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    Biography

    Born 1968

    Studies
    • 1989 - Educated at Birch Acres Primary and Norkem Park High, Kempton Park. Remembers spending 4 years at school learning art. Didn't think art was fun at all until his last year with Mr. Fuel, who is first on the list of those responsible for Richard wanting to paint more. Matriculated in 1987. Spent 13 years brewing. No further formal art training.
    • 1991 - Qualified Technical Illustrator.
    • 2001 - Full time Artist.
    • 2004 - Lithography Artist Press, Mpumalanga
    • 2008 - Silkscreen Keip silkscreening, Johannesburg
    Exhibitions

    2002
    • January - Hout Bay Gallery; Group Exhibition
    • March - Bellville Association of Visual Arts
    • April - Bay Art Gallery, Kalk Bay; Group Exhibition
    • May - Knysna Fine Art Gallery; The Art of Colour Exhibition with Vgallery
    • June - Art Channel Diversity 4 Exhibition
    • June - Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Finalist Exhibition
    2003
    • March - Lennox Gallery, London; Exhibition with Vanessa Berlein
    • June - AVA Gallery Cape Town; Members Exhibition
    • July - Hout Bay Gallery; Group Exhibition
    • August - Grosvenorvilla Art Gallery, Cape Town; Group Exhibition
    • September - VEO Gallery ,Cape Town; Art De Waterkant Group Exhibition
    • October - Brett Keble Awards (Inaugural), Cape Town; Finalist Exhibition
    • December - VEO Gallery ,Cape Town; Exhibition with Chris Basson
    • December - VEO Gallery ,Cape Town; Art of the Motorcycle - Harley-Davidson Centenary
    2004
    • January - Sue Lipschitz Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Group Exhibition
    • January - Rossouw Gallery Cape Town; White is a Colour Group Exhibition
    • September - Solo at Winchester Mansions, Cape Town
    • October - Brett Keble Awards 2004 Cape Town; Finalist Exhibition
    • November - AVA Absolut Vodka 9 group exhibition
    • November - Group exhibition at Muiz Studio, Muizenberg
    • December - Group exhibition at MOJA MODERN, Johannesburg
    • December - VEO Gallery ,Cape Town; Solo, Pop Goes The Easel
    2005
    • April - Rossouw Gallery Cape Town; Solo, Light Years Away
    • May - Woolworths in store; group exhibition
    • September - Moving Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium; Group Exhibition
    • November - AVA Absolut Secret 10 - Absolut Finale
    • December - VEO Gallery, Cape Town; Wavesacpes group exhibition
    • December - KIZO Art Gallery, Kwazulu Natal; Solo
    • December - VEO Gallery, Cape Town; Richard Scott invites Gavin Rain to exhibit with him
    • December - 34LONG, Cape Town; group exhibition, East West
    2006
    • January - Worldart, Hamilton Russell, Hermanus; Solo
    • February - Rossouw Gallery, Cape Town, An Evening of Erotica, Group Exhibition
    • April - Hout Bay Gallery; Solo
    • March - 34LONG, Cape Town; group exhibition, Metal
    • July - CTICC, Solo, Supermodel 2006
    • August - KIZO Art Gallery, Aston Martin Exhibitionroom, Sandton; Group Exhibition
    • August - KIZO Art Gallery, Decorex, Johannesburg; Group Exhibition
    • October - Moving Gallery, Leuven, Belgium; Speechless; Group Exhibition
    • December - KIZO Art Gallery, Kwazulu Natal; Group Exhibition
    • December - VEO Gallery, Cape Town; Wavesacpes; Group Exhibition
    2007
    • January - Worldart, Cape Town, Solo
    • February - Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, Homemakers, Group Exhibition
    • February - VEO Gallery, Cape Town, Wavesacpes, Group Exhibition
    • March - Marlies Dekkers, Amsterdam, Open Closed
    • April - Worldart, Johannesburg, Solo
    • April - Kizo Art Gallery, Decorex Cape Town, Group Exhibition
    • April - Cape Town School of Photography, Group Exhibition
    • May - Winchester Mansions, Cape Town, Solo
    • May - Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville, Cape Town, Solo
    • June - Worldart, Cape Town, Beauty and the Beasts, solo
    • August - Kizo Art Gallery, Decorex JHB Galagher, AffordArt
    • August - Kizo Art Gallery, Cape Town, Homemakers, Group Exhibition
    • August - Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, Homemakers, Group Exhibition
    • September - Paarl, Cultivaria, Die vol met die af vlerk, Group Exhibition
    • September - Kizo, Durban The Heritage Exhibition, Group Exhibition
