Dienke Nauta







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Dienke Nauta
Visual artist

03-19-1971, Groningen, the Netherlands
Moved from Taos to Santa Fe in August 2013

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Special Recognition
2007 Grant Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, USA
2005 Permanent installation ‘Fishes’, Water Company ‘Noorderzijlvest’, Groningen
2003 ‘Kunsthalle Wilhelmshafen’ (Museum Wilhelmshafen), Germany
2000 ‘Cum Laude 2’, Artists who graduated Art Academy Cum Laude, graduation ’95-’99, The Hague
1997 ‘Hendrik de Vries-Stipendium’ (Grant Visual Artist), Groningen
1996 ‘Koninklijke Subsidie voor de Vrije Schilderkunst’ (Royal Grant for the Independent Art of
          Painting), presented by the Queen of The Netherlands, Amsterdam


Active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, weekend shows from April through October.
Check www.santafesocietyofartists.com for more information.  

Active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, weekend shows from April through October.

Active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, weekend shows from April through October.

Art on the Rockies, 3 day show in July in Edwards Colorado.
Pop Up Group Art Show in Albuquerque, November 13 and 14, a Dan Badgley Production
Active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, weekend shows from April through October.

Part of Group exhibit with Stern Gallery on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, month of January
Active Member of Santa Fe Society of Artists, no shows due to Covid 19.

Active member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists 15 weekend shows from April through October


Got juried in the Santa Fe Society of Artists Association; did 12 weekend shows this summer
In the fall; show at the Harwood Museum in Taos; Artists from the Wurlitzer Residency that stayed in New Mexico

Year of Children's book illustration; made book 'My dog and me', written and illustrated by me

Start daily drawing posted on dienkenauta.wordpress.com (no longer maintained)

Pop up exhibit with GR95, reunion show 20 years after graduating


Digital Latin America
Agnes Chavez who is a STEM Art director and artist, asked me to work together on a project called ‘Digital Latin America’ in Albuquerque, through 516 ART. Miss Chavez had me focus on the conceptual part of the workshop she was teaching to High School students.

Pecha Kucha Santa Fe, Volume 1, at the Travel Bug, August

I worked with students from the Taos Academy, 21st Century Learning. The workshop was based on Machine Wilderness, the theme of ISEA that year. The students made Site Specific Installations as well as pieces that were more theatrical. I gave a lecture about the process and outcome of the students’ work in Albuquerque for ISEA.

Pecha Kucha Night Taos, Volume 5, February 2012 at KTAOS.
I did a talk about my work in 20 x 20 seconds, with 20 slides, following the Pecha Kucha concept

New Mexorado
Participation with paintings in the exhibition at the Harwood Museum in Taos. ‘Artists living and working in the Albuquerque – Denver corridor’

Art Space LOKA, new paintings, Taos

Art Space LOKA, paintings, Taos
Wilder Nightingale, new paintings, Taos
NY 400; 'Double Dutch', group exhibition at GAGA Art Center in Garnerville, New York
Art Space Café LOKA, paintings and two installations, Taos
Millicent Rogers Museum, group exhibition, Taos

Wilder Nightingale Gallery, exhibition October 2008, installation and paintings, Taos
Art Space Café LOKA, ‘Pillow’; paintings, photographs and installation, Taos

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Artist in Residence for 3 months, Taos, USA

Gerrit van Houten Prize 2006, painting, Fraeylemaborg Slochteren, Groningen

Water Company ‘Noorderzijlvest’, permanent wall installation, Groningen

‘Een Mooie Zomer’ (A Beautiful Summer), exhibition Westerklavier, Den Horn
‘Kunstspoor Stedum’ (Art Tour Stedum), installation, Stedum
‘De Keuze van het Publiek’ (The Choice of the Audience), exhibition Centre of the Arts, Deventer

Exhibition Nord West Kunst 2003, paintings, ‘Kunsthalle Wilhelmshafen’ (Museum Wilhelmshafen), Germany
Frontaal, solo exhibition, installation and paintings, Appingedam

‘Identities’; writers’, musicians’ and artists’ project; installation, ‘Kunstonderneming Oosterkade’, Groningen
GR95 (group of 7 artists, founded in 1995 and dissolved in 2002), Groningen
‘OEMGEBOENG’, GR95, installation, ‘Villa de bank’, Enschede
‘KLICK!’ GR95, installation and paintings, Pictura Groningen

Halte 1811, paintings and photographs, Noordbroek
‘Noorderlicht’, Camera & Co, photographs, Groningen
‘Post Human’, exhibition Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
‘Knooppunt Deventer’, ‘The North’, photographs, Deventer
‘Kill your darlings’, installation, photographs and movie, Theatre ‘de Lawei’, Drachten
‘GR95 FRONTAAL’, installation, Appingedam

I.B.G., photographs, Groningen
Photogallery Lichtzone, solo exhibition, photographs, Groningen
USVA Noorderlicht Photogallery, photographs, Groningen

Artist in Residencies
Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, April till July 2007, Taos, USA
Studios Midwest, May till June 2000, Galesburg Illinois, USA

UMCG Groningen The Netherlands
Assignment for the center for rehabilitation, to make several drawings with scenes about a patient who is rehabilitating at the renewed building of the Beatrixoord.
‘Goed Gestemd voor de Klas’ (Well Tuned in Class), 45 drawings published in 2004
Commissioned for Consultant Firm ‘KLANT INZICHT’, photographs

Private Collections
A. Alferink, Groningen
A. Kampman, Groningen
R. Doff, Groningen
R. Reed, Schiermonnikoog
Castel Media, Groningen
Watercompany ‘Noorderzijlvest’, Groningen
Zocalo Holding, Groningen
‘Hanzehogeschool’, Groningen
C. Pelotte, Galesburg, USA
J. Rickard, Taos, USA
L. Vellenga-Gootjes, Zuidhorn
J. Nauta, Groningen
E. Michel, Haren
J. Gulka and D. Orellana, Colorado
J. Hamre, Colorado
J. Barnes, Oklahoma
C. Wall-Rand, Hawaii
D. Rand, New York
D. Rand, New Mexico

Public Collections
‘ARTeria’, Groningen
‘CBK Deventer’ (Centre for the Arts), Deventer
‘Kunsthal Rotterdam’ (Museum Rotterdam), Rotterdam
‘CBK Groningen’ (Centre for the Arts), Groningen

Schools of Study
Academy Minerva Groningen (Academy of Art) 1990-1995 (Cum Laude June 1995)
Oog TV Groningen (created animations for television), 1997-1998

Teaching experience
After school program Graphic Novel making at the Elementary School Wood Gormley in Santa Fe, K through 6th grade, 2016 until now
Taos Academy and Dixon Elementary 2010
I taught STEM Art workshops at the different schools in Taos and Dixon
The students were between the ages of 10 till 15. Students were making a model of their bedroom
They had to measure their room and convert it to model size and make a site specific installation within each room
Juvenile prison ‘Het Poortje’, Groningen, painting workshop in the summer, 2000-2006