Carla van de Puttelaar

About Carla van de Puttelaar

The photography of Carla van de Puttelaar allows the eye to touch the skin on many levels. Through her lens, she makes the viewer aware of the sensitivity and the sensuality of skin, which she examines in detail, without ever forgetting to be aware of the importance of the shapes of the structure that the skin envelopes. The female body has long been her main subject, but in recent years she has also successfully begun to examine the skin and texture of flowers, particularly those on the brink of fading. In them she has discovered the same fascinating sensitivity and sensuality as in her female models. Natural light is one of Carla’s most important tools and assets. She allows it to play around with her subjects and then catches it at its most seductive moment and from that moment on, it is captured for posterity.

Carla van de Puttelaar has always had a keen interest in portraiture. Her portrait photographs are less well-known than much of her other work, but have always formed an intrinsic and essential part of it. They originate as free work, or as the result of a commission, such as a series done in 2015 for The New Yorker. Like all her photos, her portraits are shot in natural, northern light. In them, her love of old master portraits is clearly recognizable. Carla aims to catch an intense image of the sitter, in which the eye is an important focus. She is keen on recording a specific, momentary expression, be it emotional or powerful, but always individual.

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Solo exhibition: Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World

Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, UK
June 7 - 13 2018

A selection of the exhibition 'Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World', portraits by Carla van de Puttelaar will travel on to the Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, UK.

Solo exhibition: A Fleur de Peau

A Fleur de Peau, Galerie Alexis Bordes, Paris, France
Mai 25 - June 1 2018

Solo exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar at Galerie Alexis Bordes, Paris. Carla van de Puttelaar will show her luminous nudes and delicate flowers from her latest book Adornments.

Solo exhibition: Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World

Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World, The Weiss Gallery, London, UK
May 16 - 31 2018

The Weiss Gallery will hold one of its most unique exhibitions to date: 'Artfully Dressed: Women in the Art World', portraits by Carla van de Puttelaar. Over sixty photographs of some of the most influential women in the art world today will be shown. This is an exciting venture for The Weiss Gallery, specialists in Tudor, Stuart and Northern European portraiture. Gallery owner Mark Weiss sees Carla's unique reinterpretation of historic portraiture and costume as an important iconographic re-working of his most beloved art-form - portraiture. It is a visually sumptuous project, and he comments: “I have always been interested in photography, and this project, combining as it does my passion for the human face and form, showcases Carla's genius in dramatically capturing the personality of her sitters in a uniquely evocative way.”

Solo exhibition: Adornments

Adornments, box galerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 22 2018 - May 12 2018

Fourth solo exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar at box galerie, Brussels. A large overview of works by the artist from her new book Adornments is on show. Focussing on the female body and the delicate curves and petals of flowers. She clearly is inspired by the Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. In 2015 she was invited to make a series of nudes inspired by Rembrandt, which resulted in a large new body of work.

Jury member World Press Photo Contest Amsterdam

World Press Photo Contest Jury Member
November 2017

I am most honoured to have been chosen as a jury member of the World Press Photo Contest Jury, People category. https://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/photo-contest/jury https://www.worldpressphoto.org/people/carla-van-de-puttelaar

Release New book entitled Adornments

New Book Adornments , Fw:Books
22 October 2017

Adornments, a new book by Carla van de Puttelaar. My new book Adornments has been released. it gives a rich overview of work made by Carla van de Puttelaar between 2011 and 2017. Besides nudes, it shows flowers and trees. Also her new Ophelia series in which she combines nudes with flowers is represented. The book of nearly 300 pages has been finely printed by Wilco Art Books, published by Fw:Books and distributed by Idea Books. Please see the link above in order to purchase a copy.

Crowdfunding at voordekunst: New book entitled Adornments

Crowdfunding New Book Adornments , Voordekunst
June 12 2017 - July 17 2017

Adornments, a new book by Carla van de Puttelaar. Please support my book. The printing costs are about 20,000 euros. All donations will be used for the production of the book. It is time for a book that brings everything together. After graduating from the Rietveld Academy in 1996, my photography continued to develop itself with a very individually recognizable style. And since my last monograph from 2008 my work has seen an enormous development. Much work has been shown over the last years in museums and galleries and now the time has come that I will bring everything together in a book. A book that not only focuses on the uniqueness of my work, but that also shows the process of thinking and observing intensively again and again.

Member Selection Committee Nederlandse Portretprijs Soestdijk

De Nederlandse Portretprijs
May 21 2017 - September 3 2017

I am most pleased to be a member of the selection committee of the first edition of the Nederlandse Portretprijs. The selection committee has chosen the 50 works for the exhibition at Soestdijk Palace. From these 50 works the winners have been chosen by the jury with Rudi Ekkart as chairman.

Guest curator Fotofestival Naarden Naarden

Fotofestival Naarden
May 20 2017 - June 28 2017

I am most pleased to be guest-curator for FotoFestival Naarden. I look forward to do the photo selection of the "Open Call" together with head-curators Eduard Planting and Feiko Koster and two wonderful colleagues Ernst Coppejans and Joost van den Broek.

Art Fair/group show: Haute Photographie, Rotterdam

Haute Photographie , Rotterdam
February 8 2017 - February 12 2017

Please see my work at Haute Photographie Art Fair in Rotterdam organised by Kahmann Gallery and the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Several photos from the Rembrandt Series are shown in the wonderful layout of the booth.

