CURRICULUM VITAE

DIANE VICTOR

  • 1964: Born in Witbank, South Africa.
  • 1986: BA(FA), University of the Witwatersrand. Major in Printmaking.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    1991 - 2012

  • Part-time lecturer in drawing and printmaking at the University of Pretoria.

    1990 - 2012

  • Part time teaching at various intuitions including: Tswane University of technology(TUT), Open Window Academy, Vaal Triangle (VUT), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Rhodes University, Stellenbosh University, University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of JOhannesburg (UJ) [formerly Wits Tec].

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    2014

  • 'Nomad Bodies' – Travelling Exhibition – Curated by Elfriede Dreyer.

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    2013

  • 'No Country for Old Women' – Absa KKNK Oudtshoorn – Festival artist.
  • Benefit Auction – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 'Tom Waits for No Man show', curated by Gordon Froud, travelling exhibition.

    2012

  • 'Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust' Solo exhibition – University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Gallery.
  • Recent work – solo presentation – David Krut Projects, New York, USA.
  • 'Celebrating 20 years of artists proof studios' group exhibition – Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 'Terra incognito' group show – Fried Contemporary, Pretoria.
  • University of Pretoria staff exhibition – AULA, University of Pretoria.
  • 'This Place /displace' – The George Bizos Foundation Benefit Auction, UJ Gallery, Johannesburg.

    2011

  • 'Fables and Folly' – Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA.
  • Contemporary prints from South Africa – Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA.
  • 'The butcher, the undertaker and the dealer' – Absa KKNK Oudtshoorn.
  • Artist’s book show – KKNK Sasol
  • 'Designs of self' 4-person show – Fried gallery, Pretoria.
  • 'Brief lives' at halls abattoir – Innibos Nelspruit civic center – Festival artist.
  • 'Collateral: printmaking as social commentary' – Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 'Altered pieces' group show – Thompson gallery, Johannesburg.

    2010

  • 'Transcend' Solo show – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 'Transgressing the page' book art show – Potchefstroom University.
  • 'Out of [south] Africa' printmaking show – Highpoint center for printmaking, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Center for contemporary print residency exhibit – CCP, Connecticut, USA.
  • 'Smoke Screen: Fraility and Failing' – David Krut Projects, Chelsea, New York, USA.
  • 'Peek a boo' – contemporary art from South Africa, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1EEB4 international experimental engraving biennale, Romania.
  • Staff show University of Pretoria, Fried gallery, Pretoria.
  • 2010 Soccer World Cup exhibition, UNISA gallery, Pretoria.

    2009

  • Woordfees – Stellenbosh
  • 'Dystopia' group exhibition – UNISA gallery, Pretoria.
  • 'Art and Violence' - SPIER, Stellenbosh.
  • Group show – Reservoir, Oliewenhuis museum, Bloemfontein.
  • New work – Fried contemporary, Pretoria.
  • 'Domestic' curated group show – Goethe institute Jhb: Krakow Print Trienalle – Krakow Poland.
  • Lesotho, S.A High commission, Maseru, Lesotho.

    2008

  • Solo exhibition – Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
  • Three-person show – Fried contemporary, Pretoria.
  • 'Decadence' group show – Grand province, Cape Town.
  • MAPS – Grasskop hotel – The Disaster’s of Peace.
  • Aardklop festival artist, Potchefstroom.
  • 'Print 09' Group shows – Bell–Roberts, Cape Town.
  • New prints - David Krut gallery, Johannesburg.

    2007

  • 'Out of Africa'group show – Cork Street gallery, London, UK.
  • 'Flesh' group show – KKNK Oudtshoorn.
  • 'Positive Pulse' HIV hospice group exhibition – Sun international resorts.
  • 'Creative creatures' group show – Aardklop \ Grand province, Cape Town.
  • 'GREENHOUSE' group show – Bell-Roberts, Lourensford estate, Cape Town.
  • Group show – Amaridian gallery, New York, USA.
  • Bussan international print show – Bussan, Korea.
  • 'Draft' 5 person drawing show – UJ gallery, Johannesburg.
  • International Graphiztriennale Wien – Kunstlerhaus, Vienna.
  • Art from South Africa – Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
  • 'I Love u + or' group show – l’espace Michel Simon, Paris, France.
  • South Africa on Paper – gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.

