Sophie Peters

b. 1968, Johannesburg, South Africa; lives in Cape Town.

Printmaker, painter and musician, Sophie Peters’ images reflect her personal history, her spiritual connections, and her relationship to the places and times in which she grew up, and continues to live.

Sophie Die Heldersiende KunstenaarDalena Van Jaarveld Kuier. 25 November 2009

Beyond Borders. Voyage Ensemble Sipho Velaphi & Linda Nkosi Ngwenya. Rootz. 2007

A cry from the heart: Sophie Peters

Her days are numbered Sanlam Exhibition

Black Artists Exhibit:Truth,reconciliation in art Lloyd Pollak. Cape Times. 29 September 1999


Breek of baas
Marie Claire. June 1997

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Resolute Sophie Fulfills her dream The Argus. 14 June 1995

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Life’s experiences as art Gareth Van Blerk. June 1995

Life and art: Sophie’s choice Shannon Neill. South Side 9. April 1994

Sophie Skets’wat sy voel’ Shireen Adams. Metro- Burger. Dongerdag. 25 November 1993

Sophie Peters. Group Show

 

 

“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together” , Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2007. Exhibition booklet.

“voyage ensemble, a journey together” , scalabrini centre, cape town 2006

 


Conversations with Sophie Peters [essay for exhibition catalogue]

This essay featured in the catalogue for Botaki Exhibition 3: Conversations with Sophie Peters, an exhibition curated by Mario Pissarra for Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town , 2005 

 

Art Education


1994: Advanced Teacher Training, Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.
1988: Ceramics training with Barbara Jackson, Cape Town.
1986 - 1987: Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2007: Hand To Plough Landscapes, The Framery Gallery, Cape Town.
1994: Cry from the Heart, Belville Association of Arts, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2010: 1910-2010: From Pieneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2010: Exhibition, Gill Alderman Gallery, Kenilworth, Cape Town.
2008: Provoke, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2008: Some South African Voices, Rose Korber Art Consultancy, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2006: Art in Business, Artscape, Cape Town.
2006: Face (In) Cape Town, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2006: A Journey Together, Voyage Ensemble, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki: Exhibition 2, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki: Exhibition 4, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004: Her Story, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town. 2004: Renaissance, Cape Gallery, Cape Town.
2004: A Decade of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2003: Dreams of Our Daughters, Klein Karoo Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn.
2001: The Hourglass Project: A Women’s Vision, Art on Paper, Johannesburg; UNISA Gallery, Pretoria.
2001: Homecoming, Guga S’Thebe, Cape Town.
2000: How the Land Lies, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
2000: Greatmore Studios Official Opening, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
1999: Print Exchange 1998-1999: Portfolio for Playing Cards, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria; Gencor Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: Ten Years of Printmaking, Hard Ground Printmakers, Sanlam Art Gallery, Cape Town.
1998: Siwela Ngaphesheya, Crossing the water, Robben Island Museum, Robben Island.
1998: Ekhaya, travelling exhibition, Western Cape.
1998: Dis Nag - The Cape’s Hidden Roots in Slavery, Iziko South African Cultural History Museum, Cape Town.
1998: Recent Publications, Hard Ground Printmakers, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
1997: Recent Publications, Hard Ground Printmakers, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
1997: Body Politic,Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
1996: Human Rights, South African Cultural History Museum, Cape Town.
1996: Barricaded Rainbow, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1996: Artists Against Apartheid, Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa.
1994: Creating Image, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
1993: South Africa in Black and White, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1993: Picturing Our World, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1993: Women on Women, Seef Trust Art Gallery, Cape Town.
1992: Looking Back, Community Arts Project, Cape Town.
1992: Visual Arts Group Travelling Exhibition, Zolani Centre, Nyanga East; Uluntu centre, Gugulethu; Mannenberg People's Centre; Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
1992: Tapestry Wall, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1991: Visual Arts Group Travelling Exhibition, Cape Town.
1991: Transition, Baxter Theatre Gallery, Cape Town.
1991: Art in the Avenue, Cape Town.
1989: Nude, South African Association of Arts, Cape Town.
1989: Serendipity, Gallery, Cape Town.
1987: Invited Artists, Johannesburg Art Foundation.
1987: Volkskas Atelier Exhibition, Cape Town.
1986: The Eye of an Artist, Gugulethu.
1986: Young Blood, South African Association of Arts, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2008: Mapping Cultural Echoes - Voyage Ensemble, Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA), Harare.
2001: Canada.
2000: Germany. Iceland.
1998: Artist for Africa, Sweden.
1997 - 1998: Sicula Sixhentsa Xa Sisonke – The South Africa Aesthetic, (USA travelling exhibition), Mississippi, Detroit, New York.
1995: Peace for Africa, Geneva.
1994: Exhibition, (USA travelling exhibition), Brooklyn, Massachussets.
1994: Relief in Black and White, Brighton Festival, Brighton.
1990: Zabalaza Festival, Institute for Contemporary Art, London

