Hieke Meppelink (1958) is musician and sculptress. She combines making figurative statues in bronze with her profession as a soprano soloist on the Dutch and international concert circuit.

Classical songs form an important inspiration for her sculptures because of her singing. In 2009, the Stedelijk Museum Zwolle exhibited a selection of her work under the title “Gesmolten klank, gestold geluid” (“Melted sound, tone made solid”). Later, in 2010, she was invited by the province of North-Holland to exhibit her work in the historic pavilion “Welgelegen” in Haarlem (the seat of the Dutch provincial government). The theme of this exhibition was also music.

Her artwork is represented by several Dutch galleries. Monuments can be found in the Dutch cities Enschede and Oegstgeest (near Leiden).

Training:

  • Conservatorium Uitvoerend Musicus (1986) - Solo singing
  • Academy of Art Ruud Wackers,  Amsterdam (part-time between 1999 and 2001)
  • Studied with the sculptor Bart Holt (2003 – 2012)
  • Trained in mould making and bronze casting at Bronsgieterij Flassh in Balk.

April 2019