Force (Series-Without Master)
Eunice Geustyn, born Johannesburg 1962, holds a National Diploma in Fine Art from the Cape Technikon (1982), a B A Fine Art from UCT (1988), a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma from UCT (1989) and a M Fine Art from UCT (1996). During her extensive tertiary education she was the recipient of many scholarships, prizes and awards, including the Kochi National Gallery Prize and the Katrine Harries Print Award. Since 1990 she has participated in a large variety of exhibitions throughout South Africa and in Australia, the USA, Belgium, Germany and Japan. Her work is represented in the art collections of ABSA, Citibank SA, Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, Kochi National Gallery and SA Reserve Bank, as well as in many private collections. She is currently the executive head of the Ruth Prowse school of Fine Art in Cape Town.
Geustyn\\\'s iconography can be described as derived from ecofeminism, the main impetus of which is the creation of an awareness that the earth is in a state of environmental degradation. The thread that runs through the entire series is the evocation of the \\\"tainted sublime\\\". Each of the prints refers to an aspect of environmental damage. However, it is not possible to return to a mythical golden age. The ecofeminist perspective proposes a new anthropology which recognises that humankind should co-exist with nature, the relationship marked by mutual care, not domination or exploitation.
EDUCATION: 1996: MFA at University of Cape Town.
1989: Postgraduate Advanced Diploma at UCT.
1988: BAFA in Fine Art from UCT.
1982: National Diploma in Fine Art from the Cape Technikon.
1979: Matriculated from Good Hope Seminary.
SCHOLARSHIPS: 1996: UCT Research Scholarship & McIver Scholarship.
1995: Jules Kramer Scholarship for Art & McIver Scholarship.
1994: CSD Scholarship and McIver Scholarship.
1989: Jules Kramer Scholarship for Art & McIver Scholarship.
AWARDS: 1996: Kochi National Gallery Prize.
Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Award.
PUBLICATIONS: What’s Bred in the Stone: the art and technique of lithography. Katrine Harris Print Cabinet, 1998.
COLLECTIONS: Absa Bank Collection.
Boland Bank Collection.
Citibank SA Collection.
Katrine Harries Print Collection.
Kochi National Gallery.
Sasol Museum Art Collection.
South African Reserve Bank.
South African National Gallery.
University of Cape Town.
2012 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at Cleandesign Center, Lahti, Finland
2011 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland
2011 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at Gallery Rantakasarmi in Helsinki, Finland
2011 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
2010 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg
2010 Invited Artist, South African Print Gallery, Cape Town
2010 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at ArtSpace, Durban
2010 Waters-Vesia-Amanzi, Group Show at AVA, Cape Town
2009: Exquisite Corpse Portfolio, Pretoria Association of Art
Exquisite Corpse Portfolio at ABSA KKNK NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, Oudtshoorn. South Africa
2008: Curated the show “Baring” at AVA, CT.
2007: Without Master, Two-woman show with Lynette Bester at AVA, CT.
2005: Body of Knowledge, Solo Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town.
Landscape in Transit, Curated Group Show, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
2003: The Brett Kebble Art Awards, Finalist, CTICC, Cape Town.
Passage, Invited Artist, Temenos Gallery.
World Art Vision-Reasons to Love the Earth, Sejong Museum for Fine Arts, Seoul, Korea.
2001: Passage, Invited Artist, Old Arts Gallery for Contemporary Art, Pretoria.
Passage, Solo Exhibition, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2000: Address Redress Print Collection ‘99, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
1999: Transition, Invited Artist, US Museum, Stellenbosch.
Conflux Group Exhibition, Tendences Mikado, Luxembourg, Belgium. Woman’s Day Exhibition, Baxter Gallery, Cape Town.
Printmaking Group Exhibition at the US Art Gallery. Stellenbosch.
Dystopia- Solo Exhibition, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.
1998: Vital Signs, Photospace Gallery, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra, Australia.
New Signatures, Jean Welz Gallery, Worcester, South Africa.
1997: Volkskas Atélier Awards, Bloemfontein.
Two-Woman Show, Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, SA.
Memory, Myth and Ritual- Solo Exhibition, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.
International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregan, USA.
1996: Third Kochi International Printmaking Triennial in Kochi, Japan.
Nederlandstalige Vrouwlike Grafici Exhibition in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Printmaking Group Exhibition at US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.
Volkskas Atélier Awards, Pretoria.
1995: Printmaking Group Exhibition at the US Art Gallery. Stellenbosch.
Graphic Print Exhibition, at the Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg, Germany.
Four-Woman Show at the Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
1994: South African Exhibition at the International Gallery of Contemporary Printmaking in Philadelphia, USA.
1993: Printmaking Group Exhibition at the US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.
All about Eve Group Exhibition at the Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
Momentum Life Awards, Johannesburg.
1992: Three-Woman show at the Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town.
A Zanier Future Exhibition at the Chelsea Gallery.
1990: Volkskas Atélier Awards, Johannesburg.