Publication and Launch Party: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
December 2 2016, 5-7pm

One of the photos from the Rembrandt Series features the cover of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography Journal. A large interview of me done by National Gallery curator Betsy Wieseman can be read inside the Journal. Join us to celebrate the launch of Studies in Photography 2016 Edition II, the journal of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography in its 30th Anniversary.Friday 2 December 2016, 5-7pm at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

Duo exhibition: 2 Photographers 1 Camera

Municipal Archive Amsterdam, Amsterdam
December 1 2016 - February 5 2017

What is a good portrait? No two people are exactly alike. The shape of our face and the colour and texture of our skin varies from person to person, depending on time and place. The face contains dozens of muscles, which in their various combinations allow us to make as many as seven thousand facial expressions. Exhibiting the photographs of Maria Austria and Carla van de Puttelaar together appears self-evident: there are striking similarities in their manner of observation. Both their oeuvres reveal a special interest in portrait photography and both include remarkably expressive photographs of women. The exhibition is more than just a photographic dialogue. Van de Puttelaar created new work for this project, using the Rolleiflex camera originally employed by Maria Austria. The result is a unique exhibition and an interesting visual encounter between the work of a contemporary photographer and that of an “old master”. The project stems from PS Camera, an initiative by Koos Breukel and Rose Ieneke van Kalsbeek in which they ask contemporary photographers to create new work with the original camera once belonging to the photographer that inspired them.Text Werner van den Belt.

Art Fair: PAN, Amsterdam

PAN , Amsterdam
November 21 2016 - November 27 2016

Please see my work at PAN Art Fair in Amsterdam at Kahmann Gallery. Several photos from the Rembrandt Series are shown in the wonderful layout of the booth.

Group exhibition: RARE, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam

RARE, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 28 2016 - December 17 2016

Group exhibition featuring several rare polaroids by Carla van de Puttelaar, and works by Rutger ten Broeke, Bastiaan Woudt and others.

Group exhibition: PS Camera

Museum Hilversum, Hilversum
October 22 2016 - December 11 2016

PS Camera is a tribute to the great photographers from the analog era and links them to photographers of today. Carla van de Puttelaar has taken photos with the camera of Emiel van Moerkerken. Also with Maarten Tromp, Annaleen Louwes, Henze Boekhout, Teun Hocks, Rose Ieneke van Kalsbeek, Joost van den Broek, Mark van den Brink, Anneke Hilhorst, Mike Roelofs, Cleo Campert, Diana Blok, Sebastiaan Bremer, Jantien de Bruin, Bart Koetsier, Marco van Duyvendijk, Marijn de Jong, Carla van de Puttelaar, Boudewijn Bollman, Morad Bouchakour, Frank Oorthuys, Martijn van de Griendt, Hans Bol, Barnet Kansil, Dirk Kome, Erik Kessels, Anika Schwarzlose, Brian McKenna, Marcel van der Vlugt, Kadir van Lohuizen, Alex ten Napel and Eric Wolkers. Apart from this Koos Breukel shows portraits that he took of his colleague photographers.

Group exhibition: Blütenpracht

Blütenpracht, Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
September 11 2016 - January 8 2017

Group show of works of 10 artists including 12 flower works of the Hortus Nocturnum series by Carla van de Puttelaar. Also with Peter Hutchinson, Martin Klimas, Andrea Küster, Vera Mercer, Marc Quinn, Tim Otto Roth, Stephanie Senge, Luzia Simons and Margriet Smulders.

Solo exhibition: Sculptural Skin

Sculptural Skin, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
June 18 2016 - August 25 2016

Solo show of Carla van de Puttelaar at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. The beautiful composed exhibition at this prestigeous gallery gives a large overview of works by the artist. Van de Puttelaar is best known for her luminous nudes shot against darkened backgrounds, and illuminated by the special quality of natural Dutch light, the works create a daring fusion of beauty and realism enabled by the artist’s careful control of composition.

Group exhibition: Intimacy under the Milky Way

Intimacy under the Milky Way, PAK, Gistel, Belgium
June 12 2016 - Sep 4 2016

Group show of works of 27 artists including several works by Carla van de Puttelaar, Thom Puckey, Julie van der Vaart, Danielle van Zadelhoff and many others.

Award: Carla van de Puttelaar is a winner in the prestigious PDN Annual Award 2016

PDN Annual 2016, USA

Carla van de Puttelaar is a winner in the PDN Annual 2016 in the Magazine / editorial catagory with a series shot for The New York Times Magazine cover story “Unbearable,” published on May 31, written by Andrew Solomon, 2015. Pregnant women often fear taking the antidepressants they rely on, but not treating their mental illnesses can be just as dangerous. Director of Photography Kathy Ryan, Associate Photo Editor Stacey Baker, Design Director Gail Bichler and Art Director Matt Willey.

Solo exhibition: The Rembrandt Series

Rembrandt House, Rembrandt's Naked Truth, The Rembrandt Series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 12 2016 - May 16 2016

Solo show of Carla van de Puttelaar at the Rembrandt House. Two shows are on view: Rembrandt's Naked Truth which features unique nude studies by Rembrandt and his circle and in the auditorium a solo show of my work titled Rembrandt's Naked Truth by Carla van de Puttelaar. I cherish a deep love for the Dutch Old Masters. As a contemporary artist, I work with the female nude and portraiture. So I was immediately enthusiastic when the Rembrandt House approached me to create a new series of works inspired by Rembrandt’s nudes. His incredible drawings and etchings show not only amazing technique and individuality, but also a sublime mastery of light, shadow and composition. His strong light-dark contrasts and his bold compositions, engaging costumes and draperies, resulted in powerful visual images. His models, portrayed from life, with their own personalities and bodies, not adjusted to fashion and ideals, were striking in their day, and remained so into the present. Rembrandt’s nudes inspired me to create new works in which I have been able to capture magical moments in new works of art. The explosion of creativity has resulted in a large body of work which I call The Rembrandt Series.

