Henja Kerkhof, born 1985, 't Harde, the Netherlands.

Visual Artist: paintings and artist books.


The lines in her work combine into patterns that resemble microscopic tissue enlargements.

These seemingly organic structures occasionally get combined with intense colours.

The paintings and drawings seem to continue beyond the canvas itself, suggesting eternal continuation.

Starting from her first exhibition in 2003, Henja Kerkhof’s work has been on display both in the Netherlands and abroad.

In 2006, Dr. DeRionnen P. Pollard arranged for her to be invited to paint in Chicago, Illinois, and meet other artists.

From 2010, she started introducing subtle line drawings in her works, which later developed into her artist books.

Henja was shortlisted for the 2012 Young Visual Talent award by the Dutch province of Drenthe.