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Stephen Inggs

Stephen Inggs

Professor - Printmaking

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Professor Stephen Inggs holds a Master of Arts (Fine Art) degree from the University of Natal and a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking from the University of Brighton, England. Inggs holds regular solo exhibitions of his creative work nationally and internationally. His work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions and art fairs such as AIPAD, Art Chicago, Photo LA, A.r.e.a. Art Region End of Africa in Reykjavik, Iceland and the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland where he was a prizewinner in 2003. Inggs’ work is held in numerous collections including Iziko South African National Gallery, Durban Art Gallery, University of Cape Town, Rand Merchant Bank, MTN, Sanlam, Northwestern University, the Library of Congress and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, USA.

Inggs’ creative research focuses on the visual representation of overlooked material objects and places, as emblems of transience and history. Using an ‘archaeographical’ method of finding, collecting and photographing, his creative work explores ideas about the meaning of objects and places, and the potency that lies in their associations and traces of history, society, nature and culture. The objective of his work is to create new layers of meaning, linking our thoughts about the constructions of the past in relation to the present. The process of working with material objects as still lives and reviving them from relative obscurity, underlines the way it is possible to transform an object’s value, and confer a canonical status to something that has been previously overlooked. His research looks at ways in which visual analysis and creative translation can give new meaning to human engagement with the inanimate object world.

Major research interests include printmaking, photography, artists’ books and portfolios, and the archaeology of identity. Projects have been largely located in lithography, photography and printmaking, each of which has had a complex history and relationship to issues of identity and the politics of knowledge. The influence of aesthetic criteria in printmaking and photography is an ongoing concern that has informed his creative production.

Solo Exhibitions

International:

  • 2011 Inheritance, Hackelbury Fine Art Ltd, London. 12 May – 11 June
  • 2006 Platteland, Hackelbury Fine Art Ltd, London. 12 September – 21 October
  • 2004 New Work, Hackelbury Fine Art Ltd, London. 12 March – 01 May

National:

  • 2014 CAS Gallery, UCT. 24 October – 17 November
  • 2014 Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 18 September – 25 October
  • 2011 Legacy, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town. 02-30 November
  • 2006 Silentium, Art on Paper, Johannesburg. 4 – 23 November
  • 2006 Solitude, Gallery Joao Ferreira, Cape Town. 5 – 29 April
  • 2004 Journeys, Gallery Joao Ferreira, Cape Town. 12 March – 01 May
  • 2004 Residuum, Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg. 09 -28 October
  • 2002 New Work, Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg. 20 July – 08 August
  • 2002 Sensum. Gallery Joao Ferrreira, Cape Town
  • 2000 Continuum, Gallery Joao Ferrreira, Cape Town
  • 1997 Stanford Series, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • 1993 S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1984 N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

Group Exhibitions

International:

