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Alexandra Karakashian

Alexandra Karakashian

Artist

Alexandra Karakashian was born in 1988, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2011 she obtained her Bachelor of Art in Fine Art degree the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town ...

Amita Makan

Amita Makan

Artist

Amita Makan is a descendant of Indian migrants who arrived in South Africa during British colonial rule. Her Gujarati ancestors came from the ‘Mochi’ caste, a caste just above the ‘untouchables’, who were cobblers. She has inherited their ‘cobbler stitch’ and liberated it to weave personal and autobiographical stories ...

André Rose

André Rose

Artist

André Rose is a public health activist. He is a word smith, painter and photographer. He uses poetry and art to give voice to social issues in society. He uses his art practice to comment on the inequity in our contemporary society. He is especially interested in how urban spaces are utilized and affect and influence the lives of people ...

Asanda Kupa

Asanda Kupa

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Asanda Kupa’s work is grounded by the experiences of those forced to the periphery of ‘The New South Africa’; despite its great re-birth. Born in Molteno, a semi-rural village in the Eastern Cape, in 1981, Kupa’s scenes depict the chaos and energy of life for many of South Africa’s subjugated black population, ...

Audrey Anderson

Audrey Anderson

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A South African born artist, Audrey Anderson completed her BA Fine Arts (Honours) degree at the University of Pretoria in 2006. Since her first project space exhibition, titled Zamalek (2008), at Gordart Gallery in Johannesburg ...

Azael Langa

Azael Langa

Artist

Azael Langa grew up in an artistic family. He did not follow the path of being an artist until he won his first art competition in grade 6. After his primary school years he went to an art high school and it was there that he realized that he wanted to be an artist ...

Banele Khoza

Banele Khoza

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Banele Khoza was born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, a rural area in Swaziland. He moved to South Africa in 2008 to complete his schooling and in 2011 enrolled at the London International School of Fashion (LISOF) in Pretoria. It was during illustration classes that he realized he’d much prefer to be focus on drawing and went on to study Fine Art ...

Bevan de Wet

Bevan de Wet

Artist

Bevan de Wet was born in 1985 in Johannesburg South Africa where he currently lives and work as an artist and printmaker. De Wet works primarily with paper, exploring etching, relief printing, papermaking, drawing and paper folding techniques.

Clara Victor

Clara Victor

Artist

Clara Victor, born in Bloemfontein and inspired by the Lord’s wonderful creation, she paints has painted full-time since 1994 and enjoys to use her talent by painting in realistic or naturalistic styles. Victor prefers to paint in silence where she creates to heart’s delight.

Dale Lawrence

Dale Lawrence

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Dale Lawrence’s work as a solo artist and as part of the creative studio Hoick, which he co-founded, has become known for a tendency to marry painstaking application and wry humour. In his two solo exhibitions at SMITH, Look Busy (2016) and Another Helping (2017), and his solo presentation at the FNB JoburgArtFair, Amateur Hour (2018) ...

Daniel Ramontseng

Daniel Ramontseng

Artist

Daniel Ramontseng was born in a mining town called Odendaalsrus in the Free State province of South Africa. He is a collage artist who discovered his artistic talent later in his life. Growing up as a boy in the township, Ramontseng was more into sports such as soccer and athletics. He discovered his artistic talent long after he had completed his high school education.

Derrick Nxumalo

Derrick Nxumalo

Artist

Derrick Vusimusi Nxumalo (b.1962) was born in Dumisa near Scottburgh. As a self-taught artist, Nxumalo has adopted an exploratory approach to his technique and subject matter. Initially he drew detailed landscapes with ball-point and felt tipped pens and now also works in acrylic paint.

Franli Meintjes

Franli Meintjes

Artist

Franli Meintjes completed her BA fine Arts degree in 2004 at the University of the Free State and has been working as a full-time visual artist since 2012. Meintjes’s work has been selected for three consecutive years and placed in the Top 10 of the 2013 and 2014 Absa L’ Atelier Art Competition ...

Gary Frier

Gary Frier

Artist

Gary Frier was born in Cape Town and grew up in the then segregated northern suburb of Kuilsriver in the Western Cape. He qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004. After working in various design industries, Frier moved to create art of a more personal nature.

Ilené Bothma

Ilené Bothma

Artist

Ilené Bothma was born in 1981 in Port–Elizabeth, South Africa. She received a BA in Fine Art (with distinction) in 2003 and an MA in Fine Art, in 2007, both degrees from the Stellenbosch University, South Africa ...

Jan Maanda Thsikhuthula

Jan Maanda Thsikhuthula

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Jan Maanda Thsikhuthula was born in the small town of Tzaneen, South Africa, in 1983. His love for art grew from 12 years of age, as he learned to draw and paint landscapes. He enrolled at the Motongoni Art Academy in 2005, and during this time he was introduced to different media and methods ...

