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Ruan Huisamen

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Ruan Huisamen

Born in 1991 Cape Town, South Africa

Currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 ecce homo, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015 Not a Portrait, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2015 Die Burger-100 Jaar, Artscape Marble Foyer, Cape Town

2015 Die Kunstenaar as Outeur, KKNK, Prince Vincent building, Oudtshoorn

2015 Drawing the Line, Art.b Gallery, Bellville

2015 Portretteer, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch

2015 Review, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg

2014 Art for Cancer, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch

2014 Oogwink-‘n Kunstenaarsblik, KKNK, Oudtshoorn

2013 Art for Me, Cape Town

2013 SAADA Arts Fair, Johannesburg

2013 SPI National Portrait Award, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

2013 NAADA Arts Fair, Sandton, Johannesburg

2013 Absa L’Atelier, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg

2013 Faces and Phantoms Exhibition, The Dorpstreet Gallery, Stellenbosch

2011 Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

2009 Sanlam Vuleka Arts Competition, Bellville Library, Cape Town

Private Collections:

Works held in private collections in United States, Canada, England, France and South Africa

Awards:

2013 SPI National Portrait Award Top 40

2013 Absa L’Atelier Top 10

2011 Sasol New Signatures finalist

2009 Sanlam Vuleka Arts Competition Finalist

2009 Tygerberg Eisteddfod Highest Honors recognition

2009 Chaeli Campaign 3rd Place

2008 Tygerberg Eisteddfod Best Work Trophy

Other Experience:

Apprenticeship under Louis Jansen van Vuuren, July-October 2012