Born:                       1958

Lives and works:  Terlanen, Belgium


Born in Kortrijk, Hildegarde resides and works in Terlanen (S.E. of Brussels). An abstract geometric artist with a focus in female figure, Hildegarde's work is easily identified in the collectors' circles, a result of her intuitive development of her artistic practices.

Her work is described by its clear, sharp lines, and combination of geometric and organic forms. 


Her straight lines and curves are a definitive characteristic in her work, where she masterfully creates bold, graphic images, eliminating any visual 'noise' of distracting details, enabling the viewer to receive her compositions for what they are and understand them in a 'direct' visual language.

As Handsaeme explains her creative processes:

"My ideas begin by drawing a line and then creating the image of a woman. But I want to distance myself from the realistic images of women; it has become a game to find new curves and to embellish them. This creates something completely new, recognizable yet abstract. "

Hildegarde is a master of color combinations and application, accomplishing harmonious and evenly flat areas of color on her paintings bringing balance and a different dimension to her paintings.

Hildegarde paintings showcase her infinite quest to accomplish the ultimate harmony as well her love to the woman figure and the human relationships.

She has more than 35 personal and group exhibitions around the world from Belgium, to USA, Netherlands, UK and France with participations in numerous exhibitions in Europe and awards nominations for her work.


Medium: Ink Drawing on granular paper, Acrylic paint on canvas


Selected Permanent Collections

Hildegarde Handsaeme's artworks are part of important private and corporate collections around the world.



Academy of Visual Arts, Overijse, Belgium   1994



Over 10  solo exhibitions, dedicated to her work organized all around the world





Participated in more than 20  group exhibitions, world wide.


 TV France 24 Bordeaux, France   2018

 The Resident digital New York,            

New York, United States   2018

 The Resident New York,           

New York, United States   2018

 Magazine Lane Lamerson Interiors NY,           

New York, United States   2018

 Expo Time Square New York,            

New York, United States   2016

 Women in ART Switzerland   2009

 Ateliermagazine nummer 162,           

Netherlands   2009





Solo Exhibitions

2018         Pjez Unique Antwerp, Belgium

2016         Art from Hildegarde Handsaeme Rotselaar Galery DaDa, Belgium

2014         Constructieve Curven De Bosuil, Witherendreef 1, Overijse, Belgium

2014         Girls Ursulakapel, Sint Ursulastraat Begijnhof, Tongeren, Belgium

2014         Globalart Shopping Julianus Tongeren, Belgium

2014         Passion Short Term Gallery, rue Blaes 150, Brussel, Belgium

2010         Galerij Geens Overijse, Belgium

2009        Bruisende Kunst Overijse @ home, Belgium

2009        Ode Aan De Vrouw Art Gallery Charlotte van Lorreinen, Nieuwstraat 16, Tervuren, Belgium

2006        Expozo Unizo, Sint-Niklaas, Knaptandstraat 204 en Dendermonde, Hoogveld 22, Dendermonde en Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

2005        Hildegarde Handsaeme artwork BREMBERGCENTRUM, Bremberg, 1, Haasrode (Leuven), Belgium

2004        Montileder-Stouten Beek Den Haag Mondileder Stoutenbeek Den Haag, Den Haag, Netherlands

2004        De Drempel Electro Martin, Roeselarestraat 260, Wevelgem, Belgium

Group Exhibitions 

2019       Kunst in Overijse, Belgium

2019       Art Suspendu Sanary-sur-Mer, France

2019       Exposition Hotel Le Cinq Codet Paris, France

2018       Pjez Unique Antwerp, Belgium

2016       Museum Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2015       The Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium

2015       Adaf Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014       Kunsttentoonstelling in de abdij van Grimbergen Grimbergen, Belgium

2014       Animals/People Tongeren GA vzw Julianus Tongeren, Belgium

2014       Expo Stadshalle Nieuwpoort Nieuwpoort, Belgium

2014       Desire KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck, Herkenbosch (Roermond), Netherlands

2014       Kunst in Overijse Den Blank Overijse, Justus Lipsiusplein, Overijse, Belgium

2013       Hemelse ontdekking in de Galerie ' De Ontdekking van de Hemel' galerie 'De Ontdekking van de Hemel', Halle, Belgium

2012       Art Takes Times Square Art Takes Times Square, Broadway between 42nd Street and 44th Street, New York, United States

2012       Kunst In Overijse Overijse, Belgium

2011       Sensation Modern Fine Art Gallery London Sensation Modern Fine Art Gallery London, Notting Hill, United Kingdom

2010       Zomerkunsten Aardenburg Aardenburg, Aardenburg, Zeeuws Vlaanderen, Netherlands

2010       Kunst in Overijse, Overijse, Belgium

2010       Kunstveiling Art & Auction, Hoge weg 19, HULST, Belgium

2005       Rendez-Vous Van Hedendaagse Kunst Het Achturenhuis, Spoorweglaan 7, Kortrijk, Belgium

2003       Art in Progress Hallen Van Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium

2003       Kunst- Event Stand 162, Bouwcentrum Antwerpen -Jan van Rijswijcklaan, 191, Antwerpen, Belgium