Selected Works

Diane Victor

Missing Children Series (Sacmec): Smoke Portrait XI, 2005/2006 Smoke on paper (framed) 58,5 x 42cm

Diane Victor

Dustman, 2010 Dust on paper 150 x 94.5 cm

Diane Victor

Birth of a Nation Series: Mithras: The bull-killing, 2010 Charcoal and sepia wash on paper 95 x 140 cm

Diane Victor

Transcend series V, 2010 Ash and charcoal dust drawing 200 x 115 cm

Diane Victor

Shelf-life (Leeches), 1995 Pencil and charcoal on paper 150 x 100 cm

Diane Victor

Speak No Evil, 2016 Smoke on glass in found frame 126 x 119 x 6 cm

Diane Victor

Kitsune, boating in a storm, 2017 Maniere noire stone lithograph Work: 31 x 40 cm

Diane Victor

Practicing Saint, 2017 maniere noire stone lithograph Image: 29 x 23 cm Paper: 43 x 34.5 cm

Diane Victor

Ships in the Night , 2017 maniere noire stone lithograph Paper: 41 x 35 cm

Diane Victor

Incident report (Union Buildings), c.1993 charcoal and pastel on paper Work: 100 x 150 cm

Diane Victor

After the Fact, 2018 Carbon on glass Work: 172.5 x 129.5 x 14 cm

Diane Victor

Bad Word – Swine, 2018 Smoke on paper Frame: 82.5 x 62.5 x 3.5 cm Work: 69.5 x 49.5 cm

Diane Victor

The Little Side Show, 2018 Carbon on glass Work: 126 x 272.5 x 6 cm

Diane Victor

He shows the little woman, 2018 Lithograph Work: 40.5 x 56.5 cm

Diane Victor

Wound Couple, 2017 Charcoal on paper Work: 54 x 79 cm

Diane Victor

The Trial, 2018 Charcoal on paper Work: 129 x 157 cm

Diane Victor

Sweeping the Table, 2018 Etching and charcoal on paper Work: 123 x 82.7 cm

Biography

Diane Victor (b. 1964 in Witbank, South Africa) has established herself as a major figure in the South African and International art communities and is renowned for her expert printmaking and draughtsmanship. Victor positions herself within the South African art scene through her bold confrontations with difficult and at times taboo subject matter. Her large scale drawings and etchings demonstrate a command of mark-making, which she uses to render her subjects in affecting detail. At times, her work seems to pose challenges to social and political life in contemporary South Africa, considering issues of corruption, violence and an unequal power distribution.

Having received her BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, with a major in Printmaking, and graduating with distinction – Victor has gone on to win various prestige awards including the Sasol New Signatures Award in 1987. In 1988, Victor became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Volkskas Atelier Award which granted her a ten-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris, France. Over this period, Victor was able to work collaboratively with other experienced printmakers and to observe and reflect on a society very different from her own.

Victor has exhibited at numerous venues around South Africa and internationally, some of which include the UNISA Gallery, Fried Contemporary, MoMA New York, Faulconer Gallery, The Highpoint Center for printmaking, The Gus Fisher Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Yale University Art Gallery, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and Australia and Adelaide Central Gallery. Victor’s work is part of a number of important collections, including Sasol, Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Durban Art Museum and Santam.

Since 1990, Victor has been a lecturer, teaching Fine Art, at various South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, Open Window Academy, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg.

Victor lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. At present, she is a senior Fine Art lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Visual Art.

Exhibitions

Diane Victor / Which Hunt? / ...

23 June - 21 July 2018

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

04 June - 23 July 2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

02 June - 20 July 2016

Diane Victor / One Pound of F...

19 November - 19 December 2015

News

Sam Nhlengethwa and Diane Vic...

Posted 04 February 2018

Various artists on Standard B...

Posted 02 February 2018

Various artists at the Beijin...

Posted 01 September 2015

Various artists on TWENTY: Ar...

Posted 02 July 2015

Press

South African Pavilion at 56t...

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Diane Victor / Artthrob / May...