About

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I'm David, I draw pictures and write stories. Based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

 
 

David Griessel’s exhibitions and awards

 2011

Winner in collaboration with Mine Kleynhans of Fractal Construct Your Skin competition.

2012

Part of Fractal Young Artist’s Exhibition, Penumbra at Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Regional finalist for Absa L’Atelier competition

Part of Group Exhibition, Portal at The Stegman Gallery, Bloemfontein

 

2013

Part of group exhibition, Prophecy at Grahamstown Art festival

Part of group exhibition, Prophecy at Two by Two studio in Johannesburg

Part of Fine Arts and Affiliated Artists group exhibition at The Vryfees

 

2014

Part of group exhibition, Bodhi at Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein

Part of group exhibition, In transit at the Platteland Preview in Smithfield

Part of Fine Arts and Affiliated Artists group exhibition at The Vryfees in Bloemfontein

Solo exhibition, Nocturama at Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein

Solo exhibition, Reveries at William Humphreys Gallery, Kimberley

2015

Collaborative exhibition, The Stargazer with Erick Strydom at Gallery on Leviseur

Group exhibition, Fop at the Platteland Preview in Smithfield

Solo exhibition, Night Aquarium at Gallery on Leviseur

Performed live drawing in the award winning play, Let's Eat Hair at The Free State Art Festival 

Night Aquarium exhibition travels and is exhibited at Luvey and Rose in Cape Town

Group exhibition, Heroes at Young Blood Gallery in Cape Town

Selection of works exhibited at The Amazing Pop up Shop in Bello Vista Studios at The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town

2016

Solo exhibition, Arboretum at Dylan Thomaz Studio in Cape Town

Group exhibition, Break The Spell at Oude Libertas Gallery in Stellenbosch

Group exhibition, Summer Saloon at The Drawing Room in Cape Town

Group exhibition, Esemble at Gallery on Leviseur in Bloemfontein

Group exhibition, Bestiary at Untitled Studio in Cape Town

Solo exhibition, Musings at The Eye in Cape Town

Dual exhibition with Linki Lutz, Zoologica Fantastica at PJ Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch

Solo exhibition, Sylvan at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town. 

Part of Annual Art Fair of Bennet Contemporary, Roodebloem Studios, Cape Town 

2017

Dual exhibition, Zoologia Fantastica, with Linki Lutz at Haas Collective, Cape Town

Group exhibition, Mythology/Morphology at Diedericks/Faber Fine Art, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Glimpses of Eden at Imibala Gallery, Somerset West 

Group exhibition, Red at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town

Participated in the artist alley at Fancon Comic Convention at The CTICC, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Nocturnal Meanderings at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town. 

Group exhibition, Winter Art Exhibition at Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein 

Group exhibition, A line is a dot that went for a walk at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Studio Clowder's Inktober at PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch 

Participated at The Comic Market, Open Book Festival at The Homecoming Center, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Vanguard at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Little Jewels at Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein 

Group exhibition, Kleine Kunst Uitsalling at Kotze Art Gallery, Bloemfontein 

Solo exhibition/Book launch, The Little Books of Mystery at Haas, Cape Town 

2018

Group exhibition, Oneirica at Craft and Graft, Cape Town  

Solo exhibition/Book launch, The Little Books of Mystery at Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein 

Pop--up exhibition, Daily Drawings at Kenxt Space, Cape Town 

Group exhibition, Step into the shoes at Johann Van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria 

 

Illustration clients: 

Lapa Publishers

NB Publishers 

New Contrast Literary Journal 

 

Other Experience: 

Art Editor at New Contrast Literary Journal (2016 - ) 

Part of Collective, Studio Clowder (2016 - )

Part of non profit art organisation Fractal ( 2013 - 2015) 

Publications: 

New Contrast issue 177 (2017) 

Die Beste Suid-Afrikaanse Spookstories (Lapa Uitgewers) (2014) 

Die swaeltjie wat nie kon vlieg nie (2014) 

Blou is nie n kleur nie (NB Uitgewers) (2017) 

Lowbrow Cats (Graffito Press) (2014) 

Spreek Die Woord / Break The Spell (2016) 

The Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa (2014)