Anna Belleforte


CURRICULUM VITAE 


EDUCATION

MA Architectural Conservation & Heritage Planning, University of York, England

MA Architectural History, magna cum laude, Queen's University, Canada

HBA Art History & Fine Art, summa cum laude, University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

EXHIBITIONS

September-November 2020, 75 years of National Artists Society De Ploegh, Museum Flehite,  Rietveld Pavilion, DePleogh Gallery, Amersfoort, the Netherlands 

February 2020, 50 Shades of Green, Terra Art Projects, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands 

October 2019 (& 2017), Kunstmoment, Diepenheim, the Netherlands

September 2019, Nieuwe Leden, De Ploegh, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

July 2019, Kunstroute Openstal, Oldeberkoop, Friesland, the Netherlands

February-March 2019, Ruimte in en om ons, St Pieters & Blokland, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

October 2018 (& 2016), Vreemde Gasten, Amersfoort

June 2018, BARTR artist residency show, Budapest, Hungary

February 2018, Global Portraits, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA

September 2017, A Sense of Place, De Ploegh, Amersfoort

April-October 2017, Art on the Canals & Heilige Huisjes, Amersfoort

November 2016, Art Arnhem Fair, Arnhem

October 2016, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

August 2016, Bewegter Wind, Nord-Hessen, Germany

May-November 2016, A Place in my Heart, Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort

February-March 2016, Aaibaar (duo-show), Archipel, Amersfoort

November 2015, Kunstmaand Ameland, the Netherlands

October 2015, Kaalstaart beta-art, Amersfoort

Summer 2015, Mondriaan VaarRoute, Amersfoort (outdoor installation)

June 2015, 7-inch Magnitude, Manifest, Cincinnati, USA

June 2015, Kunstschouw, Zeeland, the Netherlands

September 2014, Humor, Linus Galleries California

October 2013, C-Fordt, Maarssen, the Netherlands

September 2013, Annual Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam

May 2013, Still Point V, Still Point Arts Gallery, Maine, USA (online & Quarterly magazine)

March 2013, Urban Vacancy, Rietveld building De Zonnehof, Amersfoort

 

ABOUT

I am interested in exploring the architecture of our lives, from the built environment to natural frameworks, and from the big scale to the small scale. Drawing on a background in architectural conservation, my mixed media work expresses something about the histories and significance of buildings and places, whether on a personal or collective level. I'm always looking out for intriguing perspectives and contrasts expressed through architecturality, to develop ideas for new series.  My love of craftsmanship and the act of making by hand – distilling the essence of things at a manual and overseeable scale – motivated me to make the transition (back) to art. Now I draw, paint, cut and paste to build artworks that depict environments that are both familiar and estranged.