Group exhibition: Ces quelques fleurs

box galerie, Ces Quelques fleurs, Brussels, Belgium
September 25 2015 - October 31 2015

Group exhibition at box galerie in Brussels: Ces quelques fleurs with photos by Carla van de Puttelaar, Tony Catany, Frazier King, Michael Kenna, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sarah Moon, Takeshi Shikama and Leendert Blok.

Publication: , The New Yorker, NY, USA

The New Yorker, New York, USA
6 July 2015

The New Yorker has printed a major article by Lawrence Wright about the secret efforts to save five hostages who were held captive in Syria. The article is illustrated with portraits that I made of the families.

Publication: COVER, The New York Times Magazine, NY, USA

The New York Times Magazine, New York, USA
31 May 2015

I am thrilled that my work is on the cover of the New York Times Magazine of 31 May. My photos illustrate an important indept article written by Andrew Solomon titled: The Secret Sadness of Pregancy With Depression. Please see the website as well.

Solo exhibition: Carla van de Puttelaar, Danziger Gallery, New York

Carla van de Puttelaar, Danziger Gallery, New York, USA
October 30 2014 - December 20 2014

In this prestigious gallery a large overview of works by Carla van de Puttelaar will be shown. Quote from the press release: "Danziger Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of the Dutch artist Carla van de Puttelaar and our first show of her work. Best known for her luminous nude studies characterized by their exquisite use of light and subtle color, van de Puttelaar's pictures engage the sense of touch almost as much as the sense of sight. Human skin becomes its own landscape – a place where every freckle, crease, and mark is a noted event. This exhibition showcases work from 1998 to the present where van de Puttelaar’s photographs, whether of women or flowers, tread a fine line between the sensual and an almost medical dispassion. Shot against darkened backgrounds, and illuminated by the special quality of natural Dutch light, the works create a daring fusion of beauty and realism enabled by the artist’s careful control of composition."

Group exhibition: S T I L L L I F E, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam

S T I L L L I F E, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 11 2014 - December 1 2014

Group exhibition featuring several works by Carla van de Puttelaar, Rutger ten Broeke, Linelle Deunk and others.

Group exhibition: Vensters, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

Vensters, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
May 3 2014 - August 31 2014

Group exhibition curated by the celebrated artist Marc Mulders, featuring: Erik Andriesse (NL, 1957-1993) | Balthasar Burkhard (CH, 1944-2010) | Tessa Chaplin (NL, 1991) | Toshio Enomoto (JP, 1947) | Roland Fischer (DE, 1958) | Anne Forest (VS/ NL 1983) | Bram Hermens (NL, 1979) | Volker Hüller (DE, 1976) | Natasja Kensmil (NL, 1973) | Wolfgang Laib (DE, 1950) | Couzijn van Leeuwen (NL, 1959) | Jan Koen Lomans (NL, 1978) | Fiona Mackay (UK, 1984) | Kenneth Noland (US, 1924-2010) | Carla van de Puttelaar (NL, 1967) | Laura Samson Rous (NL, 1939) Jan Schoonhoven (NL, 1914-1994) | Maaike Schoorel (NL, 1973) | Alexander van Slobbe (NL, 1959) | Social label* (met ontwerp van Piet Hein Eek) | Josine Timmer (NL, 1982) | Bram van Velde (NL, 1895-1981) | Geer van Velde (NL, 1898-1977) | Evi Vingerling (NL, 1979) | Reinoud van Vught (NL, 1960) | Ronald Zuurmond (NL, 1964)

Group exhibition: Photo Espana 2014

Photo Espana, Fundación Antonio Saura. Casa Zavala, Cuenca, Spain
June 4 2014 - July 27 2014

Group exhibition of photos from the collection of Le Château d’Eau de Toulouse. A photo in the collection by Carla van de Puttelaar has been chosen for the cover.

Interview with Olga Bubich: Olga Bubich, Belarus

Blog Olga Bubich, Belarus
May 2014

In May 2014 Carla van de Puttelaar was also interviewed by journalist and photographer Olga Bubich. Please have a look at the English version on her website!

Interview and artist of the month April: Online Gallerij, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Online Gallerij, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 2014

In April 2014 Carla van de Puttelaar is Artist of the month on Online Gallerij, she was also interviewed by curator and blogger Grietje Hoogland. Please have a look!

Group exhibition: The Old Man and The Sea, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
January 31 2014 - March 22 2014

In the exhibition The Old Man & The Sea these two aspects of Kahmann Gallery are brought together in an extraordinary way; a selection of highlights from the vintage collection are combined with their contemporary counterpart in a complementing way. The result of the interaction leads to a different view of both of the images; the vintage work finds a new relevance for the present-day, while the contemporary works find its place in photography history.

New Gallery representation: Danziger Gallery, New York, USA

Danziger Gallery, New York, USA
Starting November 2013

Carla Van de Puttelaar is now represented by Danziger Gallery, New York. Please check out the artist page on the gallery website.

Group exhibition: WIT, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
September 14 2013 - January 5 2014

Carla Van de Puttelaar will participate in this large multimedia exhibition, in which photography is shown next to other art work such as, sculpture, design and fashion. An exciting combination of creativity seen in a bright WHITE light.

Interview: SiouxWIRE: a conversation with Carla van de Puttelaar

SiouxWIRE Carla van de Puttelaar interview
SiouxWIRE Carla van de Puttelaar photo gallery
July 2013

Have a look at the conversation of Carla van de Puttelaar with Michael Curry of SiouxWIRE, an inspiring mix of Art, Passion, Learning, Music, Flavours, Tastes and more.

Lecture: Carla van de Puttelaar and students of the University of Kansas, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 6 2013

Carla van de Puttelaar talked with a very inspiring group of Art students of the University of Kansas and their teachers Luke and Mary Anne Jordan in Amsterdam. Showing them also the exhibition at Kahmann Gallery. Discussing many topics such as, the artistic development, art history, sources of inspiration, passions and possibilities.