    2006

  • Solo Show – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Amerindian Gallery Launch show, Soho, New York.
  • 'A Mammalian future' print exchange – Utah University, Utah, USA.
  • 'Woman for Children' print and poetry project, KZN.
  • SASOL Wax Art Award finalist exhibition, SASOL head office, Johannesburg and Aardklop arts festival.
  • 12th Print and Drawing Biennial – R.O.C. Taiwan.
  • Krakow Print Trienalle – Krakow, Poland.
  • ABSA Atelier previous winners – KKNK Outshoorn.

    2005

  • 'Smoke Heads' – Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town.
  • 'Reconciliation' selected South African work – Arts and Reconciliation Festival, University of Pretoria.
  • 'Porn Again' group show – Merely Mortal, Johannesburg.
  • 'Almost Human'5-person show – Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein.

    2004

  • Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town.
  • 'Personal Effects' - Museum of African art, Queens and Cathedral of St John the Divine, Manhattan, New York.
  • 'Show me home' curated show – Johannesburg art gallery and Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Open End Project: Images of men and woman living with HIV – German / South African interactive exhibition – Museum Africa, Johannesburg.
  • 'Ani-male' group show – Artspace, Johannesburg.
  • Brett Kebbel Art Awards – Cape Town Conference Center.
  • Bonolo botshelo art doll project – Museum Africa, Newtown and UNISA, Pretoria.
  • 'Waldsee 1944' tribute exhibition - 2B gallery Budapest, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and The Hebrew Union College, New York.

    2003

  • Solo Exhibition – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Triad graphics show – Chamaliers, France.
  • Impact print portfolio – IMPACT conference, Cape Town.
  • Brett Kebbel awards – Cape Town Conference center.
  • Aardklop group show in snowflake.

    2002

  • 'Grime' curated show – Bell Roberts, Cape Town and KKNK.
  • 'Drawing Conclusions' group show – Arts association Pretoria.
  • Interdepartmental print exchange – University of Bloemfontein.
  • Sasol wax award exhibition – Sasolburg.
  • Drawing show – Gallery 88, Sasolburg.

    2001

  • 'Printing the Unspeakable' 2 person show with Frank Ledimo – Open Window Art Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Windsor and Newton Millennium painting competition, Johannesburg and London
  • Art and the Body – UNISA gallery, Pretoria.
  • Two-person show with Ian Marley – Oliewenhuis museum, Bloemfontein.
  • Sharpville Remembered – print portfolio.
  • Two-person show with Ian Marley – University of Natal.
  • 'Clean' curated group show – Millennium gallery.
  • 'CORPUS' group show – Bellville, Western Cape.

    2000

  • Windsor and Newton Worldwide millennium painting competition – London.
  • Canadian print portfolio – HIV now.
  • Address-Redress: National print exchange – Oliewenhuis gallery, Bloemfontein.
  • After New York – Johannesburg civic theatre, Johannesburg.

    1999

  • Solo show – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 2nd International Ex- Libris exhibition – Kortril gallery, Susak, Croatia.
  • 'Transmigration's' group show – Art share gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 'Playing Cards' print exchange – Belgium / South Africa.
  • 'ANIMA[L]' Group show – Bellville, Western Cape.

    1998

  • Two person show – Akademie der Bildende Kunste, Schillerplatz, Vienna, Austria.
  • 'Donaldson, Diedericks, Victor' 3 person show – NSA Gallery, Durban.
  • 'Vitiate: Vestiges, Volition' – Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
  • Printmakers Guild, group exhibition – Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Absolute 3 – AVA, Cape Town.
  • 'Photo-graphics' group show – The Open Window, Pretoria.
  • 'Lower east Side Printshop' Celebrates 30 years – Chelsea Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Resident show of Work – Johnson Studio Centre, Johnson Vermont, USA.
  • R.O.C. Biannual of Drawing and Printmaking – Republic of China.
  • Two-person show with Thea Soggot – The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1997

  • Woman's Printmaking Guild – Centurion Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Carfax Experience – Eurovirus I-IV, Johannesburg.
  • Kempton Park Art Competition.
  • 'Works on Paper' – Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg.
  • 2nd International Plain Air workshop exhibition – Ryn, Polland.
  • 'Re-creation' print exchange / artist’s book – Robin Silverberg, USA.
  • 'Printmaking in a changing South Africa' - traveling exhibition.
  • 'Erotic miniature show' – Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Civic theatre commission – Tesson Theatre, Johannesburg.

