Elize de Beer

Elize de Beer

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

About Elize de Beer

I graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine art in Cape Town in 2015 with my BAFA majoring in printmaking. The following year I graduated with my honors in Curatorship in 2016. Since then I have been working within the creative industry both in galleries and currently in a framing studio. Over the years I have also taken part of various printmaking, bookbinding and book restoration internships to further my practical knowledge. During my studies and in my current artist practice, books and artist-books have been one of the main sources of inspiration for my work. This is rooted in the fact that I am dyslexic and my relationship with books and words is slightly different to the average reader. I have always been fascinated by a book's objectivity, how they act as carriers of knowledge and by words as imagery rather than carriers of meaning; as I could often not access the codes within words. Through my work I continue to explore the those relationships in the form of printmaking and book arts; further developing and expanding those concepts of words, knowledge and books.

Education

BA in Fine Arts – Majoring in Printmaking and Art Theory
Graduated in 2015 from the University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Arts.

BA Honours – Curatorship Specialization
Graduated in 2016 from the University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Arts.

Events

Turbine Art Fair, 2019, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Exhibitions

Authentic Marks, 2020, Shaghaf Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Artist Book Exhibition, 2020, The
Project Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Blue, 2019, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Cat Show, 2018, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Authentic Marks, 2018, Shaghaf Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A Piece of Work, 2017, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Re(union), 2017, Art.b, Cape Town, South Africa.
Bona Fides, 2016, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.