  • 2015 Zona MACO Photo,International Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico. September
  • 2014 Rhinos are Coming, Instituto de Artes, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 14-30 November.
  • 2013 Graphic Arts from the World – Africa, International Centre for Graphic Arts, 22 Feb -22 March, Krakow, Poland.
  • 2013 Graphic Arts from the World – Africa, International Centre for Graphic Arts, 22 Feb -22 March, Krakow, Poland.
  • 2010 Art Chicago International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art, May 13-May 16, Chicago.
  • 2010 The AIPAD Photography Show New York. International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-based Art, Video and New Media. March 18-21. Park Avenue Armory, New York.
  • 2009 Art Miami International Contemporary Art Fair, 02-06 December. The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown Blvd, Miami, USA
  • 2009 Vision, Devotion, Revelation (curated by Kate Stevens) 17 October -12 December. Hackelbury Fine Art, London, England
  • 2009* Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition, Shanxi University College of Fine Art and Beijing Centre Academy of Fine Art, China
  • 2009 ArtHamptons. International Art Fair. July 10-12. The Bridge Hampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton, New York.
  • 2009 Art Chicago International Contemporary Art Fair April 30-May 03, Chicago
  • 2009 AIPAD New York. International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-based Art, Video and New Media. March 26-29. Park Avenue Armory, New York.
  • 2009 Art Palm Beach Contemporary art, photography, video, installation art, public sculpture, and design. 15-19 January. Palm Beach, USA
  • 2008 Photo Miami The International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-Based Art, Video and New Media. December 4-9. Wynwood Art District, Miami.
  • 2008 Movement to Light (curated by Fraser Conlon) 03 December 2008 – 09 January 2009 Amaridian Gallery, New York.
  • 2008 ArtHamptons. International Art Fair. July 11-13. The Bridge Hampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton, New York.
  • 2008 AIPAD New York. International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-based Art, Video and New Media. April 10-13. Park Avenue Armory, New York.
  • 2007 AIPAD Miami. International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-based Art, Video and New Media. 5-9 December. Wynwood Art District NW 31st Street and North Miami Avenue Miami, Florida
  • 2007 London: Miami Preview Hackelbury Fine Art, 12 Oct – 3 Nov, London
  • 2007 Art Chicago Contemporary Art Fair April 27-30, Chicago
  • 2007 AIPAD The Photography Show 2006 February 10th – February 12th, 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue & 67th Street, New York City
  • 2007 Photo LA The 16th International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition January 18-21 Santa Monica
  • 2006 Photo Miami. The International Contemporary Art Fair for Photo-based Art, Video and New Media. 6-10 December. Miami, Florida
  • 2006* Inklandia An international print exhibition curated by Kathryn Reeves. Perdue University, Indiana, USA
  • 2006 AIPAD The Photography Show 2006 February 10th – February 12th, 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue & 67th Street, New York City
  • 2005 Working Proof portfolio Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland, 4th Impact International Printmaking Conference
  • 2005 Hand in Hand portfolio Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland, 4th Impact International Printmaking Conference
  • 2005 Art London international contemporary art fair. Burton’s Court, St Leonard’s Terrace,Chelsea, London, England, June 8-12
  • 2005 AIPAD: The Photography Show, 10-13 February, New York Hilton, New York, USA
  • 2005 Palm Beach 3 14-17January, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, USA
  • 2004 AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) Photography Show, New York
  • 2004 Photo London, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London
  • 2004 Identity (curated by Sharlene Khan and William Wells) Stichting Art & Theatre, Amsterdam
  • 2003 International Print Triennial, Krakow
  • 2003 Women’s Work curated by Susan Urano, Southern Graphics Conference, Boston
  • 2002 Positions of South African Photography Today, OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Dusseldorf
  • 2001* Triennial 100 Cities 2001-2003
  • 2000 A.r.e.a. Art Region End of Africa – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2000* International Print Triennial Nurnberg 2000
  • 2000* International Print Triennial 2000- Krakow
  • 1998 Cape Town Artists: Canberra Institute of Arts, Australian National University
  • 1997* International Print Triennial ‘97- Krakow
  • 1994* International Print Triennial ‘94 – Krakow
  • 1993* Sixth International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition – Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
  • 1992 Fifth International Biennial Print Exhibition – Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
  • 1986* Ninth British International Print Biennale, Bradford and the Victoria and Albert Museum, England
  • 1985 Tributaries – BMW touring exhibition, Germany
  • 1985* Second International Biennial Print Exhibition – Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
  • 1984* First International Biennial Print Exhibition – Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
  • 1982/83 Graphics and Watercolour Exhibition – Lindau/Passau, West Germany

National:

