I am a printmaker and painter. On view will be paintings, prints and ceramic sculptures I have created in the last years. My work is much inspired by the Catskill Mountain nature. My studio is fully equipped with printing presses: an etching press and a litho press and a kiln for ceramics (Hudsonpress studio). I give classes rent out the etching press to experienced artists. Also on view will work by my late husband and ceramicist Peter Yamaoka.
Gerda van Leeuwen received her Arts Education in Printmaking at Academy Artibus in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She received a work/travel grant from Arts Group, Kunstliefde to study Prints by artist Piranesi in Italy. A grant from the Dutch Cultural Council made it possible to buy an etching press. She set up a fully equiped printing facility and collaborated with other artists in making print portfolios and art books.
Until 1985 She taught drawing and print making at High schools and a Maximum Security prison in Utrecht, Holland. Had various Solo print and painting exhibitions during that period. She moved to New York in 1985 and set up Printing Studio with Peter Yamaoka in Tribeca, called; Hudson Street Press. 1985-2001 She participated in various exhibitions showing Prints published by Hudson Street Press. In 2006 She moved printing facilities to Roxbury, NY and works and teaches printmaking
Gerda van Leeuwen’s work is on permanent display at the Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY
Prints by Gerda van Leeuwen are in private and cooperate collections in the USA , The Nether- lands , China and Japan.
Gerda van Leeuwen is born in the Netherlands