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  Pencil and gouache on paper, 42x29,7 cm, 2022 (sold)         Pencil and gouache on paper, 40x30 cm, 2022 (sold)





  Pencil and gouache on paper, 42x29,7 cm, 2021 (sold)

    Pencil and gouache on paper, 40x30 cm, 2022 (sold)







      Lithography, edition of 9, 70x90 cm, 2023




  Lithography, editions of 8, 32x65 cm, 2023






Lithography, edition of 6, 48x50 cm, 2024


    Lithography, edition of 7, 48x50 cm, 2024











   Pencil and gouache on paper, 42x29,7 cm, 2021 (sold)





 Series of jerrycans, pencil on paper, 13x18 cm, 2022








 Pencil and crayon on paper, 30x30cm, 2021







 Ceramics, 2021/2022




Lithography, edition of 6, 100x70 cm, 2021(sold)      



      Lithography, edition of 6, 50x40 cm, 2021 (sold)
                   




  Lithography, edition of 8, 100x70 cm, 2021








   Lithography, editions of 6, 30x30 cm, 2023










Screen print, editions of 20, 50x40 cm, 2022



Lithography, edition of 5, 50x35 cm, 2022

                        







        Lithography, edition of 7, 53x40 cm, 2021










Pencil on paper, 30x30 cm, 2021  



Pencil on paper, 30x30 cm, 2021 (sold)
                            









Lithography, edition of 2, 70x100 cm, 2021 (sold)


Lithography, edition of 6, 40x60 cm, 2021 (sold)
                 










   Pencil, crayon and gouache on paper, 42x29,7 cm, 2020







 Pencil and ink on paper, 30x30 cm, 2020

  Pencil and ink on paper, 30x30 cm, 2020

                       






Lithography, edition of 13, 42x30 cm, 2022  



Screen print, edition of 23, 50x40 cm, (sold out)


 





       Lithography, E/A, 20x25 cm, 2021




         Lithography, edition of 12, 35x50 cm, 2022

                             






        Edition of 9, 90x70 cm 2023




       Editions of 8, 32x65 cm, 2023





      Edition of 6, 60x45 cm, 2021 (sold out)


      Edition of 12, 50x35 cm, 2022







Edition of 7, 48x50 cm,  2024



   Edition of 6, 48x50 cm, 2024






       Edition of 8, 100x70 cm, 2021






  Edition of 5, 50x35 cm 2022


         Edition of 6, 70x100 cm 2021 (sold out)






            Edition of 7, 53x40 cm, 2021






  Edition of 6, 50x40 cm, 2021 (sold out)


        Edition of 13, 42x30 cm, 2022









   Edition of 2, 70x100 cm 2021 (sold out)


      Edition of 5, 35x50 cm 2022






Edition of 12, 50x35 cm, 2023


            Edition of 17, 18x24 cm, 2022








   Editions of 6, 30x30 cm 2023








E/A, 20x25 cm,2021  





            Edition of 2, 35x50 cm 2022

 
                                                     

     





©2024 Merel Wendt









Ceramic work part of Tijdcollages, duo-exhibition together with Marijke Klamer at Streekhistorisch Centrum Stadskanaal.

Marijke and I were invited by Witte Olifanten to respond to the collection of the museum of local history in Stadskanaal through creating works of ceramics. We explored the repetitive shapes of mass production, the loss of a swamp and its inhabitants and a hot bottle factory. (2023)









(sold)

















Part of graduation project PFAND at Detour graduation show, former Sugar Factory Groningen








ZOEK

2023

Renée Ensing and I were selected by the Hanze Art Committee for a special commission in the new canteen of the Marie Kamphuisborg. "ZOEK" is a composition made up of wooden shapes illustrating the themes of health, connection and social contact using everyday objects.
The artwork contains references to various study programmes in the building such as Social Work, Human Resource Management, Applied Psychology and more. The artwork also studies several overlapping themes that you can find in the Marie Kamphuisborg. In this visual puzzle, the viewer is invited to make their own connections between the different illustrations. The meaning of the artwork depends on the observer; everyone forms different connections.










