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Artist Biography

Currently residing in Pretoria, Leanne Olivier (born 1986) completed her Bachelor of Technology in Fine Arts (cum laude) in 2012 at the Tshwane University of Technology. During 2014 and 2015 she was appointed as a part-time lecturer in drawing, art theory and gallery curator in the Department of Visual Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Two of Olivier’s paintings were selected for the Sanlam Portrait Awards 2017. “Theia” was selected for the Top 40, and “Ash and Salt” made it to Top 100. She was a finalist for the New Sasol Signature’s Competition in 2008 and 2014 and won the Longstreet Art Lovers competition in 2014 as chosen by judges Diane Victor, Carl Jeppe and Loeritha Saayman.

Since 2016, she has been participating in various group exhibitions in Pretoria, JHB and Cape Town and had a solo exhibition titled “Gedaanteverwisseling” at the Rust en Vrede Gallery in Cape Town. Early 2017, Olivier had another solo exhibition, titled “Intrinsic/Extrinsic” at the Jan Royce Gallery in Cape Town.

Working mainly with oil paint, Leanne is interested in ideas that inform dualities such as: human/animal, nature/science, irrational/rational, dream-state/consciousness and where these lines become blurred.


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