02 CV RR

Group Exhibitions:

  • 1978: Town Hall (Stadhuis), Oudenaarde, Belgium.
  • 1990: Kunstgroep Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • 1991: Gallerie Thalia, Amsterdam
  • 1998: Meta Modern Art, Holland Park School, London
  • 2010: PM Gallery (Pitshanger Manor), Ealing, London
  • 2018: Borber’Art (3 August – 23 September), Palazzo Spinola, Rochetta Ligure, Italy. 2019: Borber’Art (August – September 2019), Palazzo Spinola, Rochetta Ligure, Italy
  • 2019: BEAT, Borough of Ealing Art Trail
  • 2019: Borber’Art (3 August – 23 September), Palazzo Spinola, Rochetta Ligure, Italy.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • August 2004, Private show, Barnett, North London.
  • September 2009, Stems Flower Gallery, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London: ‘Robbert Ruigrok, Paintings 2003-2009’.
  • July-August 2013, New End Gallery, Hampstead, London.
  • September 2019, BEAT Ealing, Connaught Road, Ealing

Education 

1982 – 1988 State University of Gent (Belgium), Higher Institute for Art History and Archaeology: MA (Licentiate) in Art History and Archaeology. Graduate diploma: ‘Distinction’. Subjects:

– History of Fine Arts in Europe and Contemporary Art

– History of Fine Arts in the Netherlands; Iconology; History of Miniature Art

– Historical Criticism and Applications to the Period of the Middle Ages

– History of Architecture; ‘Monument Care’ (theory of architectural conservation)

– Art History and Archaeology of South-east Asia

– Ethnology, Anthropology, Psychology and Art History, Art Philosophy

– Thesis: ‘The Marian Halo and Related Signs of Beatitude in 15th Century Netherlandish Panel Paintings.’, Ghent, 1988.

1985-1988 State University of Gent (Belgium): Teaching Qualification (for Secondary Level) for Art History and Aesthetics. Graduate diploma: ‘Sufficiency’. Subjects:

– Didactics of Art History and Aesthetics

– General Didactics

– Adolescence Psychology

– Empirical Pedagogy

– History of Education.

1978-1982 Higher Institute for Fine Arts Saint Luke, Gent (Belgium): Higher Art Education (MFA). Graduate diploma: ‘with High Distinction’ (80%). Subjects:

– Didactics of Art History and Aesthetics

– Life Drawing, Anatomy

– Lithography, Etching

– Painting, Technolgy of painting, restoration

– Psychology of Art, Philosophy

1978-1980 Royal Academy of Fine Arts , Gent (Belgium): Higher Art Education.

Certificate. Subject: Life Drawing.

1968-1980 Royal Academy of the Art of Drawing, Painting and Architecture, Oudenaarde (Belgium). Certificates. Subjects:

– Foundation Courses

– Etching

– Photography

Robbert Ruigrok: Curriculum Vitae

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Robbert Ruigrok, Selfportrait, 1979. Drypoint.

Exhibitions: 

1978: Oudenaarde, Belgium, Town Hall: Group Exhibition “Flemish Ardennes Young Artists’.

1976-’85: Oudenaarde, Belgium, Abbey Maagdendaele: Yearly Graphic Arts Group Show. 

1985: Oudenaarde, Belgium: ‘Vlaamse Ardennen Select Art’ group show. Landscape Painting by Robbert Ruigrok (teacher) given to 1st prize winner of landscape painting competition. 1991: Wassenaar, Netherlands, Galerie ‘In de Molen’, Kunstgroep Wassenaar, Yearly Group Show, showing portrait sculpture (‘My father’) and drawings.   

1992-2006: I made 7 large theatre backdrops on canvas, (6m x 10 m), commissioned for cultural events organised by Associazione Culturale Sahaja Yoga at Cabella Ligure, New York and Los Angeles (Lake Piru).