Glaswerk

2020

A 48 page abstract comic about the material glass and its features: fluidity, fragility, reflection and its amorphous structure. Made with the guidance of comic artist Nino Bulling during my internship. 























Essay Skate Magazine




T-shirt design and screen printing, 2022





Sticker design 2021


Sticker design  2019

                       





Screen printed socks


Every year, Renée Ensing and I collaborate to screen print a set of socks.

2023








2022









2021 (sold out)





2024© Merel Wendt




Merel Wendt (1999) is an illustrator, graphic artist and bottle enthusiast based in Groningen. Bottles are an inexhaustible source of inspiration to her, they function as characters in her work.
As a maker, she tries to visualise her fascination with their form by manipulating their properties, such as shape, color and size. She stretches, inflates and exaggerates them. In doing so, she aims to reacquaint the viewer to the bottle as both form and object.

Her illustrated bottle collection began as her graduation project called PFAND in which she used her role as illustrator and bottle enthusiast to visualise the invisible collection of Berlin's deposit collectors. This culminated in a major form study of the bottle, which is still ongoing. She takes an analogue approach in her work, using techniques such as lithography, screen printing, ceramics and pencil.


Education


2017-2021 
BA Illustration and Animation Design  
Academie Minerva Groningen, Cum Laude

2020
Internship with comic artist Nino Bulling, Berlin 


Solo exhibitions


2023 Flessenwerk, Galerie Noord Groningen
2022 PFAND, Kunstpunt Groningen


Group exhibitions


2024 Galerie Kunstsmederij, Grasnapolsky, Scheemda
2023 Feest der Herkenning, Galerie Noord, Groningen
2023 Heterdaad, MicksArt Gallery, Emmen
2023 Zonder Titel 2, CAMPIS, Assen
2023 Tijdcollages, Witte Olifanten IX, Stadskanaal (duo with Marijke Klamer)
2023 Ten slotte, DAD, Groningen
2023 Window exhibition, Sec Marché, Hattem
2023 WEP SALON, WEP, Groningen
2022 Drawing Zines, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
2022 Fumetto Comic Festival, Luzern, Switzerland
2022 Night By The Young, Rozentheater Amsterdam
2022 DAD Design Stories, Groningen
2021 IJswee, CBK Emmen
2021 Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven
2021 Manifestatie Jong V, Galerie DSG, Assen
2021 Detour, Graduation show Academy Minerva Groningen
2020  Channeled, The Waterhouse Gallery, Groningen
2020 Like a Virgin, Galerie H200, Groningen
2019  Panta Rhei, Grafiek2019 & Forma Aktua, Groningen
2019 Illustratie57, Groningen (curation and organising seminars)
2019 Grafiek in de Kerk, Woltersum
2018  Cross Comix, Rotterdam (student price nomination)
2018 Allie van Altena Farewell Exhibition, Groningen


Teaching experience


Academie Minerva Groningen
    Nov 2023
    Projectweek Fine Art year 1-4
    Big-sized polyesterplate lithography

Sept 2023
    Introductionweek Illustration Design year 2
    Zine workshop

Nov 2022
    Projectweek Fine Art year 2-3
    Prints of collections, researching objects and lithography in the public domain 

Feb 2022
    Projectweek Fine Art year 1
    Prints of collections, collections of prints
    Exploring objects and still-lives through polyesterplate-lithography

VRIJDAG Groningen
    2024 - now  Visual arts teacher in primary education 
    Mar 2024       Workshop Bottle Portraits

Stichting De Vrolijkheid, Art Projects in Dutch Refugee Centres
     Aug 2022 - Jan 2024 Art workshop teacher, AZC Ter Apel
     Sept2022 - Jan 2023 Art workshop teacher, AZC Burgum