SELECTIVE ARTIST CURRICULUM VITAE

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

TERTIARY EDUCATION

 

2010                       BA Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SA.

                                Qualified Fields; Sculpture / Ceramics / Major in Printed Image

2007 - 2009          Fine Art Diploma, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SA.

2006                       National N3 Certificate, Business Studies and Office Management, Umalusi FET College, Nylstroom, SA.

                               

AWARDS / PROGRAMS

 

2019                        AAI / American Art Incubator

                                Selected Participant to aid Arts Social Projects utilizing AR for Community Upliftment headed by Ram Devineni.

                                In association with the KZNSA Gallery, ZERO1, U.S. Consulate Durban, the

                                Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

 

2018                       RMB Talent Unlocked in partnership with Assemblage and Rand Merchant Bank.

                                Six month Mentorship and Professional  Practice Program / Mentored by Lawrence Lemaoana 

2017                       SASOL New Signatures Finalist in top 100 Selection.

2013                       ABSA L'Atelier, Finalist in top 100 Selection, work Sold at opening Exhibition, Johannesburg, SA.

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

                     

ABSA Group Limited / Hogan Lovells (South Africa) Inc. / Into Africa Film Productions

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS         

 

2019                        Johannesburg Art Gallery AR Exhibition, Johannesburg, SA. 

2019                        AVA Gallery Collaboration with the Creative Exchange Nando's Exhibition, Cape Town, SA.

 

 

EXHIBITION RECORD

 

2019                       South African Print Art Fair, Johannesburg, SA.

2019                       American Arts Incubator Exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, SA. 

2019                       Association of Arts Members Exhibition, Pretoria, SA.

2018                       RMB Talent Unlocked, Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, SA. 

2018                          Pretoria Art Museum Group Exhibition, Pretoria, SA. 

2018                          Allen & Overy War Child Auction Exhibition, Berman Contemporary, Johannesburg, SA.

2017                        South African Print Fair, GIBS, Johannesburg, SA. 

2017                        Sasol New Signatures Finalists Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, SA.

2013                       Golder Associates International Orphans fund, Art Auction, Midrand, SA.       

2013                       Alice Exhibition, curated by Gordon Froud, Cape Traveling Exhibition, SA.

2013                       Collaboration Exhibition, Meet me at the White Door, Clarens, SA.

2013                       Collaboration Exhibition, 4D Gallery, Pretoria, SA.

2012                       Collaboration Show, Crimson Studios, Pretoria, SA.

2012                       Limited Edition Prints Group Exhibition, Trent Gallery, Pretoria, SA.

2011                       South Africa’s International Trade Exhibition, E5 Creations, Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg, SA.

2011                       BFA Final Year Exhibition, Unisa, Pretoria, SA.

2010                       Political Group Exhibition, HAPP Gallery, Pretoria, SA.

2009                       Local Artist Collaboration, Art Wise, Pretoria, SA.

2009                       Selected undergraduate Bachelor Student Collaboration Show, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, SA.

 

PROJECTS

 

2018                       Commissioned Artist, Hogan Lovell's Corporate Collection 

2018                       Collaborating Artist, Workshop linking Youth to the Arts, St Vincent School for the deaf, Johannesburg, SA.

2012                       Artist commissioned for ABSA head offices project, Soft Touch Art Advisory, Johannesburg, SA.

2011                       Concept Development and Sketch Artist for Department of Education, Impact Designs, Pretoria, SA.

2011                       Sketch Artist on set for BBC Film Productions for the documentary of the life story of Leonardo da Vinci,                                                                    Into Africa Film Productions, Johannesburg, SA.

2011                       Sketch Artist, A & DI Creative Company, Pretoria, SA.

 
 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

“I work in clay, casting and unique printing techniques as these mediums share the properties of direct manipulation yet retain delicacy and provide a dialogue within the idea of suspension, shelter and displacement in relation to the iconic representations of culture.

 

A great fascination of mine is the definition of a matrix, the secondary pictures show how we would form in a successful coherence of the primary.  Post-modern society has created a sense of all in one and one in all within us.  Within this and the essence of what remains in our identity and cultural melting pot we are afforded the opportunity to choose who we are and what is passed on.  The mind-set is a very delicate place intricately woven by a culmination of events unique to each individual.

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I explore the journey of knowledge by depicting scopes of reality in the quiet thoughtful spaces of the mind. My work deals with human presence and experience influenced by ones geographical placement.  The ripple effects of human action and interaction is a great part of my work. I seek to express moments of contact, humans seen as emotional bags walking around with moving dialogue which desires to be shared."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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