Janise Yntema

Sprachen: English 
Techniken:Encaustic, Mixed Media

« The Native Americans worshiped the landscape claiming kinship with every hill, valley, rock, flower, the sky and the water, the wind and the rain, and with all creatures of the earth. Nature needed to be cared for and above all, respected. It was sacred. This is a belief I also hold true and I am at my most inspired and most humbled when I think of the poetry that is nature.»

Janise Yntema


Janise Yntema’s painting practise focuses on the ancient painting technique of beeswax encaustic, For over 25 years Yntema has refined her use of this material and is known for her work in this technique. Continually intrigued by the fine line between figuration and abstraction, Yntema’s images evolve through slow accumulations of semi-transparent wax layers, light permeates these works and becomes compositionally present. In 2018, Yntema was awarded the International Encaustic Artists‘ Vendéenne Award for recognition of outstanding contribution and advancement of encaustic art. 

Yntema’s inclusion of original photography has brought her work in encaustic to a contemporary platform, blurring the boundary between photography and painting, Merging the digital with the ancient, Yntema alters the „truth“ of these paintings in questioning how we locate reality when the manipulated and objective are merged.

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1980-1984  Parson’s School of Design/The New School, New York City, BFA

2018-2020  Paris School of History and Culture, University of Kent, MA, History and Philosophy of Art

2022 Masters in the History and Philosophy of Art from the Kent University Paris school of Arts and Culture



2022 The Green Door Gallery, Bruxelles „Traces“ 

2019 The Green Door Gallery, Bruxelles „Praeter Terram“ 

2019 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, „Sense of Place: Landscape and Identity“

2016 Galerie Marie Demange, Bruxelles, „Le Paysage Tranquille“

2015 Kean University, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Union, NJ, „The Temperature of Light“

2015 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, „The Quiet Landscape“ 

2014 Libre Choix, Bruxelles, „Gothic Light“

2009 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, „Still“ 

1997 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY 

1996 Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ, Award Show 

1995 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Montclair State University Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

1994 Hoboken Gallery, Hoboken, NJ 

1993 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY 

2021 The Green Door Gallery, Bruxelles

2018 Galerie Zuilvelmarkt 50, Hasselt, Belgium, 3 person

2018 A & A Galerie, Hasselt, Belgium, „She Sea See“ 3 person 

2012 Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2 person 

2003 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK, 2 person 

1998 Soho 20, New York, NY, 3 person Invitational

1998 Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ, 3 person Invitational 

1994 William Carlos Wiliams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ, 3 Person Invitational 

1993 Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY, 3 person Invitational

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