Artist's CV

nikkiswan@icon.co.za
www.art.co.za/nicoleneswanepoel
083 457 8695

Born 31 March 1962

Qualifications

  • BAFA, UP, 1983 (Fine Arts)
  • BVSc, UP, 1991 (Veterinary Science)
  • N. Dip. Cer. TWR (2004)

    International prizes

  • "Animals in Art", Louisiana State University, 1997. JAVMA-award.
  • "Trienalle Mondiale D'estampes Petit Format", 1994. One of 17 prizes awarded to a total of 830 artists from 80 countries.

    National awards

  • The Glazecor Award, Reflections in Clay Ceramics South Africa exhibition, 2005.

    International publications on artwork

  • SWANEPOEL, N.C. 2005. Spirit Guards in South Africa. Ceramics Art and Perception. 61: 66-69.

    Work in international public collections

  • South Africa House, London.
  • Cite Internationale des Art, Paris.

    Brief list of exhibitions

  • Spice of Life, Gallerie Grande Province, Franschoek, August 2006.
  • Nguni Vessels, Core 44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg, July 2006.
  • FNB Craft Now, National exhibition, Durban, July 2006.
  • Reflections in Clay Ceramics South Africa exhibition, 9 - 25 October 2005, Association of Arts, Pretoria.
  • CSA (Ceramics South Africa) display, Decorex, August 2005, Johannesburg.
  • June 2005: Past Students, Present Work, Exhibition of selected alumni of the Ceramic Design Department of the Technikon of the Witwatersrand, Arts Association, Pretoria.
  • Far and Wide, curated by Gordon Froud, ABSA gallery, Johannesburg, 6 - 21 April 2005.
  • Core, Stanley Road 44, Johannesburg February - March 2005.
  • Animals as Metaphor, 19 February to 20 May 2005, University of South Africa.
  • Een Honderd Honde, Bamboo, October 2004. One person show, installation of just over one hundred ceramic sculptures.
  • Spaza Art, “Dogs and Cats”, September 2004.
  • Capital Park Art Route, September 2004.
  • “Celebrating Ceramics”, annual national exhibition of Ceramics South Africa, Pretoria Art Museum, September 2004.
  • “Intersections 2”, Grahamstown Arts Festival, July 2004.
  • “Art on Paper”, Spaza Art gallery, Johannesburg, March 2003.
  • December 2003: Animals And other Creatures, Spier Estate, Western Cape.
  • On the Wall Off the Wall, Apsa regional exhibition, SAAA, Pta, November 2004
  • Accepted for the APSA Triennial, August 2003.
  • August 2002: African Earth, Museum Africa.
  • February 2002: Group exhibition about dogs, Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria.
  • August 2001: Major exhibition at the Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch.
  • July 2001: Four works exhibited at an exhibition on horses in art, Equus, at the South African Arts Association, Pretoria.
  • Group exhibition touring Canada (South African Graphic Guild), 2000.
  • Silkscreen prints exhibited in two group exhibitions in Pretoria (Garden of Eden, State Theatre, and Red Riding Hood at the SAAA) in 2000.
  • International biennial of small format print Leskovac, Yugoslavia, 1999.
  • South African Graphic Art, University of Pretoria “Old Art Gallery”, October 1999.
  • Photographic exhibition of Pets and People, Prague, September 1999.
  • Group exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, 1998.
  • Group exhibition: The Spirit and Images of Africa, June 1998, South African Arts Association, Pretoria.
  • Award-winning graphics exhibition (40 serigraphs) in Volvic, France, November 1997. This exhibition toured France until 1999.
  • Two paintings exhibited during April at the Tenth annual exhibition "Animals in Art", Louisiana State University, 1997. One won the JAVMA-award, and was published on the cover of The Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Space to Breathe, Pretoria Art Museum, 1996.
  • Solo exhibition at South African Arts Association, Pretoria, 1995.
  • Won an award in an international graphic art exhibition, the "Trienalle Mondiale D'estampes Petit Format", one of 17 prizes awarded to a total of 830 artists from 80 countries, 1994.
  • Paris, France. Exhibition of 50 paintings at the Cité Internationale Des Arts.
  • Six month sojourn at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, October 1993 - April 1994.
  • London, England. Two person exhibition with ceramist André Hess, South Africa House, 1993.
  • Dr Albert Werth's invitation exhibition of Three Decades of Pretoria Artists, Pretoria Art Museum, 1992.
  • Group exhibition, Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg, 1991.
  • 4 Woman exhibition, Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg, with Lauryn Arnot, Erica Hibbert and Suzanne du Toit, 1990.
  • 4 Person exhibition, South African Arts Association, Pretoria, with Francois Swanepoel, Hansie Visage and Pierre van der Westhuizen, 1988.
  • Atelier exhibition, South African Arts Association, Pretoria, 1987.
  • 2 Person exhibition with photographer, Francois Swanepoel, Pretoria, 1986.
  • Women's Festival of Arts, Johannesburg, Carraigehouse and Natalie Knight galleries, Johannesburg, 1985.
  • New Signatures, Pretoria, 1984.


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