GUY THESEN

Born in 1961, Knysna

EDUCATION
1983-86 Diploma in Graphic Design, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2011     ‘Artefact’, Knysna Fine Art 
2010     Considering Therianthropes animal / human, Origins Centre, Wits, Johannesburg
2009     Considering Therianthropes animal / human, Knysna Fine Art
1986     ‘Impending Fate’ - etchings reflecting on the SADF, Private Gallery, Knysna 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2011     Strydom Gallery winter exhibition, George. 
2011     Creation Stories with John Moore, Esreal Thavhana, Gallery 2, Johannesburg
2008     With Donvé Branch and Anthony Harris, Knysna Fine Arts
1999     ‘Still Life’, Knysna Fine Art
1998     ‘GAROB (the dry land)’, group exhibition, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
1998     ‘Forgotten voices of the wild’, Old Gaol
1997     Opening exhibition, Knysna Fine Art 
1996     ‘Radio South Africa’, Kunsthal, Rotterdam & Haus der Kunst de Welt, Berlin
1994     ‘Group of Six’, Old Gaol Art Gallery, Knysna
1987     End Conscription Campaign, Market Theatre, Johannesburg
1986     ‘Group of Three’, Upstairs Gallery, Bitou Craft Centre, Knysna
1980-89     Annual Exhibition, Knysna Art Society

ABOUT THE ARTIST
After finishing university, Guy was a graphic designer for two years in Johannesburg before working in the Timbivati as a ranger at Ngala Game lodge, Mpumalanga. He and his wife returned to Knysna in 1990 and he was Oakhill School’s founder art teacher (1992 – 1997). 

Since then he has been involved in local conservation ventures and now finds more time to practice his art.
Guy is married with two sons.