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Micky Hoogendijk

Art has always been an essential part of Micky Hoogendijk. Born in Amsterdam July 8, 1970, Micky Hoogendijk grew up immersed in an international environment of art; surrounded by artists, art dealers, theater makers, actors and dancers. Micky Hoogendijk’s grandfather, Dirk Hoogendijk, was one the most successful art dealers in The Netherlands in the last century. He used his perceptive eye to enrich many museums, including the Rijksmuseum, with the works of the Dutch Masters. As a young girl, Micky Hoogendijk also spent many hours in the painting workshop of her father, the painter Roelof Frankot, who began as a photographer before moving his focus to abstract art.

In 2009, Micky Hoogendijk received a last gift from her ailing mother: a professional still camera. The gift would change her career forever. Two months later, her mother passed away, and she moved to San Francisco, where she discovered the majestic lines and architecture of the city through the eye of the camera. By 2010, living and working again in Los Angeles, Micky Hoogendijk discovered her gift for artistic portraits. Nurtured by the life of the international art world and memories of the Old Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, Micky Hoogendijk takes the beholder on a journey into her universe: a dynamic and inspiring realm where visual arts, technology and theater melt together into photography.

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Hoogendijk’s photographic work has appeared in art shows like Art Platform Los Angeles, E- merge Art Fair in Washington DC, Contemporary Art Fair in Istanbul, Art Fair for Modern and contemporary Art Cologne Germany, Rotterdam Contemporary Art fair, Amsterdam PAN, KunstRai and ForReal. Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Austin TX, Santa Fe NM, Bogota-Colombia, Mexico City, Amsterdam and her work even went all the way to Tokyo, Japan. She has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success and has signed with galleries in Amsterdam, Houston, Santa Fe, Mexico City and Los Angeles and recently with IconicImages.net UK, who also represent photographers like Terry O’Neill.

