LYDIA LIEKENS

Born 1955 / Mechelen, Belgium

Education

1974                            Higher Secondary School-Decorative Arts, RITON – Diest

1976                            Higher studies for teachers in Plastic Arts, RITON Diest

1977 – 1978                 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Department of Printmaking,

Book Illustration, Antwerp, Belgium

Experience                

1978 – 1995                 Teacher of Fine Arts in different schools in Belgium

Since 1995                  Teacher of Fine Arts in “Dé Kunsthumaniora”, Antwerp, Belgium

2007, 2011                  Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2015                           Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Additional experience

Film credits and text for the BRT’ Program “Mezza Musica” from Director Lode Verstraete. Background paintings for the Ray Goossens’s comic strips:“Musti’s Kerstfeest” and “Trompo”. Big Watercolours made in order to decorate the Italian restaurant “Al Parma” in Mechelen. Book Illustrations for the book “Uit ‘t Kanalje geboren 1885-1914, 75 jaar socialisme in Kontich” from R. de Vries. CD-cover for “The RICO Zoroh Band & Nicole”. Work selected for a page in the 1995 Calendar of the Socialist Progressive Women

She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Belgium, China, Slovakia. Her work is in numerous private collections in Belgium and abroad. She makes drawings, paintings, collages, printmaking and three-dimensional work in papier-mâché.

She lives in Mechelen, Belgium.

Contact: lyliekens@yahoo.com

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