    • October - Kizo Art Gallery, Heritage, Group Exhibition
    • October - Kizo Art Gallery, Glamour Aid, Group Exhibition
    • November - Hawaan Evening, Durban, Group Exhibition
    • November - Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, Umdwebo Festival, Group Exhibition
    2008
    • January - Worldart, Cape Town, Solo
    • January - Kizo Art Gallery, Durban, Oubaai, Group Exhibition
    • February - VEO Gallery, Cape Town, Wavescapes, Group Exhibition
    • February - Sexpo, Durban, Group Exhibition
    • March - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Affordable Art Fair, London
    • March - Worldart, Cape Town, Solo, Hypnotized
    • March - Peacock Gallery, Franschoek, Solo Cottage Fromage
    • April - Kizo, Durban, Erotica, Group Exhibition
    • May - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Bristol Art Fair, Bristol
    • May - Kizo, Durban, Ready Made, Group Exhibition
    • July - Stephen Falcke, Decorex, Johannesburg
    • August - Watercomfort, Johannesburg, Solo
    • September - Kizo, Durban The Heritage Exhibition, Group Exhibition
    • October - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Manchester Art Fair, Manchester
    • November - Watercomfort, Johannesburg, Solo, VISI magazine
    • November - Die Meul, Philadelphia, Cape Town, One day only art splash, Group Exhibition
    2009
    • February - Luca Carniato; Treviso, Italy; The South African Wave
    • February - Lisa King; Cape Town; Group Exhibition
    • March - Peacock Gallery, Franschoek, Solo Cottage Fromage
    • March - Luca Carniato; Treviso, Italy; Gas Clothing Store Instore Exhibition
    • March - Carniato; Treviso, Italy; Piola Instore Exhibition
    • March - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Affordable Art Fair, London
    • April - Imbizo Gallery, Balito, South Africa, Landscapes and Trees, Group Show
    • April - Lisa King; Cape Town; Art on the Piazza, Group Exhibition
    • May - Sexpo, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Solo Exhibition
    • May - Imbizo Gallery, Balito, South Africa, Heritage Art Exhibition, Group Exhibition
    2010
    • March - Imbizo Gallery, Balito, South Africa, Shapes and Scapes, Group Exhibition
    • March - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Affordable Art Fair, London
    • March - Miart, Luca Carniato, Milan, Italy, Group Exhibition
    • December - Felix Pakhuis, Antwerp, Belgium, Solo Exhibition
    2011
    • January - La Modella Nel Ritratto Contemporaneo, Italy, Group Show
    • March - Demelza Prettejohn, England, Affordable Art Fair, London
    • June - South Africa Meets the World, FORME d' ARTE, Venice Italy, Group Exhibition
    2012
    • September - Bill & Partner, Butzbach, Frankfurt, Germany, Vernissage, Solo Exhibition
    • December - POP International, New York, at Miami Basel 2012, Think Big, Believe Bigger, Group Exhibition
    2013
    • April - Dutch Girls Have More Fun, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Solo Exhibition
    • December - Joyride, Vespa, Waterfront, Cape Town, Solo Exhibition
    2014
    • January - Print Launch, Meerlust Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Solo Exhibition
    • September - Joyride, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, Solo Exhibition
    • October - Joyride, Daville Baillie Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Solo Exhibition
    2015
    • May - MAD Foundation Exhibition, Arabella Golf Estate, Hermanus, South Africa, Solo Exhibition
    • July - Black, White, Red and Yellow. An imaginative exploration of the life and times of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A journey of discovery by Benny Gool (photojournalist) and Richard Scott (artist) - in collaboration with the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. Cape Town Town Hall, South Africa, Colaborative Solo Exhibition
    2016
    • December - FOUR, Deville Ballie Gallery, Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa, Solo Exhibition
    Inspiration
    • My wife, son and daughter
    • Helping other artists
    • Hearing people say "I can do that"
    • The sea
    Media
    Pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, lithography, etching, sculpture, new media, and photography


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