Robin Speijer (1997, The Netherlands)

Currently based in Westervoort

Robin Speijer explores the intersection between figuration and abstraction. Fabric is the starting point of her works. Due to its unfixed shape and versatility, it allows for a vast array of interpretations. Speijer removes the original context and purpose of the fabric by exclusively using close-ups. Through the use of bright and contrasting colors, she accentuates the soft textures and intricate patterns to draw in the viewer. With fabric being an ever-present material in our daily lives, her work evokes instant recognition. Yet, there is a constant tension between a realistic illusion of dimension, and the painterly qualities that show that it is, in fact, a flat surface you are looking at.

"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."

- Yoeri Guépin, 2019


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

2014 - 2015 HKU - Preparatory Course


06.07.23 - 02.10.23 / Duo show with Krijn Kroes - Sanquin, Amsterdam


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

Video interview with Pictoright
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 - 2023
Treasurer, curator and editor for Stichting Kunstplatform Rizoom

2020 - 2022
Residency in Dooyewaard Espinette Studio, Blaricum

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