Marcelle Hanselaar was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and travelled extensively in Asia and Europe before finally settling down in her studio in central London. Although she studied briefly at The Royal Academy, The Hague,1962-'64, in oil painting she is entirely self-taught. In 1992/93 and again in 1995/96 Hanselaar was invited to teach painting at the S.W.Teaching University, Chongqing, China, she also taught drawing at Sotheby's Educational Institute, London from 1989-'99. Around that time Hanselaar became interested in etching and learned printmaking first at Morley College and later at Kensington & Chelsea College. Marcelle Hanselaar's early painting was abstract but from 1992 her work became completely figurative. Member of The London Group and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE)

Public collections
Amsterdam Arts Council
Amsterdam Medical Centre
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
British Museum Prints & Drawings Collection, London
Clare Hall, Cambridge
Frans Masereel Center, Belgium
Merrill Lynch, London
Mitsokoshi Ltd,London
Museum of Contemporary Engraving, Alijo, Portugal
New Hall, Cambridge
Rabo Bank, London
Risk Publications, London
Sakima Art Museum, Okima
University of Aberystwyth Print Collection
University of Wales Print Collection
Paintings in Hospitals, London
Private Collections In the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Australia

2008 Residency Frans Masereel Center, Belgium

2006 Aberystwyth, University of Wales Purchase Prize, Originals 06, London

2003 Presse Papier Award, Biennale Int. d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Back to Basics, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

2008 The Weight of Smoke, Galerie de Buytensael, Arnhem; The Weight of Smoke, East West Gallery, London;
Down the Rabbithole, University of Aberystwyth Gallery, Aberystwyth

2007 The Weight of Smoke, De Queeste Art, Watou; The Weight of Smoke, University of Brussels Gallery, Brussel;

2006 La Petite Mort, Stephanie Burns Fine Art,Canberra; Intimate Conversations, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro

2005 La Petite Mort,19 etchings, East West Gallery, London;; La Petite Mort, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Watou

2004 Shouts & Whispers, Stephanie Burns Gallery, Canberra; Silence is easy, De Queeste Kunstkamers, Watou

2003 You said you loved me, RM Art, Essen; Sometimes I dream about reality, East West Gallery, London;

2001 Incomplete Tales, Erasmus Gallery, Rotterdam; All of Me, East West Gallery, London

2000 Crossing Borders, Gallery at Royal Crescent, Edinburgh

1999 Close to the Bone, New Hall, Cambridge; Burying the Hatchet, the Millinery Works, London

1996 Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 1994 Galerie Reisel, Rotterdam

1988 Last Gallery, London 1986 Art Space Gallery, London

1983 Clare Hall, Cambridge 1982 Stedelijk Museum, Alkmaar

Group Exhibitions
2009 Art London, Goldfish Gallery, London ; Glasgow Art Fair, with Edgar Modern; LOPF with Bankside gallery, London; Metamorphoses, 4th Biennale de l’estampes de Saint Maur; Black on White, Artefact Gallery, London; 1984, Kowalsky Gallery, London; Biennale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois Rivieres, Quebec; Drie Invalshoeken; Hanselaar, Enk de Kramer, Wouter Pype at De Queeste, Watou

2008 Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London; Intaglio, St. David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff; Originals 08, Mall Galleries, London; Gelre Beurs, Arnhem; Prints Tokyo 2007; Cont. European & African Prints, RaMoMa, Nairobi; with The LG, Mauger Modern Art, Bath; with Artichoke Printmakers, Clifford Chance, London; with Laurence Fuller, Choir of Angels, voice-over drawings on You-Tube; Original Print Fair, London; Print Open 08, Ropewalk Contemporary, Barton upon Humber;Summer in the city, Bankside Gallery, London; Galerie Churchill, Wegimont Culture, Liege, Be, The Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London; London Group annual, Menier Gallery, London; Will it snow for Christmas, Wall, London; Discerning Eye, invited artist, Mall Galleries, London; X Biennal Internacional de Grabado, Caixanova, Spain; The mini picture show, Bankside gallery, London; Winter show, Goldfish Gallery, Penzanze.

