diane victor

Victor was born in Witbank, South Africa. She received her BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, in 1986. From 1990 to the present, Victor has lectured part-time, teaching drawing and printmaking at various South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, Wits Technikon, Pretoria Technikon, Open Window Academy, Vaal Triangle Technikon, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg. 

Selected solo exhibitions

2015 One Pound of Flesh, Viewing Room at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2014 Smoke Portraits, Collector’s Room at Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

2013 No Country for old women, KKNK Festival, Oudtshoorn

2012 Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery

2011 Fables and Folly: Diane Victor, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa

2011 Innibos Festival, Nelspruit

2010 Smoke Screen: Frailty and Failing, David Krut Projects, New York

2010 Transcen, Goodman Galler, Johannesburg

2009 Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom

2005 Smoke Drawings, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town

2003 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

1997 Civic Theatre commission, Tesson Theatre, Johannesburg

1994 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

1990 South African Arts Association, Pretoria Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg

Johan Thom in conversation with Diane Victor

Click here, or the image below, to read our online publication featuring a selection of works from her exhibition in the Collector’s Room, titled: ‘Smoke Portraits’ as well as a conversation with Victor and Johan Thom about her smoke drawing techniques and working methods.

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