Dual exhibition: Under my Skin, Carla van de Puttelaar and Mona Kuhn, Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 17 2013 - June 29 2013

In this dual exhibition a number of iconic works by Van de Puttelaar will be on display during the exhibition, as well as a couple of recent additions to her oeuvre, like work from the series Hortus Nocturnum. Here she approaches flowers as if they were human bodies. Another new development for Van de Puttelaar is working with video; Kahmann Gallery will show two of her video works from the series Galateas. Galatea is a reference to the Greak myth of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created such a beautiful statue of a woman, that he fell in love with her and named her Galatea. He prayed to Aphrodite to bring her to life and his wish was granted. Just like in the myth, the beautiful still portraits of “Galateas” slowly come to life. You are kindly invited to the opening Friday May 17th, 17:30-19:30.

Solo exhibition: Sculptural Skin, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, The Netherlands
October 5 2012 - January 20 2013

This is the first solo exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar at the beautiful Museum Beelden aan Zee. In this exhibition she combines her sculptural photos of the female body with sculptures from the permanent collection of the museum. The show will be opened by Joop van Caldenborgh of the famous Caldic Collection.

Solo exhibition: Short Stories of Silence, Espace Enny, Laag Keppel, The Netherlands

Espace Enny, Laag Keppel, The Netherlands
October 7 2012 - December 1 2013

This group exhibition shows the works of three female artists Carla van de Puttelaar, Lynne Leegte and Lique Schoot. Their work is characterized by craftsmanship and quality. All three of them are also, in their own way, influenced by the main aspects of the art of that time. The dramatic effect of light and dark as seen in the paintings of Rembrandt, the mathematical precision and detail in the work of Vermeer, the colours and the peacefulness in the numerous still lifes. The exhibition will be opened by Karin van Lieverloo, curator of Museum de Fundatie.

Solo exhibition: Ode à la peau, box galerie, Brussels, Belgium

box galerie, Brussels, Belgium
September 7 2012 - November 10 2012

This is the third solo exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar at box galerie. In this new show her atmospheric and fragile flowers will be shown next to her delicate and sculptural photos of the female body.

Group exhibition: Z O M E R 2 0 1 2 een hernieuwd begin, Galerie Jacoba Wijk, Wehe-den Hoorn

Galerie Jacoba Wijk, Wehe-den Hoorn, The Netherlands
May 13 2012 - October 14 2012

This exhibition shows the works of Frans Franciscus, Maria van Kesteren, Christiaan Kuitwaard, Janpeter Muilwijk, Carla van de Puttelaar and Ruud de Rode. The gallery is situated in a beautiful old building in the North of the Netherlands.

Publication: Cover for novel: I Am Forbidden, by Anouk Markovits

I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, USA
May 8 2012

Carla van de Puttelaar made the cover for the wonderful novel: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits. It is a novel about a family who is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular Hasidic sect, the Satmar. Sweeping from the Central European countryside just before World War II to Paris to contemporary Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I Am Forbidden brings to life four generations of one Satmar family. A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, un-yielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, I Am Forbidden announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on a world long closed to most of us.

Publication: BLINK Magazine

BLINK Magazine, issue 11, Korea
April 2012

In April 2012 Carla van de Puttelaar is a featured artist with an interview and many photos covering 12 pages in this stunningly beautiful magazine made by the Korean Kim Aram. The magazine features personal work by emerging, established and undiscovered photographers. The other photographers in this issue are: Ann Woo, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Kate Peters, Magda Wosinska, Nicol Vizioli, Sasaki Kanako and Yann Gross.

Publication: www.galeries.nl

Guest of the Month at galeries.nl, The Netherlands
April 2012

In April 2012 Carla van de Puttelaar and Fred Meijer will write again a short text every day about a work of art at www.galeries.nl, one of the important Art websites in the Netherlands. They will inform you about the exhibitions they have seen and the artists they admire.

Group exhibition: XXSmall, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
November 12 2011 - March 25 2012

This exhibition shows the enchanting world of the doll's houses from the 17th century until the day of today, also a marvelous collection of small silver objects are exhibited. A special item in this exhibition is the miniature museum, which is founded by Lex and Ria Daniels of Reflex Art Gallery. They have asked a group of very important artists to make a piece of miniature art for this museum. A photo by Carla van de Puttelaar is shown in this museum together with artists such as, Marlene Dumas, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Hellen van Meene, Sol LeWitt and Erwin Olaf.

Group exhibition: La Main, THEATRE MUNICIPAL DE CASTRES, Castres, France

THEATRE MUNICIPAL DE CASTRES, Castres, France
October 27 - December 3 2011

This exhibition shows the works of photographers such as Brassaï, Robert Doisneau, William Klein, Jean Dieuzaide, Carla van de Puttelaar, Jean-Loup Sieff and Sebastiao Salgado from the collection of the Chateau d'Eau in Toulouse.

Photo Fair: nofound_photofair

Paris, France
11-14 November 2011

nofound_photofair is a contemporary art fair dedicated to photography. It aims to bring together all stakeholders in the captured image around unique and original projects. The 2011 edition of nofound_photofair features 43 booths, ranging from classical exhibitions to installations. At this fair the French collector Arnaud Oliveux shows two photos by Carla van de Puttelaar.

Publication: Psychologies

Paris, France
October 2011

The important French magazine Psychologies publishes two photos by Carla van de Puttelaar.

