Maritsa van Luttikhuizen (1973)

Lives and works in Rotterdam
Maritsa van Luttikhuizen studied at the AKI, academy of fine arts (artEZ University of the Arts) in Enschede. After graduation she spent one year in Casablanca (Morocco) to paint. Her work was encouraged with a grant from the Artist Start Mondriaan Fund. In 2000, she moved to Rotterdam where she has since then she is active in different disciplines for several cultural organizations. She works as a painter, video journalist, photographer and curator. Lately, her main medium has been the drawing. Her images expose a nascent dreamworld, but still hold on to reality through figurative displays. Girls are a recurring theme in her drawings. With pencil and paper, she explores the body, emotions and mental state. Vulnerability versus potency. Her sometimes alienating images suggest an inner statement that invites the viewer to reflect.

Lambertusstraat 104
3062 XA Rotterdam

+31 620796963

  • 2002 Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Teacher Fine Arts; First Degree
  • 1999 AKI ArtEZ, University of the Arts, Enschede; Drawing and Painting
  • 1993 Academy for Creative Therapy, Kopse Hof, Nijmegen

2023 RAW, about A woman - IN YOUR FACE, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2022 GRAW, open studios, Rotterdam

2022 ECI cultuurfabriek, Lines of Movement, group exhibition, Roermond

2022 Rotterdam Art Week, 100 kunstenaars 100 dichters, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2022 XPO, about A woman - witte wieven, group exhibition, Enschede

2021 GRAW, open studios, Rotterdam

2021 PLAYroom, 50-50 Lady Justice, group exhibition, Zaandam

2021 Fenix I Art and Poetry project Werklicht, Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam Art Week

2020 Niffo Project Space, about A woman – Sissa, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2020 Publieke Werken Rotterdam, open air group exhibition, Rotterdam

2020 Loods 32, Laat Waaien – Laat zien, open air group exhibition, Goes

2020 Art Space Rotterdam, about A woman – girlhood, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2020 Art Blaak House, group exhibition, participant and co-curator, Rotterdam

2019 Nasty Women, group exhibition, De Balie, Amsterdam

2019 Under Wraps, solo exhibition, Huis der Zotheid, Rotterdam

2014 Melting Point, summer exhibition, curator, De Witte Slagerij, Rotterdam

2013 about A woman, participant and co-curator De Witte Slagerij, Rotterdam

2012 Someone is living in my home, solo exhibition, Window SBAW, Rotterdam

2012 De aankoop, auction Witte de With Festival, Rotterdam

2012 Duende Studios, Duende Dicht, group exhibition and open studios, Rotterdam

2012 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, zomerexpo Liefde, group exhibition, Den Haag

2012 De Witte slagerij,, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2010 CBK Rotterdam, a la gitane, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2010 Nacht van het water, open air group exhibiion, Schiedam

2008 Salon Waer, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2008 Open Studios Rotterdam Zuid, artist association Waer, Rotterdam

2008 De Aankoop, auction, Witte de With Festival, Rotterdam

2006 Casa da Cultura, Câmera Municipal de O. Hospital, solo exhibition, Portugal

2006 Magazijn Vomberg, duo-exhibition, Rotterdam

2005 Dordtsalon, group exhibition Rotterdam

2005 Kick Off Festival, group exhibition, Dordrecht

2003 Tent., group exhibition, Rotterdam

2003 CBK, solo exhibition, Rotterdam

2002 Galerie de Aanschouw, solo exhibition, Rotterdam

2001 Theater Zuidplein, Moroccan Cultural Week, group exhibition, Rotterdam

2000 Espace Actua, BCM bank, group exhibition, Casablanca-Marokko

1999 Markt 17, Selection works of Final Exam students, group exhibition, Enschede

1999 AKI, Final Exam Exhibition, Enschede

1998 De Kunstzaal Hengelo: Sneak Preview, 3 young painters, group exhibition, Hengelo

scolarships / grants

2022 CBK Rotterdam for 'about A woman - IN YOUR FACE'

2022 Cultural Activities, Municipality Enschede for 'about A woman - Witte Wieven'

2021 Makersloket, stichting Droom en Daad Foundation, Rotterdam

2020 Cultuur Concreet fund for 'about A woman - SISSA'

2020 CBK Rotterdam and Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds for 'about A woman - girlhood'

2002 Artist Start Mondriaan Fund (formerly: Startstipend, Fund BKVB)

2002 Explorer beurs, Willem de Kooning Academy


in summer 2022: the laporello booklet about streetdrawings

artist related work

2019 - present
Co-organizer, co-curator 'about A woman' national artists group working on female themes

Board member and co-curator Contemporary Art Center 'De Witte Slagerij' Rotterdam

Founding member and manager 'Materialen Magazijn' Rotterdam; space for recycling materials and development of ecological and cultural workshops

Video registrations of artistic projects; interviews; camera work, editing for Cineac Pietje Bell, Ketel-tv, Rotterdam tv

Artistic workshops and courses for several institutions and as private teacher.


Maritsa van Luttikhuizen is full of ideas and is open to collaboration or cooperation with other artists from any discipline.
Among others, she has/had pleasant, successful projects and exchanges with: Rolina Nell, Astrid Moors, Debbie Voerman, Theo Huijgens, Roberta Petzoldt, Lydia Petzoldt, Frank Stoks, Marco Kruyt.

Maritsa is an active member of the female artists group about A woman.