Karin Arink (1967) graduated in 1990 at the academy in Rotterdam, and was participant in the Rijksakademie from 1990-1992. She won the First Prize Prix de Rome Sculpture in 1992 and was nominated for a.o. the Illy Prize 2005. Her work is widely exhibited in group shows in the Netherlands and abroad. Since 1999 she is lecturer, coach and juror at various academies and since 2012 department coordinator in the Willem de Kooning academy Rotterdam.