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The starting point of my work is an encounter, dream or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. On set, I allow my model’s instinct and personality to melt together with my camera and drive my creative inspiration. I coax trust, contact and vulnerability from my subjects in order to produce an image from which the viewer can then create his own world. Recurring themes are religion, society and mythology; each work is intensely personal and takes both me and my subject on a journey that provokes fundamental questions about life and our existence. Art has always been part of my life. I grew up in an international art scene in Europe, I spent years in front of the camera as an actress and model. Then my life’s work changed when my late mother’s last gift, a camera, inspired me and became the drive behind the creation of new life. I want my art to be more than photographs. I seek out innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness, so they appear almost three-dimensional. I happily live and work in Los Angeles, CA. BIOGRAPHY Art has always been an essential part of Micky Hoogendijk. Born in Amsterdam July 8, 1970, Micky Hoogendijk grew up immersed in an international environment of art; surrounded by artists, art dealers, theater makers, actors and dancers. Micky Hoogendijk’s grandfather, Dirk Hoogendijk, was one the most successful art dealers in The Netherlands in the last century. He used his perceptive eye to enrich many museums, including the Rijksmuseum, with the works of the Dutch Masters. As a young girl, Micky Hoogendijk also spent many hours in the painting workshop of her father, the painter Roelof Frankot, who began as a photographer before moving his focus to abstract art. As a young adult in the 90s, a time when postmodernism was just revealing itself, Micky Hoogendijk was in the center of the Amsterdam and International art scene as both the wife and business partner of famous postmodern artist Rob Scholte. Only in her 20s, she ran the company Rob Scholte BV and was project manager of the prestigious and ambitious work Après nous le deluge, a wall and ceiling painting of 1,200 square meters in Nagasaki, Japan. Later, Micky Hoogendijk turned her attention further to business and entertainment and, as creative director of Supperclub, was actively involved in the international expansion of that renowned brand. In her versatile career you will also find Micky Hoogendijk in front of the camera. As a model, she posed for important Dutch designers like Mart Visser; as an actor, she appeared in European and US films and TV series. Micky Hoogendijk played the role of of Cleo de Wolf in the Dutch TV series Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden for two years, before leaving for Los angeles to study method acting at the academy of the master teacher Eric Morris. She worked alongside Kate Hudson (in Raising Helen) and Rutger Hauer, and she lent her appearance and behaviors as inspiration for Luger, the main character in the video game Killzone. All the while, she appeared in multiple Dutch programs and films and, in 2008, was awarded “Best Actress in a Feature Film” at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her role in Blind-spot. In 2009, Micky Hoogendijk received a last gift from her ailing mother: a professional still camera. The gift would change her career forever. Two months later, her mother passed away, and she moved to San Francisco, where she discovered the majestic lines and architecture of the city through the eye of the camera. By 2010, living and working again in Los Angeles, Micky Hoogendijk discovered her gift for artistic portraits. In 2012 she moved to Austin, Texas, where she created her first body of work. By 2015 she returned to Los Angeles, where she continues her work as an artist. Micky Hoogendijk’s photographic work has appeared in art shows like Art Platform Los Angeles, E- merge Art Fair in Washington DC, Contemporary Art Fair in Istanbul, Art Fair for Modern and contemporary Art Cologne Germany, Rotterdam Contemporary Art fair, Amsterdam PAN, KunstRai and ForReal. Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Austin TX, Santa Fe NM, Bogota-Colombia, Mexico City, Amsterdam and her work even went all the way to Tokyo, Japan. She has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success and has signed with galleries in Amsterdam, Houston, Santa Fe, Mexico City and Los Angeles and recently with IconicImages.net UK, who also represent photographers like Terry O’Neill. Nurtured by the life of the international art world and memories of the Old Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, Micky Hoogendijk takes the beholder on a journey into her universe: a dynamic and inspiring realm where visual arts, technology and theater melt together into photography. Micky Hoogendijkʼs work is characterized by sharp iconic images that deeply touch your soul. With her camera she enchants with lighting, and her images often contain religious and mythical themes as well as daily scenes. At the core of her work lies a quest for the majesty of vulnerability–an image without embellishment that captures the powerful essence of naked emotion. This theme is prominent in her recent portrait series Regal of 2012. Micky Hoogendijk feels just as much at home behind the camera as in front of the camera. Drawing from her own experience, she understands and feels the emotion of her subjects and coaxes them to reveal all to her lens. And the camera connects her to her beloved mother and her own history. As a photographer and artist she has come full circle. Raised in a world of art, everything falls into place in her work as a photographer.

