Shany van den Berg:  Jaarringe

Shany van den Berg: Jaarringe

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Size:  107cm x 77cm

Medium:  Mixed Media on paper

Shany van den Berg's artwork is a monologue from within her life as a human… as a woman and mother… as an artist.

Renowned for her technical acumen, subtle symbolism, and agility in slipping between portraiture, figuration, and abstraction, her narratives sometimes are a calm reflective meditation, other times obsessive. Van den Berg investigates and interrogates the critical contemporary themes of being human, identity, family, and connectedness to nature and the world around us through multimedia expressions of drawings, paintings, collages, sculptural forms, performance, and video installation.  There she reconstitutes her stream of consciousness - as both fable and history.

This all binds together a layered ‘map’ - both of her interior solitary landscapes and of more universal concerns –  the passing of time as she journeys through life, adjusting through the transitions…staying receptive to the creative process from within.

 

COMPETITIONS

2019   Sanlam Portrait  Award Finalist – Durbanville Clay Museum  S A

2016   BP Award Portrait Finalist  - Portrait Gallery London

2016   BP Travel Award Finalist Runner -up -  Portrait Gallery London
2010   BP Award Portrait Finalists - Portrait Gallery London 
2009   BP Award Portrait Finalist  -  Portrait Gallery London 
2005   Sasol New Signatures Finalist  - Pretoria S A 
1990   Corobrick Ceramic Competition Finalist  - Cape Town S A

 

SOLOS

2021   Working towards next solo opening April 2021 at CIRCA Everard Read  Cape Town S A          

2019   Everard Read London – ‘Dream Pond’- London UK opening 17 October

2018   Everard Read Gallery Franschoek – ‘Whispers from a Lily Pond”- Franschhoek South Africa

2017   Everard Read Gallery Cape Town – ‘(In)Filtration of Time’ - Cape Town South Africa

2015   The Gallery at Grande Provence - A L (L) E E N - Franschhoek South Africa
2013   Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg ‘Hinterland’ - Johannesburg South Africa 
2011   Everard Read Gallery Cape Town ‘Siel van my vel’ - Cape Town South Africa
2010   IS Art at Le Quatier Francais ‘in gesprek met ll ‘ -  Franschoek South Africa
2008   Smellick&Stokking Gallery ‘in gesprek met l ‘ - Den Haag Netherlands 
2007   Everard Read Gallery Cape Town  ‘(h)erken, ken, en...’  - Cape Town South Africa 
2007   My Own Choice Gallery ‘gedagtes wat reis’  - Amsterdam Netherlands
2006   Grande Provence Gallery ‘dwaaltuin’ -  Franschoek South Africa
2005   Cultivaria Fees at Vrede en Lust Wine Estate ‘die fees gees’  - Paarl South Africa
2003   Limeline Design ‘construction site’ -  Cape Town South Africa
2001   Dorp Street Gallery ‘vlug in tyd’ -  Stellenbosch South Africa
1999   Bang the Gallery ‘my shadow, my echo,me’ - Cape Town South Africa

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2013   Fellowship to The Ampersand Foundation for a month in New York USA 

2007   Hubei Institute of Art for a month in Wuhang, Beijing and Xi’an in China – Everard Read Cape Town S A

2004   Community Arts Workshop residency at Castle of Good Hope where 10 artists worked   together   for 2 weeks in commemoration for 10 years of democracy in Everard Read Gallery Cape Town S A 
1998   6 Artists from South Africa and 6 Artist from Germany  working together for 3 weeks in Lauenburg Germany – Bang the Gallery Cape Town S A 

 

2 ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS

2016   KKNK Outshoorn -  Shany van den Berg and Colbert Mashile -  Outshoorn South Africa
2009   Red , Black & White Gallery at Pier Rabe -  'halfmens  / heelmens '  artworks by Shany  van den   Berg  and   featuring   a 2m high  recycled rubber tree made by Roche van den Berg - Stellenbosch South Africa

2008   Everard Read Gallery / Cape Town 'Confluence' - Shany van den Berg / Wang  Quingly (China) Cape Town South Africa 
2006   The Gallery at Grande Provence - Shany van den Berg / Strijdom van der Merwe  -  Franschhoek South Africa 
2001, 2002, 2003 Bang the Gallery - Shany van den Berg & Alex Hamilton  - Cape Town  South Africa

 

PROJECTS

2019   Die Kind het n Reus geword –Collaboration with Luna page / Iluminar Productions on the love letters between Ingrid Jonker and André P Brink at GUS Stellenbosch S A

2016   Art Patron during 2016 of MAD Leadership Foundation / Collaboration with students in artist’s studio in Stellenbosch S A

2013   FEMININITY 8 Artists for Eva Maria Roer in Germany

2014   Fear&Loss – The Industrial Karoo with Katie Barnard du Toit at Oliewenhuis Art Museum Bloemfontein S A
2011   Light from Africa Foundation / Art project Everard Read Gallery Cape Town S A
2011   Rendezvous Focus Painting Project - South Africa 
2010   Collaboration: Mogalakwena Art en Craft center in Limpopo and artist Shany van den Berg for Waterkloof Wine Estate in Somerset West S A 
2008   Art Fair Utrecht -My Own Choice Gallery Netherlands 
2000   Hewllett Packard Project and Auction Johannesburg in support of Nelson Mandela Children's Fund   S A

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020   Staring straight to the Future  Everard Read Gallery: A digital exhibition of artists and  the South African Solidarity Fund open 3 to 18 April

2020   Portrait Show   Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg opening 26 March

2020   KNOOP/KNOT with Louis Janse van Vuuren & Strauss&co at GUS/Gallery University Stellenbosch S A

2020   TOE EK 21 WAS Toyota Woordfees Stellenbosch S A

2019   WINTER & SUMMER Exhibition Everard Read Cape Town S A

2019   21st Celebration of Ampersand Fellowship at UJ Art gallery Johannesburg