George Korsmit

1953, The Netherlands

Started teaching in Visual Arts in 2005

Education and Work Experience

George Korsmit studied Monumental Design and Painting at the School of Fine Art and Design|St.Joost (1972-1977) in Breda, the Netherlands and has been working as an artist since 1980. His work consists of paintings, sculptures, wall and floor paintings, films and installations, often based on a system of ‘ritualized coincidence’.

His work has been shown at international exhibitions including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum De Pont Tilburg and Kunstverein Bentheim. His work is represented internationally in many private collections, as well as in the collections of the Central Museum Utrecht; Schunck, Heerlen; Museum Kulturspeicher Würzburg; Deutsche Bank London; and Museum Voorlinden (Caldic Collection).  Through commissions from STROOM, Kunst & Bedrijf and the Ministry of Housing and Construction, his work was realized in public space.
In 2005, together with Saskia Janssen, Korsmit established the Rainbow Soulclub, an art studio in an Amsterdam shelter for the homeless and long-term drug users. Since then they have run a weekly program in the studio, often together with their art students.

Korsmit has been a lecturer in the Fine Arts department since 1989.