Jeannette Unite

Jeannette Unite

Artist

Jeannette Unite, born in 1964, is a South African artist who has mined for her paint box by collecting oxides, metal salts and residues from mines, heritage and industrial sites, to develop paint, pastel and glass recipes for her large scale artworks that reflect on the mining and industrial sites where human's contemporary world is manufactured ...

Joel Cyzo Matladi

Joel Cyzo Matladi

Artist

Joel “Cyzo” Matladi is a South African artist specialising in animation and digital art. He draws inspiration from the African visual identity and heritage, along with influences from anime, comics and various artists like Mike Henry, Loyiso Mkhize and Skottie Young ...

John Vusi Mfuphi

John Vusi Mfuphi

Artist

John Vusi Mfuphi born in 1977 in Soweto, Johannesburg where he currently lives and work. He holds a Diploma in Fine Art from FUNDA community college and one-year teacher training program from the same institution. Mfuphi’s work portrays celebration of youth and mobility ...

Karla Nixon

Karla Nixon

Artist

Karla Nixon is a Durban based artist who predominantly works with paper. She hand cuts and sculpts intricate images drawn from her surrounding environment. Nixon completed her degree in Fine Art cum laude in 2012 at the Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Her degree focused on paper cutting as a contemporary art form.

Lazarus Ramontseng

Lazarus Ramontseng

Artist

Lazarus Ramontseng was born in the Free State province of South Africa. He is a self-taught artist who showed his artistic talent since he was a young boy. Ramontseng moved to Johannesburg soon after completing high school to pursue a career as an artist.

Leanne Shakenovsky

Leanne Shakenovsky

Artist

Leanne Shakenovsky was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008. Following this, she spent time in London and worked on cruise ships as an art associate for Park West Gallery ...

Lebo Thoka

Lebo Thoka

Artist

Lebo Thoka's work is mainly influenced by being a Feminist. It covers topics such as femicide in South Africa, as well as the black female existence in proximity to topics such as religion, history vs present day.

Lizza Littlewort

Lizza Littlewort

Artist

Lizza Littlewort was born in Cape Town in 1963, where she lives and works. She has a diverse education, with degrees from the University of Cape Town in architecture, fine art and English literature. She relentlessly explores the myriad ways of making marks with oil-paint, working on different surfaces that create unexpected ...

Lonwabo Kilani

Lonwabo Kilani

Artist

Lonwabo Kilani was born in Cape Town in 1980. He completed two years of studies in Visual Arts at Community Arts Project (CAP) in 2001. Kilani studied Film (animation) and later digital arts and interactive media. Because he believes in making art for a purpose, Lonwabo is an activist ...

Makamatele Robert Moramaga

Makamatele Robert Moramaga

Artist

Makamatele Robert Moramaga is a self-taught sculptor born in Ga-Moloi, rural Limpopo, in 1960. The closest town is Groblersdal, south of Ga-Moloi. Moramaga’s instruction in woodwork began at an early age. He would observe as his father, a traditional doctor, include wood into medicines ...

Manyatsa Monyamane

Manyatsa Monyamane

Artist

Manyatsa Monyamane, is a Johannesburg-based artist; storyteller through imagery, inspired and influenced by African literature, theatre and everyday surroundings. Her work unpacks unpopular themes, putting a spotlight on stories often overlooked by mainstream media. She holds a BTech degree in Photography ...

Mashudu Nevhutalu

Mashudu Nevhutalu

Artist

Mashudu Nevhutalu was born in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, in 1992. Although she did not have much art training at primary or high school level, she has always had an interest in art, and her first influence was all the graffiti and street murals she use to see (and still do) ...

Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi

Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi

Artist

Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi was born in 1943 in Marapyane (Skilpadfontein), in the Hammanskraal area of the Northern Transvaal. As her mother was working as a domestic worker in the city for much of her childhood, she grew up with her grandmother Metato (meaning ‘fence’ or ‘bridge’) ...

Mothobi Mefane

Mothobi Mefane

Artist

Mothobi Mefane is an artist born and bred in Bloemfontein. Like many artists he developed his love for art when he was still in primary school.

Motsoeokae Klas Thibeletsa

Motsoeokae Klas Thibeletsa

Artist

Motsoeokae Klas Thibeletsa was born in 1960 on a farm in the Sout Pan area outside of Bloemfontein.
Following his community’s forced relocation to Thaba Nchu in the 1980s, he applied for work as a cook at the Gedult Mine in Welkom and worked on the mines between 1990 and 1995.

Nicola Holgate

Nicola Holgate

Artist

Nicola Holgate is a figurative artist working with both painting and sculptural media. Her subject matter is drawn from her environment and she is best known for her portraits of people, real or imagined. She seeks to portray not only a likeness but also the personality and context of the subject.

