I am Merel Wendt (1999), an illustrator and animator, currently based and studying in Groningen, the Netherlands.
I'm in my third year of the Illustration and Animation Design bachelor at Academy Minerva.
I like to explore the analogue way of image making.
You can often find me in the lithography workshop, screen printing in my room, painting skate decks, or drawing a lot of frames for an analogue made animation.
I just finished organizing the Illustratie57 illustration festival and exhibition together with a group of fellow illustration students.
Together with others, I took care of organising the seminars, and curating the exhibition.
The theme of this year's exhibition was "barricades". The event has taken place in October 2019 in Groningen.
2017-now: Illustration and Animation Design, Academy Minerva Groningen
2016-2017: Pre-course Art and Design, ArtEZ Zwolle
Exhibitions and projects:
2019 Grafiek2019, Forma Aktua Groningen
- 2019 Illustratie57, Groningen (curation and organising seminars)
2019 Concerthuis Customized, Groningen
2018 Cross Comix, Rotterdam (nominated for the student price)
2018 Spread Zinefest, Het Resort Groningen
2018 ARTistBOOK week, Groningen
2018 Allie van Altena Farewell Exhibition, Groningen
2018 Broken Words Festival, Groningen
Stichting Poëziepaleis, through AMP
FNV Groningen, through AMP
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, through AMP
UMCG, through AMP