Her work is about folding, wrapping and connecting.
She uses these methods to find the relations between writing, language and reality.
Initially her specialization was ceramics, she plied thin, small porcelain cloths. Testing the limits, she added colors and patterns to this delicate material.
Her recent work comprises translating this quest into very different materials such as plastics, aluminum and rubber. This transition results in an increasing size of her pieces.
Using rubber sheet, bands of polymers and aluminum, she creates large physical volumes with a psychological charge. There appearance is often uncomfortable and displays odd elements. These create the sense that not everything is exactly what it appear to be.
The natural – without any emphasis or doubt- manner in which the sculptures claim their space is the most surprising element in the recent work of Marga Knaven.

Boijmans van Beuningen

Several years ago a number of her objects were acquired by the renowned Dutch Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam:
Tea sets with met whimsical cups and saucers. Nowadays she works with near transparent, wafer-thin ceramic 'cloth', folded, draped, crumpled, apparently frozen ... Beautiful!

 
 

Press

Artikel GBK nummer 13

— Martin Pieterse

Ceramics Art and Perception - Issue 90

— Gertjan van der Stelt

Dagblad de Gelderlander

— Marchel Chevalking

Keramiek 6/2008

— Piet Augustijn

Curriculum Vitae 

1956
Born in Arnhem,The Netherlands
1984
Royal Academy for Arts and Design 's-Hertogenbosch ,The Netherlands
1984
Werking period Keramisch werkcentrum Heusden ,The Netherlands
1984
Startstipendium fonds BKVB
1986
now Working as a ceramics teacher at a several of centers for fine arts
1995
Working period at the European Ceramics Work Centre (EKWC) 's-Hertogenbosch The Netherlands
2007
Working period at the EKWC 's-Hertogenbosch ekcw

Exhibitions

2014
Summer expositions, Stevenskerk, Nijmegen
2013
Exposition Black & White, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem
2012
Galerie Z, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 
HomeExposition Guest Gertjan van der Stelt, Tolkamer, The Netherlands
 
Gertjan van der Stelt, Leusden,The Netherlands
2011
CEBIKO Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale, South-Korea catalogue
2010
Art Gallery Z, solo exhibition and lecture, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Agnes Raben, Vorden, The Netherlands
2009
Cebiko, Icheon City, South-Korea
2008
Perron-Art award of the city of Frankenthal, Germany
 
St. Joseph Art Gallery, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Montana Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Help U Zelve, Winterswijk, The Netherlands
2007
Art Gallery Z, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2006
Art Gallery Z Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2005
Art Gallery Z, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Groot Welsden, Margraten, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery St. Joseph, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2004
Art Gallery Mosa, Katwijk a/d/ Maas ,The Netherlands
 
SBK Gelderland, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2008
"Porselein in kleur" Art Gallery St. Joseph, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2003
St. Joseph Art Gallery, Leeuwarden The Netherlands
2002
"Ode aan Mieke" OHRA, Arnhem The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Beeldlijn, Amersfoort The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Z, Nijmegen The Netherlands
2001
Art Gallery In de Praktijk, Zeist, The Netherlands
 
St. Joseph Art Gallery, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2000
Art Gallery Z, Nijmegen , The Netherlands
1999
Art Gallery Vromans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Amphora, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
1998
"Hier-De-Reis-Daar" Art Gallery van den Crommenacker, Arnhem, The Netherlands
1997
Art Gallery Z Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1996
Art Purchase Province of Utrecht, Mondriaanhuis Utrecht, The Netherlands
1995
Art Gallery van den Crommenacker, Arnhem, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Beeldspraak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Desco, Kortemarkt, Belgium
1994
Art Gallery van den Crommenacker, Arnhem, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Albion Putti, Groningen , The Netherlands
1993
Art Gallery Z, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery De Pol, Pannerden, The Netherlands
1992
Art Gallery van den Crommenacker, Arnhem, The Netherlands
1991
"Schriftuur in Klei" Art Gallery Amphora, Oosterbeek , The Netherlands
1990
Manifestatie Keramiek '90, Spijkenisse , The Netherlands
1989
Museum for Modern Art, Arhhem, The Netherlands
 
Dutch Applied Art, Groningen, The Netherlands
 
Art Gallery Het Kapelhuis, Amersfoort , The Netherlands
1988
Biënnale International d'Art Céramique, de Vallauris, France
 
Art Gallery Amphora, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
1998
"European Coffee Cup", Brussel, Belgium
 
Streekmuseum Gennep, Gennep, The Netherlands
1986
"Exempla Jugend Gestaltet", München, Germany
 
"44 Concorsa della Ceramica", Faenza, Itali
1984
"Nature and Sculpture", Eersel, The Netherlands