Book Publication and review: Jewelbox, Light on Legs

The Netherlands
July 2011

The Volkskrant publishes a wonderful, positive book review of the new monographic book by Carla van de Puttelaar. The review is written by Arno Haijtema and he praizes the sensitive depiction of the skin

Group exhibition: NEW YORKER FICTION/REAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Steven Kasher Gallery

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USA
June 9 - July 9 2011

In partnership with The New Yorker, Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to present NEW YORKER FICTION/REAL PHOTOGRAPHY, a selection of over 30 important photographs, by photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Carla van de Puttelaar and Juergen Teller selected by Elisabeth Biondi and Steven Kasher from the artwork accompanying Fiction stories published in The New Yorker from 1998 to 2011. This exhibition is a tribute to the distinguished New Yorker Visuals Editor Elisabeth Biondi and to the extraordinary photography she has brought to the The New Yorker for fifteen years.

Group exhibition: VoTH, Travelling Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
May 28 - September 4 2011

At this exhibition Aliona van der Horst shows her film "Moedertaal" in colloboration with Carla van de Puttelaar, who did most of the camera work, using her well known natural light and black background.

Group exhibition: The Female Eye, Fotogalerie, Rotterdam

Fotogalerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May 6 - June 14 2011

This exhibition brings together the photographs/films of five exceptional artists,Carla van de Puttelaar, Nienke de Vos, Marga van den Meydenberg, Sue Jones and Marlo Broekmans, each working with the representation of the female form.

Group exhibition: Veel kan je maken, maar niet alles houden

RKD, Den Haag, The Netherlands
March 29 - April 30 2011

This exhibition, curated by Carla van de Puttelaar, shows works of Alexandra Verburg, Aliona van der Horst, Bethany de Forest, Carla van de Puttelaar, Dana Lixenberg, Diana Scherer, Evelien Jaspers, Hellen van Meene, Hugo Schuitemaker, Ingar Krauss, Irene Cécile, Jessica Gorter, Juul Kraijer, Leo Erken, Popel Coumou, Sara Giampaolo, Svea Gustavs and Willem Diepraam. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue in an edition of 100 copies, available at the RKD in The Hague and here.

Group exhibition: Exposed, KLOMPCHING GALLERY

KLOMPCHING GALLERY, New York, USA
March 16 - April 22 2011

This exhibition brings together the photographs of four exceptional artists, each working with the representation of the human form. The fabrication of individual male bodies into multi-limbed hybrids, makes Antony Crossfield's exploration of the male form at once unsettling, yet weirdly beautiful. Phillip Toledano's highly-crafted images combine up-close physical observations that are imposing, detailed and display a dramatic illumination that is reminiscent of the chiaroscuro technique of Caravaggio. The psychological is played out in the compelling tableau vivants of Cornelia Hediger, whose pictorial narratives explore the conscious/unconscious. And, showing for the first time at the gallery, are the profoundly beautiful nudes made by Carla van de Puttelaar.

Group exhibition: I promise to love you, Caldic Collection

Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
February 5 - May 15 2011

In this extaordinary beautiful exhibition 5 photos by Carla van de Puttelaar are shown together with artists such as: Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Yayoi Kusama, Ernesto Neto, James Turrell, Sam Taylor-Wood and Robert Zandvliet. Excerpt text Kunsthal: On the occasion of the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Caldic Collection Kunsthal Rotterdam presents a survey exhibition entitled 'I promise to love you'. A selection of over eighty paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures that have all been purchased over the last ten years, constitutes an impressive overview of the Caldic Collection in the twenty-first century.

Group exhibition: Tanya Rumpff, Westzeedijk 114

Tanya Rumpff, Westzeedijk 114, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
February 9 - 13 2011

Art Consultancy Tanya Rumpff organizes an exhibition in a beautiful old restored town house, showing works of Philip Akkerman, James Aldridge, Elena Beelaerts, Heman Chong, Adam Colton, René Daniels, Aaron van Erp, Sebastian Gogel, Daan van Golden, Marnix Goossens, Jasper Hagenaar, Rosemin Hendriks, Klaas Kloosterboer, Rannva Kunoy, Rezi van Lankveld, Alexandra Leykauf, Erik van Lieshout, Bjarne Melgaard, Jos van Merendonk, Jurriaan Molenaar, Jochen Muhlenbrink, Robert Nicol, Marc Oosting, Carla Van de Puttelaar, Charlie Roberts, Andrei Roiter, Fiona Shaw, Tracey Snelling, Martine Stig, Joost van den Toorn, Ricardas Vaitiekunas, Emo Verkerk, Koen Vermeule, Kris Vleeschouwer, Henk Visch, Martin Walde, Jens Wolf, André van de Wijdeven, Dirk Zoete. It will be a museum presentation that will reinforce Art Rotterdam every year from now on.

Fair: Art Rotterdam 2011

Cruise terminal, Rotterdam
February 10 - 13 2011

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this contemporary art fair.

Book Publication: Four covers for vintage classics by D.H. Lawrence

Random House, London, UK
February 3 2011

Random House publishes four vintage classics by D.H. Lawrence featuring cover photos by Carla van de Puttelaar. The titles are: Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rainbow, Sons & Lovers and Women in Love.

Fair: Photo LA 2011

Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica, USA
January 13 - 17 2011

photo-eye Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at Photo LA. Her work is presented for the second time at this famous photography fair.

Group exhibition: RASA: MOOI, mu-zee-um, Oostende

RASA: MOOI, mu-zee-um, Oostende, Belgium
January 7 - 31 2011

MOOI is an exhibition, which is trying to unravel the mystery about the fragile beauty of people and of the world in which they live. MOOI shows works of Carla van de Puttelaar, Jan Fabre, David Claerbout, Sofie Muller, Johan Tahon, Wim Delvoye, Nick Ervinck, Kahn en Selesnick, Margi Geerlinks, Bob Verschueren, Pascal Bernier and Karen Borghouts.