  • 2015 Battleground (curated by michael Godby) National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. 02-12 July.
  • 2014 1515:Rhinos are Coming, Michaelis Galleries, UCT, Cape Town. 28 April-15 May.
  • 2013 Dinner Collection (curated by Alastair Whitton) Barnard Gallery, Cape Town. 12.12.2013 – 30.01.14
  • 2013 Point of View: Contemporary South African Photography (curated by Alastair Whitton) Barnard Gallery, Cape Town. 25.07.13 – 29.08.13
  • 2012 Cross-Currents, (curated by Alastair Whitton) at David Krut Projects Cape Town, 31 July – 25 August.
  • 2012 Landscape Re-orientation (curated by Alastair Whitton) David Krut Printroom, Cape Town. 28 April – 30 June.
  • 2011 A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011 (curated by Clare Butcher) The AVA Gallery, Cape Town. 21 November to 12 January.
  • 2011 Landscape to Literature (curated by Pippa Skotnes) The Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 18 August – 06 September.
  • 2011 Threshold (curated by Virginia MacKenny) Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 24 September – 19 October.
  • 2010 Made in Translation: images from and of the landscape (curated by Pippa Skotnes and Petro Keene) Iziko South African Museum, 21 November 2010 to September 2011, Cape Town.
  • 2010 The Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape. Iziko Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Cape Town. Curated by Michael Godby.
  • 2009 Homage Portfolio of prints, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2008 Print ’08 Myth, Memory and the Archive (curated by Sanford Shaman) August 13- September 19. Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 2007 Is there Still Life? Continuity and Change in South African Still Life Painting (curated by Michael Godby) Old Town House, 17 Nov – 31 March 2008. Cape Town
  • 2007 Greenhouse – From Painting to Plastic Bell-Roberts Gallery at Lourensford, 20 Oct – 3 Dec, Cape Town
  • 2007 Print 07 Bell-Roberts Gallery at Lourensford, 4 Aug – 4 Oct, Cape Town
  • 2004 Decade of Democracy, Iziko SA National Gallery
  • 2004 Working Proof, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
  • 2004 Working Proof portfolio of lithographs (curated by Stephen Inggs) Art on Paper, Johannesburg
  • 2004 North/South Pulse (curated by Titia Ballot) University of Stellenbosch Art Museum, Stellenbosch
  • 2004 Curiosity CLXXV (curated by Pippa Skotnes, Fritha Langerman and Gwen van Embden) Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town
  • 2003 Then and Now, Iziko-SANG
  • 2001 What’s Bred in the Stone. The Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • 1999 Contemporary Printmaking, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery
  • 1998 Drawn in Stone: 200 years of Lithography from the Permanent Collection. South African National Gallery
  • 1998 What’s Bred in the Stone. First South African Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • 1997 Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown and Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • 1997 South African Contemporary Art 1985-1995, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1996 Artworks in Progress – Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1996 91 Artists-91 Years Exhibition – NSA Gallery, Durban
  • 1995 Contemporary Prints 1994-1995 – University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.
  • 1995 Icons for the Interregnum: Collaborative printmaking project with Helmut Starcke – South African Association of Arts, Metropolitan Life Gallery, Cape Town.
  • 1993 The Incisive Eye – The Arts Association of Bellville
  • 1993 The Art of Printmaking – Primart Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1992 Printmaking and Recent Acquisitions – Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery
  • 1991 Printmakers – S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1989 Artists’ Proofs and Prints – N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
  • 1987 Michaelis Staff Exhibition – Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, N.S.A. Gallery
  • 1986 The Art of Lithography – South African National Gallery,
  • 1986 Eighteen Prints – Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery, Market Gallery, N.S.A. Gallery and Baxter Theatre
  • 1985 Paperworks – N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
  • 1985 On Paper – S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1984 University of Natal Staff Exhibition – Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery
  • 1983 Natal Lecturers’ Exhibition – Studio Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 1983 Natal Graphics – S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1982* Cape Town Triennial – South African National Gallery and nationally
  • 1981* National Graphic Exhibition – N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
  • 1981* New Signatures Exhibition – N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
  • 1980* Bellville Graphic ’80 – Association of Arts Gallery, Bellville, Cape
  • 1979 Natal Touring Exhibition – Prints and Drawings, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban and nationally

Awards

  • 2007 NRF B3 rated researcher
  • 2003 NRF C1 rated researcher
  • 2003 Prize-winner International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland

Publications

Books:

  • 2014 Inggs, S.C. Object Relations: Essays and Images, Michaelis School of Fine Art: Cape Town. ISBN 978-0-620-63500-4
  • 2011 Inggs, S.C. 665: Making Prints With Light. Michaelis School of Fine Art: Cape Town. ISBN 978-0-620-51872-7
  • 1998 Inggs, S.C. What’s Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography. Michaelis School of Fine Art: Cape Town. Limited Edition Artists’ Book.

