Cécile van Hanja works and lives in Haarlem (The Netherlands) www.cecilevanhanja.nl
She completed an MFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1993, school of Fine Art in Amsterdam.
She obtained a 2 years grant from the Mondrian Foundation.
In 2005 she was selected by the La Napoule Art Foundation for a artist in residence at the Château La Napoule, France.
She had shows at different places: The Netherlands (Art Fair KunstRai), France (Château La Napoule), Switzerland (Art Fair Kunst Zürich),Spain (Canserrat International Art Center), and the UK (Lisa Norris Gallery). In 2014 her work was selected for the Saatchi Art showdown competition at the Griffin Gallery in London.
Recently she had an exhibition in museum Mondriaanhuis, the birth house of Piet Mondrian.