FLORIAN WOZNIAK

BIOGRAPHY

FLORIAN WOZNIAK
(b. 1962 Hanover, Germany)

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Florian Wozniak was born in Hanover, Germany in 1962.  He spent his childhood in Germany, India and then in South Africa.  In 1982 to 1986 he studied sculpture, printmaking, drawing, painting, history of art, art criticism, German and religious studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  In 1986 he graduated with a BA in Fine Art, majoring in sculpture.  From 1987 to 1988 Wozniak studied and travelled throughout Europe. He attended a course in lithography at the Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg, Austria, and carving marble at Studio Carlo Nicoli in Carrera, Italy.

 

In 1989 he was employed as a sculptor/stonemason in Winterthur, Switzerland.  From 1990 to 1991 he earned practical experience while he furthered his studies in stone carving and other sculpture techniques, e.g. bronze casting at the Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland.  He attended a school for advanced studies in sculpture, as well as attending other courses in related fields such as drawing, morphology, ceramic art and art history.

 

In 1991 he was employed as a technical assistant and tutor at the Bildhauerschlile Mullheim, Switzerland, This included the supervision and guidance of students with respect to their artistic development  and giving classes in life drawing. From 1992 to 1997 he worked independently as a sculptor in Johannesburg with frequent assignments and travels throughout South Africa, Europe and USA.

 

In 1993 and 1997 he participated in the Sculpture Symposium Littenheid in Switzerland.  He has enjoyed successful solo and group exhibitions in South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.  His sculptures form part of many local and international public and private collections.

 

 

 

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Education

 

1982-86        

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, BA Fine Art

 

1987-88        

Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg, Austria

Studio Carlo Nicoli, Carrara, Italy

 

1989              

Stonemason assistant at Studio Jurg Frei, Winterthur, Switzerland

 

1990-91        

Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2016  

Opening Gallery Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery, London, UK

 

2015  

Winter, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa

 

2014  

Winter Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2013  

Summer of Sculpture Exhibition at Mount Nelson, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

100 Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2011  

Horse, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa

15th Anniversary, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2010  

View from the South, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2009  

Sex, Power, Money, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2007  

Art London, Everard Read Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2003  

Art London, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa

 

2002  

Holland & Holland Gallery, New York, USA

 

1997  

Bildhauersymposium Littenheid, Switzerland

 

1993  

Bildhauersymposium Diessenhofen, Switzerland

Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1992  

South African Art: The German Contribution, RAU Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1990  

Annual Exhibition, Bildhauerschule Mullheim, Switzerland

 

1989  

The Ragged School Exhibition, London

 

1988  

Vita Art Now, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1986  

New Signatures, Pretoria, South Africa

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2012  

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2011  

Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2009  

New Work, Solo Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

 

2006  

Solo Exhibition, Everard Read , Cape Town, South Africa

 

2004  

Solo Show, Everard Read , Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2003  

McHardy Sculpture Company, London, UK

 

1999  

Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa

McHardy Sculpture Company, London, UK

 

1997  

Galerie ExNorm, Steinheim am Albuch, Germany

 

1996  

Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1993  

Galerie Kathy Steinke, Wangen a. Aare, Switzerland

Art Centre Group, London, UK

 

1987  

Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Music and Drama

 

COMMISSIONS

 

1999  

Public sculpture for the Johannesburg Botanic Garden: Friendship

 

1998  

GT Ferreira (private collection), Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

  1. Dippenaar (private collection), Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1994  

ExNorm Haus, Steinheim am Albuch, Germany

 

1991  

Architekturburo Baumann, Sulgen, Switzerland

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Gencor Collection, Johannesburg

St Andrew's Church, Zurich

  1. J. Wolfensberger, Mont sur Rolle, Switzerland
  2. Leaf, London