N.Dip Fine Art (Ruth Prowse School Of Fine Art)
Christopher Denovan was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1983. He graduated from Ruth Prowse with a body of work focusing on Portraiture depicting Prejudice and Discrimination in gender and ethnicity. In 2006 Chris began studies at 'The Animation School' where he went on to win the 'Best Concept Characters' prize and graduated with two internationally recognised certificates in Maya and 3D studio Max.
In 2008 Chris signed on at the animation studio 'Clockwork Zoo' as head of the backgrounds department and animator developing international shows such as Florries Dragons, Caillou, and Mr Bebe.
In 2010 Chris left the Clockwork Zoo studios to focus on his fine art. He has exhibited his paintings in various group shows locally in South Africa while developing his own personal style. The artist was commissioned by the Danish Society of Engineers IDA på DTU to paint a portrait of their first female Chairman, Frida Frost in 2015.
Group exhibition 'Autumn 2020', StateoftheART, Cape Town
Solo exhibition 'Body Plants', 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town
Group exhibition 'Undercurrents' at StateoftheART, Cape Town
Group exhibition 'Voyage' at Art In The Yard, Franschhoek
Solo exhibition 'Lost In Known Territory', 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town
Group exhibition: Sanlam Portrait Award 2017, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery
Group exhibition 'Untitled: Spring', StateoftheART, Cape Town
Group exhibition 'Dream Rift', Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town
Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition 'Artficial Beasts', Art In The Yard, Franschhoek
Group exhibition 'Life.Body.Time', StateoftheART, Cape Town
Solo exhibition 'Breaking The Mould', Rust-en-Vrede Gallery,
Group exhibition 'Manuscript', StateoftheART, Cape Town
Solo exhibition Obsessed With Ourselves, StateoftheART, Cape Town
Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
Salon 91, Cape Town
The White House, Plettenberg Bay
Pendock Wine Gallery, Cape Town
Chandler House, Cape Town
StateoftheART, Cape Town