PETER VAN STRATEN

Born in 1972, Johannesburg, South Africa

EXHIBITIONS
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
            Venter.
            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