Amber Veel, 1981

Sint Pancras



2020 Plant Time - Slow Drawing, Royal Drawing School, London

2007-2011 BA Applied Arts, TXT (Textile), Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

2002-2004 BA Nursing, InHolland University of Applied Sciences


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2023 Goeie Grond, museum Kennemerland (group)

2022 Grote Museum Artis, 'deep connection' (part of the permanent collection)

2021 Grote Museum Artis, 'Metamorphosis' (part of the permanent collection)

2018 Bark-Skin, Museum Kranenburgh (garden) (solo)

2018 Huid-Bos, Staatbosbeheer Gaasterland (solo)

2016 Fashionclash festival, Clash project, runway performance 'Inside my Skin' (group)

2015 In No Particular Order, Talent fair exhibition incentive fund for creative industries (Group)

2013 Handmade, Boijmans van Beuningen (group)

2013 Lovingly preserved, Kunstuitleen, Zwolle. (solo)

2013 Autonomous design, Galerie Sign, Groningen. (group)

2013 Skinscape, Galerie Metis, Amsterdam. (group)

2011 Borderline Cases, Vishal Haarlem (group)



2023 Looi Land; self-published artist publication

2023 Flora Batava Fascimile. Lannoo publishing in collaboration with Royal Library (two essays)

2022 Texels Juchtleer (contribution to scientific publication by M. Barthels, archeology West Friesland)

2018 Publication 'De Oudorpse Leerfabriek' in the 'Kroniek van Oudorp'

2015 Studies in Textile no. 4, Textile Commission.



2023 Groote Museum Artis; 'death is life'

2019 Clinical scientific discussions at Dematology dept. or Vu-AMC

2019 Mediametic Biotope; 'Alkalis, Acids and Proteins: The Science and Art of Tanning'.

2018 Archaeological leather seminar, Den Bosch

2015 Textile Commission / National Institute of Cultural Heritage Amersfoort

2015 Rotterdam Late Night: craft in design



2023 commission by private collector

2021 committee by Groote Museum Artis

2020 committee by Groote Museum Artis

2020 Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund, Tijl Fund

2019 commission by private collector

2019 commission by private collector

2018 Creative Industries Fund, development grant for 'the botanical tannery'

2018 commission by private collector

2018 inclusion in Knowledge Center for Intangible Heritage Netherlands

2016 Ecco Hotshop 9; Envisioning, prototyping and sampling new leathers

2014 Creative Industries Fund, talent development grant



2022 Study expedition to Rottemeroog

2022 conversation with HRH queen Maxima about my work in the Groote Museum

2021 Collective Connective, VHDG, kunsthuys Syb and de Noordenaars/ Artist in Space program

2019 External graduation committee member for the fashion and textile department. KABK

2018 Study trip to Bole Garveri (last spruce tannery in the world), Sweden


MEDIA (selection)

2022 ‘Binnenste Buiten’ profile item on NPO (tv)

2020 Gezond Nu Magazine, profile piece (magazine)

2019 Metier magazine (art, craft, material, technique) profile piece (magazine)

2019 Phoenix, Dutch taxidermy association magazine, profile piece (magazine)

2019 Noord Hollands Dagblad, profile piece (newspaper)

2018 Trouw, sustainability and environment profile piece by: Robin van Wechem (newspaper)

2018 Vroege Vogels  (radio)

2011 Volkskrant profile piece by: Sasha Bronwasser (newspaper)

2011 Spijkers met Koppen by Dolf Jansen and Felix Meurders (radio)