DENBY MEYER

BIOGRAPHY

DENBY MEYER
(b. 1966, Johannesburg, South Africa)

 “We don’t always see the beauty in the landscapes or the everyday events around us, and I like to think that my paintings are observations of that.  That I am recording that which we don’t always have time to stop and look at or appreciate. A way of really looking at things. Sometimes it may be how the light catches the buildings in the city, or another time the clouds over the mountains in the distance, or even the comfort one feels when observing how friends meet at a street café. I think my paintings are a personal reflection of the many aspects of life around us, and while I like them to be honest, I don’t necessarily seek out that which is disturbing or unpleasant. I want them to be a visual appreciation of an experience, which may or may not resonate with the viewer, but at least leave them with a sense of satisfaction.”

Denby Meyer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1966.  She was educated in Johannesburg at Woodmead High School and the Johannesburg School of the Arts. She completed her studies in the United States of America, and at the Univestity of Cape Town, with a Liberal Arts Degree.  She did post graduate studies with the AAA Advertising school, before a short stint in advertising. Denby became a professional artist in the late 1990s, and is represented by the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg and Cape Town, where she has participated in a number of joint exhibitions, as well as having had a number of solo exhibitions.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2018
The Lightness of Summer, Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, London, United Kingdom


2017
Observations, Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2016  
Winter Collection
, Group Show,  Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

 

2015     

Summer in the City, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Homage, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa      
Winter, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa        

2014     

Summer Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2013     

Centenary Exhibition, Group Show,  Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Possessions, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012     

Small Pictures, Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2010     

Sex, Lies etc, Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2009     

Cityscapes, Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2008     

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007     

Southern Views, Joint exhibition with Harold Voigt, Walter Meyer and Albert Redelinghuis, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2005   
  

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Joint Exhibition with Hanneke Benade, Kerri Evans, Sasha Hartslief and Clare Menck, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2003     

Spring, Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2002     

An Exhibition of Watercolours, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2001     

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1999    

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa                      
1998     

Recent Works, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa