Artist statement

Daniëlle has always been fascinated by the animal kingdom. It fascinates her that humankind has the desire to document, preserve, examine, exhibit, and integrate this beauty in the artificial life of human. She uses this aspect in her work by taxidermize animals herself and making casts of natural objects. The mounted birds Daniëlle uses in her work all originate from aviculture. She is fascinated by humankind keeping animals this way and by having the opportunity to observe them very closely.  Mythical tales, fables, Christian allegory, Victorian art and taxidermy, and old bird illustrations are sources that all inspire Daniëlle.

Danielle tries to capture the intrinsic beauty of nature in her work and combines this with anthropogenic, industrial materials and references. This symbolises the contrasts between culture and nature and illustrates the traces of humankind on nature. She creates a mysterious, desolate world, in which time seems to be frozen.

Education

2014-2015 Master of Arts Policy and Management | University Utrecht | Utrecht |
2013-2014 Pre-master of Arts Policy and Management | University Utrecht | Utrecht |
2008-2012 Bachelor of Fine Art and Design in Education | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht |

Work

2017 Daniëlle Frenken – owner since 2012

2017 Natural History Shop – owner since 2016

2014- 2016 We Like Art – internship, website adviser, suppoost

2012-2017 Art & Sofie – Art teacher

2012-2017 Beeldbalie – Image editor

2013 Cals College IJsselstein – Art teacher

2011 Dick Bruna Huis – Workshop Employee – 2009-2011
2010 Moira, Utrecht  – Suppoost – 2008-2010, 2014

Calendar

Calendar –  This is a selection of exhibitions.

Upcoming
Weg van kunst

Past

AK 24 |  Utrecht | 25 april – 6 may | solo exhibition |
2017 Secret Postcard Sale – We Like Art | Amsterdam | 13 december – 29 december | group exhibition |
2017 UtrechtDownUnder | Utrecht | 25 august – 10 september | group exhibition |
2017 Vonkel | Den Haag | 06 may – 24 june | group exhibition |
2016 Art the Hague | Den Haag | 5 october – 9 october | group exhibition |
2016 Kingdome Come | Post + Garcia -The Art Project Maastricht | 29 april- 15 may | group exhibition |
2016 Museum IJsselstein | 12 march – 29 may | group exhibition |
2016 Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair | 10 – 14 feb 2016 | group exhibition |
2015 / 2016 Size Matters by We Like Art | TETEM Enschede | 03 december – 7 february | group exhibition
2015 Wonderful World | Kunstliefde Utrecht | 28 november – 20 december | group Exhibition |
2015 Does Interieurs, Laren | group exhibition |
2015 Pretty in the City | Grachtengalerie Utrecht | 21 may – 7 july | group exhibition |
2015 De Aanschouw Rotterdam | 18 june – 25 june | solo exhibition |
2015 KunstRAI Amsterdam, Galerie Vonkel Den Haag | 27 may- 31 may | group exhibition |
2015 POP-UP Galerie 5 Utrecht | group exhibition |
2015 Veranderingen | Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden | 6 march – 3 may | group exhibition |
2014 IN STORE | Galerie Judy Straten, Horst | 30 november – 25 january | group exhibition |
2014 Parels en oude zwijnen by Henk Logman | De Mannenzaal, Amersfoort | 13 – 17 november | group exhibition |
2014 Utopia | Next Gallery, Rotterdam | 4 october- december | group exhibition |
2014 Urban Paradise | Max Campus Utrecht | 10 october – 2 november | group exhibition |
2014 Ikazia ziekenhuis | july – september | Rotterdam | solo exhibition |
2014 MOIRA en LUCY op het spoor van surrealisme | Moira Utrecht, Wolvenstraat 10 | 18 april – 11 may | group exhibition |
2014 Another World | Synagoge, Borne | 02 february – 16 march | Borne | solo exhibition |
2013 The House of ABABA | 16 november march – | Rotterdam | group exhibition |
2013 POP-UP Galerie 4 | 19 december – 2 february | Utrecht | group exhibition |
2013 Adam & Eva | 17 november – december | Het Stok, Den Bosch | group exhibition |
2013 DepARTmentstore by Gumbs, Galerie SANAA | 17 november – 22 december | Utrecht | group exhibition |
2013 POP-UP Galerie 4 | 1 november – 15 december | Utrecht | group exhibition |
2013 Tekenkabinet | 25 october – 17 november | KunstSalon Assen | group exhibition |
2013 Tekenkabinet | 17 july – 28 july | Museum Waterland Purmerend | group exhibition |
2013 Popup Store Dutch Art Collaboration | Utrecht | group exhibition |
2013 Frame de Galerie, Kunst Kijk Route | Discover, Amersfoort | 15 may – june | solo exhibition |
2013 Kunstroute Heuvelrug | Doorn | 8 & 9 june | group exhibition |
2013 Stedelijke Verbeelding | Grachtengalerie, Utrecht | 12 april – 9 june | group exhibition |
2013 Generation Y | Dutch Design Hotel Artemis | 7 march – 26 may | group exhibition |
2013 POP-UP galerie | Utrecht | 01 march- 05 may | group exhibition |
2012 Vreemde Gasten | Muziekzaal het Sluysje, Amersfoort | 6 & 7 october | group exhibition |
2012 Nature | Gallery Judy Straten, Horst | 2 september – 7 october | group exhibition
2012 Exposure| HKU graduates | Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht | group exhibition |

