Louise Captein

Louise Captein



33 Collegeview, A118

Associate Professor

Louise Captein makes abstract oil paintings and paper collages. Her works have been exhibited regionally and throughout the U.S in solo and group exhibitions and in The Netherlands. Her commissioned portrait drawings and paintings from the 1990’s are in private collections both in The Netherlands and in the U.S. For her hard-edge, abstract paintings she has won awards and honorable mentions. In the artist community, she is known for her small-scale paper collages which have been called quixotic, masterful and joyous. About her work she says: “My semi-abstract work comes from the realm of creativity; from looking at one thing and seeing another.”

Louise is passionate about teaching and designing creative assignments tailored to fit the needs of her students. She teaches courses in Painting and Drawing, Color Principles and she teaches Inquiry and Society: Fine Arts in the Honors Program. She also teaches in Integrative Studies.

Louise Captein is represented by Keny Galleries in Columbus


  • MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts
  • Kunstacademie Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nieuwe Lerarenopleiding Hogeschool Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Research: Oil painting, Paper collage, Screen printing, Surface patterns, Late 19th and 20th century European art (Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Bauhaus), American art and culture from the 1950’s and 60’s (AbEx, Fluxus, Dada, Black Mountain College), Philosophy of Art, Art and Social Practice, Dutch Design, Fashion
  • Teaching: Oil Painting, Drawing, Color, Abstract Art, Creativity, Improvisation, Writing in the discipline, Lifelong Learning


Residencies awarded at makerspace AGALAB in Amsterdam, The Netherlands