Artist Website: mickyhoogendijk.com/

The starting point of my work is an encounter, dream or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. On set, I allow my model’s instinct and personality to melt together with my camera and drive my creative inspiration. I coax trust, contact and vulnerability from my subjects in order to produce an image from which the viewer can then create his own world. Recurring themes are religion, society and mythology; each work is intensely personal and takes both me and my subject on a journey that provokes fundamental questions about life and our existence. Art has always been part of my life. I grew up in an international art scene in Europe, I spent years in front of the camera as an actress and model. Then my life’s work changed when my late mother’s last gift, a camera, inspired me and became the drive behind the creation of new life. I want my art to be more than photographs. I seek out innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness, so they appear almost three-dimensional. I happily live and work in Los Angeles, CA. BIOGRAPHY Art has always been an essential part of Micky Hoogendijk. Born in Amsterdam July 8, 1970, Micky Hoogendijk grew up immersed in an international environment of art; surrounded by artists, art dealers, theater makers, actors and dancers. Micky Hoogendijk’s grandfather, Dirk Hoogendijk, was one the most successful art dealers in The Netherlands in the last century. He used his perceptive eye to enrich many museums, including the Rijksmuseum, with the works of the Dutch Masters. As a young girl, Micky Hoogendijk also spent many hours in the painting workshop of her father, the painter Roelof Frankot, who began as a photographer before moving his focus to abstract art. As a young adult in the 90s, a time when postmodernism was just revealing itself, Micky Hoogendijk was in the center of the Amsterdam and International art scene as both the wife and business partner of famous postmodern artist Rob Scholte. Only in her 20s, she ran the company Rob Scholte BV and was project manager of the prestigious and ambitious work Après nous le deluge, a wall and ceiling painting of 1,200 square meters in Nagasaki, Japan. Later, Micky Hoogendijk turned her attention further to business and entertainment and, as creative director of Supperclub, was actively involved in the international expansion of that renowned brand. In her versatile career you will also find Micky Hoogendijk in front of the camera. As a model, she posed for important Dutch designers like Mart Visser; as an actor, she appeared in European and US films and TV series. Micky Hoogendijk played the role of of Cleo de Wolf in the Dutch TV series Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden for two years, before leaving for Los angeles to study method acting at the academy of the master teacher Eric Morris. She worked alongside Kate Hudson (in Raising Helen) and Rutger Hauer, and she lent her appearance and behaviors as inspiration for Luger, the main character in the video game Killzone. All the while, she appeared in multiple Dutch programs and films and, in 2008, was awarded “Best Actress in a Feature Film” at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her role in Blind-spot. In 2009, Micky Hoogendijk received a last gift from her ailing mother: a professional still camera. The gift would change her career forever. Two months later, her mother passed away, and she moved to San Francisco, where she discovered the majestic lines and architecture of the city through the eye of the camera. By 2010, living and working again in Los Angeles, Micky Hoogendijk discovered her gift for artistic portraits. In 2012 she moved to Austin, Texas, where she created her first body of work. By 2015 she returned to Los Angeles, where she continues her work as an artist. Micky Hoogendijk’s photographic work has appeared in art shows like Art Platform Los Angeles, E- merge Art Fair in Washington DC, Contemporary Art Fair in Istanbul, Art Fair for Modern and contemporary Art Cologne Germany, Rotterdam Contemporary Art fair, Amsterdam PAN, KunstRai and ForReal. Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Austin TX, Santa Fe NM, Bogota-Colombia, Mexico City, Amsterdam and her work even went all the way to Tokyo, Japan. She has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success and has signed with galleries in Amsterdam, Houston, Santa Fe, Mexico City and Los Angeles and recently with IconicImages.net UK, who also represent photographers like Terry O’Neill. Nurtured by the life of the international art world and memories of the Old Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, Micky Hoogendijk takes the beholder on a journey into her universe: a dynamic and inspiring realm where visual arts, technology and theater melt together into photography. Micky Hoogendijkʼs work is characterized by sharp iconic images that deeply touch your soul. With her camera she enchants with lighting, and her images often contain religious and mythical themes as well as daily scenes. At the core of her work lies a quest for the majesty of vulnerability–an image without embellishment that captures the powerful essence of naked emotion. This theme is prominent in her recent portrait series Regal of 2012. Micky Hoogendijk feels just as much at home behind the camera as in front of the camera. Drawing from her own experience, she understands and feels the emotion of her subjects and coaxes them to reveal all to her lens. And the camera connects her to her beloved mother and her own history. As a photographer and artist she has come full circle. Raised in a world of art, everything falls into place in her work as a photographer.

