Biography

Biograpy

José Sintnicolaas is a Dutch artist living in The Netherlands. After a fulfilling business career in recruitment studied at the Art Academy in Belgium and followed art history courses at Tilburg University. She also joined a drawing club (drawing nudes).


She has always had a profound love for nature where she draws inspiration from but also from many countries she has travelled to and lived in. When she moved to Shanghai in 2012 her art jouney began. During the 6 years that she lived in Asia, however, she became sadly more and more aware of the massive pollution, destruction and deforesting on earth. This inspired her to dedicate her art trying to create more awareness. Since then she is working on her series ‘Earth’ as an ode to our beautiful planet.


José works with mixed media, using materials that represent the elements of the earth such as glass, sand, stones and paper.

She creates rough surfaces full of texture.


For nearly 10 years, 2012-2021, she lived Shanghai, Singapore and Italy. She exhibited in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. Her artworks are in collections all over the world: Japan, China, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2019 she was selected for the Biennial in Florence.