Ann Van Hoey Ceramic 2024

Ann Van Hoey, Blue Object n°366 – Bicolor orange Object n°370,

Using a system of cuts, incisions and successive folds somewhat reminiscent of the Japanese origami technique, Ann Van Hoey creates forms where geometric rigour and sobriety of expression accentuate the elegant poetry of the lines and volumes. The artist leaves nothing to chance, expressing a search for perfection and great simplicity that turn these “objects” into true sculptures.

It took her less than ten years to shine on the international art scene. Upon being noticed in 2008 at the Ceramics Biennale of Vallauris, Belgian artist Ann Van Hoey (born 1956) saw her work displayed in multiple exhibitions and win prize upon prize, all the while joining in the greatest collections, from the New York Museum of Art and Design to the Musée Ariana in Geneva, including the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. […]

Guillaume Morel
Journalist & Art critic
Extract from the catalogue of the exhibition « Ann Van Hoey – Aux frontières du design (On the edges of design) », Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, November-December 2017.

As for those colours… Red. Yellow. Orange. Blue. Green. We might have to think back to our childhood to match this unmitigated joy of colours. Just as intense as before, only much warmer, more matte and tactile since the artist substituted engobes for the glossy lacquers of her previous pieces, these colours bathe us in full light. Objects bursting with precision and accuracy that open up to the unlimited through colour, as though coated in sky-blue, red, yellow and green!

Manuel Jover
Journalist & Art critic
Extract from the catalogue of the exhibition « Ann Van Hoey – Plis, souffle, silence (Folds, breath, silence ) », Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, September-October 2021.



  • Maud & Mabel Contemporary Ceramics. October 2022 Londres, UK
  • Lucy Lacoste Gallery.  December 2022 Concord USA


  • Plis, souffle, silence“, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France
  • Solo exhibition, Lucy Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts, USA


  • Ann Van Hoey avec Rik Lina, A-Quadraat Gallery, Vorden, The Netherlands


  • Solo exhibition,  Torhouts Aardewerk Museum, Torhout, Belgium
  • Solo exhibition, Gallery Marc Heiremans, Anvers, Belgium
  • Dialogue en osmose” Ursula Morley-Price & Ann Van Hoey, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France
  • Ann Van Hoey with Rachel Wood, Galerie Terra, Delft, The Netherlands
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Ann Avan Hoey exhibition in France at Maison des Arts de Châtillon, France in November 2019. Photo Aathony Girardi


  • Gallery Life Seeding, Taipei, Taiwan.


  • “Aux frontières du design”, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France


  • Het Atelier Roland Rens, Aarschot, Begium


  • Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Tortus, Copenhague, Denmark
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Ann Van Hoey à la Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste


  • Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, Netherland


  • Solo exhibition, Mudel – Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze, Begium


  • Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Galerie Marianne Brand, Genève, Switzerland



  • “Ceramists Traces”, Archaelogical Museum of Olympia, Athens, Greece
  • The Substation Singapore, Ceramic Expressions curated by Mulan Gallery, Singapore
  • Brafa in the Galleries, Galerie Marc Heiremans, Anvers, Belgiium
  • Oxymom, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium


  • Carte Blanche à la Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste“, Musée de la Piscine, Roubaix, France
  • Sculptural meets Functional, Maud and Mabel, Londres, UK
  • Historical Grand Courtyard, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Kleimet een grote K, Tiendschuur, Tegelen, The Netherlands
  • Together“, Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste, Toucy, France
  • Kunst aan Zet, Kunstgallerij De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium


  • Ceramic Conference Victoria, Yarra Valley Estate, Dixons Creek, Australia
  • Céramique contemporaine“, Maison des Arts de Châtillon, Hauts-de-Seine, with la Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste France
  • 20 years Gallery Pi-Kwadraat, Erpe-Mere, Belgium


  • The Salon Art+Design, with J. Lohmann Gallery, New York, USA
  • Yingge Museum, Exposition de l’AIC (Académie Internationale de Céramique), Taiwan.
  • “About a Vase”, Ceramic Museum of Montelupo, Italy
  • “About Clay”, Art céramique en Europe, Fiskars, Finland
  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2018, Loewe Foundation, Londres. UK
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Ann Van Hoey’s permanent installation art at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Tapei City, Taiwan


  • Château de Beaulieu, Machelen, Belgium
  • Collective Design Fair, représentée par J. Lohmann Gallery, New York, USA


  • Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA
  • Ex(statique) Rouge, Galerie De Mijlpaal, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium
  • Gemluc-Art, Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco
  • ‘Sheng’, CC gallery, New Tapei City, Taiwan
  • Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • “Lacquer – the Art of Surface”, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
  • Multiple, Terra Delft Gallery, Delft, Netherland


  • “Built and formed”, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
  • COLLECT London, Saatchi Gallery, Londres, UK
  • Collective 3 Design Fair, New York, USA
  • “The Beautiful Object”, AD Gallery & Consultancy, Anvers, Begium
  • Arts and Crafts from Belgium, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany


  • The Salon: Art + Design, représentée par J.Lohmann Gallery, New York, USA
  • Reflections, Trienale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • “Ohngi”, Culture Station Seoul 284, Corée du Sud COLLECT London, Saatchi Gallery, UK
  • Collective 2 Design Fair, New York, USA
  • Générations “Céramiste” vol.4, Maison de la Céramique, Dieulefit, France
  • Made at The Clay Studio, Philadelphie, USA

AWARDS ( selected)

  • Awarded Commander in the Order of the Crown by King Philippe. Belgium
  • LOEWE Craft Prize 2018, Finalist
  • Residency at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Tapei City, TAIWAN
  • 8th Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse, ‘Focus Vessel’, Keramikmuseum Westerwald,  Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany selection
  • Prize of the Presidency of the Emilia Romagna Region at the ‘Premio Faenza’, Faenza, Italy
  • “Ceramics of Europe – Westerwaldpreis 2014”, Keramikmuseum Westerwald,  Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. Selected
  • Cheongju Craft Biennale 2013, Korea, Silver Prize


  •  KMKG Royal Museum of Art and History Brussels, Belgium
  •  Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
  • Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York, USA
  • New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Cheongju International Craft Museum, Cheongju, South-Korea
  • Design Museum Gent, permanent loan Dirk Schrijvers, Belgium
  • WOCEF World Ceramic Exposition Foundation Seoul Korea
  • City Ceramic Industrial Technical Laboratory, Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Museum MDL, Deinze, Belgium
  • Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen City, China
  • City of Carouge, Switzerland
  • City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia
  • Stedelijke Musea Mechelen, Belgium
  • Cultural Center ‘Het Gasthuis’, Aarschot, Belgium
  • Frank Steyaert Private Collection
  • The Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
  • State Art Collection, Ireland
  • Lotte Reimers – Stiftung, Diedesheim, Germany
  • Kecskemét Collection, Kecskemét, Hungary
  • Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Austria
  • Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy