Born in 1948 and having received her education at Central Primary School and the Girls High in Potchefstroom, Behrmann’s artistic journey began with studying art at Bill Ainslie Studios, which eventually evolved into the Johannesburg Art Foundation. This educational background paved the way for her unique combination of painting with a career as an archive researcher for films, books, and museum installations, collaborating with notable figures such as Angus Gibson and William Kentridge in theater installations.
In 1988, Behrmann faced a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, which significantly impacted her ability to paint between 1994 and 1997. During this challenging period, she shifted her focus towards filmmaking. However, she now describes herself as “stabilized and replaced with good spare parts,” indicating an improved health condition.
Despite the obstacles, Behrmann actively participates in exhibitions and undertakes private commissions, showcasing her energetic commitment to her craft. Her studio is located at The Bag Factory in Johannesburg, where she continues to pursue her artistic endeavors.
Solo Exhibitions 2021 David Krut Gallery Johannesburg: Tomorrow
2009/10 David Krut Gallery, Johannesburg. Journey
1993 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1986 Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
1984 Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
Group Exhibitions 2023 Optimal Vibration Group Exhibition, Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
2022 Bag Factory Johannesburg Open Studios
Bag Factory Salon Sale
2021 FADA Gallery Bag Factory 30th Aniversary Exhibition
David Krut Projects – Turbine Art Fair Johannesburg on- line due to Covid 19
2020 David Krut Projects – KKNK Arts Festival (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsfees – Little Karoo National Arts Festival) on- line due to Covid 19