LYNDI SALES

BIOGRAPHY

LYNDI SALES

(b. 1972 Cape Town, South Africa )

 

 

STATEMENT

 

Sales' new body of work exists at the interface of art and rationalism, reason and wonder. Working with hand-woven textiles, sculptural installation and collage, she uses the “basic building blocks of the universe” as a departure point for her artistic enquiry.

Whilst located in a scientific register – an interrogation of the properties of light or the cold crystalline structure of chemicals – this original departure point is refracted through the lens of art and infused with a deeply personal aesthetic sensibility. Conceived symbiotically, Sales' surprising melding of art and science take on new and curious configurations. For Sales, it is wonder that binds art and science in mutually beneficial exchange.


  

BIOGRAPHY

 

Lyndi Sales is based in Cape Town. She has been creating a series of installations and artworks for the past sixteen years. Her constructions made of intricately cut perspex, paper, rubber, fabric and stone often shed light on the fragile nature of our existence and temporality.

She has held solo shows internationally at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, Toomey Tourell in San Francisco and M Contemporary in Sydney – and locally in South Africa at the Goodman Gallery, the Everard Read and Whatiftheworld galleries. She has participated in numerous group shows in South Africa, the USA, Austria, the UK, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Australia. Her works can be found in major collections locally and internationally.

Sales has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and at the University of Stellenbosch. Sales represented South Africa at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She was a merit award winner in the ABSA Atelier Awards, a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center grant and has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center as well as the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium.

 

 

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QUALIFICATIONS

 

Graduated from University of Cape Town  (BA.FA) with distinction in 1995

Graduated from University of Cape Town  (MA.FA) with distinction in 2000

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016              

New Works, Circa Gallery Everard Read, Johannesburg

New Works, Cat street Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2015              

No Place, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town

Featured Artist, Gallery Maria Lund, Paris Art Fair, Paris

 

2014              

DSS2, Circa Gallery Everard Read, Johannesburg

Praeternatural Light, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

 

2013              

Levitate, M contemporary, Sydney

 

2012              

Deep Sky Survey, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town

Apperception, Toomey Tourell, San Francisco 

 

2011              

Passive Surveillance, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

 

2010              

Blur Zone, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg

Astronomical Seeing, Sarah Khan Contemporary, Lichtenstein

Solo show, Galerie Sylvia Bernhardt, Germany

 

2009              

in transit, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco

in transit, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

 

2008              

TRANSIenT, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town        

 

2007              

1 in 11 000 000 Chances & works at the

Dieu Donne Papermill NY , Gallery Momo, Johannesburg

 

2006              

1 in 11 000 000 Chances, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

 

2003              

Anomaly, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

 

2001              

Ancestral Journeys, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Ancestral Journeys, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

 

1996              

Circus, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND ART FAIRS

 

2017

Southern Abstraction, Everard Read, London.

Spectrum, CIRCA, Johannesburg

 

2016              

Hong Kong Art Fair, MContemporary, Sydney

 

2015            

Lyndi Sales & Larry Bell, Art Miami New York , Toomey Tourell      

Bronxe Steel and Stone, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

JHB Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

Dubai Art Fair, Whatiftheworld Gallery Dubai

 

2014              

I take it all back, Nirox projects, Arts on Main, Johannesburg

JHB Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

Cape Town Art Fair Featured artist, Cape Town

 

2013              

Shimmerings- Artists unearth light, Cavalie, Stellenbosch

Wonderworks, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Curated show, Sydney Art Fair, Sydney

 

2012              

Outside the Lines, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town

Archipelago, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

Positive Tension, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town 

 

2011              

VENICE BIENNALE, South Africa Pavilion « Desire: Ideal

Narratives in Contemporary South African Art », Venice

GIVE ME SIX, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

Manet’s too tight to mention, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town

ART ON PAPER - Brussels drawing fair, with Galerie Maria Lund, Brussels

SLICK 11 Artist Projects, Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris

DRAWING NOW - Le salon du dessin contemporain, with Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

Toomey Tourell, Miami Basel, Miami

Threshold, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town

A Natural Selection 1991 - 2011, AVA, Cape Town

 

2010              

accrochage, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

CHIC Dessin, Paris

 

2009              

At the end of the Rainbow, Bie& Vadstrup, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group show, KKNK, Oudtshoorn

Print, The South African Print Gallery, Cape Town

DESSIN – AFFIRMATIF! new works on paper, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

Group show, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg

 

2008              

Holland Paper Biennale, Museum Rijswijk, Holland

Between meaning and Matter, Bell-Roberts, Gallery Cape Town

Print'08, Bell- Roberts Cape Town

Intervention, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria

 

2007              

Spier Contemporary, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch

Turbulence, Hangar-7 Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

South Africa on paper, GBK Gallery, Sydney, Australia

14th Tallinn Print triennial, Tallinn, Estonia

Rich and Strange, Newport, UK

Critics Choice, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town    

Greenhouse, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Somerset West

ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

 

2006              

20 Artists 06. Contemporary printing, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

Group show of prints, Art on Paper, Johannesburg

ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

 

2005              

Finding you, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

 

2004              

Pulp, Bellville Art Association, Cape Town

Miniatures, Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg

ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

 

2003              

YDESIRE, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

ABSA L’Atelier, Johannesburg

 

2002              

Book Arts, Pensacola Museum of Art, USA

Hoerikwaggo, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

 

2000              

Soft Serve, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

 

1999              

Postcards from South Africa, Axis Gallery, New York

 

1998              

Printexchange, Print conference, Grahamstown

4th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kotchi, Japan

 

1997              

London Printmakers Council, London, United Kingdom

 

1996              

London Print Workshop, London, United Kingdom

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

2011       

54th Venice Biennale, South African Pavillion

 

2008       

Selected to participate in the 2008 Holland Paper Biennale

 

2007       

Merit award: 2007 ABSA L’Atelier

Recipient of the Vermont Studio Centre residency fellowship, USA

Awarded the PARTage residency in Mauritius

Selected to participate in the 2008 Spier Contemporary Competition

 

2006       

Top ten finalist ABSA L’Atelier

 

2003       

Top ten finalist ABSA L’Atelier

 

1996       

Winner of the 1996 London Print Workshop

 

1995       

Winner of the Amateurs graphics award, Bellville Art Association, Cape Town

 

1991       

Merit winner: Sanlam

 

COLLECTIONS

 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, USA

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, USA

New York Public Library, USA

University of Northern Illinois, Dekalb, USA

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Red Bull, Austria

FMT, Austria

French bank La Société Générale

ABSA, Ernst and Young, Eskom, Hollard, Santam, Sasol, Deneys Reitz

South African Breweries, Telkom, Nando, University of Cape Town, University of South Africa,

Standard Bank and South African National Gallery,

Jack Ginsberg artist book collection, South Africa

Various private collections locally and abroad