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Louise Kritzinger

Born on 4 June 1985 in South Africa, I grew up in Olifantsfontein, a small industrial town located between Johannesburg and Pretoria.  From a young age I have expressed myself through drawing and painting.  Art was a main subject during High School and I participating in art competitions, winning several awards.  I matriculated in 2003 at Waterkoof High School in Pretoria.          

I commenced studies in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2004 and went on to receive the award for best student in 2004, 2005 and 2006.  My work have been shown on the exhibitions of Sasol New Signatures (2005, 2006 & 2013), ABSA L’Atelier 2008, Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards (previously Ekurhuleni National Fine Arts Award) in 2002, 2006,2008,2009 and 2013) as well as PPC YCSA (2005 & 2006), where I won the prize for “Best sculpture on exhibition” in 2006.  I received a merit award at Fried Contemporary’s Autumn Art Fair in 2013 and was the overall winner of the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards in 2013. 

I completed my degree in BA Fine Arts in 2007 as well as a MA (FA) in 2012 (which included an academic solo exhibition) at the University of Pretoria.  I have worked on a few collaborative art projects and have shown work in a number of group exhibitions and art festivals such as Aardklop and the Woordfees.  I have developed an interest in the field of environmental and ecological art and the role it can play in the development of an environmental consciousness.  I continue to look for new ways of creating meaningful art.   

 

 

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