Izak Johannes Matthys Buys

Born:
16/09/1992, Namibia, Windhoek

Education:
Matriculated from The King’s School Robin Hills 2011, with 5 IEB distinctions including Visual Arts and History
Head Boy 2011.
Currently studying B.A. Fine Arts at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, to graduate in 2015
Accepted in Golden Key 2012-2013

Awards:
Received merit award for matric final piece in National IEB Art Competition 2011
Winner of the Basil Read Construction Company, Living Sculpture competition 2012
Won second prize in Kumba Iron Ore’s BEE procurement in mining competition 2012
Won a painting merit award at the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts competition in 2014
Won the Lizamore and Associates Mentorship Programme portfolio showcase through the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts competition in 2014.
Was overall winner in the Hello Ambassador Design Competition and Awards in 2014

Group Exhibitions:
Exhibited in the National IEB Art Competition 2011 Exhibited at second year Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, portrait exhibition, 2012
Exhibited in the Hidden Urban Histories Exhibition, at University of Pretoria 2013 Exhibited in a print exhibition curated by Diane Victor and Gordon Froud, at Art Lovers Gallery 2013
Exhibited in the international Photocopy Club Show 2014
Exhibited in the After the Storm group exhibition at Resolution gallery 2014
Exhibited in the After the Storm II group exhibition at Resolution gallery 2014
Exhibited in the Pyromancers portfolio showcase at the Lizamore and Associates gallery 2015
Exhibited in the Voices Against Xenophobia pop-up exhibition 2015
Exhibited in the Conversations in Progress exhibition at the Anton van Wouw House 2015
Exhibited in the Seven Deadly Sins group exhibition at Trent Gallery 2015
Exhibiting in the Pan-African Absa Ate’lier top 100 exhibition 2015

Community Projects:
Mural Painting of University of Pretoria’s medical campus, under guidance of University of Pretoria Visual Arts department, 2012
Participated in Pretoria’s Cool Capital initiative 2014

Work Experience:
Interned at Resolution Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg under Ricardo Fornoni
Currently illustrating for Health Society of South Africa
Exhibition installation at Lizamore and Associates gallery

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection