Isa van Lier(1996) is an artist from Amsterdam currently living and studying in The Hague. Her work consists of paintings, ceramic sculptures and room-filling installations.
Trough her works she explores the boundaries between form and non-form. Promoting a way of understanding through intuition, body and soul instead of ratio, hierarchy and concepts.
During her stay in Japan in 2019, she found herself surrounded by the ancient wisdom of Zen that had always been deeply present in her work but not yet totally understood. Now full of new wisdom and aesthetically and spiritually inspired she came back with an endless amount of inspiration to work from and since then tries to recreate the feeling she gained when she went to the zen stone gardens. There, where nothing really is to see, only some stones and rocks…. But what a peaceful state of mind you enter when you are sitting in in this simple timeless environment.
However living in 2020, a world of abundance, fastness and technology, the stone gardens feel often far away. Supermarkets with endless rows of plastic packaged foods, in all the shapes and colors you can imagine.
In her work she opens up a play between these two opposites, to find out that maybe they are more alike then you would think.


Isa van Lier (1996)

The Hague

Instagram: isavanlier

Nominated for the Jan Roëde Award, Winner of Certificate of Excellence. 2020

Since 2016 part of the art collective SKÈR, Amsterdam.

-April- August 2019 Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo Japan.
-2016-2020 BA Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2019: Graduation Show, KABK, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Note to Self, 4th year pre-end exam show at Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, The Hague, The Netherlands.
-My Japanese Room, one man show in ‘3.00G gallery’ in Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan.
-Nog Lang Niet Jarig, duo exhibition with ROTS in T’Wit Zwanenburgwal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-Belly, group show, Royal Acadamy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2018: Charley El Ranzino, live painting performance, SKÈR, De Salon, Ruigoord, The Netherlands.
-To Dee or Not to Dee, group exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands.
-Home Expo 3.0, group exhibition, Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2017: Blousem, group exhibition and event by SKÈR, Erik’s House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2016: Sofie in the Jungle, group performance and installation with SKÈR, Landjuweel, Ruigoord, The Netherlands.
-Grote Glazen Kleine Lettertjes, solo exhibition, Mollie Chaoot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.