Bio & CV

I was born in 1969, in Ermelo, South Africa. I completed a Bachelor’s in Primary Education, majoring in Art, in 1991 through the University of the Witwatersrand and my self-portrait at the time, was kept by the JCE campus Arts Department.

In my twenties and thirties, I was actively involved in projects addressing access for housing in lower Income sectors, I raised the money to build two schools, and worked for The Mineworkers Development Agency, the development wing of The National Union of Mineworkers, addressing rural development economic needs in South Africa.

I created artwork on an ad hoc, private basis, throughout this period.

In 2006 I started focusing on my Art practice, and facilitated Adult Art workshops at my studio in Johannesburg.

I enrolled for an MFA at The San Francisco Academy of Arts University in 2010, completing the courses Chiaruscuro, Renaissance Art History, and early Philosophy, and I switched to the The University of California, Berkeley Extension, Post Bacc Art programme, and completed three courses of the programme, Colour Theory, Fundamentals in Drawing and Painting.

Moving to London in 2011, I enrolled for short Art courses at Central St Martins, The Heatherley School of Fine Arts, and The Princes Drawing School.

Returning to Johannesburg at the end of 2011, I have been exploring and engaging my practice in Painting & Mixed Media, Installation and Printmaking.

Please refer to my CV below for exhibitions, Art practice development &References

Exhibitions/ Auctions

2021

  • Mono‘ – International Group online exhibition – curated by Aishwarya Kulkarni – Mi-Sul.com
  • Exhibited on Foundwork.com – platform curated by Adam Yokell & Team 
  • Come outside – Online International Group Exhibition – Norfolk, United Kingdom – Curated by Roisin Delaney & Team
  • ‘Artists and Climate change’ – Article published and artwork featured – curated by Chantal Bilodeau and Thomas Peterson
  • Latitudes online‘ – Curated by Lucy MacGarry, Roberta Coci  and Team 
  • 1.5 Degrees‘ – International Group Art Exhibition in Berlin – GG3 – Group Global 3000, Gallery for sustainable Art – curated by Tom Albrecht, & Team GG3
  • ‘EnviroArt Gallery’ – International Group online Exhibition – Rubenstein Centre, Dukes University, Durham, North Carolina, USA – Curated by Cameron Oglesby & Team
  • Depletion‘ – International Group online show – What’s next for earth? Stanford University, USA – Curated by Michele Guieu. 
  • Ecoartspace – International Member Artist platform – curated by Curators Patricia Lea Watts and Amy Lipton  

2019

  • ARTSY Online Auction and live Auction in New York, USA AMREF HEALTH Contemporary African ArtBall – curated by Atim Annette Oton  

2018

  • Catalog Project –  ‘Optimism‘ Endless Editions Biennial – New York, USA. Group show. Curated by Lukaza Branfam – Verimisso. 
  • Witwatersrand University Museum (WAM) –  “Art of Lithography:A collaborative Expression of LL Editions“, Johannesburg, South Africa. Group Show. Curated by Tumi Tlhoale and Tshegofatso Mabaso. 
  • Nothing stands still‘ – Solo show –  Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa   

2017

  • BagFactoryArt ‘SALON’ Group show, Johannesburg, South Africa – Open Call curated selection. Curated by Aysha Waja. 
  •  The Fine Art Print Fair – Ll Editions Group show, hosted at Gibbs, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016

  • Paddle 8 online auction and Live Auction in New York, USA  AMREF HEALTH ARTBALL – African and diaspora  group exhibition – Curated by Atim Oton. 
  • ·ABSA Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa    Artistproofstudio’s Proshop group show. Curated by Sarah Aimee Verity and Team. 
  • London based Jacksons Open Art Prize, UK                     Longlist selected from an International Jury. 

2015

  • Turbine Art Fair – Johannesburg, South Africa                              LL Editions & Artistproof Studio’s group shows

2013

  • FNB Joburg Art Fair – Johannesburg, South Africa         Artistproof Studio’s group show. Curated by Jeane-Mare Du Bois. 
  • Joburg Fringe – Johannesburg, South Africa                             Open call selection group show. Curated by Sarie Potter,  Francis Goodman and Melissa Goba. 

