IS Art is the brainchild of the illustrious curator, art historian, and proprietor, Ilse Schermers-Griesel. This revered gallery has been a mainstay of the South African contemporary art scene since its inception in 2007. With over 30 years of involvement in the art community, both locally and internationally, Ilse's résumé is nothing short of extraordinary. Consulting, collecting, critiquing, and publishing are just some of the accomplishments that have cemented her reputation as a leading figure in the art world.


At IS Art, Ilse leads with a seasoned and stoic hand, navigating the ever-changing tides of contemporary art with ease. Her unwavering dedication to showcasing and promoting emerging and established artists alike has earned IS Art a reputation as one of the most sought-after galleries in South Africa.


As a curator, Ilse's discerning eye and unparalleled expertise are reflected in the carefully curated exhibitions that grace the walls of IS Art. Each exhibit is a testament to the gallery's commitment to presenting works of art that challenge and inspire the viewer, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of South African art.


IS Art's success is not limited to the walls of the gallery, however. Ilse's passion for art has extended to the publication of several books on South African artists, cementing her reputation as an authority in the field.


In short, IS Art is not merely a gallery, but a destination for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. With Ilse at the helm, the gallery continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art, cementing its position as a true gem of the South African art scene.