Deon Venter

Biography

1953 Born South Africa - Eastern Cape.
1989 Immigrated - Canada.
Lives and works on Saltspring Island, B.C.

Education

1976 Fine Arts Diploma Hon. - Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Missing III, Simon Fraser University inaugural exhibition Fine Art Campus
2010 Missing/Flight 182, Galerie Orange, Montreal
2009 Missing II, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Vancouver
2008 Missing / Flight 182, Toronto International Art Fair
2008 Missing / Flight 182, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Vancouver
2007 The Order of Things, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
2007 Sarcophagi , William Traver Gallery, Seattle
2006 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2006 New Work, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2005 Last Supper, Headlines, Evidence, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2005 New Work, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert
2004 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2004 Headlines, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2003 New Work, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2003 Founder Series, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island - Founders Series
2002 Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2002 Evidence Series, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
2001 Wound, Scab, Scar, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2000 Altars, Offerings and Sacrifices, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1999 Under the Volcano, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1998 Bosnian Still Life, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1997 Riders, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1996 New Work, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1995 Extra Ecclesium Nulla Salus, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
1994 Extra Ecclesium Nulla Salus, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1993 Shadow, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA.
1992 New Work, Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1991 Requiem, Vortex Gallery, Saltlspring Island
1990 New Work, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1989 Requiem, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1988 New Work, Gallery International, Cape Town
1988 New Work, University of Fort Hare, Republic of the Ciskei, South Africa
1987 Blue Object, Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1986 Extract, University of Pretoria, South Africa
1986 New Work Gallery, International, Cape Town, South Africa
1985 New Work Gallery, International, Cape Town, South Africa
1985 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa
1984 Beuster Skolomowski Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
1983 Beuster Skolomowski Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
1982 Y-U-Vooz, Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa
1981 Y-U-Vooz, Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa
1980 Y-U-Vooz, Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa

Collections

Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada.
Granite Club, Toronto, Canada.
Harbor Green One, Vancouver.
Aldo Collection, Montreal.
Jacob Collection, Montreal.
Michael Kedar/Eva Seidner collection, Toronto
John Le Febvre collection, Malibu.
Robin Relph collection, London, U.K.
National Gallery ,Cape Town, South Africa.
South African National Museum, Pretoria, South Africa.
King George V Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
University of Fort Hare, Ciskei, South Africa
Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Hans Marensky Sculpture Award, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, South Africa, U.K. and U.S.A.

Publications

Numerous publications, reviews and interviews amongst others:

Essay by John K. Grande - Missing Series
Article - Vie des Arts - John Grande
Art Allsorts - John Grande
Art Allsorts II - John K. Grande
Global TV interview
Catalogue - Headlines - Parisian Laundry
Catalogue - Last Supper - Parisian Laundry
Catalogue - Headlines - Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
Globe and Mail - Gary Michael Dault
Vancouver Sun
CBC radio Quebec, Canada.
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Sgraffiti Magazine
Panarama Magazine
Dictionary of South African Artists
Sotheby’s Catalogue
Pretoria News
Oosterlig
Eastern Province Herald
Die Burger
Evening Post
Sunday Times
Die Beeld
Latitude 53 Magazine
Times Colonist

Teaching

1983 - 1986 Lecturer Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design - Head of Ceramics.
1986 - 1989 Lecturer University of Fort Hare - Head of Sculpture Department.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2007 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert
2006 Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2006 Toronto International Art Fair,Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2006 Palm Beach III, Miami International Art Fair, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.
2005 Cologne International Art Fair, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.
2005 The Armory Show, New York, Mira Godard Gallery.
2004 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2004 The Armory Show, New York, Mira Godard Gallery.
2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
2004 Western Perspectives, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2003 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2003 Toronto International Art Fair, Mira Godard Gallery
2003 Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2002 Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2002 Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
2001 Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver
2000 - 1992 Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island
1995 Out of Canada Displaced, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton
1991 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1990 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1989 Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
1989 Los Angeles International Art Fair, Diane Farris Gallery
1988 University of Fort Hare, Ciskei, South Africa
1988 Ecca, Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1988 Ecca, Grahamstown Art Festival, South Africa
1988 Operation Hunger, National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1987 Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1987 Five Artists from Ciskei, Anne Bryant Gallery, East London, South Africa
1987 G.A.P. exhibition, Port Elizabeth Town Hall, South Africa
1986 G.A.P. exhibition, Grahamstown Settlers’ Monument, South Africa
1986 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1986 Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa.
1986 Ecca, University of Fort Hare, Ciskei, South Africa
1986 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design - Staff Exhibition
1985 Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1985 University of Orange Free State, South Africa
1985 Beuster Skolomowski Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
1985 University of Pretoria, South Africa - Hans Marensky Award
1985 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa - Staff Exhibition
1984 G.A.P. exhibition, City Hall, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1984 Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa.
1984 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa - Staff Exhibition
1984 Beuster Skolomowski Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
1984 National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town
1983 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa - Staff Exhibition
1982 King George V Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1981 King George V Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1980 Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1979 King George V Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Centennial Exhibition
1978 King George V Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
1977 Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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