Catherine Ocholla

Catherine Ocholla

South Africa | 3 artworks for sale

  • the lookout painting catherine ocholla
    The Lookout
    Painting / 132 x 104 cm
    $5,980
  • the outpost ii painting catherine ocholla
    The Outpost II
    Painting / 72 x 60 cm
    $2,703
  • the outpost i painting catherine ocholla
    The Outpost I
    Painting / 54 x 72 cm
    $2,588
  • se potessero i sospir miei ('if only my sighs') painting catherine ocholla
    Se Potessero I Sospir Miei ('if only my sighs')
    Oil Painting / 73 x 53 cm

Selected Exhibitions:

2014
Solo Exhibition, ARIA, StateoftheART, Cape Town, 7th - 23rd August

2012
Solo Exhibition, Nothing new under the sun, AVA gallery, Cape Town, 4th – 29th June

2011
Group Show, Turpentyn, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, 25th Jan - 1st Feb

2010
Group Show, Ways of Seeing, Ore Gallery, Cape Town
Group Show, Smogasbord, Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town
Group Show, Tretchikoff and me, Salon 91, Cape Town, 23rd June – 31st July
Group Show, Inverting the Pyramid, Blank Projects, Cape Town, 10th June - 10th July
Solo Exhibition, Wise Cracks, Blank Projects, Cape Town, 5th – 29th May

2009
Group Show, History(n), UCA Gallery, Cape Town, 23rd September - 16th October
Curator, Voight-Kampff, UCA Gallery, Cape Town, 29th July - 21st August
Group Show, Nuance, UCA Gallery, Cape Town
Group show, Supermarket, the Muti Gallery, Cape Town

2007
Group show, Michaelis Graduate Show, UCT, Cape Town
Group show, Headlines, African Studies Gallery, UCT, Cape Town

2006
Group Show, The Cape Town International Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town

2005
Group Show, Members exhibition, Association for Visual Arts /AVA, Cape Town

2004
Group Show, Can’t we all just get along, Observatory, Cape Town

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Ian Grose and Georgina Gratrix. Both very gifted and hard working painters.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Irma Stern for making tons of cash.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

Lizza Littlewort’s ‘I Want to be Famous’ in 2004 at the AVA gallery. She used photographs as reference material to capture the spirit of young artists at the time. An exhibition that in my view was both humorous/ tongue in cheek, and dead serious.

Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
Lately from the most mundane things. Like clouds.

Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
I struggle to stop fiddling with my work.

What do you like most about being an artist?
Your hours are your own.

How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
I don’t.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
My long meander back to realism.

Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
If I can, I will. How does a great book, music or painting make a difference in people’s lives?

What are your plans for the coming year?
A new exploration of realism; possibly another solo exhibition.