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Elizabeth Balcomb is a South African sculptor living in Kwazulu Natal. She is currently represented by the Knysna Fine Art Gallery and the Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, curated by Trent Read. She is part of The Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective who have a base in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

She is to be represented by the Everard Read in Johannesburg and Cape Town beginning in 2015. In 2013 she was invited to South Korea to the Mosan Museum along with Christiaan Diedericks to represent South Africa as a sculptor. She won the Sasol New Signatures award in 2014.

2015
‘That Art Fair’, Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective, Salt River
‘Bring Your Own Identity’ , Trent Read, Knysna Fine Art Gallery
Unisa Space Art Gallery, CANSA Association. Pretoria
KKNK, With the Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Outdshoorn
Imibala Art Gallery, Elske Badenhorst, Somerset West
“Sasol New Signatures”. Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria (SOLO)

2014
“Exhale” CURATED BY Grace Kotze, Artspace Durban Gallery
Studio Gesso, Mellville Johannesburg
Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum Turbine Art Fair
“Flippin Vlambaar” Curated by Alex Hamilton, Prince Albert
“Anthropology 2” Curated by Grace Kotze
“Anthology” Curated by Carol Lee
Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.

2013
“Velvet” Curated by Christiaan Diedericks, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) Outdshoorn
“Intersections”, Strydom Gallery, George
“Homosapien “Curated by Grace Kotze, KZNSA
Invited to represent South African sculptors in the 11 International Art and Culture Symposium at the Mosan Art Museum in South Korea with Christiaan Diedericks.
“Angels” Grande Provence, Franschoek.

2012
“Interrelations”, Artisan Gallery, Durban
“Faces”, Artspace , Durban
Knysna Fine Art Gallery
Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban

2011
“Memories” , Artisan Gallery, Durban
Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban
“Rainbow Nation”, Durban Art Gallery, Durban

2010
“Jabulisa” curated by The Natal Arts Trust Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban
Ceramic Association National Exhibition, Franschoek Gallery, Franschoek

The Cryogenic Industries Group (Cryogenic Industries Inc). California
Sasol Collection, South Africa
Along with these, Elizabeth Balcomb’s work is also in the permanent collections of two other private international collectors.

Elizabeth Balcomb matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls High School in 1994. Thereafter, she studied Nature Conservation at Saasveld Forestry College (now the Nelson Mandela Forestry College) and received her diploma in 1998.

She worked for ten years in environmental education. Balcomb is a self-taught artist and has been a full-time sculptor for almost 10 years.

AWARDS
2010
Trailblaizer Award, Ceramic Association
2011
Premium Award, Ceramic Association
2012
Merit Award, Ceramic Association
2014
Winner of the Sasol New Signatures Award

GALLERY