Michael Berkhemer

MICHAEL BERKHEMER (1948)
ACADEMY OF FINE ART, ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

 
1973 - 1979 Various group and solo exhibitions
1980 Galerie d’Theeboom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1981 Galerie d’Theeboom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1985 Kunstenaarscentrum Bergen (duo), The Netherlands
Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Arnhem (duo), The Netherlands
1986 De Kijkdoos, Bennekom (duo), The Netherlands
1987 Elsevier Bonaventura, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1988 Stichting Passepartout, Lelystad (duo), The Netherlands
1990 Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991 Matena en Van Aardenne, Den Haag (duo), The Netherlands
1993 Galerie Cirq, Heusden, (duo), The Netherlands
1994 Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Interferenties, Museum Henriëtte Polak, Zutphen, The Netherlands
Het Oude Raadhuis, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
1999 Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam (duo), The Netherlands
Nicolette Brink Kunstzaken, Nieuwerbrug (duo), The Netherlands
2000 William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO, USA
Galerie Billing Bild, Baar, Switzerland
Ingenieurbüro Laqua, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
2001 Parallele Universien, Gruppe Grün, Bremen (duo), Germany
2004 Galerie Billing Bild, Baar, Switzerland
2005 Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Waterland, Purmerend, The Netherlands
2007 Galerie Billing Bild, Baar, Switzerland
A Print Retrospective, Wildwood Press, St. Louis, MO, USA
2008 - 2009 Michael Berkhemer, retrospective, Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2013 - 2014 Thema’s & Variaties, Landgoed Leusderend, Leusden, The Netherlands
2015 Minder/meer, galerie Oranjerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 Unquiet Calm, S1 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 Kunstruimte KuuB, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 
1986 Nieuw Perspectief, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1987 Notre Dame des Arts, Ubbergen, The Netherlands
1988 Notre Dame des Arts, Ubbergen, The Netherlands
Het Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991 Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Aleph, Almere, The Netherlands
1992 Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Colour - Matter - Energy, Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1993 KunstRai (Galerie Maria Chailloux) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stichting 40 - 45, Headquarters Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 KunstRai, Colour – Matter – Energy (Galerie Maria Chailloux) Amsterdam, The  Netherlands
1995 Bewogen Verleden, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Groeten aan Dordrecht, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Colour – Matter – Energy, Kunsthalle Oberhausen, Germany
1996 Galerie Jansen en Kooy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Multiple, (Galerie Jansen en Kooy) Düsseldorf, Germany
Multiples, Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Fair Stockholm (Galerie Jansen en Kooy) Sweden
1998 Colour – Matter – Energy, Nederlandse Bank and Hoge School van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO, USA
Into Gold, De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2000 - 2005 Represented at Art Fairs in Frankfurt and Cologne (Octagon)Germany
2002 Editions 2002, Chelsea (Wildwood Press) New York, NY, USA
Grafiek Nu, Singer Museum, Laren, The Netherlands
2003 Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De verborgen Kindertekening, Het Oude Raadhuis, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
2003 - 2008 Represented repeatedly at Art Chicago (Wildwood Press, St. Louis, MO), USA
2004 Kunst Zürich (Galerie Billing Bild) Switzerland
Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Kunst Zürich (Galerie Billing Bild) Switzerland
2006 Convoi Exceptionelle, Galerie Maria Chailloux, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art Amsterdam (Galerie Clement) The Netherlands
Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Flow, Satellite Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach (Wildwood Press) USA
Klein Grafiek van Grafiek Nu, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde and Voerman Museum, Hattem, The Netherlands
2007 Art at the Hilton, Dubai, Onderneming en Kunst, Emirate of Dubai
Wildwood Press/Ten Years Bennington College Usdan Gallery Bennington, Vermont USA
Art Amsterdam (Galerie Clement) The Netherlands
2008 Pulchri, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Works in Progress/Prints From Wildwood Press Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa USA Curator Dan Strong
Art Chicago 2008 Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL USA
Aqua Art Miami Wynwood Distict Miami, FL USA
2009 Art Chicago 2009 Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL USA
2009 - 2010 Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam The Netherlands
2010 Kunst Zürich (Galerie Billing Bild), Switzerland
Bagagehal Loods 6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 ‘Colour Matters’, K 09 Groningen (NL)
'Printer/Publisher/Artist/Patron. Courtney Obata and Wildwood Press', Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO, USA
'Island Press. Three decades of printmaking', Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA
'A printer's spotlight. 15 years of Wildwood Press, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, USA
'In abstracto', Galerieartipoli, Noorden, The Netherlands
2012 Mark Making, prints from Wildwood Press, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO, USA
2013 'Het oog van de meester', Museum Henriëtte Polak, Zutphen, The Netherlands
Art Karlsruhe, Germany, (Bruijstens, Modern Art), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 Natura Mystica, Landgoed Leusderend, Leusden
Kleinbeeld , Museum Waterland, Purmerend
INK Miami Art Fair, Wildwood Press, Art Basel, Miami, FL USA
2016 Arti Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rotterdam, Contemporary Art Fair (Galerie Oranjerie), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KunstRai (Galerie Oranjerie), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Waterland veertig jaar, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, The Netherlands
Natura Mystica, Kunsthal Almelo, The Netherlands
This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage (S1 Gallery), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wildwood Press 20 years, The Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Art Center, Mt. Vernon, IL USA
INK Miami Art Fair, (Wildwood Press), Art Basel, Miami, FL USA
2017 Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA USA
INK Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL USA
2018 KunstRai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 

