Works by Gerda van Leeuwen are in private and corporate collections in the USA , Mexico, The Netherlands, China and Japan.
Born in The Netherlands, van Leeuwen received her Arts Education in Painting and Printmaking at Academy Art-ibus, Utrecht. She was awarded a work/travel grant from Arts Group, Kunstliefde, to study the works of artist Piranesi in Italy.
A grant from the Dutch Cultural Counsel enabled van Leeuwen to buy an etching press and set up a fully equipped printing facility where she collaborated with other artists in making print portfolios and art books. Gerda taught art at High Schools and a Maximum Security prison in Utrecht, Holland and had various Solo exhibitions.
In 1985, Gerda moved to New York and with Peter Yamaoka set up a printing studio in Tribeca, called Hudson Street Press. From 1985 to 2001, van Leeuwen participated in various exhibitions, showing prints published by Hudson Street Press.
In 2006, Gerda moved her painting studio and printing facilities to Roxbury, NY where she now works and teaches art. Her work is on permanent display at the Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY where she has served as gallery manager from 2009 2014.
Gerda and husband Peter Yamaoka give ceramic and print classes at their studio, HudsonPress, on Saturdays. To register or for more information call 607-326-4402 or email: email@example.com
From Margaretville: Travel seven miles North on Route 30, take a left at Cold Spring Road. Cross railroad tracks, take first sharp left onto Carroll Hinkley Road. Studio on right side of the road.
From Roxbury: 5.7 miles south on Route 30, take a right at Cold Spring Road. Cross railroad tracks, take first sharp left onto Carroll Hinkley Road. Studio on right side of the road.