Ruan Huisamen Bio

Ruan Huisamen Profile

Biography

Ruan Huisamen was born in 1991 in Cape Town, South Africa.

After returning from a three-month apprenticeship under Louis Jansen van Vuuren he began working as an artist.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 SIGNATURE, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015 Sanlam Portrait Award, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

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

 

Print Media:

Erasmus, Esmé: Durbanville artist among Sanlam winners, Tygerburger, p. 11, 28 August 2019

Brits, Elsabé: Emily Hobhouse, published by Tafelberg, Cover Illustration, p. 301, p. 336, 2016

Graham, Julie: Hyper-Realism: The Art of Ruan Huisamen, InFlight, April 2016, p. 34-37

Graham, Julie: Hyperrealism, SKYE Magazine, December 2015, p. 32-34

Rust, Riette: Nee, did nie foto’s nie!, Vrouekeur, cover, p.10-11, 27 November 2015

Van Zyl, Pieter: Yes, it’s all done by hand!, YOU Magazine, p. 20, 24 September 2015, #459

Steyl, Louisa: Huisamen’s ‘Mandi’ on display, Tygerburger, p.18, 9 September 2015

Van Zyl, Pieter: Ja, Dis met die hand gedoen!, Huisgenoot, p. 96-97, 3 September 2015, #951

Hanekom, Sandra: Ruan Huisamen – Die Enigma van Vlekkelose Skoonheid, Die Kunste, p. 10, 31 July 2015

Myburgh, Adele: Visuele eerbetoon aan ‘koerant gebore uit hoop en smart’, Die Burger, 6 April 2015, p. 1 & 4

Grande Provence boasts ‘a treasure trove’ for art-lovers, Cape Times, Cape Town, 3 February 2015, p. 18

Collard, Bronwyn: The Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa, October 2014, p. 118

Lane, Penny: Limits of Perception, Premier Magazine, October 2014, p. 16-22

Huisamen, Ruan: Mastering Methods, The South African Artist, Issue No. 13, November 2013, p. 48 – 58

 

Online Periodicals:

Louisa Steyl, Huisamen’s Mandi on display as Top 40, Netwerk24.com, access date: 9 September 2015, http://www.netwerk24.com/tygerburger/nuus/2015-09-09-huisamens-mandi-on-display-as-top-40/

Gordon Glyn-Jones, Why South African Art is selling overseas, The South African.com, access date: 30 June 2105, http://www.thesouthafrican.com/why-south-african-art-is-selling-overseas/

Johann Lodewyk Marias, Louis Jansen Van Vuuren. Geportretteer, versindaba.co.za, access date: 10 June 2014, http://versindaba.co.za/2014/06/10/louis-jansen-van-vuuren-geportretteer.

Layla Leiman, Being in the Top Ten, between 10 and 5, access date: 5 March 2014, http://10and5.com/2014/03/05/absa-latelier-being-in-the-top-ten/

 

Television:

Fanie Cronjé, Interview, Flits, kykNET, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 February 2015

Johnny Davids, Interview, Kwêla, kykNET, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 May 2014

 

Private Collections:

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

 

Awards:

2019 Sanlam Portrait Award Top 5

2015 Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40

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 TygerbergEisteddfod Highest Honors recognition

2009 Chaeli Campaign 3rd Place

2008 Tygerberg Eisteddfod Best Work Trophy

 

Residencies:

2012, Studio residency, Chateau de la Creuzette, France

2015, Studio residency, Chateau de la Creuzette, France

2018, Studio residency, Chateau de la Creuzette, France

 

Other Experience:

Apprenticeship under Louis Jansen van Vuuren, July-October 2012, October-November 2015 and May-August 2018