Carl Becker

Carl Becker graduated cum laude with a BA in Fine Arts from Rhodes University in 1980, and went on to do his Masters in Fine Arts, also graduating cum laude, in 1992. He has taken part in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions since 1990.

2012Our Land-Ons Land, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery. With Monique Pelser.

2012 – Group show, Carol Lee Fine Art, Bamboo, Johannesburg

2011 – Group show, Lilian Road Studios, Fordsburg, Johannesburg

2011The Cape Pierneef sites, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town

2011 – Group show, Carol Lee Fine Art, Bamboo, Johannesburg

2010On The Rhodes, group exhibition, These Four Walls, Cape Town

2009Four Pierneef Sites, solo exhibition, Everard Reed Johannesburg

2009 – Johannesburg Art Fair (Everard Read)

2009 – The Great South African Nude, group exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg

2008 – Group show, Lilian Road Studios, Fordsburg, Johannesburg

2007 –  Around Here, solo exhibition, Bamboo, Johannesburg

2006 – Group show, Lilian Road Studios, Fordsburg, Johannesburg

2005 – History Paintings, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg

2004 – 10 years of Democracy,  group show, Everard Read, Johannesburg

2003 – Selected for Brett Kebble Art Awards

2003 – Jo’burg Notes, with Hermann Niebuhr, Carol Lee Fine Art

2002 – Group shows, Carol Lee Fine Art, Bamboo, Johannesburg

2002Into the Light, finalist, Jo’burg Art City project. Work displayed on building in Bree Street.

2001 – Places, solo show, Carol Lee Fine Art, Bamboo, Johannesburg

2000 – Turning Heads, group show, London

1999 – Solo show, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

1998 – Group show,  Gertrude Posel, Wits University

1997 – Gauteng Images, solo exhibition, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

1996 – Illustrations from Le Vaillant, solo show, Grahamstown Festival

1995 – Show, with Kobus Kloppers, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

1994 – Biting the Ballot, Market Theatre, Johannesburg

1993 – Momentum Art Now, Pretoria

1993 – Group show, Grahamstown Festival

1993 – Conversation Pieces, solo show, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

1992 – Vita Art Now, Johannesburg

1992 – Volkskas Atelier, Durban

1991 – Cape Town Triennial

1990 – Volkskas Atelier, Pretoria

1990 – Solo show, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg

Public Collections

  • Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
  • SA National Gallery, Cape Town
  • Durban Art Gallery
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery

Corporate Collections

  • SASOL, Johannesburg
  • Berardo Art Foundation, Johannesburg
  • AT&T, Johannesburg
  • Telkom, Pretoria
  • Barclays SA, Johannesburg
  • KPMG, Johannesburg
  • Siemens, Johannesburg
  • Cologne Reinsurance, Johannesburg
  • Webber Wentzel and Bowens, Johannesburg
  • BHB Billiton
  • SAB Millers

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• Carl spent several months in Paris in 2000, at the Cite Internationale des Arts. The residency was awarded by the South African National Association of Visual Arts.

• He has also played rhythm guitar for the Radio Kalahari Orkes.

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