Gina Heyer

Gina Heyer

Born in 1983, South Africa
Lives and works in South Africa

Heyer graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Stellenbosch University in 2011. She is currently lecturing drawing at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University. Her most recent solo exhibition at Art Gallery (now Brundyn + Gonsalves) entitled Threshold was concerned with subtle metaphysical and uncanny aspects of seemingly ordinary and unoccupied interiors.


Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2012. Order and Division, Brundyn + Gonsalves (catalogue), Cape Town
  • 2010. Threshold, iArt Gallery (now Brundyn + Gonsalves) (catalogue), Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2019. σύγχρονος (sýnchronos) Recent works by South African artists. Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
  • 2019. A Smaller Scale. Ebony/Curated, Cape Town
  • 2018. Shifting Boundaries: A selection of Works showcasing South African Women Artists of the past 100 years. From the Kilbourn Collection. Welgemeend, Cape Town
  • 2017. 20 year Birthday Celebration. Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
  • 2017. Fluid: Perspectives in Paint. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2017. Clare, Theo, Johann & Friends. Art.b Gallery, Belville
  • 2016. Nano. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2016. MONO/LINO: Theo, Jono, Clare and friends. Art.b Gallery, Belville
  • 2016. Home Truth: Domestic Interiors in South Africa. Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2015-2016. Defining the Narrative. Gallery MOMO, Cape Town
  • 2015. Jamestown Art Exhibition. Rynse Kerk, Stellenbosch
  • 2015. However, works on paper by South African artists. Art Hub Gallery, London
  • 2015. Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection. Map of the New Art, Venezia – Fondazionne Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
  • 2015. Grafen Graven: US Visual Arts Department Staff Exhibition. GUS, Stellenbosch
  • 2014–2015. Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection. The Art World, Museo Bilotti, Rome, Italy 
  • 2014. Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection. Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy
  • 2014. ‘Brave New World’ 20 Years of Democracy. Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2013. Paint+ Experimental Ventures into Expanded Painting. Brundyn+Gonsalves, Nirox Projects, Johannesburg
  • 2012-2013. MATERIAL / REPRESENTATION. Brundyn+Gonsalves, Cape Town
  • 2011. Jo-burg Art Fair. Johannesburg
  • 2009. Propositions: MAX Masters in Visual Arts Students Exhibition, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 2006. Portrait Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town
  • 2006. Absa L'Atelier Awards (catalogue), Pretoria
  • 2006. Graduate Exhibition, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
  • 2005. PPC Cement Young Sculptors Award, Pretoria


  • 2006. Public vote favourite artwork, AVA Portrait Exhibition
  • 2006. 2nd Prize, KUKO Art Competition
  • 2005. 1st Prize in technical excellence; PPC Cement Young Sculptors Award


  • 2010 Melvin Minaar, Art Times (Review)


  • Iziko South African National Gallery
  • University of Stellenbosch Sasol Art Museum
  • Sanlam
  • Luciano Benetton Collection
  • South African National Gallery