After graduating from Michaelis School for Fine Art, UCT in 2010, I sampled a number of creative industries including film and illustration, before taking up my first studio to pursue a career in art. From there I opened the first African branch of Dr Sketchy’s (part of an international brand of burlesque life drawing events). It was during this time that I crossed paths with renowned South African printmaker Judy Woodborne, under whose mentorship I spent some time developing my skills as a printmaker.
As a member of Woodborne’s Intaglio studio I offered printmaking classes and workshops, as well as the occasional demonstration. I also worked with a number of artists to produce fine art prints, and have assisted in the production of printed editions for artists including Faith47, Sophie Peters, Paul Painting, Pierre le Riche and Johan Louw Stegmann. My own prints have been accepted into a number of International Printmaking Biennales, where one such submission was selected for further exhibition in Harlem, NYC. Another is now in the collection of the Muzeum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego, Poland.
I’ve taken part in numerous group exhibitions both locally and abroad, and opened my debut solo show as part of the Visual Arts Program for the University of Stellenbosch Woordfees (Literary Festival) in March 2018.
My work is often experimental, both in medium and style, and it is often the idea or the subject matter that determines my approach to form and medium. I have worked largely with traditional printmaking, however I find myself drawn to sculptural form, and have often exhibited three-dimensional and mixed media work, most recently exploring the possibilities working sculpturally with print.
2016 - 16th International Biennale of Small Graphics and Exlibris accompanied by printed catalogue – Muzeum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego; Ostrów Weilkopolski, Poland
2015 - Selection of Works from the 4th International Footprint Biennale Exhibited in the JVS Project Space, Harlem, New York.
2014 - 4th International Footprint Biennale – Centre For Contemporary Printmaking, CT, USA
2013 - 9th International Miniature Print Biennale – Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, CT, USA
2018 - Subliminal Sublime | Subliminaal Subliem – Exhibited as part of the Visual Arts Program at the University of Stellenbosch Woordfees (Literary festival), US Museum, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Bibliotheca – Culmination of the Artist’s Career Bootcamp Programme facilitated by Art Source South Africa, hosted by The Bag Factory Artist Studios and funded by the National Arts Council. Curated by Bridget Modema, Sharon Moses and Bruce Bowale, Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
The Printer’s Painting – The Artist’s Proof Studio, Castle Street, Cape Town.
Crumbling Contours – The Artist’s Proof Studio at Craft and Graft, Gordon Street, Cape Town.
Summer Sale - Rust en Vrede Gallery, Wellington Street, Durbanville, Cape Town
Universal Coherance - The Grand Opening of Art on Avenues Gallery, Corner Drama and Caledon Street, Somerset West
#Paper - Curated by Ilse Nieman and Hugo De Villiers, ArtB Gallery, The Arts Association of Bellville, Carl Van Aswagen Street, Cape Town
Fuck You, Lily Alan Song Compilation, Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape town
Members Exhibition, Association of Visual Arts (AVA Gallery), Church Street, Cape Town
Botanica - Curated by Adele van Heerden, art.b gallery, The Arts Association of Bellville, Carl Van Aswegen Street, Bellville, Cape Town
The Grand Exhibition - Rust en Vrede Gallery, Wellington Street, Durbanville, Cape Town
Tiny Treasures - art.b gallery, The Arts Association of Bellville, Carl Van Aswegen Street, Bellville, Cape Town
Relatively Small - Pop up exhibition of miniature artworks, Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Birds and Botanicals – The Foundry Gallery, Albert Road, Salt River, Cape Town
Buzzted Art – Eco Art Exhibition curated by Alex Hamilton, Art@Almenkerk, Almenkerk Wine Estate, Elgin
Dawn Breathes Gold – ClemenGold Charity Auction, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg
Dream Now, Dream Not – Annual Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town
Art on Paper, Kalk Bay Modern, Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
Collective 3, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs at Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg.
Opskiet by die Museum, US Woordfees, University of Stellenbosch Museum, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch. (Road to Mecca & Fiela se Kind)
The Industrial Karoo – FEAR & LOSS; Traveling group exhibition curated by Katie Barnard du Toit. (Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Graaff Reinet, De Aar)
Purple Starman Tribute Mash-up at The Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town.
Impressions, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town.
Print and Making, the Association of Visual Arts Gallery (AVA), Church Street, Cape Town.
Rainmaker – Annual Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town .
Mash-up at the Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town.
Opskiet by die Museum, US Woordfees, Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch.
Natural Affinities, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town
Die Alfabeter, J.P. Olivier Kuns Sentrum, Blom Street, Stellenbosch.
My Girlfriend’s in Tangerine, Alex Hamilton at Kamers, Webersberg Wine Estate, Stellenbosch.
4th International Footprint Biennale Work selected for further exhibition at the JVS Project Space, Harlem, New York.
Golden Haze, Salon91, 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Threshold – Annual Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town
Mash-up at The Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
Printmaking Exhibition, Youngblood, 78 Bree Street, Cape Town
Morality Monkeys, D-Street Gallery, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Prototype, D-Street Gallery, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Proverbs – Annual Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town
I’d Rather be Swimming, Salon91, 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Beautifull Printmaking, Youngblood, 78 Bree Street, Cape Town
Boy Toy Mash-up at The Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery, 9 Barron St, Woodstock, Cape Town
2018 - Judy Woodborne, "The Fabric of the World" - collaborative glass cloche sculptures included in Woodborne's solo exhibition at Lizamore & Associates, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Muzeum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego; Poland
2018 - Green Door Printmaking Studios - 10th International Print Exchange; http://www.internationalprintexchange.org/
2017 - Selected for the Printmaker’s Showcase second International Print exchange; http://www.getimprinted.org/