Jet Naftaniel-Joëls

Jet Naftaniel-Joëls (1950) was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
She studied graphics and painting at the Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, and majored in portrait painting.

In 1986 she first applied herself to ceremonial textile/fibre produced art.

Until 1990 she also illustrated children’s books, especially biblical stories.

From 2001 she began to work creating jewellery from waste and rejectable items.

Her work has over the past years resulted in achieving exhibitions in well known museums and galleries, such as: The Biblical Museum in Amsterdam, Gallery The Synagoge in Buren, Gallery Agnes Raben in Vorden, The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, Jan vd Togt Museum in Amstelveen and Cobra Museum Amstelveen, Fiber Art San Francisco, Galerie Etienne de Wulf in Gent, Kunst-227 Amsterdam en Glass gallery Aventurijn Epe. A retrospective show has been held in the Municipality Exhibition Center Aemstelle, Amstelveen. In December 2011 she was one of the exhibitors in the major exhibition about Judaism in De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

International musea, such as The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Jewish Museum New York and the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam have bought and exhibited her work.

Currently she creates and works on a wide range of art, such as ceremonial textile/fibre art,and jewellery from waste and rejectables. She upcycles a variety of materials.  With this approach to her work she tries to form a bridge between the different disciplines.

She lives and works in Amsterdam where her studio is situated. In addition she is a recognized art teacher.

Jet Naftaniel-Joëls