Portrait

‘With pencil strokes – soft and
invisible as silent words – I want to
dismantle the hidden treasures of time and space.’

Sylvie De Meerleer

Vita



1986 born in Bruges, Belgium
2001Diploma of Secundary Education Second Cycle, Latin – Modern Languages, Maerlant Atheneum, Blankenberge
2004Diploma of Secundary Education Third Cycle, Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Bruges
2007Bachelor of Fine Arts, option Graphic Design, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent
2008Master of Fine Arts, option Graphic Design, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent
2009Bachelor of Visual Arts, option Fine Arts, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
2010Master of Visual Arts, option Fine Arts, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent
2011Specific Teacher Training of Visual Arts, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent

Currently lives and works in Bruges, Belgium and Cologne, Germany.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2016A distance to° close, Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht / NL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2019Printmaking CompetitionFoundation of Hilde Demedts, the mudel – Museum of Modern Art, Deinze / B
2018Abstract Painting, Cultural Center ‘Zwaneberg’, Heist-op-den-Berg / B
Nora De Decker – Sylvie De Meerleer – Alice De Mont – Jo De Smedt – Niek Hendrix, Galerie El, Welle / B
SANT, Belfry of Bruges / B
Gute Bekannte, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London / UK
I’ve never lied to you, Bogardenkapel, Bruges / B
Stimulans 18>/i>, BuBox (Paardenstallen), Kortrijk/ B
2017 Sylvie De Meerleer, Gideon Kiefer and Birde Vanheerswynghels, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2016Coup de Ville, Curator Stef Van Bellingen, WARP, Sint-Niklaas / B
Gaverprijs’, Cultuurcentrum De Schakel, Waregem / B
Symbols, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa/ I, LSAD Gallery, Limerick/ IE / Central Library, Dundee/ GB / Oletta/ FR / Stagliano Cemetery/ IT, CMAE, Avilés/ S / Museo Antón in Candás / E
Stimulans 16, Broelmuseum (Paardenstallen), Kortrijk / B
2015Ronse Drawing Prize, CC De Ververij, Ronse / B
2014Westenwind, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen, Caermersklooster, Ghent / B
Kunstsalon SANT, Jan Garemijnzaal, Bruges / B
Stimulans, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk / B
2013Grote Prijs Actuele Tekenkunst, Cultuurcentrum De Ververij, Ronse / B
2012Stimulans, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk / B
2010When the sky touches the earth and the earth, (curator Ronny Delrue), Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen / CHN
KoMASK portrait art, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp / B
2010Exhibition Masterprojects, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent / B
2009Exhibition Bachelorprojects, LUCA School of Arts, Ghent B
Exhibition Bachelorprojects, Croxhapox, Ghent / B
2008KASK-WEEK, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent / B


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2018SANT 2018 – Contemporary Visual Art Competition, Bruges / B – LAUREATE
Stimulans 18, Broelmuseum (Paardenstallen), Kortrijk / B – LAUREATE GRAPHICS
2013Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst Oost-Vlaanderen Nomination Prize
2010KoMASK: Portrait Art, Honorable Mention
2008Charles de Leu Prize’ for Graduation Project


PUBLICATIONS

2018Mariën Ann-Sophie - Baelde Catherine, ‘Stimulans 18’, Museums Kortrijk, Bultheel Press, BE, pp. 44-45
Coens Johan, ‘SANT 2018’, Culture Centre, Bruges, VCP Graphics, Bruges, BE, D/2018/0546/4, pp. 30-31
2017Wirth Heidrun, ‘Tasten im Ungewissen’, Kölnische Rundschau, DE, n°20, 24th of January 2017, p. 20
2016Van Humbeeck Sabine, ‘Coup de Ville’, WARP, Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, BE, ISBN 9789089316592, pp. 10-11, 22-23 & 148-151
Mariën Ann-Sophie - Baelde Catherine, ‘Stimulans 16’, Museums Kortrijk, Bultheel Press, BE, pp. 12-13
Rau Daan, ‘Sylvie De Meerleer – Evenwicht tussen raster en vrijheid’, Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen 2016.4, edition August – September 2016 (BE), pp. 2-7
2014Province of East Flanders,‘Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst 2013’, New Goff nv, BE, ISBN 9789491776-021
Mariën Ann-Sophie - Baelde Catherine, ‘Stimulans 14’, Museums Kortrijk, Bultheel Press, BE
De Meyer Sophie, ‘Sylvie De Meerleer over de rijkdom van tekenen’, Brugsch Handelsblad, BE, 30th of May 2014, p. 33
Provinciale Prijs Beeldende Kunst, provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, drukkerij New Goff nv, BE
2012Stimulans ‘12’, ed. By Ann-Sophie Mariën and Catherine Baelde, Museums Kortrijk, BE, pp. 22-23
2010KoMASK ’10 Wedstrijd Portretkunst’, ed. By KoMASK VZW, IMMPACT Publishers Pandora, BE, p. 45

Sylvie De Meerleer
Untitled (SDM/P 68), 2019, Ink on Paper, 78,5 x 54,5 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Untitled (SDM/P 69), 2019, Ink on Paper, 78,5 x 54,5 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Untitled (SDM/P 67), 2019, Ink on Paper, 78,5 x 54,5 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Unitled (SDM/P 64), 08-10/03/'17, Pencil on Paper, 7,7 x 8,1 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Unitled (SDM/P 66), 26/02/'17, Pencil on Paper, 6 x 13,8 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Unitled (SDM/P 63), 09/03/'17, Pencil on Paper, 5,5 x 6,8 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Unitled (SDM/P 62), 20-22/02/'17, Pencil on Paper, 8 x 11,5 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Unitled (SDM/P 65), 17/03/'17, Pencil on Paper, 7 x 4,9 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
(SDM/ P 42), A distance to(o) close, 27/05/'16, 2016, Gesso, pencil on copper, 9,3 x 18 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
(SDM/ P 50), A distance to(o) close, 21/10/'15, 2015, Gesso, pencil on copper, 10 x 10 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
(SDM/ P 45), A distance to(o) close, 21/10/'15, 2015, Gesso, pencil, plastic foil on copper, 10 x 10 cm

Sylvie De Meerleer
Le Corps Découpé, 2013, Oil on Linen on Wood

Sylvie De Meerleer
Le Corps Découpé, 2013, Oil on Linen on Wood

Sylvie De Meerleer
Le Corps Découpé, 2013, Oil on Linen on Wood