2012

  •  Johannesburg Art Museum – Gallery , Johannesburg, South Africa – Artistproof studio’s Open Call group show. Curated by Kim Berman & Robyn Nesbitt.
  • Stateoftheart online gallery, Cape Town, South Africa           Open call selection. 

Publications

2009     The South African, Artlife, Edition: Dec 2009 -Jan 2010

2012      ‘Coming of Age’, 21 years of Artist proof Studio – Catalogue

2013      Listed on the JoburgFringe  Catalogue

2015      LL Editions Collaborations Catalogue, Vol 1

2017      Bag Factory SALON exhibition Catalogue

2018      

The Art Of Lithography: A collaborative expression of LL Editions  catalogue at  WAM (The Witwatersrand Art Museum) (September 2018 – January 2019) 

2019    

Endless Edition ‘Optimism‘ biennial, Catalog project in New York 

2021     

Artists and Climate change – Article ‘ What is your tipping point for collective action? and Artwork published – edited by Chantal Bilodeau and Thomas Peterson

Mono‘ – Mi-Sul.com Catalogue – published by curator Aishwarya Kulkarni 

Depletion‘ – Blog published by Michele Guieu – MAHB Global, Stanford University, USA 

Professional Art work & Practice Development

2019

       Crown Point Press – San Francisco, USA                                       Summer Etching workshop

2016

·       Londonprint Studio – London, UK                                               Silkscreen and photopolymer 

·       College of Digital Photography – Johannesburg, South Africa Introduction DSLR video

2015

·       LL Editions – Johannesburg, South Africa                         Lithography Edition

·       Artistproof Studio’s – Johannesburg, South Africa                Etching Edition

·       Warren Editions – Cape Town, South Africa                          Aquatint Etching workshop

2014

·       The Artists Press – Mpumalanga, White River, South Africa Monotypes

·       Market Photo workshop – Johannesburg, South Africa              Intro to photography (Completed 7 out of the 8 weeks)

2013

·       The Artists Press – Mpumalanga, White River, South Africa Monotypes

2009

·       Artist Proof Studio’s – Johannesburg, South Africa                  Etching Edition

Formal Education and Institutional Short Courses

2011

·       Central St Martins College of Art & Design – Clerkenwell, London         Mixed Media, Expressive painting

·       Princes Drawing School – Shoreditch, London – Still life drawing

·       Heatherleys School of Art – Chelsea, London – Still life drawing

2010

·       San Francisco Academy of Art University – San Francisco, USA – Spring semester programme of MFA:

Chiariscuro, Italian Renaissance Art History, Classical Philosophy

·       University of California – Berkeley Extention – San Francisco, USA Fall semester of Post Bacc Certificate:  

ColourTheory, Fundamentals in drawing and painting

2006

·       University of Southern Africa – Honours Bcomm

Business Management: Marketing 

1991

·       University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg – Bprim Ed – Art major

1987

·       Ermelo high school – Mpumalanga, Ermelo – Matriculated – University exemption

References

Boitumelo Tlhoaele – Curator – Doctoral fellow at the African Open Institute for Music, Research and Innovation ( Stellenbosch University)  

Mark Attwood  & Tamar Mason –  Master Printer and Owners of The Artists Press      http://www.artprintsa.com

Jeanne-Maré du Bois – Gallery Manager at – Proshop Artistproof Studio’s at the time – http://www.artistproofstudio.co.za 

Sarie Potter – Organiser/ Curator for Joburg Fringe – http://www.JoburgFringe.com

Joe Leshoka Le Gate – Master Printer and Owner of LL Editions – http://www.lleditions.co.za

Zhane Warren – Master Printer and Owner of Warren Editions – http://www.warreneditions.com

Aysha Waja – Curator at the time with Bag Factory Art Studio – http://www.bagfactoryart.org.za – (Currently with Turbine Artfair.) 

Sara – Aimee Verity – Master Printer – http://www.editionverso.co.za

Tom Albrecht – Curator, Artist & Director – http://www.gg3.eu

Roberta Coci – Curator – https://latitudes.online