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Jhonie van Boeijen


Jhonie van Boeijen works and lives in Groningen and graduated from the HKU in Utrecht, NL, in 2016. After a gap year, she followed the master of painting at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. In the fall of 2018, she has been a visiting artist at OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. Van Boeijen works with oil paint on linen and tries to find elevation in the mundane. “We live in a society that is overrun by imagery, mostly fake due to social media. Filters became a part of our reality; it’s hard to browse social media without finding just the slightest improvements on a picture.” Working with this idea of social media, she has been transforming imagery from her near surroundings into fragments of a non-existing reality; she adds the filters to come as close as possible to her recollection of that specific moment. On this recollection, she adds the filters to amplify the color and contrast until she finds a perfect copy of that particular moment in time.

2107 – 2019 MFA Painting, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, the Netrherlands
Fall 2018 OTIS College of Art and Design (Visting Artist), L.A., USA
2012 – 2016 Bachelor of Fine Art, Hogeschool voor den Kunsten, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Awards & Nominations


  • Nominated: Buning Brongers Award
  • Nominated: Dooyewaard Stipendium

Solo Exhibitions


  • Untitled, Sanquin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  • “Remembering”, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Group Exhibitions


  • “Menzis Jong Talent”, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • “(Un)Formed”, Groningen, the Netherlands


  • “Utrecht Down Under”, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Art for Kika”, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  • “Landscape and the City”, Galerie Helder, Den Haag, the Netherlands
  • “Menzis Jong Talent”, Wageningen, the Netherlands
  • “Firstblood 2016”, Kunstuitleen Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • “Exposure 2016”, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Some Of My Best Work


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