Januari 2019 – © GailMeijer

Annelies Kwaak (1987, Beverwijk) is a visual & ceramic artist. She graduated art school in 2009 and soon after she started working as a teacher in fine arts at a secondary school. In 2016 she obtained a studio and began creating again. At the moment she develops sculptures and installations, using all kinds of materials and techniques. Themes that frequently appear in her work are communication & protection.

She also designs wheelthrown tableware combined with handbuilt elements. She’s researching the possibilities of red glazes, in particular sang de boeuf also called oxblood red. 

Annelies also has a knack for organizing events and uses those skills for different associations. She’s open for collaborations and always eager to learn more.


Bachelor of Fine Arts – Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – 2009


Current exhibitions

‘Falling leaves for the fallen chestnuts’, April 2021, Kuenenplein Beverwijk

Museum Kennemerland, ‘De Nieuwe Kunst’, 3 October – until further notice, Beverwijk


Past exhibitions

Klifhanger, ‘Vloedlijn’, 24 June 2021 – 27 June 2021, Den Hoorn

Pollution Art, ‘Shimenawa’, 11 June 2020 – 30 September 2020, Wijk aan Zee

Gemeentehuis Beverwijk, ‘Basketry series’, 3 January 2020 – June 2020, Beverwijk

KEK, ‘Solo-expositie’, 20 November 2019 – 5 January 2020, Beverwijk

MEBA, ‘Under the smoke of Hoochoven’, 20/21 October 2018, Velsen-Noord

KEK, ‘Broedplaatssafari’, 11 June – 28 August 2018, Beverwijk