FLORIAN WOZNIAK

BIOGRAPHY

FLORIAN WOZNIAK
(b. 1962, Hanover, Germany)

Florian Wozniak was born in Hanover, Germany in 1962.  He spent his childhood in Germany, India and then in South Africa.  In 1982 to 1986 he studied sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, history of art, art criticism, German and religious studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  In 1986 he graduated with a BA in Fine Art, majoring in sculpture.  From 1987 to 1988 Wozniak studied and travelled throughout Europe. He attended a course in lithography at the Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg, Austria, and carving marble at Studio Carlo Nicoli in Carrera, Italy.

In 1989 he was employed as a sculptor/stonemason in Winterthur, Switzerland.  From 1990 to 1991 he earned practical experience while he furthered his studies in stone carving and other sculpture techniques, e.g. bronze casting at the Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland.  He attended a school for advanced studies in sculpture, as well as attending other courses in related fields such as drawing, morphology, ceramic art and art history.

In 1991 he was employed as a technical assistant and tutor at the Bildhauerschlile Mullheim, Switzerland, This included the supervision and guidance of students with respect to their artistic development  and giving classes in life drawing. From 1992 to 1997 he worked independently as a sculptor in Johannesburg with frequent assignments and travels throughout South Africa, Europe and USA.


In 1993 and 1997 he participated in the Sculpture Symposium Littenheid in Switzerland.  He has enjoyed successful solo and group exhibitions in South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.  His sculptures form part of many local and international public and private collections.

 
EDUCATION

1982-86               
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BA Fine Art

1987-88               
Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg, Austria
Studio Carlo Nicoli, Carrara, Italy

1989                     
Stonemason assistant at Studio Jurg Frei, Winterthur, Switzerland

1990-91               
Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland      

 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     
Opening Gallery Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery, London, UK

2015     
Winter, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa          

2014     
Winter Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2013     
Summer of Sculpture Exhibition at Mount Nelson, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
100 Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa                                  
2011     
Horse, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa
15th Anniversary, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2010     
View from the South, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2009     
Sex, Power, Money, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2007  
   
Art London, Everard Read Johannesburg, South Africa

2003     
Art London, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa

2002     
Holland & Holland Gallery, New York, USA

1997     
Bildhauersymposium Littenheid, Switzerland

1993     
Bildhauersymposium Diessenhofen, Switzerland
Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa

1992     
South African Art: The German Contribution, RAU Johannesburg, South Africa

1990     
Annual Exhibition, Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland

1989     
The Ragged School Exhibition, London, UK

1988     
Vita Art Now, Johannesburg, South Africa

1986     
New Signatures, Pretoria, South Africa

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012     
Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2011     
Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2009     
New Work, Solo Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2006     
Solo Exhibition, Everard Read , Cape Town, South Africa

2004     
Solo Show, Everard Read , Johannesburg, South Africa

2003     
McHardy Sculpture Company, London, UK

1999     
Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa
McHardy Sculpture Company, London, UK

1997     
Galerie ExNorm, Steinheim am Albuch, Germany

1996     
Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1993     
Galerie Kathy Steinke, Wangen a. Aare, Switzerland
Art Centre Group, London, UK

1987     
Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Music and Drama

 
SELECTED COMMISSIONS

1999     
Public sculpture for the Johannesburg Botanic Garden: Friendship

1998     
GT Ferreira (private collection), Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
L. Dippenaar (private collection), Johannesburg, South Africa

1994     
ExNorm Haus, Steinheim am Albuch, Germany

1991     
Architekturburo Baumann, Sulgen, Switzerland

 
SELECTED  COLLECTIONS

Gencor Collection, Johannesburg
St Andrew's Church, Zurich
T. J. Wolfensberger, Mont sur Rolle, Switzerland
R. Leaf, London