Rozemarijn Oudejans is a Dutch graphic artist and photographer, living and working in Ottawa, Canada since 2005. She was educated at the University of Utrecht and the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in The Netherlands and in Canada at the School of the Photographic Arts Ottawa and the Ottawa School of Art.
In 2007 she received the Justine Bromiley Memorial Scholarship at the Ottawa School of Art for her photography and printmaking work. Rozemarijn is an active member of the Ottawa School of Art and Arts Ottawa East. Her works have been exhibited in public and private galleries in Canada and The Netherlands and can be found in private collections internationally.
A lot of Rozemarijn’s artwork is inspired by her Dutch roots and the place where she grew up, in The Netherlands, near the sea. Equally important are her new Canadian surroundings in Ottawa, that influence her work as well. Communication is the main goal of Rozemarijn’s artwork. She explains complex thoughts and feelings by visually simplifying and re-arranging the things we see around us, or by using visual metaphors in explanation of anything abstract. She enjoys surprising people with unexpected views of the ordinary, everyday objects. She likes to challenge people’s point of view by showing them and interesting new world, ready to be explored.