Bio & CV

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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 extensively 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.

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

Exhibitions

2018

  • Exhibited in the Catalog Project of the  ‘Optimism’ Endless Editions Biennial in New York – 7th -21 Dec 2018
  • Exhibited at the Witwatersrand University (WAM), in the “Art of Lithography:A collaborative Expression of LL Editions“, curated by Boitumelo Tlhoaele and Tshegofatso Mabaso (September 2018 – March 2019) 
  • Exhibited in a solo show in April ‘Nothing stands still‘ at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre 

2017

  • Exhibited at the BagFactoryArt SALON show – Open Call curated selection
  • Exhibited with LLeditions at The Fine Art Print Fair hosted at Gibbs, Johannesburg

2016

  • Paddle 8 online auction and Live Auction in New York – AMREF HEALTH
  • ·ABSA Gallery – Johannesburg – Artistproofstudio’s Proshop show
  • London based Jacksons Open Art Prize – longlist selected

2015

  • Turbine Art Fair – Johannesburg – LL Editions & Artistproof Studio’s shows

2013

  • FNB Joburg Art Fair – Johannesburg – Artistproof Studio’s group show
  • Joburg Fringe – Johannesburg – Open call selection group show

2012

  •  Johannesburg Art Gallery – Artistproof studio’s Open Call group show
  • Stateoftheart online gallery – Open call selection

Publications

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

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

2013      Listed on the JoburgFringe online 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 

Professional Art work & Practice Development

2016

·       Londonprint Studio – London, UK  – Silkscreen and photopolymer course

·       College of Digital Photography – Johannesburg – Introduction DSLR video

2015

·       LL Editions – Johannesburg – Lithography Edition

·       Artistproof Studio’s – Johannesburg – Etching Edition

·       Warren Editions – Cape Town – Aquatint Etching workshop

2014

·       The Artists Press – Mpumalanga, White River – Monotypes

·       Market Photo workshop – Johannesburg – Intro to photography

2013

·       The Artists Press – Mpumalanga, White River – Monotypes

2009

·       Artist Proof Studio’s – Johannesburg – 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, early Philosophy

·       University of California – Berkeley Extention – San Francisco, USA – Post Bacc

programme: Colour Theory, Fundamentals in drawing and painting

2006

·       University of Southern Africa – Honours Bcomm

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 and Sara – Aimee Verity – Master Printer at the Proshop Artistproof Studio’s – 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 Bag Factory Art Studio – http://www.bagfactoryart.org.za 

 

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