Liebner-Anthony van Zyl was born on the 3rd of April 1985 in Potchefstroom in what is now known as Northwest Province in the Republic of South Africa. After matriculating and a short sabbatical he enrolled for a diploma in Fine and Applied Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology and completed his studies in 2011.

Van Zyl was selected in 2008 for a student group exhibition at the Pretoria art museum. Van Zyl took part in two, two man shows in December 2011, Forests of Expression and June 2012, Expression…

His work was selected for a group exhibition at the Fried Contemporary Gallery in Pretoria 2013 and was shown alongside artists such as Dirk Bahmann, Gordon Froud amongst others. This exhibition was curated by well-known academic curator Elfriede Dreyer.

Van Zyl also created trophies from 2009 - 2011, for the company Nativa (Pty) Ltd. He completed an art project, in 2010, for Nativa (Pty) Ltd.

van Zyl is currently a part time employee (Position; Fine and Applied artist) of Beetroot Fabrics Incorporated, as of 2013.

In 2014 van Zyl entered the Art Lovers 1932 competition and was selected as one of the finalists curated by Diane Victor and Carl Jeppe. van Zyl also joined a Minatare group exhibition at the Art Lovers 1932 Gallery in Waterkloof Pretoria.

Liebner-Anthony van Zyl was invited to show his work at the 2014 Turbine Art Fair through Art Source South-Africa exhibiting with well-known South-African artists such as Usha Seejarim and Wilma Cruise.

He works and lives in Centurion

Van Zyl’s interests are design and technology as applied to motor design and contemporary watches.

A personal achievement was summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2008.


2014 - Art Lovers 1932 Competition, Finalist at a group exhibition curated by Carl Jeppe, Diane Victor and Loeritha Saayman. Pretoria, South Africa

2011 – National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts. Tshwane University of Technology - Having complied with the requirements of the act and statute, Pretoria, South Africa