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Bob Negryn
Bob Negryn

Bob Negryn

Born 1961,(Delft)

Bob Negryn is a Dutch / Irish visual artist living and working between the West-Coast of Ireland and the Netherlands. He got his training at the academy of fine arts St Joost Breda The Netherlands and at the Artez art school in Arnhem The Netherlands. 

He was trained as a sculptor, painter and photographer. The last ten years the emphasis in his work has shifted more and more to photography. For his different photographic projects he travels extensively and he has worked for longer periods of time in New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland.

His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


Appears in

  • 2023, The Random View, Dublin, TLP editions PhotoIreland
  • 2023, The Land Seen, Dublin, TLP editions PhotoIreland
  • 2010, The Flat View, Zwolle, Uitgeverij d’Jonge Hond isbn 978-90-89101-46-4
  • 2009 Dead Tulips-Plastic Bottles, Amsterdam

Awards and honours

  • 2021, Bursary Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • 2020, Bursary Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2018, Fonds Anna Cornelis – Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009, Artist Residency @ Art Space Sydney, funded by Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands
  • 1991, Prix de Rome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Solo exhibitions

  • 2022, Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • 2017, Galerie van den Berge, Goes, The Netherlands
  • 2015, Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Kampen, The Netherlands
  • 2010, The Flat View, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • 2001, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium
  • 1999, Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1995, New Work Studio, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1994, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 1989, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem , The Netherlands

Group exhibitions

  • 2023, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2021, Landschappen,  IJmuiden NL
  • 2021, Artsource, Fremantle Australia,Collection exhibition
  • 2020, Making plans for Nigel,  Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam
  • 2020, De Venstebank,, Amersfoort NL
  • 2020, SALON d’HIVER, Zerp Gallery | Rotterdam
  • 2019, Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds NE Switzerland
  • 2018, Sanaa Selected, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht NL
  • 2018, Salon 18, Utrecht NL
  • 2018, Bloemenpracht Show (curated by B Negryn & M Waters) Museum MIJ NL
  • 2018, Tulipmania Spring Show (curated by B Negryn & M Waters) Museum MIJ NL
  • 2017, Lang Art, Amsterdam
  • 2017, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht NL
  • 2017, Museum MIJ, IJsselstein NL
  • 2016, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht NL
  • 2016, Museum MIJ,  IJsselstein NL
  • 2015, The Cocoa Factory,  Helmond NL
  • 2015, Sundaymorning@EKWC, Oisterwijk NL
  • 2014, Galerie Mieke van Schaijk, Den Bosch NL
  • 2014, Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam
  • 2014, LUMC ( curated by Maartje van den Heuvel), Leiden NL
  • 2013, Huizenzee (curated by Korrie Besems) P.Art of your life, Zwolle NL
  • 2013, Utrecht Down Under, Utrecht NL
  • 2012, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2011, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht NL
  • 2011, Kunstenlab, Deventer NL
  • 2011, Dutch Design Week, Sundaymorning@EKWC | Eindhoven NL
  • 2008, De Nieuwe Salon, Utrecht NL
  • 2008, Kunstenlab, Deventer NL
  • 2008, Gebouw Beyond, Utrecht NL
  • 2007, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden NL
  • 2007, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 2006, Commodity & Delight Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui NZ
  • 2006, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
  • 2006, Galerie Articapelli, Den Bosch NL
  • 2005, ‘Smeedwerk’ collaboration with Margriet Kemper, Rijksgebouwendienst NL
  • 2004, Galerie De Schone Kunsten, Haarlem NL
  • 2004, “Teenage KicksRoyal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 2004, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
  • 2003, Matrix Art Projects, Brussels
  • 2003, Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
  • 2003, Salon voor Utrechtse Kunstenaars, Utrecht NL
  • 2002, “Zangsporen” CBK, Utrecht NL
  • 2002, Galerie Pieter van Ulden, Leiden NL
  • 2002, Museum De Zonnehof, Amersfoort NL
  • 2001, Galerie Articapelli, Den Bosch NL
  • 2001, CityJam, Arnhem NL
  • 2001, “Mind the Gap” Artis, Den Bosch NL
  • 2001, “My Castle My Home” Slot Zeist, Zeist NL
  • 2000, “Citysite” Museum De Zonnehof, Amersfoort NL
  • 1998, Salon voor Utrechtse Kunstenaars, Utrecht NL
  • 1998, Galerie Flatland, Utrecht NL
  • 1992, Mois de la Photo, Reims Fr
  • 1992, “Beyond the Portrait” Photo Festival, Derby UK


The Random View pays tribute to the towns of the west coast of Ireland.

Thirty years ago – a lifetime – I first came to Ireland. 

Surrounded by sublime scenery I found:

Ordinary towns, ordinary life, ordinary places.

Organic growth and little planning.

The antithesis of my home country The Netherlands. 

These towns have a sense of ownership, affection, belonging and endurance.

Ordinary towns, extraordinary places.

2004 – ongoing | 


The Land Seen | landscapes of Ireland’s west coast.

Age twelve.

I borrowed my parent’s box camera.

The world opened up.

Seeing the land.

Watching the land.

Observing the land.

Considering the land.

Studying the land.

Perceiving the land.

To photograph the land, trying to understand how our environment 

shapes us and in return how we shape our environment. 

Age sixty.

Still Looking.

Still watching.

Still seeing the dignity in the landscape.

Like the Irish and their landscape I persevere. 

2004 – ongoing | 


Brief Moments of Anarchy

The Rivers Maas, Waal and Rheine The Netherlands. 

The landscapes of my youth revisited during the pandemic of 2020 – 2022 



Looking at how tourism has changed the mountain landscapes of the Alps.

Much has changed – nothing has changed – more will change.

The pictures I took – the pictures I am taking – the pictures I am going to take.

1992 – ongoing a work in progress | 


To give the mundane it’s beautiful due!

Provocative beauty.

Witnessing our uncontrolled weakness and love for the artificial.

Looking at tulips and such.

2012 – ongoing |


Not Known – But Seen | Not Known – But Loved.

A photographic series of portraits spanning a thirty-year plus period.

Children, young adults, their children, looking into the camera looking to the viewer.

Isolated from the mayhem, isolated in the frame, isolated to create a feeling of quietness, introspection and contemplation.

1992 – ongoing |



The experience of being seasick.

Travelling to the islands | Galway Bay

2021 – 2023 | 


External links & References

The Random View, Bob Negryn