Résumé Ans Bakker
*Born in Zwartsluis, the Netherlands, 1963

Education currently:
*2015-currently Specialisation Degree Glassart (MA), State Institute for Arts & Crafts, Mechelen Belgium
Education:
* 2010-2015 IKA Higher Degree Glassart, State Institute for Arts & Crafts Mechelen Belgium

*2015 Weekend workshop with Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron
* 2013 Glass engraving workshop 5 days with Wilhelm Vernim
* 2004-2010 glassdesign at Van Tetterode Amsterdam with Gert Bullee, Richard Price, Effie         Halkidis, Frederik van Overschelde.
*2004- workshop glassblowing with Bibi Smit and Meza Rijsdijk at van Tetterode Amsterdan
*1989-1993 Theatre Design at Utrecht School of the Arts
*1985-1989 Stylist at the Bijenkorf
*1980-1985 C.N.S. Decor/design school Zwolle

Ans Bakker  Studied 5 years glass at Mechelen BE. With a background as a window-dresser at the Bijenkorf, she studied Theatre Design at Utrecht School of the Arts, after which she set up as an artist/decorator/’beautifyer’. She worked as an art director and stylist at large events for almost 10 years. After this period she has thrown herself into visual and applied art. Fascinated by stories, Ans Bakker succeeds in turning them into visual objects and installations. Her ‘Celestial Nests’ and glass and felt installations ‘My Heaven’ manifest this. Visitors are invited to experience the rooms and take part in her symbolic journeys.
Ans Bakker works with various materials. By working glass and combining it with other materials, she succeeds in turning these ‘hard’ materials into soft treats for the eye. Her chandeliers of blown glass are fanciful and graceful.

EXHIBITIONS: 
2015: 
Graduation exhibition State Institute for Arts & Craft - BE ,  Kunstliefde Utrecht NL, Gallery Jan de Haas Helmond , D-ART Mechelen BE, Art -Route Amersfoort NL, Gallery Arnerie Harderwijk NL, Pastorie Sint martines Hoogland NL, 

2014: Kunstliefde Utrecht, KunstKijkRoute Amersfoort, Zandvoorts Museum, Huntenkunst,  Kasteel Cannenburgh Glass Vaassen, Glasrijk Tubbergen 2014, en more
2013: 
Kilnformed Glass 2013 - Joure, the Netherlands Kunstmoment Diepenheim *Kunstliefde Utrecht * ART Zaanstad * Galerie Polhus Nijkerk *Kunstuitleen Zwolle* 
2012: Galerie Chris Art Noordeinde den Haag* Meesterlijk Amsterdam* Albioni Putti Groningen*Beeldentuin Ravesteyn Heenvliet* Vreemde Gasten Amersfoort 2012 *Pop up gallery Domstraat Utrecht**
2011 Museum Freriks Winterswijk * Gallery Smashing colours in Riel,Galerie Charlotte Lugt Amsterdam * Art in the Park Maastricht* Aanwas BBK Amsterdam
2010 *Galerie Living Art Den Bosch * Dutch Design Salon Den Bosch/Breda *Kruidhuis Den Bosch * Allerzielen Alom 2010*Galerie Art Fusion Amsterdam *Kunstveiling Bio in de Wolken te Arnhem  *Irok Gallery Horst *Open Atelierroute Zeist *Gallery De Avonturijn in Epe  *Gallery Living Art Den Bosch* Sea of Art Renesse 
*BeeldenBoulevard Noordwijk
2009. *Museum Freriks Winterswijk * Galerie Charlotte Lugt Amsterdam * Galerie Living Art Den Bosch * Dutch Design Salon Den Bosch/Breda *Kruidhuis Den Bosch * Galerie Art Fusion Amsterdam *

2008 *Kunstveiling Bio in de Wolken te Arnhem  *Irok Gallery Horst *Open Atelierroute Zeist*Gallery De Avonturijn in Epe 18 okt-22 nov 2008 *Gallery Living Art Den Bosch-okt-dec 2008 *Gallery Auwsjoekelaatfabriek Gulpen  *Beeldentuin Het Vagevuur, Odijk  *Galerie  STARK andersinkunst Amersfoort *Kunst&Co -interne galerie Co van der Horst Amstelveen. 
2007*Wittense Kunstdagen Stoffels Wooncomfort *Kokwooncenter Hoogland *Gallery of Art F.B te Bad Bentheim-Duitsland *Galerie Yorash te Valkenburg *EMMA AWARD (European Masters of Modern Art) Burgau-Oostenrijk  Ie prijs sculpturen 7e prijs artists (30 countrys-66 artists) *Galerie Irok te Horst (L) *Koperen Hoogte Zwolle *Galerie het Kunstmagazijn Achel Belgie 
2006 *Galerie Mooi Noordwijk aan zee *Rotary Gala Kunstveiling Noordwijk aan zee *Alzheimer kunstveiling Rotterdam *Staalkaart Amersfoort *Rosenhaege beeldentuin Winterswijk *galerie Heleen Hoogenboom Bilthoven *Atelierroute Bilthoven 'Kunstkring Beekk' *Dudok cafe Arnhem groepsexpo *Van Tetterode glasatelier, Amsterdam, groepsexpo 
2005*Staalkaart  Amersfoort. *Galerie Fates in Leiden *'Kunstenaars in Dudok, Arnhem, *Art transit expo, Amersfoort, *Catharinakapel, Harderwijk *Staalkaart, Amersfoort, *Kunstbank De Bilt 
2004 *Kok wooncenter, 2004 *'Zwartsluis met verve', Zwartsluis, 2004

1993-2003 Art-Director Events 
Auping, Mees Pierson, Amev, Martin Air, Levob, Nespresso, KPN, Telford, Maison van den Boer, Martin Air Partyservice, Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam, Openluchtmuseum Arnhem, Mimex, Vaillant, Sportgala NOC, 

 

 

 

Publications/report in books: 

*Country Interiors, uitgeverij: Taschen, ISBN: 3-8228-5886-2

Reports/interviews in magazines:
*NTOG medical magazine coverphoto's 1 year and intervieuw
*Fjoezzz no 2-2009 glasvakblad.2009 
*Chatwalk Modeontwerper Jaap Rijnbende najaar 2007

*Wit (bruidsmagazine) februari 2007
*Rusland Seasons december 2006 
*BuitenLeven, mei/juni 2004 
*Grund genug, sept/okt/nov 2002 
*Residence,dec 2000 
*Elle Decoration, nov-dec 1999 
*The World of Interiors, juni 1997 
*Seasons, winter 1996

Publicaties in magazines: 
*Bijenkorf Magazine, Elle, Elle Wonen, Squeeze, Madame Figaro,  Bambini,Margriet-binnenkijken, Villa d'arte, Seasons, VT Wonen, Living, AD Magazine.

T.V programs 
*koffietijd.
The Greatest Royalty Expert of the Netherlands 2009 (Award: Ans Bakker's crown 'Frozen Lives')
*Interior programme Bert Kluizinga – metamorphosis ‒ autumn 2002 and Christmas 2002
*Home and Garden TV program – interview Ans Bakker – winter 1996