About me:

I am Merel Wendt (1999), alias Wendtelteef. I'm an illustrator, currently based and studying in Groningen, the Netherlands. I'm in my second year of my Illustration and Animation Design bachelor at Academy Minerva. I like experimenting with printmaking techniques, mainly silk screen and lithography, and ways to apply my illustrations in a useable way, such as shirts, skateboards and stickers.

I'm currently organizing the illustration57 illustration festival and exhibition together with a group of fellow illustration students. I'm taking care of organizing side events and curating the exhibition. The theme of this year's exhibition is "barricades". The event will take place in October 2019 in Groningen.


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

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

Exhibitions and events:

  • 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

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instagram: @wendtelteef