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About me

 

I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape and currently live in a small forest north of Pretoria with my husband, mother, two dogs, and 23 chickens. My artworks form part of several private and professional collections locally and abroad, and I have taken part in numerous student and group shows. My preferred medium is oil painting but I also create collages and sometimes, when I'm feeling particularly ambitious,  large-scale installations. My work often alludes to psychologically laden aspects of the human condition, and my paintings focus on intimate details of everyday life, to elevate the mundane.  When I'm not painting or drawing, I am probably tending to our jungle, having a nap, or out birding. 

Awards

2022, Art.co.za Watchlist 2023, 10 of the most on-the-rise artists in South Africa

2009, Best Student, Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria

2005, Student of the year, Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Africa

1999, Student of the year, Belgravia Art School, East London. 

Projects

2023 - 2024 (ongoing), mentor for the Artbank & PESP4's Mentorship Program

2024 (ongoing), artist for Spier & Nando's Creative Block Project

Solo exhibitions

2024 (upcoming), A Glass Darkly, KZNSA, Durban

2024 (upcoming), Fables II, Association of Arts, Pretoria

2020, Fables of the Mind, Association of Arts, Pretoria

2018, Ducks in a Row, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2015, S(h)elves (MVA Student Exhibition), Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

Shared exhibitions

2023, Hidden with Liezel Luneburg, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2022, Under the Surface with Philip Badenhorst and Gwenneth Miller, White River Gallery, White River

2022, Ordinary Light with Melissa Tabisher, art.b, Bellville

Group exhibitions

2023, Bird's Eye View, Artbox, Pretoria

2023, Groot Voël, Trent Gallery Powder Room, Pretoria

2023, Spier LightArt Festival, Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch 

2023, WOLF. ESEL. ELF. Association of Arts, Pretoria

2022, Idioom/Idiom, Johann van Heerden Art Gallery, Pretoria 

2022, Doodles, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2022, Love in Fine Art, Foxwood House Theatre, Johannesburg

2022, The Association of Arts Pretoria’s 75th birthday Exhibition, ArtsPTA, Pretoria

2022, An Experiential of Musshero(i)ns, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2022, Tiny Treasures, art.b, Bellville

2021, Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards Top 100, City of Ekurhuleni, Online

2021, Folds & Faults, Curate.A.Space and UFS Art Gallery, Bloemfontein

2021, Affordable Art Fair, Edg2020, Online

2020, Folds & Faults, Curate.A.Space and UFS Art Gallery, Online

2020, Winged Creatures, Johann van Heerden Art Gallery, Pretoria

2020, Affordable Art, Association of Arts, Pretoria 

2020, The Feast of St Valentine – The Art of Love. Association of Arts, Pretoria

2019, Inspired by Inktober, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg

2019, Sanlam Portrait Award – Portrait 100, AVA Gallery, Cape Town

2019, Ophelia, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2018, Art as Destination, CSIR International Conference Centre, Pretoria

2018, Indestructible, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

2012, Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria

2009, Absa L’Atelier Finalists Exhibition, Johannesburg

2009, Absa L’Atelier Entries Exhibition, Pretoria

2009, Dystopia, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Belgium

2009, Candy Coated, Magpie Gallery, Pretoria

2008, Intervention, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

2006, Ekurhuleni Finalists Exhibition, Pretoria

2005, Unisa Final Year Visual Art Students Exhibition, Pretoria

2005, Art on paper, Standard Bank Arts Festival, Grahamstown

2004, Art on paper, Standard Bank Arts Festival, Grahamstown

2004, Lady Grey Annual Easter Exhibition, Lady Grey

2003, Lady Grey Annual Easter Exhibition, Lady Grey

Permanent Collections

 

Art Bank of South Africa

South African Military Hospital Art Collection

The Nando's Art Collection

Unisa Official Academic Portrait Collection

Education

 

2017, Masters’ Degree in Visual Art, Unisa, Pretoria. Cum laude

2009, Advanced Diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria

2009, Children’s Book Illustrations course, Centre for Comic, Illustrative & Book Arts, Stellenbosch

2009, Short Course in Painting, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

2008, Short Course in Drawing, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

2008, Short Course in Computer Graphics, Unisa, Pretoria

2005, Bachelors of Visual Arts, Unisa, Pretoria. Cum Laude

1999, Matriculate at Grens High, East London

1999, Belgravia Art School, East London. 

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