About me:
Teeth, bottles, pliers, plants. These objects are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for my work.
My name is Merel Wendt (1999), an illustrator and animator, studying at Art Academy Minerva, Groningen.

I often find myself playing with context.
By composing non-related objects into a new order or setting, they start interacting in a surrealistic, strange way.
They have the ability to come to life, and by testing the boundaries of their shapes, colors and textures, I’m constantly reshaping them into new characters for my analogue illustrations and animations.


  • 2020: Internship at Nino Paula Bulling, Berlin

  • 2017-now: Illustration and Animation Design, Academy Minerva Groningen

  • 2016-2017: Pre-course Art and Design, ArtEZ Zwolle

Exhibitions and projects:

  • 2020 Like a Virgin, Galerie H200 Groningen

  • 2019 Grafiek2019, Forma Aktua Groningen 

  • 2019 Illustratie57, Groningen (curation and organising seminars)

  • 2019 Concerthuis Customized, Groningen

  • 2019 Grafiek in de Kerk, Woltersum

  • 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

Worked for: 

instagram: @wendtelteef


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