Solo Exhibition and portfolio release:The Cranach Series, photo eye Gallery

Santa Fe, USA
October 22 - December 11 2010

photo eye Gallery shows the "Cranach Series" of Carla van de Puttelaar. Press Release (part): What is beauty? Dutch artist, Carla van de Puttelaar creates beautiful timeless images of women in their natural state. According to van de Puttelaar, the images that we see in magazines are more about makeup and fashion, they are plastic, not about real beauty. For van de Puttelaar, beauty resides in the "little things", small imperfections or tiny movements. She defines this as a very human beauty. van de Puttelaar seeks to create images that capture "beauty with dignity" by focusing on distinguishing marks like small moles, imprints from lingerie lace or elastic or a slight bruise. To van de Puttelaar each portrait is, in a sense, a self-portrait as she relates to her models as a woman. Her "Cranach Series" was inspired by the work of 16th German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. photo-eye is proud to announce that Carla van de Puttelaar's "Cranach Series" is the newest Limited Edition publication from photo-eye Editions. This exquisite portfolio of full-body nude photographs contains a title page, essay by Fred G. Meijer, fifteen 11x17 inch archival pigment ink prints, a list of plates and a signature page. The photoeye Editions "Cranach Series" portfolio is a limited edition of 50. A selection of photographs from the "Cranach Series" along with photo-eye's portfolio of the work will be on display. Excerpt from the introduction by Fred G. Meijer: "While Carla van de Puttelaar's full-length nudes do indeed evoke Cranach's Venus - with their pale bodies posed graciously against an all-consuming black background - they are quite different women and so is their variety of beauty. Five hundred year old Venus is an actress, a captivating temptress commanding the stage, despite her fragile figure. She firmly holds ground. By contrast, van de Puttelaar's young women do not stand, but rather they float. They seem weightless, floating gently upwards, perhaps, or descending slowly, or hovering motionless in mid-air, before a pitch black sky, a few feet above ground, where the slightest breeze could sigh them away. They are wingless angels, caught in a merciless searchlight, but are oblivious to it. Or, alternately perhaps they are just floating by, unexpectedly, carried by the steady current of a deep, dark, ice-cold mountain stream. Who can tell?"

Group exhibition: RASA: MOOI, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

RASA: MOOI, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
October 23 - December 5 2010

MOOI is an exhibition, which is trying to unravel the mystery about the fragile beauty of people and of the world in which they live. MOOI shows works of Carla van de Puttelaar, Jan Fabre, David Claerbout, Sofie Muller, Johan Tahon, Wim Delvoye, Nick Ervinck, Kahn en Selesnick, Margi Geerlinks, Bob Verschueren, Pascal Bernier and Karen Borghouts.

Group exhibition: YiPArt

YiPArt, Christie's, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 16 - 23 2010

Christie's Amsterdam will show and auction the works of around 100 photographers, who donated a photo for Young in Prison. The photos will be auctioned on the 24th of October at 3 PM.

Publication-interview: ART Das Kunstmagazin, Hamburg

Amsterdam
October 1 2010

ART Das Kunstmagazin publishes a portfolio with photos of and an interview with Carla van de Puttelaar.

Fair: Show Off Paris

7 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, Paris
October 21 - 24 2010

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this contemporary art fair.

Travelling exhibition: VoTH

Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Hermitage Kazan - NCCA Jekaterinburg, Moscou MOMA, Yaroslavl Art Museum, Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch/ CBK 's-Hertogenbosch , Russia/The Netherlands
August 20 2010 - August 21 2011

VoTH is a cultural exchange project with the Russian Federation, initiated by Ine Lamers and Marjan Teeuwen (organization of the exhibitions and the catalogue Marjan Teeuwen/ KW_14). The core of the exhibition VoTH will be an endeavour to investigate the way 8 Russian and 8 Dutch contemporary art practices analyze and reflect upon aspects of Russian contemporary society, culture and history. All artists created new work for this exhibition. Intensive and numerous movements to and from this immense country form. Aliona van der Horst shows the first part of her film project: Moedertaal (in colloboration with Carla van de Puttelaar) and her acclaimed film Boris Ryzhy. Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre: 20 August - 23 September 2010 Hermitage Kazan (with support from DSM/ DNP): 3 October - 17 October NCCA Jekaterinburg: 27 October - 20 November Moscow MOMA : 17 December 2010 - 23 January 2011 Yaroslavl Art Museum: 18 February - 27 March 2011 Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch/ CBK 's-Hertogenbosch: 28 May - 21 August 2011

Publication: OOG magazine, Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam
August 30 2010

OOG magazine publishes a photo by Carla van de Puttelaar on the cover.

Fair: Art Santa Fe 2010

Santa Fe, USA
July 15 - 18 2010

photo eye Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at Art Santa Fe.

Award: Julia M. Cameron Award, finalist

Announcement
July 2010

Carla van de Puttelaar is a finalist for The Julia M. Cameron Award.

Het Uur van de Wolf, documentary ARTE: Jock Sturges: La Beauté révélée

Het Uur van de Wolf
June 18 2010, 11:20 pm

Carla van de Puttelaar has been interviewed for a documentary about Jock Sturges. The film has been made by Christian Klinger and Daniela Krien of Amadelio and will be broadcast on Nederland 2, NPS - Het Uur van de Wolf, June 18, at 11:20 pm

Fair: Art Chicago 2010

Chicago, USA
April 30 - May 3 2010

photo eye Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at Art Chicago. Her work is presented for the first time at this prestigeous fair.

Publication: New York Times Magazine

New York, USA
April 18 2010

The New York Times Magazine publishes a photo by Carla van de Puttelaar.

Solo exhibition: Carla van de Puttelaar, RKD, The Hague

RKD, The Hague, The Netherlands
April 20 - June 30 2010

In this solo exhibition the RKD shows an overview of works of Carla van de Puttelaar made between 1998 and 2008.

