Maaike Schoorel studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Royal College of Art. Since her debut at Galerie Stigter Van Doesburg in 2002, her work has always attracted a lot of interest. Her paintings have been exhibited worldwide at Frans Hals Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Museum Kunstpalast, Hayward Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Fondazione Memmo, LA County Museum, CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum MDD, Sydney Biennale and other venues.
For June, Maaike Schoorel made a new series of still lives and portraits that she places next to a selection of early and more recent work from her 20-year career. By placing the work in settings that she carefully selected together with Benno Tempel (director Kunstmuseum) she emphasises the importance of light, texture and context. For the project Schoorel and Tempel worked together with graphic designer Vera van de Seyp.
Stigter Van Doesburg is one of the leading contemporary art-galleries in the Netherlands. Since its foundation in 2001, the gallery has been exhibiting work of upcoming and more established artists, with an emphasis on female art, ranging from drawing, painting and photography to installation and video art and performance. Stigter van Doesburg looks beyond the obvious, focusing on both Dutch and international art. The gallery is situated in the centre of Amsterdam, an area called the Jordaan.