Nanda van Ginkel is a contemporary artist. Born in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, she attended Midland College in Amersfoort and the Higher Economical Institute in Amsterdam. Van Ginkel has attended the Art Student League in New York City. Largely self-taught and focusing much of her work on oils, she is known for her rich use of color and impasto application.
Van Ginkel has worked with the ancient art of encaustics (using hot wax to create unusual and arresting images), she honed her vision while living in Barcelona and the Lake District of England. She added a sense of theater and drama to her work during her time in Las Vegas. She explores issues of identity and place through her work in mixed media.
Now living in a small town in New Jersey once renowned as an artists' colony for New York's artists lacking in studio space, she is the President of the Leonia Arts organization and serves on the board of Sculpture for Leonia. Van Ginkel teaches art locally and internationally.
Most recently, her work was shown at the Borghi Gallery in Englewood New Jersey.
Critics have called Nanda van Ginkel's work "Vividly abstract and expressionistic with an engaging narrative."
Interview with Dutch newspaper AD