Curriculum Vitae Marieke Russel
Marieke Russel was born as
Marie Danielle Helene Russel in Ede
(the Netherlands) on December 12, 1956.
She is the daughter of the painter and graphic
artist Charles Russel. In her early
childhood, the Russel family moved to the artist
village of Bergen aan Zee. Later on, the
Russels and their six children moved to
Kerkrade where father Charles taught arts and
crafts. Marieke’s artistic qualities were already
evident during her early childhood. The development of her talent was further stimulated by means of private tutoring by, for instance, Jacques Vonk, Frans Nols and Theo Lenaerts. She was a reserved child, who was engrossed in reading fairy tales, loved dance and theater and created her own dolls.
After her high school graduation she enrolled at the Stadsacademie Maastricht. She specialized in commercial drawing at the academy of arts. Her love for theater, however, prevailed. Her artistic talents were further developed at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she studied pedagogy and passionately perfected her ballet dancing. Marieke’s versatility has no bounds: she crafted wooden theater dolls, made monumental tapestries, sculptures and furniture and is renowned for her illustrations and glass art. After running a successful ballet school, Marieke dedicated herself fully to the fine arts. She restored numerous historical objects commissioned by the Werkgroep Kleine Monumenten Stein (Project group Small Monuments Stein). Marieke Russel graduated as a gold- and silversmith in 2010. Nowadays, she is a gallery owner. In addition to her own work, other artists regularly exhibit at Galerie Marie as well. Galerie Marie has become an important cultural hallmark of the Maasland region. Like Marieke, the gallery is of a versatile nature. In addition to exhibits, the gallery often organizes concerts, theater productions and art classes.
1986 Joint exhibit with Charles Russel in Friesland
1987: Town Hall Stein
1988: Gallery in Geulle
1997: T´Klauwes in Wahlwiller
1998: Terpkerkje in Urmond, joint exhibit with Jo Ramakers
2005: Family exhibit displaying work of 4 Russel artists at Galerie "Art in Maupertuus" in Geulle
2005: Joint exhibit in 't Terpkerkje te Urmond "Fantastische Vertellingen" (Fantastic Tales) with Emiel Taalman, Pauline Meijers en Joëlle Boucher
2006: Exhibit “Fantastische vertellingen” (Fantastic Tales) in regional museum Eersel
2006: Exhibit Con Amore in Urmond
2008: Exhibit Docters-art Galerie “Evita” in Eindhoven
2008: Exhibit “Focus Marokko” Museum Het Domein, Sittard
2008: Kunstmanifestatie “Kunst in de kerk” Tongeren, Belgium
2009: Exhibit “Ars in Trinitate” Terpkerkje Urmond
2009: Exhibit Kasteel Bouchout, Meise, Belgium
2009: Exhibit Agora Gallery New York, USA
2009: Exhibit Gallery Sigvardson, Rødby Denemarken
2009: ASIAN INSPIRATION International Art Competition, Rome – Italy, honourable mention
2010: Graduated as Jeweler-Goldsmith
2012: Opening Galerie Marie, Schipperskerk
2013: Exhibit in Ursulakapel, Tongeren, Belgium
2013 Joint exhibit with Sjef Hutschenmaker, Jo Ramekers, Urmond.
Sculpture: "De Libelle"; commissioner Bellaire architects; Vlascobouw (Stein)
Sculpture: Texaco; commissioner Texaco (Stein)
Sculpture: Lidl / Linders; donated by Linders to two supermarkets (Stein)
Sculpture: round-about Asfalt Centrale Kraaien; commissioned by the municipality. Currently in development.
Design cultural parade 2005 and 2006 of the Oogstdankfeest in Berg aan de Maas.
2009: design trophy foundation Historisch Jaarboek Swentibold; “zilveren Ezelsoor”
2011-2013 design of jewelry (unique pieces)
Galerie Marie, Sterre der Zeeplein 12
6124 AR Schipperskerk