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< Rika Maja Duevel

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Stavanger, Norway, Rika Maja Duevel grew up surrounded by the icy fjords and mountains; they reminded her that there was always a new adventure to be had just over the next mountain or path. Now as an adult she carries this concept as she journeys forward. Her journey has now taken her to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and she was lucky enough to have an atelier in Treehouse, a creative space for artists in multiple disciplines located in the NDSM neighborhood of Amsterdam.

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Solo Exhibitions

-Yellow Chair Gallery, “Let’s Collaborate”, Solo Show, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (May 2021-Present)

-Yellow Chair Gallery, “Just Breathe”, Solo Show, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March-April 2021)

-Kilimanjaro Restaurant, “Capturing the Moment”, Solo Show, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 2019- Present)

-Multiple Exposure, Photography Display, ISA Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013-2014)

Exhibitions

-Visitekaartjes, Editie 2021, Group Exhibition, Galerie Paterswolde, Paterswolde, The Netherlands, (Nov-Jan. 2021-2022)

-Tokyo International Art Fair, Invited Artist, https://www.tokyoartfair.com/ Tokyo, Japan, (Oct. 8-9, 2021)

-Water Journey, Collaboration with Pianist Daria Fedorchenko, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (Sept. 2021)

-Arigatou Expo, Collaborative Show, Treehouse NDSM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Sept. 2021)

-Home not Home, Collaborative Pop-up Show, Treehouse NDSM, Amsterdam. the Netherlands (Fall 2021)

-EuropArtFair 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands, https://europartfair.com/digitalshowcases/ (July 2-4, 2021)

-NDSM FUSE, “Rooms with a View” Collaborative Group Show 53 NDSM Artists, Ndsm-plein 85 NDSM Loods, Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 28th-Sept. 17th 2021)

-NDSM FUSE Gallery, NDSM Expo IX The Circular Pursuit: Group Show, Ndsm-plein 85 NDSM Loods, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Dec. 2020-June 2021)

-W139, Love for Sale: Exhibition for online art auction to save W139, W139 Gallery, -Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 2021

Published in Books/Print

-Spotlight Magazine, Circle Arts, (Invite Only), Contemporary Art Magazine, Spring 2022 Issue. https://circle-arts.com/ (Spring 2022)

-Art Guide Kunstgids/Artists, published 2021, published by Fransastic, designed by StudioFrans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

-The Amsterdam Art Guide, published 2021, published by Fransastic, designed by StudioFrans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Documentary Film

-Space For Artistic Practice a Film by Dilara Erzeybek, A film about the artistic practice of Rika Maja Duevel and Paolo Notaristefano, Screening at LUVE Fest, Film Festival, Leiden, The Netherlands

Open Studios Participant

-NDSM Open Day, Treehouse NDSM Open Studios Participate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Oct.9, 2021)

-OAN, Open Ateliers Noord Participate, 2021 https://openateliersnoord.nl/ (Oct.2-3rd, 2021)

-NDSM Crawl, Treehouse NDSM Open Studios Participate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 11, 2021)

Commission Work

-Mural “Stretch and Pull” NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (Fall 2021)

-Hypno-Move, @hypnomoves Artwork for advertising, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (Spring 2019)

-Photoshoot for website http://beinstinctivelyyou.com/ with founder Angela Agresti, Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 2018)

Art Auctions/Art Fairs

-Tokyo International Art Fair 2021, Tokyo, Japan

-EuroArtFair 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

-Dead Darlings #13 Online Art Auction for W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Feb.12-14, 2021)

Art Grants

-Les Tapies Artist Grant/ECIC/TASIS Fellowship: Ardeche, France (July 2011)

Art Battles

-NDSM Open Day, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Oct. 9, 2021)

-Skelcon, Group Show, Live Painting, Art Battle, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 26, 2020)

Education/Certifications

-Short Course: Interior Design, UAL, University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK (2015)​

-Short Course: Fashion/Apparel Design, UAL, University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins, UK (2015)

-Short Course: Textile Design, Short Course, UAL, University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK (2015)​

-MEd Masters in Teaching Visual Arts: 5-12th Grade Visual Arts Teacher Certification, Lesley University, MA, USA (2007-2009)

-Museum Studies, Graduate Course, Harvard Extension School, MA, USA (2008)

-BA Bachelors in Studio Art: Wheaton College, MA, USA (2002-2006)

-SACI College of Art and Design, Florence, ITALY (2005)

-International School of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (1989-2002)

Workshop Leader​/Presenter

-Implementing “Do Now” Activities in Visual Arts, ECIS, European Council of International Schools, Nice, France, (2014)

-The Art of Critiques and the Use of Sketchbooks, ECIS, European Council of International Schools, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013)

Committees

-Art Project Group, Committee for outdoor Murals at Treehouse, NDSM Treehouse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (April 2021-Present)

-ECIS (European Council of International Schools) Visual Arts Committee Member (2013-2015)

STATEMENT

Rika Maja Duevel is a global nomad and this triggers the nucleus of her work. With each new adventure, she finds new inspiration. Her artwork manifests from her daily experiences, the idea of capturing the moment. She allows herself to embrace or let go of each experience by sharing a piece of it with others. Her wish is that the observer might be able to pull their own experience from each piece. She often uses vibrant colors and patterns to document this story. A sketchbook always at her reach, is my portable way of capturing each idea as they come. This process has taken her all over the world and with each destination she documents a different story, a different moment.