Commissions

 
1991 Painting (5 panels), acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, commissioned for a public space by the City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991 Painting (5 panels), acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, Antonius Verpleeghuis, IJsselmonde, The Netherlands
1993 Silkscreen, 35 x 30 cm, edition of 10 , Stichting 40 – 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Silkscreen, 60 x 46 cm, edition of 175, TC TeamConsult, The Hague, The Netherlands
1995 Installation of 7 Wall Sculptures, 140 x 20 – 110 x 5 cm, acrylic on canvas on wood, Gemeentelijke Geneeskundige en Gezondheidsdienst, City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Design of the color scheme for the facades of Het Fort, Schilderswijk, The Hague, commissioned by de Principaal via Maria Chailloux, The Netherlands
1999 Installation of 28 Wall Sculptures, gold leaf on wood, 28 x 18 x 2 cm; Painting, acrylic on canvas, 390x 210 cm, Bravilor Bonamat BV, Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
2002 Installation of 11 Wall Sculptures, gold leaf on wood, 90 x 20 x 3 cm, Cruise Ship M.S. Statendam V, commissioned by Onderneming & Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Installation of Wall Sculptures for three conference rooms: 10 wall sculptures, platinum leaf on wood, 170 x 28 x 3 cm; 10 wall sculptures, gold leaf on wood, 80 x 18 x 3 cm; 13 wall sculptures 80 x 30 x 3 cm, gold leaf on wood, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Two Silkscreens, 74 x 56 cm, edition of 50 each, Royal Nederland Levensverzekeringen, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2002 Installation of 5 Wall Sculptures, gold leaf on wood, 50 x ? 15 cm, Joost en Marcelle Kuiper-Gerlach, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Installation of Wall Sculptures for three interior spaces: 7 wall sculptures, 130 x 13 x 3 cm; 5 wall sculptures, 60 x 4 x 3 cm; 10 wall sculptures, 30 x 10 x 3; all gold leaf on wood, Cruise Ship Serenade of the Seas, commissioned by London Corporate Art, London, England – Oslo, Norway
2006 Two Paintings, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 120 x 100 cm, ING Headquarters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 Wall Sculpture, oxidated copper leaf on wood, ? 150 x 4 cm, Corporate Collection, The Netherlands
2008 Design for a Wall, silkscreen on aluminium, three parts: 251 x 573 cm, 163 x 160 cm, and 251 x 573 cm, Cruise Ship Solstice, commissioned by International Corporate Art, Oslo, Norway
2012 5 Wallsculptures, Media Buying Systems, Amsterdam
 

Selected Bibliography

 

N. Scheepmaker, interview met Michael Berkhemer, Avenue, April 1976, pp. 30-33

Eric Beets, ‘‘Magische’ gouaches en ‘Wintertent’ in het KCB’, Alkmaarse Courant, 9 January 1986

F. Op de Coul, ‘Expositie Berkhemer in Heusden. Sterke beleving van materie en vormen’, Brabants Dagblad, 19 April 1993

A. Matena, Bewogen verleden, Zwolle 1995, pp. 18-19

B. Jonckheer, De kunstenaars van AXA-Leven, Den Haag 1996, pp. 4-7

L. Delfgaauw, Bij het werk van Michaël Berkhemer. Interferenties. Schilderijen van Michaël Berkhemer, Zutphen (Museum Henriëtte Polak) 1997

A. den Ridder, ‘Michael Berkhemer exposeert in Museum Henriëtte Polak. Schilden van gestold licht’, Gelders Dagblad, 5 February 1997

R. Kulschewsky, Austragungsort. Verein für Aktuelle Kunst Ruhrgebiet e.v. 1982-1997, Oberhausen 1997, p. 103

R. Adam, C. Robertson, Intaglio: Acrylic-Resist Etching, Collagraphy, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint, London 2000, pp. 228-229

M. van Ark, Het Fort. Schilderswijk behoudt karakteristiek complex, Den Haag 2000

J. Daniel, ‘Michael Berkhemer, Recent Works on Paper’, Saint Louis Post Dispatch, 30 January 2000

T. Stierli, ‘Abstraktion und Expression,’ Neue Zuger Zeitung, 8 September 2000

F. Hirsch, ‘Make it Big’, Art on Paper, 6 (2001), p. 25

A.W. Lloyd, ‘Art under the Arch’, Art in America, July 2001, pp. 43-47, 112

E. van Uitert, ‘Een kunstschilder die zijn objecten patineert met bladgoud’, Kunstschrift, 45 (2001) 6, pp. 42-45

H.-J. Manske, ’Franz Immoos und Michael Berkhemer’ in: P.-J. Splettstösser, 30 Jahre Gruppe Grün 1971-2001, Bremen 2002, pp. 165-167, 222-4

Grafiek Nu 10, exib. cat. Laren (Singer Museum) 2002, p. 34

Royal Nederland. Kunstcollectie, 2002/03, Utrecht 2003, pp. 13-15

M. Visser, ‘Serenade of the Seas’, Kunstbeeld, 9 (2003) p. VI

R. Ayers, ‘Art Basel Miami: The new fairs, part 2: Flow’, www.artinfo.com, 8 December 2006,

klein Grafiek van Grafiek Nu , exhib. cat. Eelde, (Museum de Buitenplaats) / Hattem (Voerman Museum) 2006/07, p. 12

C. Homburg, ‘I am not a printmaker, I am a painter who makes prints’, and J. Klein, Interview with Michael Berkhemer in: Michael Berkhemer: A Print Retrospective, St. Louis MO, USA (Wildwood Press) 2007

C. Homburg (ed.), Michael Berkhemer, with essays by C. Homburg, E. van Uitert, interview by J. Klein, eng/ned, 160 ps, 2008, Waanders Publishers, ISBN 978-90-400-8520-8

Veranda, Atlanta, U.S.A. march 2011, ps 111-113

Colour Matters, part 3, Stichting Kunstruimte 09, Groningen, NL, 2011, pp. 28-31