HollyHock is the alias of Mirjam Wagensveld (1975): I am  a printmaker and stencilartist and live and work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 


The 'femme fatale' is often a theme in my work. I mainly make colorful portraits of women, who often come across as somewhat mysterious; you don't know what they think. My art is made using different (mixed) techniques: with the stencil technique and with screen printing. Both are completely different techniques and it becomes even more fun when you combine these techniques. I make my work in small and limited editions.


Available work

My work is available at

- 1DROP Gallery 

- Galleri Gunther 







The alias 'HollyHock' is inspired by Alcea rosea, a flower which grows very well in an urban environment: I love the combination of the colorful flowers in urban environments like Rotterdam and Amsterdam. I find it similar to the appearance of colorful streetart in urban environments (and I also like to stick my work in places in public (urban) spaces! Maybe you have come across my work on the street in Amsterdam or Rotterdam?). So my alias HollyHock was found. 


Feel free to contact me for information and inquiries. Or/and follow me on social media:


Here you will find a selection of the work I have made in recent years. If the work is for sale a link has been included. You can also find more work on my Instagram and Facebook page.



Previous exhibitions & events

  • February 2024: Meshprint showcase at OX space (Lijnbaan 160, Rotterdam)
  • June 2023: Unity in Diversity Art Market (Schiehaven, Rotterdam)
  • 30 May 2023: 1DROP Gallery Group art show (All street Gallery, New York, USA)
  • 27 April 2023: Kingsday @ Hotel New York (Rotterdam)
  • October 2022: Group exhibition 'Layered realities', Mesh Print Club (Rotterdam, NL)
  • July & August 2022: Group exhibition 'Queens', Go Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)
  • July & August 2022: Group exhibition 'Outside looking in', Mesh Print Club (Rotterdam, NL)
  • April 2022: Group expo Art booster Neck of the woods III (Rotterdam, NL)
  • April & May 2022: 'Brighton Rocks 2022', POP Gallery UK (Brighton, UK)
  • April 2022: Group expo 'Eigenheimers', Kasteel van Rhoon (Rhoon, NL)
  • December 2021: 1DROP POP UP (New York, US)
  • July 2021: Golden Ei Gallery (Weisweil, Germany)




Photography has been one of my favorite things for a long time. I've never taken it very seriously. And I will do that from now on. Last year I took the short course in Analog Photography and Darkroom at the SKVR and this year I will start a course at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam. And of course I will post pictures here!

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Kingsday 2023 at Hotel New York

27th of april is Kingsday in the Netherlands and Hotel New York organized a huge Kingsday party (or in Dutch: Oranjefeest). PONK and I were asked to make a painting in this theme and who else than King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima could we portray!

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New: workshops!

For a while I wanted to focus on giving workshops. At first I was mainly thinking of giving stencil art workshops, but the possibility to give a screen printing workshop presented itself earlier.First of all there was 'Class of experiences' by planga for the streets (P4TS), an event in collaboration with Urban culture center Quardin, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Mesh print club and Municipality of Rotterdam. Its third edition took place on March 19, 2023.

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Getting inspired at Van Gogh Museum

Yesterday I visited the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. It was the last weekend of the exposition 'Golden boy' about the work of Gustav Klimt: "Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is one of the most fascinating artists of western art history. He is world-famous for his golden and decorative paintings and his portraits of strong women. But who was this ‘golden boy’, and what is the story behind his talent? You perhaps know Klimt’s work, but have you actually seen it?"

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Feel free to contact me for information and inquiries.


Mirjam Wagensveld

Nobelstraat 123b

3039 SM Rotterdam

The Netherlands


Tel: +31 6 41368916

E-mail: Info@hollyhockart.nl


KvK: 83727930

BTW/VAT: NL003869845B94