Dave de Leeuw (Heerlen, 1981) is an artist from the Netherlands. He studied at the academy of fine arts in Maastricht and graduated in 2008.
De Leeuw’s oeuvre contains paintings, drawings, sculptures, murals, videos and installations. His developing multi-disciplinary work was
introduced to the art public by collector Henk Pijnenburg and museum director Wim van Krimpen. His works are included in public collections:
a.o. Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Achmea collection, FS group collection, Rotterdam and Maastricht university and
private collections a.o. Hugo & Carla Brown collection London, Pieter & Marieke Sanders Haarlem, van ‘t Hof collection Bosch en Duin.

Curriculum Vitae

Download my full CV (January 2020) here in PDF format

selection of exhibitions

2019 Call to Action
• Gemeentenmuseum Helmond, Helmond, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2019 Melting Pot
• Cacaofabriek, Helmond, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2019 Mumbling the phrases
• Hoorn & Reniers gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2018 On Paper
• Hoorn & Reniers gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2017 Amsterdam Art fair
• Gerhard Hofland gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2016 Parkstad Limburg Prijs
• SCHUNCK museum, Heerlen, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2016 Art Amsterdam
• Peergallery, Maastricht, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2016 The Reader
• Peergallery, Maastricht, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2015 Art The Hague
• WTC the Hague gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2015 Uit de Verf
• Villa Mondriaan Museum, Winterswijk, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2015 Dreckiges Geschaft
• Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg, Germany, group exhibition
2014 Innosense
• AdHocPad artspace, Vienna, Austria, duo exhibition
2013 Donker Bed
• Wim Van Krimpen gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2013 Art Rotterdam
• Wim Van Krimpen gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2012 Amerikaanse topmodellen en andere stukken
• Gemeentemuseum Helmond, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2012 The Hunter
• FeldbuschWiesner gallery, Berlin, Germany, solo exhibition
2011 Videoinstallatie 004
• museum Het Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands, group exhibition
2011 Sweet Mother Again
• Wim Van Krimpen gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2010 Soms gebeurt het
• Cacaofabriek, Helmond, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2010 prive domein
• Art Pijnenburg, Deurne, the Netherlands, solo exhibition
2009 d’RAW
• SCHUNCK museum, Heerlen, the Netherlands, group exhibition, curator


Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Gemeentemuseum Helmond
Achmea kunstcollectie
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Maastricht University
FSgroep Hilversum
The Minds Eye collection Amsterdam
Atrium MC Heerlen
• and more public and private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.


• january 2008
Bachelor of art: Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD), the Netherlands


• nominee for Parkstad Limburg Award 2016

stray memories

mural in Maastricht
for ‘Gruuts op mariaberg’

Murals, Paintings

September 12, 2023

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Drawings, Events, Galleries, Murals, Paintings, Publications, Video, work

May 9, 2022


This is a mural I painted in Aachen in 2019. While sketching the first lines I noticed a small girl standing on the windowsill of her room overlooking the wall. When I waved at her from the platform she waved back and quickly ran off. So I decided to make this princess for her. Later I heard her family just arrived from Iran and barely spoke any German. I hope they feel welcome!

Murals, Paintings, work

December 14, 2019

all this playtime is over

lacquer-paint on wall, Frontensingel te Maastricht 2017

Murals, Paintings, work

July 28, 2017

bacon for my fish

acrylics and charcoal on wall at Amsterdam Art fair 2017

Murals, Paintings

May 25, 2017

Meid met Roodbeen

girl with red leg
Mural for Art in private spaces project Knock Knock in Venlo, the Netherlands.


December 6, 2012

the first being on earth

Installation with Dirk Bours at the annual kunsttour in Maastricht.
The image was created using three overheadprojectors and it would suddenly appear out of nowhere when approached.


May 30, 2012

‘Everybody owns nothing’

Mural at a wineyard for the art in public spaces project M21 (Museum Of The Twenty-First Century) in Langenlois (near Vienna), Austria.


August 17, 2011


Dave with Benuz (MX) (left) for the Lak Aan Braak project from Kunstencentrum Signe in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Curated by Jens Besser and Robert Kaltenhauser.


July 28, 2011


Heerenveen, the Netherlands.


May 16, 2011

pictures of

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Galleries, Murals

January 13, 2011


Mural painted with Emil Jesse, for the institute for blind people. Whole wall at EmanuelJesse.com

Regensburg – Germany


October 2, 2010


Mural painted at the 24H-Galerie
Regensburg – Germany


September 15, 2010

Componeren in Heerlen

Mural for the exhibition ‘Componeren in Heerlen’ at Schunck/Glaspaleis
Heerlen, the Netherlands


September 1, 2010

Pim Fortuyn

dedication mural for the assasinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn

Maastricht – the Netherlands


May 7, 2010