Dorothea Van De Winkel

Dorothea is an independent textile artist and designer since 1985. She operates her own gallery “Galerij Theaxus” from September 1992 with exhibition rooms and the possibility to visit the studio, where the hand-woven tapestries are designed and made.
ATB13 Highfield Hall Gardens, MA, USA 27 01-27 03 21

Moving Circle V, 2010 - Tapestry 80 x 80 cm

"I lived in the center of the town of Oudenaarde (East-Flanders, Belgium), a historic city renowned for its ancient hand-woven tapestries. I was very impressed by the skills needed and the fine art behind this craft. From this background, I started searching and collecting any information I could find on materials (wool, silk,…), the tools, the colours and the patterns. I wanted to know everything about it, from design to realization."

The designs of Dorothea Van De Winkel are abstract. She realizes wall and floor tapestries, which can be wholly integrated into a house (colours, form and size). The realizations can be seen as living, stand-alone art objects, or as the center point, elementary piece or material for interior design. Furthermore, tapestry can be used in modern buildings for muting sound transmission and it adds a feeling of warmth.



Select exhibitions

2021 ATB 13 Highfield Hall & Gardens, MA, USA – January 27, 2021 – March 27, 2021

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA, USA - July 18, 2021-October 3, 2021

2020 The 13th International Textile Art Biennial “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

2020 The Virtual Exhibition of UNESCO & MEADOWS artists against COVID-19, Beirut, Lebanon

2018 Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Tapestries, Mou Museum of Oudenaarde and Flemish Ardennes, Townhouse de Oudenaarde, Belgium

2017 7th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art: DIVERSITY, the SUBTE, Montevideo, Uruguay

2016 From Lausanne to Beijing, 9th International Fiber Art Biennale, Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2016 The 11th International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art "Scythia", Kherson, Ukraine


Select Awards

2016 Bronze Medal, Scythia, the 11 International Biennial Exhibition, Kherson, Ukraine.

2008 Excellent Price, From Lausanne to Beijing 2008, Beijing, China

Tornado In The Field II, 2016 - Tapestry 185 x 240 cm
Blue Landscape I, 2018 - Tapestry 100 x 120 cm
In The Open Field I, 2014 - Tapestry 185 x 240 cm
Blue Landscape II, 2018 - Tapestry 100 x 120 cm

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