1994: Malmö, Sweden, World Maritime University (WMU) of United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO), unveiling commissioned portrait (oil on canvas) of WMU Founder and IMO Secretary General, Dr. C.P. Srivastava (KCMG), now permanently displayed in the WMU’s C.P. Srivastava Auditorium. 

1996: London, UK, High Commission of India (Aldwych): presentation of portrait of Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri (oil on canvas) – gift for the High Commissioner of India in London, broadcasted live on Zee TV news by the High Commissioner Mr Laxmi Mall Singhvi. (The Shastri portrait is still hanging in the London High Commission of India, in a dedicated room among oil portraits of past Prime Ministers of India. 

2004: Ealing, London, UK: Stems Gallery Pitshanger Lane, showing ‘New Wave in London’ (abstract geometric paintings 2001-2004.)

2005: Freirn Barnet, London, UK, Princess Park Manor, . Private Residence. One Man Show, showing New Wave in London (abstract geometric paintings 2001-2005.

2009: Ealing, London, UK, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, Walpole Park. Group show, showing Earth & Innocence I and II,

2012: Hampstead, London, UK, New End Gallery. One man show: Overview exhibition 1976-2012.

2018:  Rochetta Ligure, Italy, Palazzo Spinola. Borber’Art Summer Show, Group Exhibition, showing ‘Ode to Leonardo’ (Oil and gold leaf on canvas).

2019:  Rochetta Ligure, Italy, Palazzo Spinola. Borber’Art Summer Show, at Palazzo Spinola, Group Exhibition, showing ‘Oblation’ (charcoal and gouache on paper), 2019 and ‘The Harmonisation of the Extremes’, 2019 (pastel on paper).

2019: Ealing, London, UK: 3-13 September Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT), venue 59. One Man Show ‘2019’, which resulted in various sales (‘Conflict Abstraction – Figuration I’, oil on canvas) and ‘Oblation’ (charcoal and gouache on paper).

Education:

1982–1988 State University of Ghent (Belgium), Higher Institute for Art History & Archaeology: MA (‘Licentiate’) in Art History and Archaeology, Master’s degree: ‘Distinction’. Subjects:

– History of Fine Arts in Europe and Contemporary Art

– History of Fine Arts in the Netherlands; Iconology; History of Miniature Art

– Historical Criticism and Applications to the Period of the Middle Ages.

– History of Architecture; ‘Monument Care’ (theory of architectural conservation).

– Art History and Archaeology of South-east Asia.

– Ethnology, Anthropology, Psychology and Art History, Art Philosophy

– Masters’ Thesis: ‘The Marian Halo and Related Signs of Beatitude in 15th C. Netherlands Panel Paintings.’, Ghent, 1988.

1985-1988 State University of Ghent (Belgium): Teaching Qualification (for Secondary School Level) for Art History and Aesthetics

Graduate diploma. Subjects: Didactics of Art History and Aesthetics, General Didactics, Adolescence Psychology, Empirical Pedagogy, History of Education.

1987-1988 Student’s representative, board of professors, Higher Institute of Art History, Ghent.

1978–1982 Higher Institute for Fine Arts Saint Luke, Ghent (Belgium): Higher Art Education: MFA (Master’s in Fine Arts): ‘With High Distinction’ (80%). Subjects: Painting, Life drawing, Printing (Etching, Lithography, Lino & Wood cutting), Photography, Art Psychology, World Literature, Copyright Law, Painting. 

1978–1980 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (Belgium): Higher Art Education Certificate. Subjects: Life Drawing.

1969–1980 Royal Academy of the Art of Drawing, Painting and Architecture, Oudenaarde (Belgium), Certificates. Subjects: Foundation Courses, Etching, Photography.

1972–1978 ‘Onze-Lieve-Vrouwecollege’ (St Mary’s College), Oudenaarde (Belgium): Baccalaureate. Subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geography, History, Antique Culture, Film Aesthetics, Languages: Latin, Dutch, French, English, German.


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