Maartje Jaquet (Egmond aan Zee, 1963) she has a master’s degree of Arts (Dutch Modern Literature & teaching certificate, UvA, 1988), a bachelor’s degree of Visual Arts (Graphic Design, Rietveld Academy, 1999) with one year as an exchange student at the SVA in New York.
Maartje Jaquet draws, paints, works in collage, photography, video, poetry, she designs and publishes her own art books, likes to collaborate with artists at home and abroad, and gives art workshops to children, art students or other small groups of people.
In the recent years she gave room to her love of drawing and painting people. She traveled through Japan and worked and exhibited at Artist Residencies in Morocco, Surinam and in her hometown, Amsterdam. In her column on the back page of Argus, a Dutch national, magazine she has published more than one hundred drawings.
Even though she focuses on drawing and painting, whenever she feels the need, she is still works in those other fields, mentioned above.
Keti Koti Project– Ala Sma Tori is her newest project. It consists of pen and watercolor portraits of people who commemorate and celebrate the abolishment of slavery by the Dutch in the Caribbean combined with personal stories and opinions. CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam invited her to install a big overview exhibition in their Open Space at Heesterveld Creative Community, from June 14th until July 15th, with a festive opening on July 1st, the official date of Keti Koti. Her aim is to present a book with the exhibition, on that same day.
Maartje Jaquet is a member of Arti et Amicitiae, the oldest artist society in the Netherlands. Part of her work is represented by / for sale at Atelier Open (10x10artist), CBK Zuidoost (who have bought some of her water colors drawings, available to the public through ‘art loan’ ) and Art Unlimited (postcards).
In March 2021, a series of water color portraits has been acquired by the KOG, at the Rijksmuseum.