Biography

Frits van Roon (Curaçao 1947)

Address:
Lindberghstraat 15
6417 EG Heerlen
Tel: 045 – 542 30 96

Atelier/studio:
Kasteel Schaloenstraat 8
6222 TP Maastricht
Tel: 00 31 6 1981 34 91

Education
1966 – 1970 Graphics/ Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
As a sculptor autodidact

Welcome!

The site offers a small summary of my sculptures, graphical work and commissions over the years. Except for the commissions and one or two contemporary made objects, most of the works displayed on this site are for sale. 

The graphics and drawings – woodcuts, dry needle prints and drawings in ink – are deliverable in principle without passepartout or frame; at a cost price though, both can be supplied. More info by means of contact.


Curriculum vitae

Exhibitions and Commissions
– 1989 Ladder of glass…..Coloured Ladder – Maastricht (commission)
– Trojan Wall – Cadier en Keer (commission)
– Art Route, Cadier en Keer
– Stedelijk Museum, Oostende (B)
– 1992 Artroute, Hoorn
– 1993 Tourmalijn Pillar, Maastricht (commission)
– Kunstuitleen Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
– Kunstuitleen Krabbedans, Eindhoven
– 1994 Project Land and Water, Stevensweert
– 1995 Grafisch Atelier, Maastricht
– 1996 Kumulus, Maastricht
– Castle Gardens, Arcen
– Business Art Services, Raamdonksveer
– Keerder Kunstkamer, Cadier en Keer
– Galerie Ja, Eindhoven
– Galerie Het Weefhuis, Nuenen
– 1997 Vrijthof Theatre, Maastricht
– Reunion Kunstroute, Cadier en Keer
– Revalidation centre, Hoensbroek
– International Graphics Expo, Overpelt (B)
– 1998 Kumulus, Maastricht
– Kunstuitleen, Wageningen
– 1999 Business Art Services, Raamdonksveer
– Kamer van Koophandel, Maastricht
– 2000 Galerie A1, Maastricht
– Kunst op de Koekoek, Etten-Leur
– 2001 Kunst voor Nepal, Spa (B)
– Open atelierroute, Maastricht en Heerlen
– Galerie Bredevoort, Bredevoort
– 2002 European Biënnale voor Grafic Art, Brugge (B)
– Art for Nepal, Spa (B)
– Annual Print, grafische ateliers, Maastricht (commission)
– 2003 Presentation Zuid-Limburgse artists, Lions Club, Rijckholt
– ‘Metamorfose of Words Resulting in Images, Elementa 1, Maaseik (B)
– International Graphic Biënnale Ilse Frankenthal, Brunssum
– Studio Route Parkstad
– 2004 Little Bull, (commission)
– 2005 ‘Natuur’ Natuur Historisch Museum, Maastricht
– Galerie Graus, Echt
– 2006 Little Elephant (commission)
– 2007 Art Tour Maastricht
– Heiligdomsvaart Susteren
– Art Days, Wittem
– 2008 Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
– 2009 Art Tour, Margraten
– Salon Parkstad, Heerlen
– 2010 Group Exhibition ‘6411’, Maastricht
– Assistance in realizing the bronze Mining Monument for Lauradorp by sculptor Marianne van der Bolt (commission)
– 2011 Wanda Reiff, Bemelen
– 2012  ‘Graanvrouwe van Limmel’, Maastricht
– 2013 ’t Glaashoes, Maastricht
– Werkplaats K, Heerlen
– 2014 Molenhof, Maastricht
– Toon Hermans Benifit Auction, Heerlen
– 2015 Museum Valkenburg (group exhibition)
– Exhibition Olgod (Denmark)
– 2016 Museum Valkenburg (duo exhibition)
– 2017 Galerie de Compagnie (group exhibition) Dordrecht
– Rijkswaterstaat (solo exhibition) Maastricht
– 2018 Heeze Kappelerput (group exhibition sculpture route)
– 2019 Golfclub Margraten/ Heeze Kappelerput ( Sculpture route)

Activities as a teacher of sculpting
– from 1987 till 2005 teaching sculpting, Kumulus, Maastricht
– from 1991 till 1998 Volksuniversiteit Heerlen
– 1995 tot 1997 /course ‘From Wax to Bronze', Kumulus, Maastricht
– 2001 project ‘kids meet artists’, elementary school Maastricht
– 2002 lecture on own work for the art circle in Ingber, Limburg
– 2003 workshop ‘Stone tablets', Kumulus, Maastricht
– 2004 workshop ‘Talisman in soapstone’, Kumulus, Maastricht
– Mergel (stone)workshops, Slenaken
– since  septembre 2005 workshops Sculpting, Vrije Academie ZOM, Landgraaf
– since september 2007 workshops for kids, vmbo-school Heerlen