Collin van der Sluijs in the studio, 2016 - Courtesy of Patrick Dreuning

Collin van der Sluijs

Netherlands 1980

Illustration, Murals

Collin van der Sluijs
Collin van der Sluijs
September 26, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Collin van der Sluijs is a Dutch illustrator, artist and gallery owner whose work can be described as personal pleasures and struggles in daily life translated into his own visual language. Collin van der Sluijs currently resides in Maastricht, where he works as an illustrator/painter and runs a contemporary art gallery, Galerie Groen Licht.

Collin van der Sluijs - Pray For Nothing, 2016 (left) Untitled, 2016 (right)
Collin van der Sluijs – Pray For Nothing, 2016 (left) / Untitled, 2016 (right)


At the age of 12, he attended the school of traditional painting in Goes, the Netherlands where he studied the old techniques from painting and theory. In 1996, he graduated and was accepted for a 4 years painting and graphic education at St.Lucas in Boxtel, the Netherlands. Graduated in 2000, and attended the art academy St. Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. He studied illustration for 4 years and graduated with a bachelor-title in 2004. After the graduation at the art academy St.Joost, he moved to the south of The Netherlands where he lives and works on exhibitions and projects.

Collin van der Sluijs - Blush, 2016 (Left) Self-portrait (Right)
Collin van der Sluijs – Blush, 2016 (Left) / Self-portrait (Right)


Collin’s work has been published in magazines, books, and shown in galleries and project spaces or walls in The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Belgium, The U.S.A, Luxembourg, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain. The artist is represented by Vertical Gallery in Chicago, IL and Art Is Just A Four Letter Word in Soest, Germany.

Collin van der Sluijs currently lives and works in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Featured image: Collin van der Sluijs in the studio, 2016 – Courtesy of Patrick Dreuning
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Edition Chicago V2Vertical Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2014Layered BehaviourAt Partisan creative corner in Soest, GermanyGroup
2014Paper JamVertical Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2014Graphic design festivalBreda, NetherlandsGroup
2014A Major Minority1am SF gallery, San FransiscoGroup
2013Neu Folk Revival LeQuiVive Gallery, OaklandGroup
2013Neu Folk RevivalLeQuiVive Gallery, OaklandGroup
2013Goodby Monopol 2 projectLuxembourgGroup
2013Urban and BeyondWalls Gallery, AmsterdamGroup
2013Alles GoesVan Berkel Art Gallery, NetherlandsGroup
2012Don’t Wake Daddy VII – Apocalypse HowFeinkunst Krüger, Hamburg Germany
2012Combat Super Mural projectCSM factory, Breda, NetherlandsGroup
2012Fresco ProjectBreda, NetherlandsGroup
2011GlimmerAnno Domini Gallery, USGroup
2011Duo-show with Rutger TermohlenExtrabold Gallery, LuxembourgDuo
2010Groupshow, GlassworksAmsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2010Duo-exhibiton with Derek ShumateBrooklynite Gallery, New YorkDuo
2010UntitledInoperable Gallery, ViennaSolo
2010GroupshowGallery Nosco, LondonGroup
2010Art AmsterdamSt.Art Gallery, AmsterdamGroup
2010GroupshowAnno Domini Gallery, USGroup
2010Duo-show with Rutger TermohlenIssue Gallery, ParisDuo
2009UntitledMohs Gallery, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2009UntitledPlanetpatrol/ Gallery Nosco, LondonGroup
2009UntitledBrooklynite Gallery, New YorkGroup
2009UntitledPure Evil Gallery, LondonGroup
2009UntitledIssue Gallery, ParisGroup
2008Baxbear showNew Jersey, U.S.AGroup
2008Kunsttour MaastrichtGalerie Groen Licht, NetherlandsGroup
2008Untitled-Documents tourGallery Issue, ParisGroup
2008SweatshopKOP, Breda, NetherlandsGroup
2007Kunsthandel D’n OvervloedOss, NetherlandsGroup
2007Designertoy custom show’ Double dutch’NetherlandsGroup
2007Kunsttour MaastrichtGalerie Groen Licht, Maastricht, NetherlandsGroup
2007Wereld Witte de With, group paintingMuseum TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands.Group
2007Baby qee customOutland Records Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2007Designer toy-project for the Dutch Design WeekEindhoven, NetherlandsGroup
2007Affordable ArtfairAmsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2007Custom designer toysDutch Design Hotel’’ Artemis’’, AmsterdamGroup
2007The Florence BiennaleFlorence, ItalyGroup
2006AliasStadsgalerij Breda, NetherlandsGroup
2006Kunsttour MaastrichtGalerie Groen Licht, NetherlandsGroup
2006Installation at ‘Solar festival’  3FMMtv, Extrema, Roermond, NetherlandsGroup
2006Live painting for Dutch t.v. channel BNN, with Rutger Termohlen,NetherlandsDuo
2006C215 projectEspace Kodjo Paris, FranceGroup
2006Time Savers (Commission Painting)Goes, NetherlandsGroup
2005Kunsttour, MaastrichtGalerie Groen Licht, NetherlandsGroup
2004Under ConstructionVlaardingen, the NetherlandsGroup
2004Street Art ExhibitionEnschede, the NetherlandsGroup
2004Kunsttour MaastrichtGalerie Groen Licht, NetherlandsGroup
2003BruutMAMA Gallery, RotterdamGroup
200013 Group ExhibitionsPunct, Tilburg, NetherlandsGroup
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