Attaining a BTech in Graphic Design from the Vaal University
of Technology (cum laude) in 2006, I have been able to merge design,
photography and fine art techniques in my work in pursuit of an
individual or unique style. I have facilitated and attended several
workshops as part of my work. Some of the workshops attended include an
introductory workshop in Art Therapy, a concept development workshop by
Kai Lossgott, and a Professional Arts Practice workshop presented by Art
Source and Art Space Gallery. Since 2013 I have been involved with
Site_Specific Land Art Events, and participated as an invited artist in
the 2013 International Land Art Biennale in Plettenberg Bay. I also
created an artwork for one of the bus stations for Cape Town City's
MyCiti BRT service in the same year; and in 2012 curated and organized
the (eco)nversations Green Art exhibition as part of the the Green Expo,
held at the CTICC.
I get wildly inspired by walks in nature, deep
discussions with friends and work by other artists. Some of the artists
whose work inspire me most are Strijdom van der Merwe, Willem Boshoff,
Lien Botha, Berni Searle, Ian Marley, Marina Abramovic, Roni Horn, Di
Smith, Stefanie Schoeman and Walter Battiss. My debut solo exhibition
"Wild & Still: expressions of the landscape" will show from 5-30
June 2014 at the www.StateoftheART.co.za
gallery space in Cape Town. An introduction by Strijdom van der Merwe
and a performance art piece that offers more insight into the work
exhibited, will open the exhibition on 5 June from 6pm.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
| Pieces & Puzzles: Compositions of human expression inspired by
nature, curated by Stefanie Schoeman. Lovell Gallery, 139 Albert Road,
2013 | Encounters Annual Wildlife exhibition at the Cape Gallery, Cape Town.
2013 | Hiernamaals | Hereafter at Slee Gallery, Stellenbosch, during Woordfees 2013.
2012 | Walk This Earth Alone at Gallery @ Grande Provence, Franschhoek.
2012 | HumanEarth III: First Material group exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2011 | Scrapes & Scapes. Bodutu Gallery, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark.
2010 | Dare to Dream in silent moments at Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town.
2009 | Sangisa Sangisa Group Exhibition & performance art VANSA Spin Space, Cape Town.
2008 | Unified: Unpretty, Unclean, Underneath, Unnatural Eat Your Words Artspace, Vereeniging.
2008 | Between the lines at Gallery at Duncan Yard, Hatfield, Pretoria.