Book Publication: La Photographie Contemporaine

Paris, France
March 2010

Editions Flammarions publishes a photo by Carla van de Puttelaar.

Solo exhibition: Corps singuliers, box galerie, Brussels

box galerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 31 - May 8 2010

In this solo exhibition: Corps singuliers, box galerie will show works of Carla van de Puttelaar from the stunning "Cranach"-series and others.

Group exhibition: The Flatland Foundation, Utrecht

The Flatland Foundation, Utrecht
April 3 2010 - April 28 2010

The presentation of upcoming exhibition Works from the Collection Flatland Foundation promises to be allegorizing on the inner depth of what is real and an illusory, offering a welcome departure from popular dialogues concerned with manipulating reality.

Projection during concert: Wasted by Tomoko Mukaiyama

Wasted by Tomoko Mukaiyama, Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen, The Netherlands
March 26 2010

The Japanese artist and concert pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama travels around the world with her project: wasted. Wasted is a gigantic architectonical installation of 12.000 white, silk dresses. The exhibition will be shown from March 26 till april 25 at 2010 SCHUNCK*-Glaspaleis. After the opening Mukaiyama will give a unique concert in Theater Heerlen combining Bachs Goldberg Variationen with photo projections which will include a series of photos by Carla van de Puttelaar. Of this impressive project a documentary will be made by the well known filmmaker Aliona van der Horst.

Fair: MiArt 2010

Milan, Italy
March 26 - 29 2010

Esther Woerdehoff Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at MiArt. Her work is presented for the first time at this prestigeous fair.

Publication: Zoom Street Magazine

San Rafael, USA
March and April 2010

Zoom Street Magazine shows a portfolio of Carla van de Puttelaar.

Film: Canadian Documentary: OFFRE-MOI TON CORPS - The Body as an Offering

Claire Obscura, OFFRE-MOI TON CORPS - The Body as an Offering
Premiere March 21 2010 at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal

The Body as an Offering: International photographic artists working with the body. Produced by Claire Obscura Inc./ Directed by Bernar Hébert and Renée Claude Riendeau. Some of the artists that are featured in this documentary are Carla van de Puttelaar, Jeff Bark, Alex Sandwell and Margi Geerlinks.

Group exhibition: Global Photography, Galleria Contemporaneo, Italy

Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre-Venezia, Italy
March 20 2010 - April 24 2010

Carla van de Puttelaar will participate in the exhibition: Global Photography, which was previously seen during SI FEST - Savignano Immagini Festival 2009.

Group exhibition: Het vermogen om te geven: kunst geschonken door vrienden

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
March 6 2010 - June 20 2010

In the Tritonkabinet the Gemeentemuseum presents a selection of gifts received by the museum. Besides three still-lifes by Morandi works of for example Mondriaan, Erwin Olaf and Carla van de Puttelaar are shown.

Group exhibition: photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
February 19 - May 15 2010

Includes work by Carla van de Puttelaar, Mitch Dobrowner, Julie Blackmon, Tom Chambers, David Trautrimas, Maria Luisa Morando, Laurie Tumer, Nick Brandt, Pentti Sammallahti, Raymond Meeks, Zoe Zimmerman, Kevin O'Connell, David H. Gibson and Richard Barnes

Solo exhibition: Galerie Confluence, Nantes

Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France
March 4 - April 30 2010

Galerie Confluence will show works of Carla van de Puttelaar from the stunning "Cranach"-series.

Fair: Photo LA 2010

Santa Monica Civic, Santa Monica, USA
January 14 - 17 2010

photo-eye Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at Photo LA. Her work is presented for the first time at this famous photography fair.

Group exhibition:X-mas 2009 at Flatland Gallery, Utrecht

X-mas 2009 at Flatland Gallery, Utrecht
Dec 12 2009 - Jan 08 2010

This Christmas exhibition shows works of the following artists: Martijn Beukers, Ruud van Empel, Frans Franciscus, Janpeter Muilwijk, Erwin Olaf and Carla van de Puttelaar.

Publication: www.galeries.nl

Guest of the Month at galeries.nl, The Netherlands
December 2009

In December 2009 Carla van de Puttelaar and Fred Meijer will write a small text every day about Art at www.galeries.nl, one of the foremost websites about Art in the Netherlands. They will inform you about the exhibitions they have seen and the artists they admire.

Group exhibition: Borstbeeld, Lange Voorhout, Den Haag

Borstbeeld, Lange Voorhout, Den Haag
Till 18 December 2009

Till December 18, the 24 larger than life photos will be exhibited at the prestigious Lange Voorhout in The Hage. All women on the photos have had a breast reconstruction. Women whose breasts have been amputated as treatment for cancer. The photos have been made by the well-known Dutch photographers: Paul Blanca, Morad Bouchakour, Koos Breukel, Wendelien Daan, Willeke Duijvekam, Carli Hermes, Leo Hol, Miep Jukkema, Krijn van Noordwijk, Carla van de Puttelaar, Cornelie Tollens and Marcel van der Vlugt.

Fair: PAN 2009

RAI, Amsterdam
November 22 - 29 2009

Flatland Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at the PAN. The PAN is one of the most famous Art fairs in the Netherlands. Many international Art Dealers and Galleries show work of prominent artists.

Fair: Paris Photo 2009

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
November 18 - 22 2009

Flatland Gallery shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at Paris Photo. Her work has been presented each year at this famous photography fair since 1999. Paris Photo hosts some hundred galleries and publishers from around the globe at the prestigious Carrousel du Louvre.

