Lives and works in Cape Town.




2009                       Merit Award, Vuleka, Sanlam Art Competition, Cape Town

2008                       Achievement Award, Pro Arte School of Arts

2000                       First prize in the MTN Art Colours Awards of Gauteng

1999/2000           Best painting student Pro Arte School of Arts




2012                       Winter Exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg

                                Art India, Bowman Gallery, India


2011                       Surface, solo exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg

                                IS Sculpture,TOKARA,Stellenbosch

                                34FineArt, ArtMonaco ‘11, Monaco

                                MOMAC, group exhibition, Roberta Moore Fine Art, England


2010                       Out of the Office, group exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany

                                Cynthia Reeves Projects, Art Miami, USA

                                We are not Witches, Saatchi Gallery, London

                                Submerge, solo exhibition, 34FineArt, Cape Town

                                Who, group exhibition, Grande Provence, Franschhoek

                                Coolstuff, group exhibition, 34FineArt, Cape Town


2009                       F.A.C.E.T., Charity Auction, Christie’s, London

                                Group 09, group exhibition, 34Long Fine Art, Cape Town

                                Gesprek, group exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Stellenbosch

                                Presence, group exhibition, Off The Wall Gallery, Paarl

                                Relate, solo exhibition, Grande Provence, Franschhoek

                                Nuance, group exhibition, UCA Gallery, Cape Town

                                group exhibition, North-West University Gallery, Potchefstroom

                                Identity, group exhibition, Platform on 18th Gallery, Pretoria


2008                       URBANEYE, group exhibition, KyK Contemporary, Pretoria

                                REFLECTIONS, group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville

                                Day Dream, two man show with Jaco Benade, Magpie Gallery, Centurion

                                Rendezvous - focus wearable art, Fada Art Gallery, Johannesburg

                                Refl ect/refuel, group exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria

                                Outskirts, group exhibition, 47 Market Street Artspace, George

                                Twenty artists/twenty portraits, UCA Gallery, Cape Town


2007                       St.Sebastian, group exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria

                                group exhibition, Afriart Gallery, Pretoria

                                group exhibition, Aardklop, Potchefstroom

                                group exhibition, Dawid Ras Gallery, Johannesburg

                                Project, group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg

                                fl esh/:scape, two man show with M.J. Lourens, Magpie Gallery, Centurion


2006                       40 x 40, group exhibition, KKNK Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

                                Epidemic, Judge, Hope, solo exhibition, Voir Gallery, Pretoria

                                Physical self, group exhibition, Gallery 88, Sasolburg

                                Initial, group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg

                                Turn the table, group exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg


2005                       group exhibition, Woolworths, Johannesburg

                                Group therapy, group exhibition, Civic Gallery, Sandton

                                Oppitafel, group exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg


2004                       group exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria

                                group exhibition, Art House, United Kingdom

                                Pretoria, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

                                Solitude, two man exhibition with Rossouw van der Walt, Gordart Gallery,



2003                       Mortem Life, two man exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Johannesburg

                                group exhibition, KKNK National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

                                Spring of Gifts, group exhibition, Soan Studio, London

                                New Signatures, group exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum

                                PPC sculpture Competition, Association of Arts, Pretoria

                                In sight, group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg


2002                       three man show with Liam Lynch and Zander Blom, Millennium Gallery,


                                Matriarch, group exhibition, Minds I Gallery, Pretoria

                                Arcadia 2: Infusion, group exhibition, Carfax, Johannesburg

                                Extensions, group exhibition, Bronze Age Foundry, Cape Town

                                Facets, group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg

                                Twenty / Twenty, group exhibition, Association of Arts, Pretoria


2001                       Things, group exhibition, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg

                                Up and Coming, group exhibition, Soan Studio, London

                                Selected publications and media:




Surface LIONEL SMIT, Artspace, Johannesburg 2011

We are not Witches, Saatchi Gallery, London

Submerge LIONEL SMIT, 34FineArt, October 2010

Christie’s, F.A.C.E.T (catalogue cover), October 2009

Residue, Grande Provence Gallery, October 2009

Group therapy, Sandton Civic Gallery, 2005

Pretoria, Everard Read Gallery, November 2004




An Alchemy of Metal and Paint, Opulant Living Magazine, Winter 2012

ART OF AFRICA, The Graff Magazine, Summer 2010

Grand Scale, Garden and Home Magazine, April 2010

Time Out Magazine, 2007

Ou idees met moderne aanslag, RAPPORT, 2 July 2006

A look away, Art Magazine, 2006

Individuality of faces, Pretoria News, 15 June 2006

Soos in ‘n tweepas, Beeld plus, 26 November 2004

Radically different works from striking ensemble, Interval, May 2002




Artcha, SABC2, 2008

Kwela, KYKNET, 2008

Kunskafee, KYKNET, 7 July 2002




Ellerman Contemporary

Standard Chartered Bank

Laurence Graff

Rand Merchant Bank

European Investment Bank

Johannesburg City Council

Saronsberg Wine Estate

Grainvest Futures

Delaire Graff Wine Estate

South African Embassy, Nigeria


Johann Jacobs Museum

Various private and corporate collections