About Lenie Voortman

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My work includes free work as well as applied art. Everything I make, is the result of an ongoing journey of discovery into surprising combinations of techniques and materials. I work with paper and natural fabrics, but also with metals, ceramics and a variety of synthetic materials. I keep discovering new possibilities which I apply in my own way.

For many years, I followed courses ranging from hatmaking to gold- and silversmithing and everything in between. The step towards free work followed the design of unique, individually designed, personal accessories for clients of my image consultancy. I started the consultancy after a career as a medical care counsellor and educator.

Lenie Voortman works and lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

My work was on display in the following exhibitions:

2021 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale, Fengxian Museum, Shanghai, China

2021 Origins and Destinations, The Paper Academy, Gillelleje, Denmark

2020 Re-Start, Studi-O, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2020 Aufbruch ins Ungewisse,  Kunstschaffen in Zeiten von Corona, Goetheanum, Dornach, Switserland

2020 CODA Challenge Quarantainesieraden, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

2020 Handmade in Europe, Handwerkskammer, Hannover, Germany

2019 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale, Fengxian Museum

2019 Cosa mi metto in testa?’, Associazione Arcadia, Rocca di Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy

2019 Flower Art Museum, Aalsmeer

2018 ‘Watch, Walk and Wonder’, Galerie Paper Art & Design, Den Haag

2018 Virtual Shoe Museum, www.virtualshoemuseum.com

2018   ’Papier – unARTig’, Papierscheune, Homburg am Main, Germany

2018   Papier-Kunst, Handwerkskammer, Hannover, Germany

2017   ’Art from our own province’, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

2017   ’Nature | Impression’ Paper Biennale, Bar Sheva, Israel

2017   ’Summer in the City’, Handwerkskammer, Hannover, Germany

2016   ‘A Feast on Paper Art’, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, China

2015   Paper Exhibition, Galerie De Pomp, Warmond, The Netherlands

2014   ’Paper Hats’, Westfries Museum, Hoorn, The Netherlands

2013   ’Ka-Art 2013’, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands