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Surfacing
Surfacing
Born 1972, Cape Town
Works in Woodstock, Cape Town



BIOGRAPHY

Layzell studied at Rhodes University and completed a Post-graduate diploma in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2013.
From 2003 to 2007 she returned to the Painting School of Montmirail in the South West of France (near Toulouse) where she developed her life-long interest in colour theory. Visiting resident artists included British Abstract artists Gary Wragg and John Mitchell. Layzell exhibited extensively in the UK before returning to Cape Town in 2008.


EDUCATION

2013 - Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art. University of Cape Town
1990 - 1994 - BA Fine Art, Rhodes University. Painting & English Literature.


RESIDENCIES

2014 - Luvey 'n Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.
Mentorship by Jenny Altschuler.

2008 - Gary Wragg workshop. 'Exploring the Legacy of Matisse'
Two weeks at Matisse's former studio ‘Villa La Reve’ near Nice.

2006 - 5 months in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.
Mentored by Jeffrey Makin of Port Jackson Press.

2003/4/7/8 - The Painting School of Montmirail, SW France.
Two weeks each summer under the tutorage of colour theorist Francis Pratt.


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 Reserve, Salon91, Cape Town
2016 
Wilderness, Salon91, Cape Town
2015 Polynesia, Salon91, Cape Town (with Paul Senyol)
2014 Connect the dots, Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town
         Scratching the surface, Luvey 'n Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
2013 Expulsion from the Garden, Michaelis Graduation exhibition, Cape Town
         New Blossoming, Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town
2010 Bloom, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch (with Zelda Weber)
2009 Duende, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
2008 Nuit du Midi, Louise Dear Gallery, Totnes, Devon
2006 Shades of autumn, Withers Gallery, Itteringham, Norfolk
2005 Coast, Big Blue Sky, Norfolk
2002 Bloomsbury Summer, Miv Watts, Norfolk (with Chloe Mandy)


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017 Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon91
         To see the wood for the trees, Woordfees. Curated by Alex Hamilton
         Fluid - New Perspectives in Paint, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2016 Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon 91
         Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, with Salon91
         Sewing Paradise, Irma Stern Museum. Curated by Michael Chandler
         Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
         The Promise of Now, Glen Carlou. Curated by Alex Hamilton
         Oracle, Salon91, Cape Town
         Flowers in Art, Cape Town Castle
         Fugly, Chandler House, Cape Town
         Between Stars and Tracks, The Project Room, Windhoek, Namibia
         Colours, Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, Cape Town
         Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
2015 Spectra, Johans Borman, Cape Town
         Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
         Pink, Chandler House, Cape Town
         Horse, Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch
2014 Golden Haze, Salon 91, Gardens, Cape Town
         Seeking Eden, curated by Margie Murgatroyd, Casa Labia, Muizenberg
         Equus, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
         Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
         What lies beneath, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
2013 Muse, Casa Labia Cultural Centre, Muizenberg
         Michaelis Graduation Exhibition, University of Cape Town
         Stern by the Sea, Casa Labia Cultural Centre, Muizenberg
2011 Bloom, curated by Margie Murgatroyd, Casa Labia, Muizenburg.
2010 On the Rhodes, These Four Walls, Observatory, Cape Town.
2009 Decade, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
         Still reflections, Regatta Fine Art, (Burnham Marker, Norfolk). UK
2008 High tide, Regatta Fine Art, (Burnham Marker, Norfolk), UK
2006 Summer show Rowley Gallery (Kensington High Street, London), UK
         Summer show Strand Gallery (Aldeburgh, Suffolk), UK
2005 Norfolk landscape Grapevine Gallery (Norwich), UK
         Summer show Bircham Gallery (Holt, Norfolk), UK


PRESS

June 2015 - Cape Times (review by Danny Shorkend)
Oct 2014 - Between 10&5. SA Creative Showcase (feature) www.10and5.com
Oct 2009 - SA Art Times (feature)


COLLECTIONS

Yellowwoods Arts, SA
In the private collection of Viscount Tom Coke, Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK
In the private collection of Berdine Neethling, SA


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