After studying in the U.S., Hanneke Beaumont returned to Europe and came to Belgium, where she lived a major part of her life. Beaumont started her artistic studies at the académie de Braine l’Alleud, then followed sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de La Cambre and at the Hogere Rijksschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Anderlecht. She had her first solo show in 1983. An important turn in her carreer happened in 1994 when she was awarded, for her sculpture group «Le Courage», the prize of the Centre International d’Art Contemporain Château Beychevelle. Shortly after, she participated in the second Exposiciòn
Internacional de Esculturas en la Calle, organised by the Colegio de Arquitectos de Canarias in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where her work was permanently installed. Since 2005, various museums have held retrospectives of Beaumont’s art, among which Beelden aan Zee in The Hague, the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Gardens (Grand Rapids, Michigan), the Baker Museum (Florida)…
In Brussels, she is instantly recognised for her monumental installations, namely «Stepping Forward» installed in front of the EU Council, «Le Courage» at the entrance of the Erasmus hospital, «Le Départ» at Brussels airport or «Interaction & Self-Protection» in Ganshoren. Present in numerous public and private collections, Hanneke Beaumont enjoys an international reputation and her art is exhibited worldwide. The artist shares her work time between Pietrasanta, (Italy) and Middelburg (Netherlands), where in early 2015 she acquired a XVII’th century warehouse as studio.
Her sculptures are realized in terracotta, bronze or cast iron.