Collections


Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg.
Western Cape Provincial Government, Cape Town.
Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape.

Sophie Peters also has work in private collections in South Africa, Europe, the United States of America and Australia.

Commissions (mural painting and book illustrations)


2007: four paintings, Safmarine, Cape Town.
2005 - 2004: mural, Pentecostal Rapha Mission.
2004: Cape Span, Sea Point Protea Hotel, Cape Town.
1998: illustrations, Puleng and the Pumpkin, (children’s book).
1998: illustrations, Hair, (children’s book).
1998: linoprints, Truworths’ Millenium Calendar.
1997: illustration, True Love at Last, (Ginwala Dowling book).
1997: illustation, No More Stars in my Roof, (Ginwala Dowling book).
1997: illustation, The Original Natural Living Diary.
1996: mural, Robben Island Museum, Cape Town.
1996: mural, District Museum, Cape Town.
1996: mural, Department of Health, Cape Town.
1996: mural, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town.
1996: book cover illustration, The Black Sash Trust Annual Report.
1996: illustration, Day by Day - English Pupils’ Book 5 (M. Niller Longman book).
1993 - 1994: mural, (with Tshidi Sefako and Xolile Mtakatya), Nico Malan Opera House, Cape Town.
1991: mural, Transitions, (with members of Hard-Ground Printmakers Workshop), Baxter Gallery, Cape Town.
1990: four murals, (in collaboration with other artists), Zabalaza Festival, London.
1989: murals (in collaboration with other artists), Community House, Salt River, Cape Town.

Workshops & Residencies


2006: Community Art Workshop, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2004: Renaissance Printmaking Workshop, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2001: Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2001: Caversham Press, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
2000: Print 2000, Maastricht, Netherlands.
1997: Printmaking Project, Robben Island, Cape Town.
1990: Zabalaza Festival, London.

Publications (books, magazines, catalogues)


2008: SA Art Times, issue 11 vol. 3.
2006: Conversations with Tyrone Appollis, in Botaki: Exhibition 4, (catalogue), Mario Pissarra (curator), Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2005: Conversations with Donovan Ward, in Botaki: Exhibition 3, (catalogue), Mario Pissarra (curator), Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004: Conversations with Sophie Peters, in Botaki: Exhibition 2, (catalogue), Mario Pissarra (curator), Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004: 10 years 100 artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Sophie Perryer (ed.), Bell Roberts Publishing, Cape Town.
2004: Renaissance Printmakers Exhibition, (catalogue), Cape Gallery, Cape Town.
2004: Die Burger, October 1, p7.
1999: The Hourglass Project - A Women’s Vision, (catalogue), R Christian (curator), Fulton Country Arts Council, Atlanta.
1998: Marie Caire Magazine.
1998: Stern Magazine, Germany.
1997: A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004, Emma Bedford (ed.), Double Storey Books, Cape Town.
1997: E Rankin & P Hobbs, Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, David Phillip Publishers, Cape Town.
1997: Contemporary South African Art 1985-1995, Third Text, vol 11 issue 39, pp 95-103.
1994: Sarie Magazine.
1993: Femina Magazine.
1992: Culture and Empowerment: Debates, Workshops, Art and Photography from Zabalaza Festival, A Oliphant (ed.), Staffrider, vol 10 no 3, Cosaw Publishing, Johannesburg.

Awards


Numerous awards for book illustrations.

Other


Sophie Peters has taught art to children since 1987, including at Sakhile Children's Art Project, the Community Arts Project, and the Visual Arts Group in Cape Town.


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