Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and having lived in different countries, cities and villages, Dronkers' drawings offer different perspectives. 

She divides her time between her land-based studio in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and her studio aboard her sailing boat. Her work is heavily influenced by her extended stays at sea, where nothing is what it seems and where everything can transform in an instant.

She was trained as a free artist, painted, worked with textiles and textile design, and made jewellery.

In 2007, she consciously chose drawing as her primary focus.

Her work is in private collections in Europe and America, as well as the collection of the municipality Nijmegen.



Selma Dronkers, 17-04-1957, Amsterdam

Lived and worked in Hungary (1990-1993)

Lives and works in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Work in private collections in the US, the UK, and the Netherlands.
Work in the collection municipality Nijmegen
Work in the collection of the Artist Association of Hungary


1979-1984 TeHaTex Nijmegen (Drawing, Painting, Textiles)

1984-1986 Artacademy Arnhem (Autonomous Art)

Member Artist Association Arti et Amicitiae 

Member Dutch Association of Draughtsmen nktv

Chairwoman of the balloting committee Dutch Association of Draughtsmen NKvT



"Summer Exhibition" JoLi Gallery, Urmond / Limburg

"HOE=Het Nu" ACEC building, Apeldoorn

"Open Studio", Nijmegen

"Pop-up Gallery Konkrete Kunst" Marion Stötter, München

"Tekenkabinet", Amsterdam

"Kunst Rai" , BLEND, Amsterdam

"Everybody but Caspar", Niendorf, Hamburg


"Wintersalon" Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

"Leerraum weiss/schwarz", Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Germany

"Big Draw" in the ACEC building, Apeldoorn

"HOE=HET NU", ACEC, Apeldoorn

"Expo Thuis", Amsterdam (solo)

"Draw a line/ NKvT", Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague

"Pop-up Konkrete Kunst ", Marion Stötter, Augsburg

"Tekenkabinet", Amsterdam

"Leerraum", Kunstraum Braugasse, curated by Michael Kruscha, Hoyerswerda, Germany. 

"Wintersalon" Pictura, Groningen

"Wintersalon" Arti, Amsterdam


"Wintersalon",new work at Art et Amicitiae

"Light of Veere 2.0", Museum Veere  "The Scottisch Houses" (NKvT)

"Online presentation and sales exhibition at "Inart Kunstcollectief"

"Into the WeSpace", Artlovers Space, Brummen (Aletta Bos Studio)

Online: Teken blog Wim Kranendonk (only in Dutch)


“Biennale”, Pulchri, The Hague 

"Kunstlijn", Haarlem

“Art The Hague” with Blendprojects, Fokker Terminal, The Hague

“Airy”, Gallery North, Groningen

“Covimetry”, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, USA

“Sales during Corona”, Pictura, Groningen

“Wintersalon”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

“Artist Support Pledge”, De Balie, Amsterdam


“De Tekengalerij”,  Wim Kranendonk Arthistorian, online

“Ladekastproject” , Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam

“Drawing”, Amstel Church, Amsterdam


“New work”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

“Summerkabinet”, Tekenkabinet gallery, Amsterdam

“ Winterkabinet”, Tekenkabinet gallery, Amsterdam

“New Members”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam


“Free Visual Arts”, Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen

“99+1 Revisited”, DNG gallery, Beuningen


“Artist in Residence Exhibition”, Maas, Nijmegen

“4 Artists”, LBS4 Gallery, Amsterdam

“Art and Religion”, Museum Katharinenhof, Kranenburg, Germany 


“Realism”, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


“180 view”, Telpost, Millingen 

“Only Drawing”, Kunstwest Gallery, Amsterdam



Group exhibition Cultuurhuis van de Stad Nijmegen

2014 Realism Artfair Amsterdam

Group exhibition Stevenskerk and Honig factory Nijmegen


Realism Art Fair Amsterdam

Tussen-Ruimte solo: Cultuurhuis van de Stadt Nijmegen

2012 Groepsexpo Stevenskerk Nijmegen
2011 Groepsexpo galerie de Stoker Amsterdam
2009 Made in Arnhem; ‘Arnheminvites’
2007 ‘Hebban Alla Vogala’ groupexhibition curated by Marlies van Erp
2006 Etalageproject, solo, Het groeit, Lange Hezelstraat, Nijmegen

Group presentation  in The White Church, Ubbergen


Passanten/Voorbijgangers, Installation and performance VillaLila

50 koppen 50 kunstenaars, Villa Lila2004 Global Village Festival, VillaLila

2000-2001 De Langste Nacht, Installation in Het Blauwe Venster

Images of Diversity / Be Equal Be Different, VillaLila

150 artists/ small works, Het Blauwe Venster

Before 2000: Co Founder Kunstwerk Kunstuitleen Nijmegen

Organisation and participant Atelierverschijningen Nijmegen