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

2019
SUMMER, Everard Read, London, UK
SUMMER, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2018
The Lightness of Summer, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

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

2015
Summer in the City, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Homage, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014
Summer Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2013
Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Possessions, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012
Small Pictures, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2010
Sex, Lies etc, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2009
Cityscapes, 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, 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