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LYN SMUTS
1951, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Lyn Smuts was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1951. She obtained a BA (Fine Art) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art of the University of Cape Town in 1972, and a BA (Honours) from the University of Natal, Ptermaritzburg in 1973, and spent time as a post-graduate student at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent in 1976. She held various lecturing posts, the last being lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Stellenbosch Department of Fine Art from 1981 to 1988.

She is currently a full-time artist, living and working in Stellenbosch. Apart from five one person shows, she has participated in numerous group shows. Her works is represented in various public collections, amongst others in the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Durban Art Gallery and the collections of the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Orange Free State. Her work has been shown in curated shows in Belgium, Germany and the USA, and she participated in the Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers ‘Hourglass 2000’ International Residency Program in 2000

Educational and Professional Career

1972
BA(Fine Art) Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
Awarded McIver Scholarship, University of Cape Town

1973
BA(Hons) cum laude, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Assistant Lecturer in Graphic Art, University of Natal

1975
Lecturer in Graphic Art, Cape Technical College

1976
Awarded Study Scholarship, Belgian-South African Cultural Agreement
Bursary Award, Cape Tercentenary Foundation
Further study :
Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium, under Paul van Gijsegem

1977
Resident in New Haven, USA

1978
Teaches sculpture from own studio, Stellenbosch, Organiser (for two years) of the Kayamandi Art Project, Stellenbosch

1981-88
Lecturer (part-time) in Graphic Art, Department of Fine Art, University of Stellenbosch

1989
Resigns from teaching to pursue fine art full time

2002
Registered for a Masters degree at the Department of Fine Art, University of Stellenbosch

Exhibitions
One person shows
1976
South African Association of Arts, Cape Town.

1987
Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch.

1992
Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch.

1993
Galerie Quid Novi, Heidelberg , Germany

1994
Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

2001
The Cameo, Stellenbosch ( the Stellenbosch Festival)

Shared shows

1994
with Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.

1995
with Judy Woodborne, Silence and Vibrations: sculptures and prints, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.

1998
with Ingrid Winterbach and Rebecca Tetley, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch

2000
with Sophie Peters and Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town “
How the Land lies” an exhibition of prints

2006
with Sonya Rademeyer, Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville ‘Traces’
an exhibition of video, sculpture and prints.

2011
Annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2012
The world we live in, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2013
Encounters, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2015
Natural Affinities, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Residency

2000
Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, International Residency
Program, the Hourglass Project “Baggage”

Participant in Curated shows

1985
"29 Women", The Gallery, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

1988
Cape Triennial, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
"Clay +", UNISA Gallery, Pretoria.
Exhibition for Lawyers for Human Rights, Durban.

1990
"Critics Choice", South African Association of the Arts, Cape Town.
Women's Mail Art Exhibition, Cape Town, New York.
Visual Arts Group Show, Uluntu Centre, Guguletu.

1991
"South African Sculpture - New Directions", Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.

1993
"Picturing our World - Images of the Western Cape", Grahamstown Festival.

1994
"Survey of South African etching", Michaelis Collection, Cape Town.
"Displacements: South African works on paper, 1984-1994"; Mary & Leigh Bloch Gallery, North Western University, Chicago.

1995
Neue Graphik aus Südafrika, Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde, Program July/August 95.

1996
Prentenmaaksters - Vrouwelijke grafici uit verwante taal culturen, Stedelijk Museum, Zwijgershoek, Sint-Niklaas België.

1997
Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa Grahamstown Festival
Women Artists of the Western Cape Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch

1998
Interpreting Landscape, Arts Association of Bellville
Hedendaagse Suid-Afrikaanse Drukgrafika, Antwerpen, Leuven, Turnhout, Hasselt, Belgium (Zuid-Afrikaanse Week in Vlaanderen
Playing Card Print Portfolio and Exchange, Kasterlee, Belgium

1999
Anima(l), Association of Arts Gallery, Bellville

2000
The Art of Drawing, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
‘Unplugged V’, Market Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg
Hoerikwaggo – Images of Table Mountain, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

2001
Baggage- the Hourglass Project City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta,
USA, Tryon Centre for Visual Arts, USA
Micro-Macro- an exhibition of miniatures, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Malaspina Gallery,Vancouver, Canada
The Language of Remembering and Forgetting Workshop, University
Of the Western Cape.

2002
Printmaking Durbanville Kultuursentrum
Marks on Paper , Marks on Clay, Chelsea Gallery

2004
Small Prints, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
Noord- Suid Hartklop Sasol Museum Stellenbosch
The art of drawing Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville

2005
‘Finding You’, AVA Cape Town
Interpreting Landscape ArtB Bellville

2006
‘Sound Still’ a collaborative exhibition of visual and performance art
curated by Katherine Glenday UCT Irma Stern Gallery

2006
7e Triennale de Chamalieres . Mondial de lEstampe et de la gravure
originale . Auverge France

2011
Annual wild life exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Commissions

1983
Bust of Professor JC de Wet, for Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch.

1989
"Donor's Portfolio" an edition of prints by four artisits: Ella-Lou O’Meara, Lyn Smuts, Pippa Skotnes and JoRactliffe commissioned by the University of Cape Town.

1990
"Donor's Portfolio" An edition of prints of Table Mountain, commissioned by the University of Cape Town.

1993
An edition of etchings of the Sasol Art Gallery, Eben Dönges Centre, commissioned by theUniversity of Stellenbosch.

1994
An edition of prints commissioned by the Engen Print Portfolio.

1995
Die Ou Hoofgebou, Law Faculty, 75th Year Celebration,University of Stellenbosch. Two editions of prints commissioned by the Law Faculty, Universuty of Stellenbosch.

1996
Stained Glass Window, Smuts Hall, UCT

1997
A View from Braemar, an edition of etchings commissioned by Anthony Hamilton -Russell

1998
Illustrations for ‘Koerier’ an Anthology of quatrains by Hennie Aucamp
Tafelberg uitgewers 1999

2001
A Simonsberg Panorama, a unique etching commissioned by Mrs Micki Ferreira, Tokara Wine Estate.

2002
Simonsberg; an edition of etchings for the Donor Project, commissioned by the University of Stellenbosch

2003
Vice-Chancellors Awards, Stellenbosch University. An edition of etchings commissioned by the University of Stellenbosch 2004

Collections
South-African National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Durban Art Gallery; Sanlam Art Collection; Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg; University of Stellenbosch; University of Cape Town.
University of the Orange Free State; Reserve Bank; Engen; Investec Bank; Cape of Good Hope Bank; Citibank; MTN Art Institute; Hollard.

Publications
Resistance Art in South Africa (1990, David Philip) by Sue Williamson
The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors (1988, Read) by Grania Ogilvie
New Contrast, December 1994
Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa by Elizabeth Rankin and Phillipa Hobbs (1997, David Philip)

Diverse
2004
Curator, "12 Voices" Sculpture Exhibition for Stellenbosch Festival

1993
Organizer of the Kaya Mandi Winter School Art Program, USKOR Program, University of Stellenbosch

1993-6
Member, Managing Board of PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch.


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Artist: LYN SMUTS
Title: 37/40 The Heroine
Size: 42 x 14cm
Media: Etching
Price: R 3 150 Unframed
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