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. It is now back in my private collection. 

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 Extention, 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 engaging my practice in the material exploration of Painting & Mixed Media, Installation and Printmaking.

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

Exhibitions/ Auctions


  • Victoria Yards – Johannesburg, South Africa – Open Air Art Fair – Curated by Tammy Stewart & curatorial team. 
  • Manhattan Arts International – NYC, NY – Healing power of Art inspired by Nature online exhibition. Curated by Renee Phillips & curatorial team. 


  • WEAD – Women Environmental Artists Dialogue directory and magazine – United States –  November – Issue 11 – Art and Empathy – Portfolio Gallery feature. Curated by Susan Leibovitz Steinman
  • Roaring Artist Gallery – United States – Online Gallery – Exhibited in Group show ‘ AWAKENING & FUROR’ – Curated by Bernadine Franco
  • GalleryONE11 – Contemporary Art Gallery – Cape Town – Exhibited in Group show ‘ OTHERWISE,HEALTHY’  – Curated by Kyle Solms
  • Haus-a-rest – International art zine – Installation ‘Natures Apothecary’ published in Issue 29: Conscious Environment 
  • The Millennium Alliance for humanity – Stanford University initiative – ‘The hand of humans‘ article and artwork published online and featured in monthly newsletter. 
  • Carbon – borders – voices – Uk based interdisciplinary online exhibition – Curated by Jill Howitt, Kevin Parker, Rob Marchant, & Matt Fratson
  • Whats next for earth? – Art project in collaboration with the ‘Millennium Alliance for humanity and the biosphere’, Stanford University in the USA. ‘Thinking in systems’ online exhibition. Curated by Michele Guieu
  • Dwell Time – Arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing, UK. Curated by Alice Bradshaw,Vanessa Haley, Lenny Sozrama.


  • Ecoartproject – New York based platform catalysing environmental awareness and climate change – curated by Pino Fortunato & Team
  • Mono – International Group online exhibition – curated by Aishwarya Kulkarni –
  • – online exhibition platform, Chicargo, USA. 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 Patricia Lea Watts and Amy Lipton.  


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


  • Optimism‘ Endless Editions Biennial – New York, USA. Catalog Project 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.    


  • 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


  • 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. 


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


  • 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. 


  •  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. Curated by Jennifer Reynolds and Committee. 


2023    Art Life Magazine, Issue 24, Pages 46 – 47 – March 2023


Ecoartproject newsletter and social media feature ‘Artist of the week‘. Curated by Pino Fortunato & Team. Dec 2021 – January 2022

The Millennium Alliance for humanity – Stanford University initiative – ‘The hand of humans‘ article and artwork published online and featured in monthly newsletter. 25 April 2022. 


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

Mono – Catalogue – published by curator Aishwarya Kulkarni 

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


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


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

2017      Bag Factory SALON exhibition Catalogue

2015      LL Editions Collaborations Catalogue, Vol 1

2013      Listed on the JoburgFringe  Catalogue

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

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

Professional Art work & Practice Development


Crown Point Press – San Francisco, USA. Summer Etching workshop


Londonprint Studio – London, UK. Silkscreen and photopolymer 

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


LL Editions – Johannesburg, South Africa. Lithography Edition

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

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


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)


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


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

Formal Education and Institutional Short Courses


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


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


University of Southern Africa – Honours Bcomm

Business Management: Marketing 


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


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


Tammy Palesa Stewart – Curator – Open Air Art Fair – Victoria Yards –

Michele Guieu – Curator – Whats next for earth, Stanford University, USA

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.

Sarie Potter – Organiser/ Curator for Joburg Fringe.

Joe Leshoka Le Gate – Master Printer and Owner of LL Editions

Zhane Warren – Master Printer and Owner of Warren Editions

Aysha Waja – Curator at the time with Bag Factory Art Studio                                                                             Currently with Turbine Artfair –

Sara – Aimee Verity – Master Printer –

Tom Albrecht – Curator, Artist & Director –

Roberta Coci – Curator –