Simon Back 2016-10-20T09:54:22+00:00

Project Description

Born in 1966 and brought up in Harare, Zimbabwe. Educated at St Johns Primary School, Peterhouse and ILSA college, was taught art under Helen Lieros. In 1985 went on to study Fine Art at the Cape Technikon in Cape Town, majoring in Printmaking.

Returned to Zimbabwe in 1988 and worked towards his first one man exhibition later that year. Worked continually through to 1991, focusing mainly on painting, but also touching ceramics, welding and printmaking, as well as teaching. In 1992 was invited to work in Zurich, Switzerland, towards an exhibition at the end of that year.

Apart from participation in group shows and work on a mural with Babette Fitzgerald, the following few years were not creatively intensive. In1996 was married and moved to Mauritius Island, working with CTMI, Church Team Ministries International and later had two little girls. The following few years were spent working in shop design. In 2000 found studio space and began work on a series of paintings. At the end of 2002 held a one man exhibition at McGrath Galleries in New York. The following few years worked part to full-time in the firm of Architects ‘No Coffee’ while continuing with painting.

2008 has seen the building of a studio and a return to teaching as well as painting on a more full-time basis.

Year Exhibition
1986 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1988 Young Artist’s Exhibition
1988 Graphics Exhibition
1989 Graphics Exhibition
1989 Paintings – one man show
1989 Summer Exhibition
1990 Graphics
1990 The New Decade
1990 Paintings and Drawings – one man show
1991 Summer Exhibition
1991 Graphics Exhibition
1992 Graphics Exhibition
1992 Small Works by Prominent Artists
1993 Graphics Exhibition
1993 Prominent Artists
1994 The Land
1994 Prominent Artists
1994 Summer Exhibition
1995 Gallery Delta 20years
1995 Homage to Frederico
1995 Summer Exhibition
1996 Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe Today
1996 Explorations Transformations
1997 Prominent Artists
1997 Wind Objects
1998 Prominent Artists
1998 Graphics Group Exhibition
1998 Summer Exhibition
1999 Eve of the Millennium
2000 Gallery Delta 25years
2004 The Collector’s Exhibition
2004 Works on Paper – Drawings and Graphics
2004 Legacy – Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
2005 Back to Back – one man show
2005 Gallery Delta 30 years, Gallery Delta
2006 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta