Hanneke van Ryswyk is a Welsh Dutch artist living in Blackwater, Wexford with her partner and their son. Hanneke has held six Irish solo exhibitions since moving to Ireland in 2011, and has exhibited at the RHA annual exhibition, in addition to being selected for exhibitions at VISUAL – Carlow, The Model – Sligo, The Lavit Gallery – Cork, The RHA – Dublin, Bridget McDonnell Gallery – Melbourne, Somerset House – London and Terra Nostra, curated by Karla Sanchez, Wexford County Council.
She has been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Kultivera, Tranås, Sweden and has been awarded Visual Arts Bursaries by ArtLinks in 2014 and 2019.
A number of paintings by Hanneke van Ryswyk can be found in the Office of Public Works collection.
Van Ryswyk’s ongoing body of work focuses on the geological evidence of man’s imprint on land and sea, and the influence of climatic change, melting glaciers and coastal erosion. Her work features recurrent themes such as the consequences of rising temperatures, rising sea levels, receding land and disappearing islands. Hanneke paints imagined glacial and volcanic forms, icebergs, islands, mountains, geysers, explosions of light and ice – colossal scenes which dwarf mankind.