Pastel on paper, 24x32cm, 2021.
Pastel on paper, 23x31cm, 2021.
See some of Jacqueline Alkema's work in public collections on the Art UK website.
Born Jacqueline Louise Maria Alkema in 1948 in The Netherlands. Though Dutch by birth, Jacqueline has been living and working in Cardiff and the Welsh Valleys since 1979.
Her familiarity with Flemish and Dutch painting is clear in much of her work. The work is often dark and intimate, whether the figures are staring straight at you, or lost in their own dance, they are demanding a one to one relationship with you. They want to communicate across the gap that keeps us all isolated, unknown. The female figure with at times awkward poses is a predominant feature in her work. Her paintings develop through experimentation and intuition but with an awareness and control of the media used. Themes of sexuality and domesticity, childhood memories and emotional experiences are recurring themes in her work.
Born: Kropswolde, The Netherlands.
Lives: Cardiff, Wales.
B.A Hons. Fine Art, Cardiff College of Art & Design.
Trustee W.A.A (Women's Arts Association Wales).
Member of The Welsh Group and Contemporary Art Society of Wales.
Recent exhibitions (For full C.V. see website):
2014, Proverbs and Portraits, Ffin y parc Llanwrst.
2011, My Mother's Sewing Box, ArcadeArt Cardiff.
2010, Recent Paintings, St David's Hall Cardiff.
2008, Women with a Past, National Waterfront Museum Swansea.
2020 R.W.A Bristol open exhibition (winner of an Academy award)
2020 Women and The Valleys, Cynon Valley Museum and Art Gallery
2020, Concentric, TB-lounge, Capitol Centre, Cardiff
2019 Crazy Multiply, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff
2019 Crazy Multiply, Seol - Korea
2019 M.A.D.E Summer Prize, Cardiff
2019 Empower Me, G39, Cardiff
2019 Habitat, W.A.A, LLanover Hall, Cardiff
2019 Welsh Group, MoMA, Machynlleth (70th anniversary exhibition)
2019, Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting, Redhouse Merthyr Tydfil
2019, Concentric at West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff
2018, Vis a Vis, Oriel y Bont, South Glam. University
2017, Three Painters, Bay Art Gallery Cardiff
2016, Mixed Matter, Welsh Group, Taliesin Centre(Ceri Richards Gallery)Swansea
2016, Concentric, Jacobs Gallery, Cardiff curated by Jacqueline Alkema
2015, MADE at the MUSEUM, MADE gallery, Cardiff
2015, Concentric, MADE gallery Cardiff curated by Jacqueline Alkema
2014, Exchange Exhibition Welsh Group and ISEA;
San Pedro, California;
Art Central, Barry.
2014, Welsh Group Exchange exhibition with BBK Kunstforum, Dusseldorf;
Rhondda Heritage Museum;
Mid Wales Art Centre;
Gas Gallery, Oriel Nwy, Aberystwyth.
2013, CASW, Y Galeri, Caerphilly.
2013, Female Frame IV, Theatre Clwyd Mold.
2012, Monstrous Regimen of Women, Cynon Valley Museum and Art Gallery.
2011, Wunderland, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.
2011, Female Frame III, Wales Millenium Centre Cardiff.
2011, Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff (highly commended).
2010, The Cement Garden, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.
2010, Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff (highly commended).
2009, Overview, an exhibition of modern painting, Elysium Gallery, Swansea.
2009, Wood, Steel and Canvas(?), Tactile Bosch, Cardiff.