Wim Vonk

born in Amsterdam 1950
lives in Amsterdam and works in Weesp (NH)


Grafikskolan at The Kungl. Akademien Skepsholmen Stockholm (S) 1970-1972
studied (colour) etching and lithography.
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam 1967-1972
Ulo III Certificate St.Michael MULO in Amsterdam Osdorp 1963-1966

Experience and Art Projects

Assistant-soundengineer at the NOS (Dutch Radio and Television Organisation) 1973-1974
Teacher/Professor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Amsterdam 1980 till now Teacher/Professor at Art academy in Madrid, study Goya with prof. Carmen Carrido, Spain Teacher/Professor at St. Albans University, Hertfordshire, UK Visiting Fellow at Teeside University, Middlesborough, UK
Head of painting department 1985-1997
Owner of project Schottenburg (artist initiative) 1982-1986
European Fine Arts symposium Leeds 1994
Coordinator for many international Student Exchanges, England, Sweden, China, Spain
Digt_paint artist initiative 2005-2008
Assistant Armando Bronze Sculptures 2004-2008
Organizing and participating in lots of exhibitions since 1968


Not just in my Art, but also in my teaching over the last 25 years at one of the most prestigious Art Schools in Holland, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, I have tried to show that making (Serious) Contempary Art can also be playful, whimsical even..........

This gave me a freedom that I practice in my sculptures. As a sculptor I am an autodidact, learned myself throughout the years trying to make my drawings 3D. I am unlimited in my choice of material that emerged out of my curiosity for everything and anything. This open attitude makes me as a child discovering every day new possibilities to expand my toolbox.