Born in the Netherlands, Marie-Josée Comello is a Dutch artist who was first trained as a teacher of art with a focus on ceramics at the HKLS in Sittard (NL). Between 1992 and 1994 she studied graphic design in Eindhoven (NL). From 2007 she studied Fine Arts with a focus on ceramics at the MAD Faculty in Hasselt (BE), where she obtained her BFA in 2009 and completed her MFA in 2010. During that time she lived in Belgium. After graduating she moved to Italy where she worked for three years, followed in 2014 by a four-year stay in Germany where she continued her work as an independent artist. Currently she lives and works in The Netherlands.
Since 2010, Marie-Josée Comello has participated in several international biennials and exhibitions. In 2016 she was rewarded with the International MARTINSONS Gold Award at the 1st Latvia International Ceramics Biennale for her work ‘The Girl in blue’. In 2017 she received the audience prize for her work 'I am not my Sister' at the Museum of Contemporary Art 'De Domijnen' in Sittard (NL). In 2018 she was rewarded with the Second Prize at Ceramic Art Andenne (BE), followed in 2021 by the Second Prize for her work ‘ETA 24.06’ at the XV Bienal Internacional Cerâmica Artística di Aveiro (PT).
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Mark Rothko Art Centre (LV), at the Museum of Contemporary Art ‘De Domijnen’(NL), at the Aveiro Museum ‘Santa Joana’ (PT), as well as in several private collections. Since 2022 Marie-Josée is member of the International Ceramic Academy (IAC).

2009 - 2010: MFA Ceramics (PXL-MAD Faculty, School of Arts Hasselt, Belgium)
2007 - 2009: BFA Ceramics (
PXL-MAD Faculty, School of Arts Hasselt, Belgium
1992 - 1994: Graphic design & lay-out (ZAMOC Grafische school Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
1984 - 1989: Hogeschool Katholieke Leergangen te Sittard, lerarenopl
eiding tekenen/ handvaardigheid (HKLS Sittard, the Netherlands)

2021: Second Prize  XV Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artistica de Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal
2018: Second prize Ceramic Art Andenne, Belgium
2017: Public Award 'De Salon' museum De Domijnen Sittard, the Netherlands
2016: Gold Prize Latvia International Ceramics Biennale 'MARTINSONS AWARD', Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils, Latvia

2017: 5th International Ceramic Art Symposium "CERAMIC LABORATORY", Daugavpils, Latvia

Works in collection of
Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils (Latvia)
Museum of contemporary Art 'De Domijnen' Sittard (NL)
Permanent collection of Municipality of Aveiro, Museu di Aveiro/Santa Joana, Aveiro (Portugal)

SINCE 2021
Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, " (IAC), NGO in official partnership with UNESCO "
2023: ‘Bodytalk’, De Salon Sittard-Geleen, museum ‘Het Nieuwe Domein’ Sittard-Geleen,
the Netherlands
2023: Online invitational Ceramic Exhibition Netherlands - Korea 2023
2022-2023: ‘Handle with Care’, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
2022: ‘Le Sentiment du Vide’, duo exhibition Arno Sijben/Marie-Josée Comello, Terpkerk Urmond,
the Netherlands
2022: Limburg Biënnale Marres#2, Marres, Maastricht, the Netherlands
2022: XV Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Manises, Spain
2021: XV Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica Artistica de Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal
2021: ‘Liefde, Lijden, Lust’ Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, the Netherlands
2021: International glass & ceramic biennial, Haacht, Belgium (2021)
2019: ‘Where we are’, Kunsthaus Eurode Bahnhof Herzogenrath, Germany
2019: Amuse, Galerie Wilms Venlo, the Netherlands
2019: Huub Hannen Galerie Maastricht, the Netherlands
2018: II.internationale Porzellanbiennale Meissen, Germany
2018: XXV Concorso di Ceramica mediterranea Grottaglie, Italy
2018: UNICUM, IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018 Ljubliana, Slovenia
2018: CAA, Ceramic Art Andenne, Contemporary thematic exhibition « Hybrid », Andenne, Belgium
2017: 'Ceramic Laboratory', Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils, Latvia
2017: 'Amuse', Galerie Wilms Venlo, The Netherlands
2017: 'Collection | Latvian International Ceramics Biënnale Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils', Riga Art Space, Latvia
2017: XXI Concurso de Ceramica "Ciudad de Valladolid" - VIII encuentro, Internacional, Valladolid, Spain
2016: 'Onder druk'. De Salon, museum De Domijnen Sittard, the Netherlands
2016: Latvia International Ceramics Biennale 'MARTINSONS AWARD', Mark Rothko Art Centre Daugavpils, Latvia
2016: FOKUS GEFÄSS', 8. Förderpreis Keramik der Nassauischen Sparkasse 2016 Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany
2016: 'VOYAGE VOYAGE', Atelierhaus Aachen, Germany
2016: 'WIE ES IST' Kulturwerk Aachen, Germany
2015: "BOTANICO", Kunstlabor Atelierhaus Aachen, Germany
2014: Offene Ateliers, Atelierhaus Aachen, Germany
2014: KITSA, International Triennial of Silicate Arts Kecskemét, Hungary
2014: NEU X 4, Atelierhaus Aachen, Germany
2014: BICMA V, Biennal Internacional de Ceràmica de Marratxí, Spain
2013: 'Futuro Anteriore' Ex-Macello Padova, Italy
2013: KB 2013, Biennale Kulturzentrum Kapfenberg, Austria
2013: CICA, 33 Concurso Internacional de Cerámica de l'Alcora, Spain
2013: Small Art Objects Event Vallauris, France
2013: CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 Kulturzentrum Kapfenberg, Austria
2013: CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 Herzer Palace Varazdin, Croatia
2012: Solo exhibition "Porta Degli Angeli" Ferrara, Italy
2010: MFA exhibition "PHINDY" (After PHL) CIAP Gallery Hasselt, Belgium
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