Noel Hodnett

Noel Hodnett

Vancouver, BC

About Noel Hodnett

Born Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia). South African/Canadian artist currently living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Quotes:"The work is sensuous and expressionistic, and has much in common with contemporary British painting in its exaltation of paint." - E.M. - The Art Newspaper."Hodnett shocks and repels, yet one is drawn back time and time again to be seduced and energized by the sheer beauty of paint application, the mastery of space articulation, the exploitation of the expressive aspects of visual experience and artifice." - Marilyn Martin - Former Director, South African National Gallery.


Studied Fine Art at Rhodes University, South Africa, (1971). A member of the Grahamstown Group (1969 - 1978). Appointed Head of Photography (1975 - 1985) and Head of The Painting and Drawing School at Rhodes University (1985 - 1996) Moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1997. Hodnett's work can be found in major public, corporate and private collections world wide. See: include:Cape Town Trienale (group show)S A National Gallery, Cape Town SA.(1985 - '88 - '91)IX International Bienale (group show)Valparaiso, Chile (1989) "New works" (solo show)Atelier Gallery, Port Elizabeth, SA (1990)"Noel Hodnett - New works"(solo show)Standard Bank Gallery,Grahamstown, SA (1992)"Noel Hodnett" (solo show)Standard Bank Centre, Johannesburg, SA. (1995)Johannesburg "Africus 95" Biennale,(solo show) Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, SA (1995)"Four Points of View" (group show) Art First, London, UK (1997)"Noel Hodnett" (solo show) Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (2002)"Portraits of the Forgotten" (solo show)Brittania Centre Art Gallery,Vancouver BC, Canada (2002)"New Paintings" (solo show)Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (2006) Various international group exhibitions too numerous to mention. See: for a more comprehensive list of collections and exhibitions.,


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