Group exhibition: Borstbeeld, Museum Square, Amsterdam

Borstbeeld, Museum Square, Amsterdam
Oct 15 2009 - Nov 04 2009

From October 15 till November 4, 24 larger than life photos will be exhibited at the Museum Square. After that the exhibition will travel to Rotterdam. All women on the photos have had a breast reconstruction. Women whose breasts have been amputated as treatment for cancer. The photos have been made by the well-known Dutch photographers: Paul Blanca, Morad Bouchakour, Koos Breukel, Wendelien Daan, Willeke Duijvekam, Carli Hermes, Leo Hol, Miep Jukkema, Krijn van Noordwijk, Carla van de Puttelaar, Cornelie Tollens and Marcel van der Vlugt.

Group exhibition: SI FEST Photography Festival, Italy

SI FEST Photography Festival, Savignano, Italy
Sept 11 2009 - Oct 04 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar will participate in the exhibition 'Global Photography' during SI FEST - Savignano Immagini Festival 2009

Interview for documentary ARTE: Jock Sturges: La Beauté révélée

ARTE
July 31 2009, 11:15 pm

Carla van de Puttelaar has been interviewed for a documentary about Jock Sturges. The film has been made by Christian Klinger and Daniela Krien of Amadelio and will be broadcast on ARTE on Friday the 31th of July, at 11:15 pm.

Group exhibition: Nobody's perfect

Nobody's perfect, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, The Netherlands
July 4 - Aug 30 2009

Nobody's perfect is an exhibition about Gods and Godesses and the ideals of beauty through the ages. The starting point for this exhibition is the story of Galatea, the statue made by Pygmalion, which was brought to life by Aphrodite. The modern age is represented by several artists such as Carla van de Puttelaar, Erwin Olaf, Ruud van Empel, Anouk Griffioen and Kathinka Lampe.

Group exhibition: Regards sur les corps

Regards sur les corps, POLAR+NKA*photography, Brussels, Belgium
June 19 - Sept 26 2009

Regards sur les corps, shows the beautiful works of several photographers, famous for their special view on the female body. Some of the participating photographers are: Carla van de Puttelaar, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Horvat, Laurence Demaison and Lucien Clergue.

Fair: Scope Basel 2009

Sportplatz Landhof, Basel, Switzerland
June 8 - 14 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this contemporary art fair.

Group exhibition: Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
May 21 - July 7 2009

This exhibition shows the work of 3 women photographers from 3 different countries: Carla van de Puttelaar, Monique Jacot and Kumi Oguro. For more information read the press release (PDF, French, with photos).

Group Exhibition: Bizarre, bizarre, Dans l'esprit du surréalisme

Rue du Mail 88, Brussels
May 13 - July 4 2009

box galerie shows new work of Carla van de Puttelaar at the current group exhibition: Bizarre, bizarre, Dans l'esprit du surréalisme

Film: Canadian Documentary

Documentary
May 2009

Last week Carla van de Puttelaar has been filmed for a Canadian Documentary, which will be released in 2010.

Publication: Elsevier has published the Top 100 of Dutch artists 2009

Elsevier
May 2009

Elsevier has published the Top 100 of Dutch artists 2009; Featuring Carla van de Puttelaar at # 51. See publication as pdf.

Fair: Art Amsterdam 2009

RAI, Amsterdam
May 13 - 17 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this contemporary art fair.

Fair: MADRIDFOTO 2009

IFEMA, Madrid
May 7 - 10 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this new photo fair.

Solo exhibition and book presentation: Flatland Gallery

Flatland Gallery, Utrecht
April 18 - May 30 2009

Flatland Gallery in Utrecht presents a solo exhibition of Carla van de Puttelaar. She will show new work including the stunning life size photos which are inspired by the German 16th century painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. Please have a look at the Press Release.

Interview and kart race for: BNO: VROAAM!, carrieredag voor ontwerpers

BNO: VROAAM!
May 7 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar gained second place in kart race against famous designers: Anthon Beeke, Maria Blaisse and Frank Tjepkema. Please have a look to see the race and the interview.

Group exhibition: LITTLE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

LITTLE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
March 12 - May 3 2009

LITTLE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, is an exhibition curated by Manuel Segade, who writes about this exhibition: Starting from reading photographs, and from their presentation as devices given for public analysis, this little history of photography militates along the same lines as Walter Benjamin in his famous essay of the same title: to dismantle the possibility of photographic illiteracy, to provide tools for the critical deconstruction of the processes of the creation of images and, so, question the everyday mechanical production of individuals in society. See link for complete text. Some of the participating photographers are: John Coplans, Rineke Dijkstra, Pierre Gonnord, Douglas Gordon, Paul Graham, John Hilliard, Ingar Krauss, Erwin Olaf, Carla van de Puttelaar, Toshio Shimamura, Angela Strassheim and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Radio Interview: De Avonden, VPRO, Radio 6, March 25, 2009

De Avonden
March 25

Carla van de Puttelaar has been interviewed by L.J.A.D. Creyghton for the VPRO radio program De Avonden to talk about her upcoming Solo Exhibition at Flatland Gallery and her newest books: The Beholder's Eye and Galateas. The interview will be broadcasted on March 25 at 9:00 PM CET

Publication: Photos Nouvelles, issue 55

In this issue of Photos Nouvelles Carla van de Puttelaar has a six page publication. The photos are accompanied by a beautiful poem of the 16th century poet Louise Labé.

Fair: Art Rotterdam 2009

Cruise terminal, Rotterdam
Feb 4 - Feb 8 2009

Carla van de Puttelaar will be represented by Flatland Gallery on this contemporary art fair.

Interview at Conscientious: A conversation with Carla van de Puttelaar

Conscientious, Joerg Colberg
January 12 2009

Please have a look at the interview at Joerg Colberg's weblog Conscientious.

Publication: Identity Matters winter 2008/2009: ik bedenk dus ik besta

In this beautiful publication Carla van de Puttelaar has been interviewed by Bieke van der Mark. The impressive portraits in this publication are made by Krijn van Noordwijk