About

JDL street art alias Judith de Leeuw is  a 22 y/o street artist and born and raised in Amsterdam, NL. In 2015 she started her first commissioned works, which also caused her to graduate in art & Design in 2016. ‘I started doing spray paint by the age of 15, on the streets, where i met graffiti related people that introduced me to a spray can for the first time. Now i own a studio where i work when i don’t paint murals, on the east side of Amsterdam.’ With a passion for realism, expression and public art a new artist was brought to life. With a already a great reputation as a street artist she managed to travel and paint all over Europe.

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Winner Dutch Street Art Awards 2017

Young talent award
Every year the Dutch Street Art Awards nominates the most creative and skilled artists under the age of 25 in the Netherlands. This year’s winner was the youngest so far. Jury report: “It is difficult to make these portraits in gray tones, with such details in the process and adding so much emotion to it. As far as the jury is concerned, the convincing winner of the Young Talent Award is the female street artist who can carry on the tradition of the old Dutch masters.”

WWF ‘Save the Tiger Campaign’

During the World Tiger Day, Judith de Leeuw, aka JDL Street Art, created a tiger’s eye of five by two meters with spray paint on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. The street artist, together with the World Nature Fund (WNF) and Street Art Museum Amsterdam (SAMA), promotes awareness for tigers in the wild.

Projects & Education

Education:

  • 2013-2016 Art & Design Amsterdam. (Graphic design, entrepreneurship in the creative industry, 3D, photography, painting & drawing)
  • 2016-2017  Bachelor in Fine arts, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.

Selection of projects:

  • Mural Desaku, (Malaysia) 10m mural, curated by Tan Chor Whye
  • The Art of BANKSY, (beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam) Live painting
  • Athens Street Art festival, Government of Athens / Municipality of Nikaia (Athens) 15m high mural
  • WWF / Wereld natuur fonds, (Leidseplein, Amsterdam) Video campaign, 5×2,5m canvas, curated by  Street Art Museum Amsterdam
  • Open Air Street Art Museum Paris, (Vitry-sur seine, Paris) 3x2m murals, curated by Streetart 360
  • Roskilde Festival, (Roskilde, Denmark) 4x6m mural
  • Amsterdam Light Festival 2m Canvas board
  • Sealskin B.V / Tiger B.V, Shower campaign, two 2m canvasses 
  • ASA Go Show (GoGallery, Amsterdam, NL) Exhibition
  • Orange Babies (Amsterdam) Auctioned canvas for charity 
  • The International Amsterdam Tattoo Convention (Amsterdam) Live painting
  • The Streets (Berlin) Murals and canvas
  • Street Art Museum NDSM warf, (Amsterdam) 5m high canvas
  • Freakcity Tattoo (Westerpark, Amsterdam) 2m high Mural
  • Step in the Arena 2016 (Eindhoven, Netherlands) Live painting
  • Cheyenne Professional Tattoo Equipment / Ink Days Zurich (Zurich) Exhibition
  • Rossano Roncelli Tattoo (Basel, Switserland) Several canvasses
  • Rewriters 010 (Rotterdam) Live painting
  • Cretopia Rotterdam (Rotterdam) 2m mural
  • ‘Heart of Art’, 2015 (Curated by Amsterdam Street Art) exhibition
  • Amsterdam Urban art Fair 2015 & 2016 (Curated by Amsterdam urban art fair) Exhibition
  • Urban Art Festival (Curated by Urban art NOW, Amsterdam) Exhibition
  • Kings of Colors Jam (Den Bosch, NL) 2 meter Public mural
  • Salon D01 (Marnixpool, Amsterdam) 4m high Mural
  • BAUT & Dreesmann (Rokin, Amsterdam) 20m wide Mural
  • BAUT Paradijs (Oostpoort district, Paradijsplein, Amsterdam) 15m high mural
  • Amy Winehouse, Boulangerie Le Mortier (Fokke Simonzstraat / Weteringscirquit, Amsterdam) Mural

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