PETER VAN STRATEN
Born in 1972, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012 19th Solo exhibition – “Encounters on the edge” Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
2011 Finalist exhibition – Sovereign Art Award Africa 2011, Joburg Art Fair
18th Solo Exhibition ”The man on the street”: Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: Art in mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London.
Group show: ‘15’ Everard Read Gallery
2010 Group show: “Threshold” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group Show: “View from the South.” Everard Read Gallery,Cape Town
2009 Group show: “Sex Power Money” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: “The City” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
2008 Solo Ehibition – “The silence and the bell” – Irma Stern Museum,Cape Town
“HIV Positive” Exhibition. –Sun City
Group Exhibition – “Beyond Matter” – Menier Chocolate FactoryGallery, London
Solo Exhibition – “The Bends” – Knysna Fine Art Gallery
2007 Painting for “The Coke side of life,” project, Amalgamated Beverages, Johannesburg.
Two paintings Included in “Laugh It Off Annual” #3 – “Humourology.”
Solo Exhibition “Mystic Eye” – Investment Art Gallery – Cape Town
Solo Exhibition – “Luminous mysteries” David Brown Fine Art – Johannesburg.
2006 “Portrait of an African” for Portrait Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town.
Three commissions for Scholtz residence, Cape Town
Opening group show: “David Brown Fine Art” Johannesburg.
2005 Contributes a further eight fire-paintings to “The Creative Block.”
Interviewed for “Kuns Kafee” SABC3.
5 Commissions for private collections.
2004 Group show: “Ten” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, celebrating ten years of democracy, as part of
the Cape Town Festival.
8 “Oil and Fire” paintings for the “Creative Block” project - Hollard Private Insurance, Johannesburg.
2003 Contributes drawings to “Fooding about with Topsi”- an artists’ recipe book by renowned chef Topsi
Contributes to “Mindscapes” exhibition, 3rd I Gallery, Cape Town.
13th Solo Exhibition – Knysna Fine Art - Knysna
Included in “The Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa”
2002 12th Solo Exhibition - Knysna Fine Art - Knysna
2001 Launches satirical newspaper “The Observer”
Appointed as Editor of “The Observer” and
Director of its Art Fund.
Solo Exhibition at “Namaste” as Part of the
“Tastings” Group Exhibition - Klarity Gallery
Interviewed with “Observer” collaborator, Louw Venter, for DS - T.V.
“Telling Tales” group exhibition - 3rd I Gallery
Solo Exhibition - “Obs Café” - Observatory
Group exhibtition - Grafiti Gallery - Cape Town
Short stories included in “Urban One,” published by Spearhead.
2000 Group Exhibition"Artists From the Cape" - Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
Artichoke - "Catharsis" Exhibition - Johannesburg. Commissioned to produce a statue of the Virgin
for the Roman Catholic Church - Kimberley
Solo Exhibition - Third I Gallery
1999 Solo Exhibition - Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg Exhibited at the 1999
Lightworker's Conference - New York City
Solo Exhibition "Clouds"- Amani Wine farm, Stellenbosch
Solo Exhibition "To hell with Reality" - Intecaf, Observatory
Exhibition of Whale Paintings - Grobellaar Hall, Hermanus
Group Exhibition - Peter Visser Antiques
1998 Solo Exhibition - Labuschagne Residence, Durbanville
Group Exhibition - Peter Visser Gallery, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition - Chalk Farm Gallery, London
1997 Solo Exhibition- Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg
Two paintings commissioned for the home of Mr. Mac Maharaj
1996 Solo Exhibition of "Ad-verts" at Primart, Claremont
1993 Solo Exhibition - Mellville Visual Arts Foundation, Mellville
1989 Matriculates from SACS with full academic colours
Awarded Sanlam Student Art Award