Residencies
2015 De Torenkamer, Opium op 4(AVRO) | 13 july – 17 july |

Publications

Media publications

2015 Interview Natural Artefacts #4: Daniëlle Frenken, P-artefacts, 21-10-2015 |
2015 Belang online kunstmarkt groeit, Metropolis M, 26-06-2015 |
2015 Stevige groei online kunstmarkt, De Telegraaf, 26-06-2015 |
2015 De kunst van hergebruik, De Gooi en Eemlander, 12-03-2015 |
2014 Interview Kunst.blog.nl | 22-09-2014, by José van der Wegen |
2014 Bornse Courant, Tubantia, Roskam.
2013 Spotlight #3: Danielle Frenken on her nature inspired art’ Interview Bleaq by Jantine Zandbergen | 04-10-2013 | http://www.bleaq.com/2013/spotlight-3-danielle-frenken |
2013 Catalogus, Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland, Purmerend |
2013 9x inspiratie: Daniëlle Frenken: Interview Eyespired| 09-08-2013 | http://eyespired.nl/inspiratie-danielle-frenken |
2013 ‘Daniëlle Frenken’ HP/DeTijd | 09-02-2013 | http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2013-02-09/danielle-frenken/ |
2012 ‘Galerie Judy Straten, Nature in Horst’ Kunstkrant | Page 29, september/october |
2012 ‘Stichting geeft beginnende kunstenaars een steuntje in de rug’, de Weekkrant, Amersfoort | 26-09-2012 |
2012 Limburger | 13-09-2012, page 13 |
2012 Catalogus Vreemde Gasten | page 38 |
2012 ‘Monsterlijke centauren en huilende wolven’ Mr Motley by Daniëlle Frenken| 19-06-2012 | http://archief.motleysalon.com/Archief/Blog/Homepage/Monsterlijke_centauren_en_huilende_wolven/ |
2012 ‘Please allow to introduce myself’, Eindexamencatalogus Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht | Page 114/115 |

Client publications
2015 Album Cover Imiafan + Dario Seraval -‘Against the walls’, Seja Records 2015 |
2014 Het Geheim van de Olifant – Een Verhaal met een Moraal, Comedy huis 2014, page 18 |
2013 Voorlichtingsboekje ‘Feestje in het Bos’, Unity Utrecht |
2013 Illustration for CJP Magazine | no. 5-2013, page 60 |
2012 Drawing for the frontpage of Fashionology | www.fashionology.com |

Projects

2015/2016 De Belofte, Kunstliefde | organization ‘De Belofte’ with Henk Logman and Mathieu Klomp |
2014 Max Campus, Urban Paradise | organization exhibition |
2013 Ruilen met Robinson, Unfinished Art, volunteer |
2013/2014 Tijdelijke Kunstwinkel | donation |
2012 Organization exhibition ‘Rariteitenkabinet’, Vreemde Gasten, in co-operation with 4 other artists for Stichting Jonge Kunst.|

Awards

2018 1 x honorable mention European Taxidermy Championships
2017 4 x honorable mention Dutch Taxidermy Championships
2012 2nd place in Gallery Color photo competition |