Maryleen Schiltkamp studied art at the Rietveld Akademie and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Curacao, Amsterdam, St.Petersburg and Prague. She also has performed with live musicpainting at venues and festivals in London, Guildford, Bergen op Zoom, Amsterdam, Prague and Cesis (Latvia). Maryleen’s artworks on Shostakovich Symphonies have been the subject of a British documentary, The Art of the Symphony, which premiered in 2017 in Paris and Prague, and in 2019 in Amsterdam and The Hague.

In recent years, Maryleen has been fascinated by the visual parallels of musical movement and colour relating to sound, through which various collaborations with musicians have developed. These include combining exhibitions with recitals, mixed-media projects for video-film and live-painting during recitals – a new performance art.


Maryleen Schiltkamp’s oil paintings combine classical order with colorful temperament, and a wide reference to the continuity of tradition in art. The artist was born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles in 1959. She is of Dutch heritage, however bright colors and a sense of rhythm which could relate to the Caribbean can be found in her work. In 1977 she left the island to study graphic design at the Rietveld Academie and classical fine art at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, and studied Geology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

As an international artist, Maryleen has had numerous solo as well as group exhibitions in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Curaçao, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Prague. Her work is in many private and public collections throughout the world.


  • 1977 – ’78 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Fine arts and graphic design.
  • 1978 – ’81 Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Fine arts, classical studies, painting and sculpting.
  • 1985 – ’88 Studied Geology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.