Installation View, Like Life Itself
Diary Drawings, numbered and dated
ink on paper
each measuring 36 x 28cm
© Gerda Teljeur 2013

Installation photograph © Elizabeth Whyte, Weford Arts Centre



Gerda Teljeur moved to Ireland in 1967 after studying at the Rijks Academie and IVKNO [now Rietveld Academie], Amsterdam, and now lives and works in County Wexford.

Recent solo exhibitions in Ireland include Like Life Itself, Diary Drawings 2010 / 11 / 12 Wexford Arts Centre [2013], Lines, Layers and Light Stone Gallery, Dublin [2010], Drawings Sligo Art Gallery [2007] – including a commissioned response to the Gallery space, The Drawing Room Drawing Installation, Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow [2004], Lifelines Drawings, Signal Art Centre and Moodscapes, Drawings, Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow [2003].

SCHITTEREND ISOLEMENT a group exhibition of drawing at Drawing Centre Diepenheim, The Netherlands featuring ten artists will include Gerda Teljeur's 200 Diary Drawings [Like Life Itself]. Exhibition opens December 13 2014 and runs until March 01 2015. Her drawings are included in Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume 111 and V published by the Royal Irish Academy. To be launched Sunday 16 November 2014 in the Mansion House, Dublin by An Taiseoch Enda Kenny.

Gerda featured in Surface tension, an Arts Council of Ireland funded initiative, Touring Experiment, curated by Wexford Arts Centre and presented in Raheen Community hospital, Co Clare, Broadstone Gallery, Dublin, Source Arts Centre, Thurles, 2007/08; and also Lines of Expression a two artist collaborative drawing exhibition, Wicklow County Council Art Gallery.

Recent group exhibitions include Tekeningen, an exhibition of drawings at Gallerie De Kapberg, Egmond aan Den Hoef, The Netherlands [2014] All About Drawing, 100 Dutch Artists - an overview of drawing in the Netherlands over the last 50 years - curated by Arno Kramer and Diana Wind, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam [2011], Into Irish Drawing curated by Arno Kramer, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Aktuele Kunst Hengelo, The Netherlands, The Irish Cultural Institute, Paris, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland [2008-10]. Invited at RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin [2010], Stone Gallery, Dublin [2010/09/08/05] Exploration an exhibition of drawings exploring some worlds, curated by Ruairi Ó Cuiv, High Lanes Gallery, Droichead Arts Centre, Dogheda [2008], The garden of Eden has vanished they say curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Cavan County Museum [2007] Museum Waterland, Purmerend, The Netherlands [2006] Ladenkast Project Gallery Phoebus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. RHA annual exhibition, Dublin from 2002 to 2009, The happiest Country in the world, The Oireachtas Exhibition curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey and Ruairi Ó Cuiv, Dublin, Paris [2005].

Her work is in collections of Faber-Castell, Germany, Wexford County Council Art Collection, AXA Insurance, Bank of Ireland, Private collections in Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Scotland, UK, Switzerland and Germany.




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