MICKY HOOGENDIJK

Residence: Los Angeles, United States / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Education
1989    Vrije School Amsterdam
1984    International Scholl, Eerde

Selected Exhibitions

2018
* SOLO, Oogelust & Galerie Hans Persoon Eersel, The Netherlands
* KunstRai Amsterdam, Eduard Plating Gallery, The Netherlands

2017
* LXRY Fair, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Art Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada with Kostuik Gallery
* PAN Artfair, with Eduard Planting Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* SOLO Museum CEART, Tijuana, Mexico
* SOLO “Naakte Emotie” Museum Jan Cunen Oss, The Netherlands
* SOLO, “Dutch Mistress” Sur le Mur, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA, USA
* SOLO “Pure Imagination” at Women & Their Work, Austin TX, USA
* REALISME, Artfair Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Contemporary, Netherlands
* Hommage to Peter Paul Huf, group show, Jaski Gallery Amsterdam
* SOLO “Through The Eyes Of Others” Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
* Art fair KunstRai represented by Eduard Planting Fine Art Photography, Amsterdam The Netherlands
* PAN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016
* Art Fair for Modern and contemporary Art, Cologne, Germany
* International Art Fair POP AUSTIN, TX USA
solo “Through the Eyes of Others, Galleria XXI, Mexico CitY
* solo “Wandering” Dock gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* Kunst Rai, June 2016 art fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* group show, LAYER May 2016, Naarden The Netherlands
* group show, LAYER May 2016, Ibiza Spain
* group show Bibliotheca de Mexico with Dutch Embassy, Mexico City,
* solo show, “Celebrating Sunlight” Bogota, Columbia
* AIPAD with Verve gallery , NY Photography Show
* LCDQ For “One of a Kind” Programs And Window Designs During LEGENDS with Kim Alexandriuk
group show, Thomas Schoos Night Gallery, Los Angeles
* group show “At the Core” celebrating Women’s Month, Los Angeles
* Rotterdam Contemporary 2016, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* REALISME Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015
* group show, Holiday show at Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston
* group show, Patricia Conde Galleria, Mexico City, Mexico
* group show, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
* group show, POP Austin, F1 event, Austin TX USA
Kunst Rai, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* solo, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
* Art Breda Art Fair, Breda, The Netherlands
* Rotterdam Contemporary Art fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* The Contemporary Austin, Five x Seven, Austin Texas USA
* Realisme Art fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* solo, “The Other Side of Fear is Freedom”, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
* Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
group, Juxtapose, Ultra Super New Gallery, Tokyo Japan
* RAW Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* Davis Gallery, Austin, USA

2013
* solo, Baden Baden Interior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
* Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Life After Football, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Amstel Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* (e)merge art Fair, Washington DC, USA
Art Platform Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

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Philanthropic Contributions

2017:
Sotheby’s NYC Waterkeeper Alliance [upcoming]

2016
Art of Elysium Sotheby’s Auction, Los Angeles, California

2014
 Laguna Art Museum Annual Fundraising Auction, Laguna Beach, California

2013
Sotheby’s Waterkeeper Alliance Charity Auction, Los Angeles, California

2013
Christie’s Art of Elysium Auction, Ace Museum, Los Angeles, California

2012
Sothebys Charity Auction to Benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, New York City, New York

2012
Houston Ballet Charity Fundraising Auction, Houston, Texas

2012
Laguna Art Museum / Annual Fundraising Charity Auction, Laguna Beach, California

2012
Laguna Art Museum / Palette to Palate Charity Fundraiser, Laguna Beach, California

2011
Global Grins, Joanne Artman Gallery, California

2011
Laguna Art Museum / Charity Live Auction, Laguna Beach, California

2010
ARTSEEN fundraising exhibition, original works auctioned to benefit the Identify Foundation, Los Angeles, California

2010
Billabong’s ‘Design for Humanity’ Charity Auction / Los Angeles, California

2010
Cool Globes Project’
2010
‘The Collective Sound’ / Laguna Beach, California
2010
‘Schoolpower’ Annual Fundraising Auction, Laguna Beach, California
2009
Rady’s Children’s Hospital Annual Fundraising Auction, San Diego, California
2008
‘Teen with a Dream’ Foundation
2007 – 2010:
Boys & Girls Club, Annual Art Judge.
2007
Cedarhurst Museum, Illinois
2007
One.org, Combating Extreme Poverty
2006
Zimmerman Children’s Museum of Los Angeles.

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