Lyn Smuts was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in
1951. She obtained a BA (Fine Art) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art
of the University of Cape Town in 1972, and a BA (Honours) from the University
of Natal, Ptermaritzburg in 1973, and spent time as a post-graduate student
at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent in 1976. She held various lecturing
posts, the last being lecturer in Printmaking at the University of Stellenbosch
Department of Fine Art from 1981 to 1988.
She is currently a full-time artist, living and working in Stellenbosch.
Apart from five one person shows, she has participated in numerous group
shows. Her works is represented in various public collections, amongst
others in the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, the Johannesburg
Art Gallery, the Durban Art Gallery and the collections of the Universities
of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Orange Free State. Her work has been
shown in curated shows in Belgium, Germany and the USA, and she participated
in the Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers ‘Hourglass 2000’
International Residency Program in 2000
BA(Fine Art) Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
Awarded McIver Scholarship, University of Cape Town
BA(Hons) cum laude, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Assistant Lecturer in Graphic Art, University of Natal
Lecturer in Graphic Art, Cape Technical College
Awarded Study Scholarship, Belgian-South African Cultural Agreement
Bursary Award, Cape Tercentenary Foundation
Further study :
Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium, under Paul van Gijsegem
Resident in New Haven, USA
Teaches sculpture from own studio, Stellenbosch, Organiser (for two years)
of the Kayamandi Art Project, Stellenbosch
Lecturer (part-time) in Graphic Art, Department of Fine Art, University
Resigns from teaching to pursue fine art full time
Registered for a Masters degree at the Department of Fine Art, University
One person shows
South African Association of Arts, Cape Town.
Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch.
Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch.
Galerie Quid Novi, Heidelberg , Germany
Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
The Cameo, Stellenbosch ( the Stellenbosch Festival)
with Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
with Judy Woodborne, Silence and Vibrations: sculptures and prints, Chelsea
Gallery, Cape Town.
with Ingrid Winterbach and Rebecca Tetley, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
with Sophie Peters and Lien Botha, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town “
How the Land lies” an exhibition of prints
with Sonya Rademeyer, Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville ‘Traces’
an exhibition of video, sculpture and prints.
Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers, International Residency
Program, the Hourglass Project “Baggage”
Participant in Curated shows
"29 Women", The Gallery, Michaelis School of
Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
Cape Triennial, South African National Gallery, Cape
"Clay +", UNISA Gallery, Pretoria.
Exhibition for Lawyers for Human Rights, Durban.
"Critics Choice", South African Association
of the Arts, Cape Town.
Women's Mail Art Exhibition, Cape Town, New York.
Visual Arts Group Show, Uluntu Centre, Guguletu.
"South African Sculpture - New Directions",
Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
"Picturing our World - Images of the Western Cape",
"Survey of South African etching", Michaelis
Collection, Cape Town.
"Displacements: South African works on paper, 1984-1994";
Mary & Leigh Bloch Gallery, North Western University, Chicago.
Neue Graphik aus Südafrika, Hamburgisches Museum
für Völkerkunde, Program July/August 95.
Prentenmaaksters - Vrouwelijke grafici uit verwante taal culturen,
Stedelijk Museum, Zwijgershoek, Sint-Niklaas België.
Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa Grahamstown
Women Artists of the Western Cape Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Interpreting Landscape, Arts Association of Bellville
Hedendaagse Suid-Afrikaanse Drukgrafika, Antwerpen, Leuven,
Turnhout, Hasselt, Belgium (Zuid-Afrikaanse Week in Vlaanderen
Playing Card Print Portfolio and Exchange, Kasterlee,
Anima(l), Association of Arts Gallery, Bellville
The Art of Drawing, Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
‘Unplugged V’, Market Gallery, Newtown, Johannesburg
Hoerikwaggo – Images of Table Mountain, South African National
Gallery, Cape Town
Baggage- the Hourglass Project City Gallery Chastain,
USA, Tryon Centre for Visual Arts, USA
Micro-Macro- an exhibition of miniatures, Xchanges Gallery,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Malaspina Gallery,Vancouver, Canada
The Language of Remembering and Forgetting Workshop,
Of the Western Cape.
Printmaking Durbanville Kultuursentrum
Marks on Paper , Marks on Clay, Chelsea Gallery
Small Prints, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
Noord- Suid Hartklop Sasol Museum Stellenbosch
The art of drawing Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville
‘Finding You’, AVA Cape Town
Interpreting Landscape ArtB Bellville
‘Sound Still’ a collaborative exhibition
of visual and performance art
curated by Katherine Glenday UCT Irma Stern Gallery
7e Triennale de Chamalieres . Mondial de lEstampe et
de la gravure
originale . Auverge France
Annual wild life exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Bust of Professor JC de Wet, for Faculty of Law, University of Stellenbosch.
"Donor's Portfolio" an edition of prints by four artisits: Ella-Lou
O’Meara, Lyn Smuts, Pippa Skotnes and JoRactliffe commissioned by
the University of Cape Town.
"Donor's Portfolio" An edition of prints of Table Mountain,
commissioned by the University of Cape Town.
An edition of etchings of the Sasol Art Gallery, Eben Dönges Centre,
commissioned by theUniversity of Stellenbosch.
An edition of prints commissioned by the Engen Print Portfolio.
Die Ou Hoofgebou, Law Faculty, 75th Year Celebration,University of Stellenbosch.
Two editions of prints commissioned by the Law Faculty, Universuty of
Stained Glass Window, Smuts Hall, UCT
A View from Braemar, an edition of etchings commissioned by Anthony Hamilton
Illustrations for ‘Koerier’ an Anthology of quatrains by Hennie
Tafelberg uitgewers 1999
A Simonsberg Panorama, a unique etching commissioned by Mrs Micki Ferreira,
Tokara Wine Estate.
Simonsberg; an edition of etchings for the Donor Project, commissioned
by the University of Stellenbosch
Vice-Chancellors Awards, Stellenbosch University. An edition of etchings
commissioned by the University of Stellenbosch 2004
South-African National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Durban
Art Gallery; Sanlam Art Collection; Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg;
University of Stellenbosch; University of Cape Town.
University of the Orange Free State; Reserve Bank; Engen; Investec Bank;
Cape of Good Hope Bank; Citibank; MTN Art Institute; Hollard.
Resistance Art in South Africa (1990, David Philip) by
The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors (1988,
Read) by Grania Ogilvie
New Contrast, December 1994
Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa by Elizabeth
Rankin and Phillipa Hobbs (1997, David Philip)
Curator, "12 Voices" Sculpture Exhibition for Stellenbosch Festival
Organizer of the Kaya Mandi Winter School Art Program, USKOR Program,
University of Stellenbosch
Member, Managing Board of PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch.
Artist: LYN SMUTS
Title: 37/40 The Heroine
Size: 42 x 14cm
Price: R 1 400