2007 Originals 07, Mall Galleries, London; Lithography & Woodcuts, Walk Gallery, London; Bienniale Int.ernationale de Gravure 07, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Liege, Belgium; London Group at Deutsche Bank, London; Beyond the Narrative, 5 figurative painters; Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London; Blauwdruk van een menszijn,De Steiger, Menen, Be; Shortlisted Sovereign European Art Prize 2007, Club Row, London; Shortlisted Celeste Art Prize 2007; Bienale Int. de Gravura de Douro, Portugal; Eyeplay, Bankside Gallery, London; Things which go bump in the night, 20/21 Visual Art Centre, Scunthorpe, Lincs; Bridge Art Fair, London; London Group Open L, Menier Gallery, London;A fine line, Artonomy Finr Art, Truro; Heym Art wo man haengt, Rathausgalerie Hirschberg, Germany

2006 Artists & Prints, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro; Originals 06, Mall Galleries London; The London Group Annual, Bankside Gallery, London; RE Annual, Bankside Gallery, London; Le Reveil Figuratif, La Renaissance Mairie, Hondschoote (Fr) and Beauvoorde, (Be); Still lives, Selfportraits, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro; R.A. Summershow, London (2002-2006); Discerning Eye, invited artist, Mall Galleries London; MAAPS Printmaking Biennial 2006/07 Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Uni., Halifax, Canada; Great Hall, OCAD, Toronto; Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Kyoto; The Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

2005 Uncanny Tales touring 2005-2007 : Scarborough Gallery, Scarborough; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Wrexham Art Gallery, Cultural Centre Ypres, Belgium; Jersey Arts Centre, St. Helier; Great Sutton Street, London; Black Swan Arts, Frome, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Rugby Art Gallery; Babylon Art Gallery, Ely; Print International, Memorial Gallery, Yale college, Wrexham; touring The Haven Gallery, Boston; Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury; Biennale Int. de Gravure, Cabinet des Estampes de la Ville de Liege, Belgium; Biennale Int. d’ estampe Cont. de Trois-Rivieres, Canada; Unladylike, East West Gallery, London; Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London; 200 years European Art, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra

2004 Originals 04,, Mall Galleries, London; RE Annual, Bankside Gallery, London; Christmas show, East West Gallery, London 2003 Contemporary British Art, The Millinery Works, London; National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London; Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres; Showcase, East West Gallery, London; Print International, Yale College, touring; Prizewinners, East West Gallery, London; Sons & Mothers, Collins Gallery, Glasgow; Uncanny Tales, Galerie de Buytensael, Arnhem, NL 2002 40x40 Cont. British Art, The Millinery Works, London;Young Masters Prints, Atlanta, USA; National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London; FWA, Art, Age & Gender, Orleans House, London ; Grafiek Nu, Biennale Nederlandse Grafische Kunst, Singer Museum, Laren, NL

2000 Modern & Cont. British Art, The Millinery Works, London; Art on Paper Fair, RCA, London; Englische Kunst, Galerie Thomas Hettlage, Munich; Int. Small Print Biennale, Morley Gallery, London; Bearing Up, East West Gallery,

1999 Pictures to Live With, The Millinery Works, London; BCMA, The Mall Galleries, London; Secret Lives, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham; Notes from the Underground, Dostoyevsky Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia; Small & Sexy, East West Gallery, London 1998 Women on Men, Touring to Oriel Theatr Clwyd, Bodelwyddan Castle and Denbighshire School of Art Gallery, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; Undercurrents, Woodlands Art Gallery, London; MWA, Women, Work and Money, KPBG, London 1997 Unquiet Voices, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Doncaster; 7 Dutch Artists,The Royal Netherlands Embassy, London; Graffik 97, Printmakers, Scunthorpe Museum and Art Gallery; Small Objects of Desire, East West Gallery, London 1996 The Human Form, Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells; The Child Within, East West Gallery, London 1995 Life's a Beach, City Gall., Leicester; Identity, Towner Art Gall., Eastbourne; Experiments, S.W.T.U., Chongqing 1994 Ask the Poets, Knapp Gallery, London; Contemporary Portrait Society, London; Women Light Up The Night, Berlin 1993 Cooling Gallery, London; Expressionist Paintings S.W.T. U, Chongqing 1992 Eva Jekel Gallery, London; Cooling Gallery, London; 1991 British Month, Roy Miles Gallery, London; Galerie Clairfontaine, Luxembourg 1990 British Painters, Mall Galleries, London; Art for China, Smith Gallery, London 1989 Links of Affinity, Knapp Gallery, London and Glasgow Arts Club, Glasgow; Berkeley Square Gallery, London