Articles:

  • 2012 Inggs, S.C. Reflections on Developing Distinctive UCT Graduate Attributes in Developing Student Graduateness and Employability (eds. Coetzee, M. et al.). p211-212. Knowres Publishing: Randburg. ISBN 978-1-86922-189-8
  • 2010 Inggs, S.C. Panoramic Photographs of ⎢Xam Lands, Arbeidsvreug and Springbokoog in Made in Translation: Framing images of and from the landscape. Skotnes, P. (ed), A publication accompanying an exhibition at Iziko South African Museum: p99. Cape Town: Jacana. ISBN 978-1-4314-0080-5.
  • 2010 Inggs, S.C. Towards a typology of place. In Langerman, F. (ed), Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: p10-15. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art. ISBN 978-0-620-48450-3.
  • 2008 Inggs, S. Strandveld Series Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: p36-41. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art. vol 9. ISBN 978-0-620-42166-9
  • 2006 Inggs, S.C. Terra Incognito Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: p24-26. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 8. ISBN 978-0-620-37407-1
  • 2005 Inggs, S.C. Lingua Franca p113-114 Grapheion 2005: European Review of Modern Prints, Books and paper Art. ISSN 1211-6904
  • 2003 Sensum Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 10-15. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art. ISBN 978-0-620-48450-3.
  • 2001 Continuum Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 40-43. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 6. ISBN 0-7992-2066-3.
  • 1998 Rock and Roll: Shifts in Lithography since Senefelder Paper delivered at the First South African Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University
  • 1998 Shedding Light on Unearthed Images Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 30-33. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 5. ISBN 0-7992-1911-8.
  • 1994-5 Stanford Series. Artworks in Progress, vol. 4, Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 89-90. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 4. ISBN 0-7992-1708-5.
  • 1994-5 A Collaborative Printmaking Project: Icons for the Interregnum by Helmut Starcke. Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: p20-23. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 4. ISBN 0-7992-1708-5.
  • 1993 New Dimensions Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 10-15. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 3.
  • 1993 Printmaking – Cookery or Collaboration Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 10-15. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 3.
  • 1991 The Poetry of Places and Offset Prints Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: 10-15. Cape Town: Michaelis School of Fine Art, vol 2.

Catalogues:

  • 2014 Inggs, S.C. Index: Retrospective Exhibition (edited by Stephen Inggs), Michaelis School of Fine Art: Cape Town.
  • 2013 Works of Art, New Engineering Building (edited by Josephine Higgins), UCT: Cape Town

Conferences

  • 2015 Object Lesson: A haptic approach to printmaking in a hybridized post-digital age, Impact 9 International Printmaking Conference, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China.
  • 2014 Rhinos are Coming – international lectures on printmaking and installation art, Insitute of Arts at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre
  • 2008 Presentation at Print 08 Seminar Series, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2005 Kontakt, 4th Impact International Printmaking Conference, Berlin
  • 2004 Southern Graphics Conference, Rutgers University, USA
  • 2003 3rd Impact International Printmaking Conference, UCT
  • 2001 2nd Impact International Printmaking Conference, University of Art and Design,Helsinki
  • 2001 Cortona International Printmaking Conference, Italy
  • 2001 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
  • 1999 1st Impact International Printmaking Conference, University of West England, Bristol,
  • UK
  • 1998 Organiser and Convenor of Colloquium: Lithography and the Print in Books celebrating
  • the 200-year anniversary of the invention of lithography
  • 1998 Editor and Producer of What’s Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography
  • 1997 Centre for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University, USA.Study and Research
  • 1993 Aluminium Plate Lithography Workshop, The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico.
  • 1989 Research visit at Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York and The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico.
  • 1988 Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in London.
  • 1987 Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in Paris. Particular focus on the prints of Picasso and late impressionists.
  • 1986 Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in New York and Boston. Particular focus on the prints of Jasper Johns.

Collections

  • International Print Triennial Collection, Krakow, Poland
  • Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, USA
  • Library of Congress, USA
  • Northwestern University, USA
  • Perdue University, USA
  • Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • Durban Municipal Art Gallery, Durban
  • Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
  • Mangosuthu Technikon, Umlazi
  • University of KZN, Pietermaritzburg
  • University of Cape Town
  • ARUP, UK
  • Ralph Lauren, USA, Europe, Russia and Japan
  • Takashimaya, USA and Japan
  • Liberty Life
  • Standard Bank
  • Telkom
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Sanlam
  • MTN

Curations

  • 2014 Ijusi 1994-2014: Towards a New Visual Language (curated by Stephen Inggs, Josephine Higgins and Garth Walker), Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town 27.06-23.07.14
  • 2013 Works of Art, New Engineering Building (assembled and curated by Stephen Inggs), UCT, 18.11.2013 – Permanent collection.
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