    1996

  • Female printmakers group print show – Museum St. Niclaus, Belgium.
  • Two-person print show – Gallery Sonja Mertens, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 'Body Talk' figure drawing exhibition – SA Arts association (NTvl), Pretoria.
  • 'Loving, Diving, Purging' 3 person show – The Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria.
  • 'Recent Drawing': Kentridge, Bell, Emsley and Victor – Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg.
  • 'World Environment Day' group exhibition – Pretoria Art Museum.
  • 'Bill of Rights' print portfolio – Durban.
  • 'The Open Window' inaugural exhibition – The Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria.
  • 'Fiftieth Anniversary Show' Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum – Cafe Palette, Pretoria Art Museum.
  • Fine Arts department staff show – University of Pretoria
  • 'Small Spaces' group Show – Carfax, Johannesburg.
  • 'Boxed' group Exhibition – Lyttelton Art Gallery, Centurion.
  • '30 x 30' group Exhibition – Cafe Palette, Pretoria Art Museum.
  • Contemporary South African Art – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway.

    1995

  • 'Rapture' 5 Woman show – Dubbo Regional Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
  • 'EDGE' 5 Woman show – Fringe, Johannesburg Biennale.
  • 'Cunning Stunts' Fringe group show – Johannesburg Biennale.
  • Volatile Alliances: International print Exchange – Johannesburg Biennale.
  • 'Vita Art Now' award exhibition – Johannesburg Art Gallery.
  • 'Art Alive' group Exhibition, W.H.P.S., Pretoria.
  • 'Some Artists' group show – De Villiers Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Women's Day group show – Paarl Art Museum.
  • Gay Rights Exhibition – Cape Town.
  • 'Masters and Protιgιs' group drawing show – Pretoria Art Museum.

    1994

  • 'Bite the Ballot' group show – Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 'Whipped Cream' group graphics show – Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 'Arts Alive' group show – W.H.P.S., Pretoria.
  • 'Jo'burg in the Cape' group show – Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 'Art Contemporian D'Afrique du Sud' group show – Paris, France.
  • 'February Show' group exhibition – ICA Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • 'Festival of Laughter' group show – Civic Theatre, Johannesburg.
  • Solo Show – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Fine Arts department staff show – University of Pretoria.

    1993

  • 'Woman on Woman' – Seeff Trust Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 'The Neglected Sex' – Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg.
  • 'Drawing with light' photography group show – ICA Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • IGI 'Vita Art Now' award exhibition – Johannesburg Art Gallery.
  • Cleveland Drawing Biennial – Cleveland. USA.
  • 'Corporate Art' group show – Artists Co-operative, Midrand.
  • 'Women's Work' – Belville Arts Association, Cape Town.
  • 'States of Contrast' group South African graphics show – University of Wisconsin, USA.

    1992

  • Solo Show – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • '101 (or more)' Miniatures – ICA Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • Group Show – Artists Co-operative, Midrand.
  • ICA Inaugural Exhibition – Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • 'Paris the catalyst' – Alliance Francaise, Durban.
  • AIDS, the exhibition – ICA gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • 19 Artists: Fine Arts department staff show – University of Pretoria
  • Graphics Group Exhibition – Pretoria Art Museum

    1991

  • Two-person show with Guilio Tamberllini – University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.
  • Solo show – Gallery on the Market, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • Rembrandt van Rijn Cape Town Triennale.
  • Fine Arts department staff show – University of Pretoria.
  • A A Life 'Vita Art Now' award exhibition – Johannesburg Art Gallery.

    1990

  • Solo show – SA Arts association, Pretoria.
  • Two-person show with Guy du Toit – Gallery International, Cape Town.
  • One-person show – Gallery on the Market, Newtown, Johannesburg.
  • Group exhibition – FIG Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Art Foundation lecturer's show – Thupelo Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1989

  • Two-person show with Geoff Grundling – Cite International des Arts, Paris, France.
  • Triad Graphics Exhibition – Paris, France.
  • City Group show – Paris, France.
  • 'Prints with a point' graphics exhibition – Off Centre Gallery, Bristol, England.
  • 'Intergrafik 90' Solidarity Graphics Show – Berlin , Germany.
  • Guiseppe Cataneo Retrospective – Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

    1988

  • Volkskas Atelier Award exhibition – Pretoria.
  • Rembrandt van Rijn Cape Town Triennale.
  • Work accepted for 23rd International Prix of Contemporary Art of Monte Carlo.
    1987
  • Corona del Mar: Young Artist of the Year Exhibition – Uvongo, Kwa-Zulu.
  • Standard Bank Drawing Festival – Grahamstown.
  • Four-person show of graphics – Melville Place gallery, Johannesburg.

    AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

  • 2012: KykNET Fiesta award. Beste prestasie in visuele kuns vir Innibos Feeskunstenaar & KKNK Uitstallings.
  • 2011: Festival artist - Innibos arts festival Nelspruit.
  • 2011: Herrie Kanna award at ABSA KKNK.
  • 2010: CCP printmaking residency – Connecticut, USA.
  • 2009: Festival artist – Aardklop, Potchestroom.
  • 2006: Statutory award of MTG - Krakow Print Triennial. Krakow Poland.
  • 2006: Finalist of the SASOL wax in Art Award.
  • 2005: Gold Medal Award for Visual Art - SA Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • 2002: WAM Sasol Wax Award winner.
  • 2000: Windsor and Newton Millennium competition - Finalist.
  • 1999: Vermont Studio center residency – Vermont, USA.
  • 1998: UNESCO residency – Vienna Austria.
  • 1997: Fellowship to the Ampersand foundation – New York, USA.
  • 1995: Johannesburg Civic theatre Commission award.
  • 1999: J & B Rare Achievers Award - Arts.
  • 1988: ABSA atelier award - Annual studio award - Paris.
  • 1986: New Signatures Award.
  • 1986: Martienssen prize – University of Witwatersrand.
  • 1985-1986: University of Witwatersrand Student awards.

    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS [Numerous Public and private collections including]

  • IZIKO South African National Gallery - Cape Town
  • Pretoria Art Museum
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • Gertrude Possel collection – WAM, University of Witwatersrand
  • ABSA Bank
  • Sanlam Collection
  • Standard bank of South Africa
  • Bundeskanzelampt - Vienna, Austria
  • MoMA New York - print collection 2005
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art – N.Y
  • Library of congress, USA
  • Grinnell Collage - Iowa, USA
  • SABC - South African Broadcasting Corporation
  • Tatum art gallery Pietermaritzburg
  • Spier South Africa
  • MTN South Africa
  • Reserve Bank of South Africa
  • S.A. Association of Arts
  • SASOL Corporate collection
  • University of Pretoria collections
  • University of Johanesburg collections.

    PUBLICATIONS

  • PERRYER, S. 2004. "10 years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa"
  • RANKIN, E. AND VON VEY, K. 2008. "Taxi Book 13 - Diane Victor", David Krut Publications S.A.
  • MC INNES, J. “Of fables and folly”, Faulkoner Gallery Grinnell collage, Iowa, U.S.A
  • “Burning the candle at both ends”- David Krut Publication S.A. 2012
  • ALLARA, P. 2011. "Diane Victor and Paul Emmanuel: Lost Men, Lost Wor (l) ds," African Arts 45/4, (winter 2012), 34-45.
  • RANKIN, E. 2011. "Human rights and human wrongs: public perceptions of Diane Victor’s Disasters of Peace." South African Journal of Art History 26.1 (2011): 85-95.
  • RANKIN, E. 2011. "Collateral: Printmaking as Social Commentary", Gus Fisher Art Gallery, University of Auckland
  • VON VEY, K. 2012. “Loss and Transience in the work of Diane Victor.” Diane Victor: Burning the Candle at Both Ends. Johannesburg: David Krut. pp.5-78.
  • VON VEY, K. 2012. "Diane Victor, Tracey Rose, and the Gender Politics of Christian Imagery." African Arts. Winter 2012.Vol.45. no.4. pp.22-33
  • VON VEY, K. 2012. “The intersection of Christianity and Politics in South African art: a comparative analysis of selected images since 1960, with emphasis on the post-apartheid era.” De Arte 85. 2012. pp.5-25.
  • VON VEY, K. 2009. “Saints and Sinners: Re-Evaluating gendered power bases entrenched by religious imagery.” In A.A. du Preez (ed.) Taking a Hard Look: Gender and Visual Culture. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp.47-70.
  • VON VEY, K. 2007. “Considerations on the Sasol Wax Art Awards” De Arte 75, September 2007, pp. 64-72.
  • VON VEY, K. 2007. “Transformations of Religious Icons in the work of Diane Victor.” Proceedings of Transformation/s in Visual Culture. The 22nd Annual Conference of the South African Association of Visual Arts Historians, Published by VUT 2007 pp: 179-188.
  • VON VEY, K. 2006. “Is there a place for Feminism in contemporary South African Art?” De Arte, No.73, 2006, pp.28-42.

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