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. 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.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2019 Painting lecturer, Painting 1, MIchaelis School of FIne Art, UCT
2018 Painting lecturer, Painting 1, MIchaelis School of FIne Art, UCT


RESIDENCIES

2014 - 3 month painting residency at Luvey 'n Rose, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.

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. Printmaking at 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

2020 New works, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town. With Arlene Amaler-Raviv
2019 Ravine, Salon91, Cape Town
2017 Reserve, Salon91, Cape Town
2016 Wilderness, Salon91, Cape Town
2015 Polynesia, Salon91, Cape Town
2014 Connect the dots, Casa Labia, Cape Town
2013 Expulsion from the Garden, Michaelis Graduation Exhibition, UCT. New Blossoming, Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town
2010 Bloom, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
2009 Duende, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
2008 Nuit du Midi, Louise Dear Gallery, Devon
2006 Shades of autumn, Withers Gallery, Norfolk
2005 Coast, Big Blue Sky, Burnham Market, Norfolk
2002 Bloomsbury Summer, Miv Watts, Norfolk


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2020  
Rites of Passage, GalleryOne11. Curated by Lloyd Pollack
Subsurface scattering, Porterville. Curated by Clare Menck
2019
Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon91
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Muurblom, Woorfees, Stellenbosch
2018
Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, with Salon91
Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon91
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Winter Group show, 99 Loop Gallery, Cap Town
Rain Dance, Chandler House, Cape Town
2017
Johannesburg Art Fair, with Salon91
Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, with Salon91
Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon91
To see the forest for the trees, Woordfees. 
Fluid - Perspectives in Paint, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Colours, Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, Cape Town
Lady Garden, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
Trees make forests, Salon91, Cape Town
2016
Cape Town Art Fair, with Salon 91
Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, with Salon91
Sewing Paradise, Irma Stern Museum
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
The Promise of Now, Glen Carlou, Cape Town
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
Oracle, Salon91, Cape Town
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, Casa Labia cultural centre, curated by Margie Murgatroyd
Equus, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
What lies beneath, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West
2013
In Bloom, curated by Margie Murgatroyd, Casa Labia, Muizenburg.
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 Market, Norfolk). UK
2008
High tide, Regatta Fine Art, (Burnham Market, Norfolk), UK
2006
Summer show, Rowley Gallery (Kensington High Street, London), UK
Summer show, Strand Gallery (Aldeburgh, Suffolk), UK
2005
East Anglia, Grapevine Gallery (Norwich, Norfolk), UK
Summer show, Bircham Gallery (Holt, Norfolk), UK


PRESS

March 2017 - Cape Times (review by Danny Shorkend)
March 2017 - Art Africa (interview)
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

Spier Arts collective
Yellowwoods Arts, SA
Nando's International
Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Cape Town
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Werksmans Attorneys, Cape Town
Four Season's resort, Seychelles
Cranemere Inc., New York