ZAAN CLAASSENS

ZAAN CLAASSENS

Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada

About ZAAN CLAASSENS

I was born in South Africa in 1970. As a child we moved from Pietermaritzburg to Pretoria to Rustenburg to Jeffries Bay to Stellenbosch to Harare, finally settling in Cape Town. I spent my last year of school in Oxford, Ohio as an exchange student and then returned to Stellenbosch, where I completed a BA Degree in Graphic Design. For the next decade I lived in Northern Alberta, followed by a couple of years thawing out on the Island of Saipan. Thereafter I returned to South Africa via Ireland, and a few more years in Canada.

I currently spend my time between South Africa and Canada.

In South Africa I reside next to the Atlantic Ocean in a suburb nestled between the Twelve Apostles, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the Ocean. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

In Canada I live on the North Western Pacific Coast.

more to follow....

Education

EDUCATION

1989-1992 B.A. in Graphic Art, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, RSA

2011 Sculpture Mould Making Course with Brendhan Dickerson, Ruth Prowse Art School, Cape Town, South Africa

2004 Canadian Art - Continuing Studies through University of Western Ontario, Canada

2001 Arts Business Course with John White, The Arts Project, London, Canada

1994-1996 Life Drawing with Keith Howard, Fairview College, Peace River, Canada

1992 Graduate with Honors in Photography, University of Stellenbosch, RSA

1989-1992 B.A. in Graphic Art, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, RSA
Lecturers included Victor Honey, Paul Emsley, Pienaar van Niekerk,

1988 Textile Design with Susan Christopherson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA

1984-1986 Frank Joubert Art School, Cape Town, RSA

Events

2020/10/23-25 "The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl", Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada

2016/10/05- 10/22 "The Weird and the Woderful", Westland Gallery, London, Canada

2016/07/13-08/12 "Square Foot Show", Westland Gallery, London, Canada

2016/05/05-05/22 “Walking on Water” State of the Art, Cape Town, RSA

2016/03/14-05/05 “An exhibition of Sculpture : Zaan Claassens”, The Bay Hotel, Cape Town, RSA

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016/05/05-05/22 “Walking on Water” State of the Art, Cape Town, RSA
2010/01/20-02/15 Exhibition at The Winchester Mansions, Cape Town, South Africa
2005/12/13-20 BMW Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa
2004/09 Old City Hall, London, Canada
2004/05/11-22 “Brushstrokes of the Imagination: The Texture of Space”, The Arts Project, London, Canada
2004/04/16,17,18 London Artist Studio Tours, London, Canada

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012/11/23,24 “Grainne Mc Hugh and Zaan Claassens Sculpture Exhibition”, Constantia Village, Cape Town, RSA
2011/11/25-12/31 “Zaan Claassens & Annett Sobotta”, Wilhelmstrasse, Wiesbaden, Germany
2010/06-07 “Annett Sobotta and Zaan Claassens”, Gallery Art 8, Camps Bay, Cape Town, RSA
2004/01/06-02/03 "Romantic Winter", with Christian Cardell-Corbet, Grand Theatre, London, Canada
2003/11/4-29 “Fang & Zaan Self-Portrait Show”, with Fang Tong, The ARTS Project, London, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013/04/27-05/27 “Botanical Exhibition” (Juror: Gabriel Clark-Brown), South African Print Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2013/03/07-03/28 “Group Exhibition”, State of the Art Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2012/06/01-06/31 “Uwe Pfaff, Zaan Claassens & Annett Sobotta”, Art8 Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2011-2012 Selected Artists, Gallery Grande Provence, Franschoek, South Africa
2010/01-2010/12 Selected Artists, Hout Bay Gallery, Cape Town, RSA
2010/07/17-08/17 Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, RSA
2010/06 “Viva World Cup”, Rossouw Modern, Groot Constantia, Cape Town, RSA
2010/05/06 “What Stood the Test of Time?”, Rossouw Modern, Groot Constantia, Cape Town, RSA
2007-2008 “Selected Works”, The Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
2007/06/01-30 “SAA 71st Annual Exhibition”, St. Antony, Canada
2004/10/21,22,23 “Art In The Heart Of London 41th Anneversary” (Juror: Nancy Poole), St.Paul’s Cathedral, Canada
2004/04/16,17,18 “London Studio Tours”, London, Canada
2004/02/5-03/31 “Various Artists” The Art Exchange, London, Canada
2004/02/03-22 "Canadian Portrait Academy 6th Annual Exhibition, Grand Theatre, London, Canada
2003/12/05-31 “Christmas Exhibition”, The Art Exchange, London, Canada
2003/12/01-31 "Winter Exhibition", R J Page Art Gallery, Camelford, United Kingdom
2003/10/23,24,25 “Art In The Heart Of London 40th Anneversary” (Juror: Nancy Poole), St.Paul’s Cathedral, Canada
2003/10/03-11/02 “Canadian Portrait Academy Autumn Exhibition” (Juror: Dustin Chandler) Ajax Library, Ontario, Canada
2003/08/15-30 “CPA Overseas Exhibition of Small Works”, (Juror: Dustin Chandler) RJ Page Gallery, Camelford, UK
2003/07/18-31 “Summer Show”, The Art Exchange, London, Canada
2003/07/01-12 “New Canadians” (Juror: John White), The ARTS Project, London, Canada
2003/06/27-30 “Voice of Canada Celebrations” (Juror: John White), Covent Garden Market, London, Canada
2003/06/13-30 “The Global Village” (Juror: Ghassan Ridha), Sun Festival, Galleries@ the Galleria, London, Canada
2003/03/07-31 “Canadian Portrait Academy 5th Annual Exhibition” (Juror: Dustin Chandler, Stuart Simpson), The Grand
Theatre, London, Canada
2002/11/08-30 “The McIntosh Print Collection”, Galleries@ the Galleria, London, Canada
2002/06/06-30 “The Global Village” (Juror: Ghassan Ridha) Sun Festival, Galleries@ the Galleria, London, Canada
2002/05/03-18 “This Road Less Traveled” (Juror: John White) The ARTS Project, London, Canada
2002/03/07-30 “New Canadians” (Juror: John White) The ARTS Project, London, Canada
2001/05 “Woman Artists of the Northern Mariana Islands”, Arts and Culture Centre, Saipan, CNMI
1994/11 “Fairview College Art Show”, Peace River, Alberta, Canada
1992/11/01-30 “University of Stellenbosch Graduates Exhibition”, Oude Kerk, Stellenbosch, RSA
1988/06 “Miami University Textiles Exhibition”, Oxford, Ohio, US