FLORIAN WOZNIAK

BIOGRAPHY

Florian Wozniak

(b.1962 Hanover, Germany)

Florian Wozniak spent his childhood in Germany and India before moving to South Africa. He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, majoring in sculpture. He continued his studies in Europe studying lithography at the Internationale Sommerakadelilie Salzburg, Austria and carving marble at Studio Carlo Nicoli in Carrara, Italy.

"Wozniak's sculptures show the spirit of an experienced and earnest sculptor as he has discovered and worked with his determined and unselfconscious imagination. These traces are clearly visible in his elegant works. They tell us that there is real life to be seen here, and that there was real life in their making. In the changes from a Classical mode to a more Hellenistic one, from static to looser forms, and from ideal renderings to more textured ones, there is evidence of Wozniak’s maturing as an artist. In each figure we find sensitivity, truth and power.


– [Adapted from a text by Matthew Friedland]

 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Southern Aspect - A Group Exhibition, Everard Read, London, UK

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
 
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