Deon-PaintingtouchedDeon Venter exhibits internationally in leading contemporary fine art galleries. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums, national galleries, and notable public and private collections in Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., Europe and Africa.

Between 2002 and 2008, Venter’s paintings have been exhibited regularly at international art fairs on three continents. His unique content, method and use of material has stirred the interest of collectors worldwide.

His critically acclaimed work has been reviewed in numerous newspapers and art magazines in Canada, South Africa and the U.S.A.

Venter was born in 1953 in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He graduated from Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design in 1976. He lectured at the University of Fort Hare, Republic of the Ciskei, and the Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa.

Venter immigrated to Canada in 1989 and currently lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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Curriculum Vitae
1953
Born South Africa – Eastern Cape.
1989
Immigrated – Canada.Lives and works on Saltspring Island, B.C.
Education and Appointments
1976
Fine Arts Diploma Hon. – Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design.
1983 – 1986
Lecturer Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design – Head of Ceramics.
1986 – 1989
Lecturer University of Fort Hare – Head of Sculpture Department.
Solo Exhibitions
2012
Robin Relph Contemporary, London, UK – Paradigm Shift
2012
Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver – Selected Work
2011
Robin Relph Contemporary, Wimbleton, UK – Olympia
2010
Robin Relph Contemporary, Zug, Switzerland – Selected Work
2010
Galerie Orange, Montreal – Missing/Flight 182
2009
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Vancouver – Missing II.
2008
Toronto International Art Fair – Missing / Flight 182 Solo exhibition
2008
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery Vancouver – Missing / Flight 18 2
2007
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert – The Order of Things
2007
William Traver Gallery, Seattle – Sarcophagi
2006
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto – New Work
2006
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver – New Work
2005
Parisian Laundry, Montreal – Last Supper Series, Headlines Series, Evidence Series
2005
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert – New Work
2004
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto – New Work
2004
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver – Headlines
2003
Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver – New Work
2003
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Founders Series
2002
Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver – Founders Series
2002
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Evidence Series
2001
Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver – Wound, Scab, Scar
2000
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Altars, Offerings and Sacrifices
1999
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Under the Volcano
1998
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Bosnian Stillife
1997
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver – Riders
1996
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – New Work
1995
Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton – Extra Ecclesium Nulla Salus
1994
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – Extra Ecclesium Nulla Salus
1993
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Wa. U.S.A. – Shadow
1992
Vortex Gallery, Saltspring Island – New Work
1991
Vortex Gallery, Saltlspring Island – Requiem
1990
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver – New Work
1989
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver – Requiem
1988
Gallery International, Cape Town – New Work
1988
University of Fort Hare, Republic of the Ciskei, South Africa – New Work
1987
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa – Blue Object
1986
University of Pretoria, South Africa – Extract
1986
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa – New Work
1985
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa – New Work
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
Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa – Y-U-Vooz
1981
Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa – Y-U-Vooz
1980
Port Elizabeth Fine Arts Gallery, South Africa – Y-U-Vooz
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011
Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
2010
Toronto International Art Fair – Galerie Orange
2009
Galerie Orange, Montreal,
2008
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2007
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Desert
2006
Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2006
Toronto International Art FairMira 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 YorkMira Godard Gallery.
2004
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
2004
The Armory Show, New YorkMira Godard Gallery.
2004
Toronto International Art Fair -Mira Godard Gallery,
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
2004
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver – Western Perspectives
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
Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton – Out of Canada Displaced
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
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa – Ecca
1988
Grahamstown Art Festival, South Africa – Ecca
1988
National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa – Operation Hunger
1987
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1987
Anne Bryant Gallery, East London, South Africa – Five Artists from Ciskei
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
University of Fort Hare, Ciskei, South Africa – Ecca
1986
Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design – Staff Exhibition
1985
Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa
1985
University of Orange Free State, South Afriaca
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
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 and Reviews
Numerous publications, reviews and interviews amongst others:
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