, group of flying sculptures in the atrium, 2013
  • Regionaal Archief, Tiel, 2012
  • Deloitte Utrecht office, 2012
  • Paper sculptures for the main entrée, Maastoren, Deloitte Rotterdam, 2010
  • Mortuarium Venray, 2010
  • Sculpture for the Municipalities of the Netherlands building, VNG, The Hague, 2009
  • Two bronze sculptures, 4 meters high each, originally made in paper, on a bridge in  Fascinatio, Capelle aan den IJssel. 2005.
  • Mobil-Foils, High shrinkage sculptures, Kerkrade 2005
  • Ceiling Sculptures, Stadhuis Rijswijk, public space, 2003
  • Sociale Verzekerings Bank, Utrecht, 2002
  • Joop van den Ende, Colloseum, Musical Theater, Essen , Duitsland, 2001
  • Muze Toren, Meyer’s Bouwbedrijf, Den Haag, 2001
  • Joop van den Ende, Head office Stageholding, Amsterdam, 2000
  • KNP BT Main Office, Museumplein , Amsterdam 1996.
  • Sodra Nederland BV Den Haag 1990, RABO Bank, Rijswijk, 1992.

Docent:

  • De Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, painting and drawing, 1974 – 1991
  • Willem de Kooning College of Arts, Rotterdam, paper- and printmaking 1986 -2011

Designs:

1978 vacuum tables, 1991 hollander beater for long fibers, 1999 drying box for hand made paper and spindle press, all these machines are factory built and for sale.

Publications:

  • Papieren Geheimen, on the work of Peter Gentenaar, by Michael Zeeman, 2011
  • Het Geheugen van Papier, on the work of Peter Gentenaar, Haags Palet, 2006
  • Palimpsest, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 1995
  • The Papermakers Source Book, by Sophie Dawson, London, 1995
  • The Art & Craft of Papermaking, by Sophie Dawson, London, 1992
  • Het Complete Papierboek, Cantecleer, de Bilt, 1991 the Netherlands
  • Paper – Art & Technology, World Print Council, San Fransisco, 1978
  • Papermaking, Jules Heller, Arizona, 1977

Own Publications:

  • Tactile Paper, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 1996
  • Paper & Fire, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 1998
  • Paper & Water, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 2000
  • Timeless Paper, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 2002
  • Spirit of Paper, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 2004
  • Paper Takes Flight, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 2006
  • Pure Paper, publisher, editor and writer of a chapter, 2008

These books were published in conjunction with all the exhibitions of the Holland Paper Biennial, which I started, in Rijswijk Museum and Museum CODA in Apeldoorn

Expositions, a selection:

  • Exhibition in Suzhou Jinji Lake Museum, Suzhou China, 2017
  • Sint Gudulakerk, Lochem, preview art commission Suzhou, China, 2016-2017
  • Exhibition ‘Tissus Imprimes – Pierre Frey’, Museum of the Decorative Arts and Design at the Palais du Louvre’s western wing, Paris, 2016
  • Pulchri Studio, many times, the last one in 2016 after winning the Van Ommeren De Vogt prize
  • Dutch Design Week (DDW 2015) at Trans natural Exhibition, 2015
  • Exposition ‘Waanders in de Broeren’ in Zwolle, 2015
  • Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, IJhorst, 2014
  • Hooghstate Museum, Hoogstraat 164, Haastrecht, 2013
  • City Hall Den Haag / Atrium, in the Hague, 2012
  • Koornmarktspoort, Kampen, 2012
  • SER, the Hague, 2012
  • Galerie Année, Haarlem, 2011
  • Galerie Petit , Amsterdam, regular shows since 1972
  • Galerie Art Company 2010, Eindhoven Exposition
  • “Mystère de papier” Abbaye de St Riquier ( France), 2009
  • Payzac: exposition in the Papeterie de Vaux, France, 2009
  • Galerie Bianca Landgraaf 2008 2006,
  • Ino, Ino Gallery, Japan
  • Kunstlicht in de Kunst, LED’ s in papieren sculpturen, Eindhoven
  • Kunst RAI, met galerie Petit, Amsterdam, 2002. 2003, 2004
  • De Holland Papier Biennale, Museum Rijswijk, 1996 , 1998, 2000, 2002
  • Palimpsest, 4 papermakers in De Brakke Grond, Flemish Cult. Centre, Amsterdam
  • Touch Please Exhibition, Kyoto, invited foreign artists, Japan, 1995
  • Contemporary Paper Art Works Exhibition, in Imadate & Azabu Museum, 1995, Tokyo.
  • Invited artist, exhibition of work and show of techniques, Imadate, Japan 1995
  • Paper Manifestation 1994, organized by my wife Pat Torley , Eva Andresen and me: IAPMA Paper Congress with 12 workshops and 7 paper exhibitions
  • Grafiek ’93, Aarschot, Belgium, Int. Print Exhibition
  • Floriade , Zoetermeer 1992
  • Design Factory, Copenhagen, group papershow, 1992
  • Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, group paper show, 1992
  • The Librije, Municipal Museum , Zwolle, 1992
  • Galleri Umbra Lund, Sweden 1990
  • North Sea Gallery ,Scheveningen 1989
  • Haagse Kunstkring, shows & member from 1970 until 1985, the Hague.
  • Phoenix Gallery San Francisco,1972
  • Museum Fodor, Amsterdam,1971
  • Museum Rijswijk, 1971

Workshops given:

  • Lessebo Papermill, Sweden 1989 ,1992
  • Japan, Kyoto, 1995
  • Haystack, Maine, USA, 1998
  • Finland, Kouvola Polytechnic Institute,  1997, 1998
  • IAPMA Congress, the Netherlands, 1994
  • IAPMA Congress Copenhagen, Denmark 1996

In 8 institutes for the mentally handicapped in the Netherlands my papermaking machines are being used, and I give regular workshops for the staff.

“In my artwork, I bring my love of nature, its materials and my fascination with technique together.
Coming from a painting orientated culture, I found in paper fiber a material much closer to nature and with much more character than I ever found in paint.

Slowly I turned from a paper user into a paper and pulp maker and while doing so found endless amounts of new possibilities for shapes and forms in paper.”