Maryleen Schiltkamp studied art at the Rietveld Akademie and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (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 at venues and festivals in London, Guildford, Amsterdam, Prague, Riga and Cēsis (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, in 2019 in The Hague and Amsterdam.
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 recently live-painting during recitals, a new performance-art in which Maryleen collaborates with Reinis Zariņš in musicpaintingLIVE– most recently a groundbreaking concert-performance of Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ in Riga, June 2023. Other live music-painting collaborations are with Tobias Borsboom in the project PAN on the tone poem Pan Op.43 by Czech composer Vítězslav Novák,, with Marcel Worms for J.S.Bachs Wohltemperierte Klavier (Book 1 & 2), and with composer Marion von Tilzer in a 2024 project on the theme of ‘Atlantis’, related to Maryleen’s ‘Atlantis’ series of oilpaintings. Upcoming is a live music-painting performance of Shostakovich Viola Sonata Op.147, in collaboration with Judith Ingolfsson (viola) and Vladimir Stoupel (piano) during the ‘Rencontres Musicales Internationales’ in Aigues-Vives, France, September 2023.
Maryleen currently lives in Amsterdam.