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Diane Victor

Painter

Diane Victor is an artist of uncompromising directness but with a strange quietness in her nature who tackles pressing issues – personal and social violence to racial anxiety, corruption, gender inequality, economic exploitation and social commentary – in the new contemporary South African landscape post-apartheid. In 1986, she graduated with a BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Despite the criticism she has received over her career, she has become a renowned South African artist and printmaker. Her works have been used in high school curriculums and she has won numerous awards. She has exhibited widely within South Africa and overseas and her work can be seen in leading South African corporate, state and private collections as well as in international collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.