Phillip Mabote

Phillip Mabote

Artist

Phillip Mabote was born in Qwa-Qwa, Free State, in 1982. Mabote works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, specializing in linocut. He studied Professional Printmaking at Artist Proof Studio (2007 – 2009). As a student, Mabote participated in Sonke Gender Justice Awareness Campaign ...

Pitika Ntuli

Pitika Ntuli

Artist

Pitika Ntuli, born 1942, in Springs, Gauteng, is a South African sculptor, poet, writer, and academic who spent 32 years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK. He holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York and an MA in Comparative Industrial Relations and Industrial Sociology ...

Qhamanande Maswana

Qhamanande Maswana

Artist

Qhamanande Maswana was born in the Eastern Cape in a Township called Mdantsane. He grew up in King Williamstown, Eastern Cape in a small village called Rhayi Location. After winning a few art competitions, Maswana was inspired and was determined to become an extra ordinary artist. He had do opportunity to show in group exhibitions at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Ann Bryant Art Gallery, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth National Arts Festival, Eclectica design art, and MMart house. Maswana works out of his home studio which is an octagonal rondavel in a village near King Williams Town. He considers himself to be a curious artist who is always eager to learn and know more about art and the lifestyle of others in different environments.

Richard Letsatsi Bollers

Richard Letsatsi Bollers

Artist

Richard Bollers was born in Georgetown, Guyana and obtained his art degree at the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba where he graduated as a tutor majoring in Drawing and Painting, as ...

Sandile Goje

Sandile Goje

Artist

Sandile Goje was one of the first students at Dakawa Art and Craft Community Centre, founded by Artists Against Apartheid in Grahamstown in 1992. Dakawa refers to an African National Congress camp in Tanzania before the unbanning of the organization ...

Shenaz Mahomed

Shenaz Mahomed

Artist

Shenaz Mahomed, born in 1992, is a Pretoria based artist who works predominantly in the medium of hand cut paper. She obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2014 and is currently (2018) completing her MA (FA) there. She was the Curator at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery for 4 years ...

Sibusiso Duma

Sibusiso Duma

Artist

Sibusiso Duma is a Durban-based artist. His talent was noticed and nurtured by the late Trevor Makhoba through his Philange Art Project based in Umlazi, a township south of Durban.

Sifiso Samuel Gumede

Sifiso Samuel Gumede

Artist

Sifiso Gumede, born 1987, studied silkscreen at the creative inner city initiative, Artist Proof Studio. He collaborated with different artist both international and local. His artwork was selected for the top 100 in Thami Mynele Fine Art Awards ...

Sipho Charles Gwala

Sipho Charles Gwala

Artist

Sipho Charles Gwala (b.1985) holds a National Diploma from the University of Johannesburg, in Fine Arts as well as a Bachelor of the Arts, Honours Degree, (Digital Arts) and Leadership and Management Advancement (Cathsseta) from University of the Witwatersrand ...

Sithembiso Zwane

Sithembiso Zwane

Artist

Sithembiso Zwane was born in 1989 at Baragwanath Hospital situated in Soweto. He completed his matric in 2008 and studied printmaking at Artist Proof Studio between 2009 -2010. In 2011 he started painting murals with Dancing Brushes, the company that he founded, and in 2014 he started to refocus on printmaking ...

Sthenjwa Luthuli

Sthenjwa Luthuli

Artist

Sthenjwa Luthuli was born in Bothas Hill, KwaZulu Natal in 1991. He joined the BAT Centre visual art classes and says that these classes familiarized him with the industry of art and encouraged him to further explore and develop his creativity.
In 2011 Luthuli enrolled for the Velobala Saturday Art Classes ...

Takalani Ligege

Takalani Ligege

Artist

Ligege is a self-taught artist. He believes that the responsibility of cultural preservation and social identity rest with the artists of that era. For Ligege, it is important that his art reflects his cultural heritage while remaining relevant to his audience.

Victor Geduldt

Victor Geduldt

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Victor Geduldt (b.1972) is a self-taught realist painter. He was raised in Heidedaal Township in Bloemfontein, Free State. Currently, Geduldt finds most of his inspiration in music, the immediate world around him and the daily occurrences in the everyday life. As an accomplished realistic portrait painter, he enjoys painting facial expressions of people from different cultures and also focuses on issues that he feels are pertinent to his surroundings.

Wessel van Huyssteen

Wessel van Huyssteen

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Wessel van Huyssteen is an artist and filmmaker. He matriculated in 1980 at Voortrekker High School, Bethlehem, Free State. In 1985 he acquired a BA Fine Arts (Cum Laude for Painting & Drawing) from the Free State University. In 1990 he acquired his BA Honours in Art History at Johannesburg University. In 2017 he received his Master of Arts in Fine Arts ...