Robin Speijer (1997, The Netherlands)

Currently based in Westervoort

Robin Speijer’s work focuses on a combination of color, light and textures. At first glance, the subject seems to be the many forms of fabric. The feel of the material and its ability to take on many different shapes fascinates her. She captures the folds that naturally occur, carefully framing them within her paintings. These details have been zoomed in on and enlarged, creating depth and softness. In doing so she separates the material from the context it was contained in, allowing it to be viewed differently. The paintings, however objective the painter intended them to be, contain an emotional intimacy that arises from the artist’s subjective methods for composition and framing. Standing in front of Robin’s paintings, one feels as if she wants to share their duality in material: the intimacy of the soft fabrics that nurture us, and the paint on canvas that represents this layer by layer.


Text by Yoeri Guépin, based on a studio visit (2019)


2015 - 2019 HKU - Bachelor of Fine Art, with honours

2014 - 2015 HKU - Preparatory Course


16.10.2022 - 05.03.2023 / MORE & meer - Museum MORE, Gorssel



Copy/Paste - Galerie With Tsjalling, Groningen
Lines of Movement - ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond
Van Oerbeest tot Rokende Croissant - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
A Moment - Tesoro Collection, Amsterdam

Op de Huid - Studio Omstand, Arnhem
Young Collectors Festival - Young Collectors Circle, Amsterdam
A Rainbow in Curved Air - Raam Maar, Rotterdam

Artist's Call - Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen
SOFTART - SBK Kunstuitleen, Amsterdam
• Realisme Nu - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
• Enter Art Fair - booth Rademakers Gallery - Copenhagen, Denmark
• Zoom In - Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden
• Vase or Face - Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
• Jonge Talenten 2019 - Artphy, Onstwedde

• Little Big Art Show - Circle Gallery, Amsterdam
• Sprouts Young Talents 2019 - SBK Kunstuitleen, Amsterdam
• Manic Patterns - Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
• Art Noord 3 - Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen
• Best of Graduates 2019 - Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
• Exposure (Fine Art Graduation)- De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht

• I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Botanische Tuinen, Utrecht


Museum Voorlinden, NL
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, NL
Collectie Rijkskantoren, NL

Albert Heijn Collection, NL
KPMG Art Collection, NL

Lakeside Collection, NL

MAL Collection, NL

Various Private Collections, NL


Dooyewaard Espinette Studio Award - Winner
Sacha Tanja Penning - Winner
Galerie Pouloeuff Public's Prize - Winner

SBK Young Talent Award - Nominated
SBK Otto Hetterscheid Stimuleringsprijs - Nominated
Young Blood Award - Nominated
Dooyewaard Stipendium - Winner

Hiviniziki OV Prijs - Nominated

Publications & MEDIA

De Grote Nederlandse KunstKalender 2023 (3rd of January)

14-12-2022: Interview Suboart Magazine
23-06-2022: TopKunst (Dorpsradio Laren)
Serieus, de Podcast X Rizoom - Aflevering 2: Robin Speijer
MagjeZien en horen #5: Kunst bij de koper thuis

• Nieuwe Stadsblad, 22-09-2021: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam koopt 100 procent Schiedams werk
• Telegraaf, 15-09-2021: Lokale Kunst voor Museum
• Tesoro Talks episode 1, 13-06-2021: Robin Speijer
• NH  Nieuws, 26-03-2021: Culture Club, aflevering 2
• Het Parool, 15-02-2021: De keuze van Ali Keles
Atelier Magazine #210, januari/februari 2021: Monumentale zachtheid
MagjeZien en horen #4: Hoe is 't nu met:  Robin Speijer

• Nieuwe Stadsblad, 16-09-2020: Ontmoet en groet prijswinnaar Robin Speijer
Gooi- en Eemlander, 10-09-2020: Opnieuw prijs voor Speijer
Telegraaf, 08-09-2020: Robin Speijer jongste winnaar van de Sacha Tanja Penning
Gooi- en Eemlander, 09-07-2020: Oog voor het detail in Galerie Pouloeuff
NPO 2, 03-07-2020:  Nu te Zien, Realisme Nu
Dagblad van het Noorden, 31-01-2020: Het afwerken moet nog beginnen

Gooi- en Eemlander, 03-07-2019: Robin Speijer winnares Dooyewaard-stipendium
DUIC, 19-06-2019: Exposure 2019 van HKU School of Fine art in de Pastoe Fabriek

2018, 13-05-2018: Jonge onderneming steunt jonge kunstenaars

Other Activities

2020 - 2022
Residency in Dooyewaard Espinette Studio, Blaricum

2020 - now
Treasurer, curator and editor for Stichting Kunstplatform Rizoom

Guest teacher for HKU Seminar: Critical Feedback
Guest lecture at the HKU


Guest lecture at the HKU

Participant in Ron Mandos Sunday Session: The Future of Painting
Meet and greet presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Guest lecture at the HKU

2019 - 2020
Residency in Dooyewaard Stipend Studio, Blaricum

Assistant for Suzan Drummen – MIR Project, Amersfoort

2017 - 2018

Assistant for Claudia Martinez Garay – Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

Assistant for Claudia Martinez Garay – Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

Hiviniziki OV Prijs - Nominated