Lili Vanderlaan, Millet, Alberta, Canada Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement LILI VANDERLAAN
Lili Vanderlaan was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
At the age of 18 she left the Netherlands to live in Israel. There she completed a four year sculpting and pottery course at Tel Chai. For two years she taught sculpting and pottery at the Jordan Valley Regional College.
When she returned to the Netherlands in 1980 she stopped teaching to dedicate her time to sculpting, drawing, painting and last but not least to her family.
In 1990 she and her family immigrated to Alberta. Since than they lived in Ardrossan, Barrhead and Millet where they reside since 1995.
Lili can be inspired by the simple and intricate natural shapes and structures, creation itself.
Through analyzing these shapes to interpret them anew and to combine them she makes her works of art. She also gets inspired by many other things like communication, processes, feelings, moods, thoughts, emotions, architecture and other artwork.
In commission of private collectors, the Dutch Marine Corps, commercial and non-commercial institutions she completed fired clay sculptures and ceramic and painted murals, bronze sculptures and paintings.
For the last 4 years Lili has been taking her work to the Artwalk on Whyte and last year to the Taste of Edmonton. She enjoys the direct interaction and to hear the comments and remarks of the many different people and children that come by at those events.
Lili sculpts mainly with clay but uses any other medium if called for.
She has completed works in bronze, plaster, polyester and cement.
For her paintings she uses acrylic paints.
She sometimes uses paint on her sculptures.
In her collages she may use anything and everything usual and unusual you can imagine like milk cartons, paper bags, wire, shells, buttons, clay, stamps etc.
Commissions for indoor or outdoor sculptures,
ceramic murals or
painted murals are welcome.
EXHIBITIONS - SHOWS
2007 Dia Deo Gallery - Blackfalds
2006-2007 Taylor Seminary - Edmonton
2006 Miserecordia Hospital - Edmonton
2006 Homefire Grill - Edmonton
2006 4th & Vine - Edmonton
2006 The Artwalk - Edmonton
2006 Cafe Select - Edmonton
2006 Ramada Inn - NOA
2006 Picard’s Pub, Edmonton
2005 Destina Gallery
2005 Homefire Grill, Edmonton
2005 Agricom-group exhibition
2005 Taste of Edmonton - Edmonton
2005 The Artwalk- Edmonton
2005 Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Ottawa, Perth - Night Of Artists Tour
2005 Bear Productions, Edmonton
2005 Col. Mustard’s, Edmonton
2004 Mobler Imports, Edmonton
2004 Fringe Gallery
2004 The Artwalk-Edmonton
2004 Steeps Teahouse University, Edmonton
2004 Swizzlesticks, Edmonton
2004 Westinn Hotel, Edmonton - NOA
2004 Steeps Teahouse Glenora - Edm.
2003 Friends Nest Eatery, Edmonton
2003 Citadel Theatre, Edmonton - NOA
2003 - 2004 Judlebug & Hawthorne, Edmonton
1991 Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton
1990 Oude Schans, Netherlands
1990 Heiligerlee, Netherlands
1989 Maartensdijk, Netherlands - group exhibition
1989 Sevenum, Belgium
1988 Den Dolder, Netherlands
1987 Mechelen, Belgium
1987 Amsterdam, Netherlands
1987 Edegem, Belgium
1986 Antwerp, Belgium
1985 Maarssen, Netherlands - group exhibition
1984 Den Dolder, Netherlands
1981 Ridderkerk, Netherlands - group exhibition
1980 Ashdoth Ya’acov, Israel - group exhibition
1979 Jordan Valley Regional College, Israel - group exhibition
1978 Kibbutz Ma’agan, Israel