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Grace Kotzé was born in 1968 and is based in Durban. As an artist, Grace works primarily as a painter, but also curates and teaches part time. According to Grace, no matter the discipline she is engaged in, her primary concerns are with furthering her own as well as others’ understanding of the visual language of expression and image making in the fine art field. Grace’s work is motivated by the challenge of infusing emotional intent with visual and technical concerns. At present oil painting is her primary tool; its incredibly versatile nature offers never-ending possibilities of exploration.

“In order to produce works of integrity I have to paint from an emotional point of reference. I am very aware of utilizing imagery I have a profound connection to. My paintings function on an autobiographical level documenting both my internal and external vision. I paint places and people from my everyday life, using the familiar as a direct link to an emotive sense of self.”

(Information sourced from Grace’s Kotzé’s official website)

2016
“Transmutation”, group show at KnysnaÂÂÂÂ FineÂÂÂÂ Art Gallery
Loading Bay gallery, group show
“Interlude” – curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg
“The Purple Man Mashup – curated by Alex Hamilton
“Taking Pause”, Longmynd, Durban (SOLO)

2015
Part of the Benetton traveling collection show at the Venice Biennale
A two person exhibition with Melody French at artSPACE DUrban
A two person exhibition with JP Meyer, “Oombliklik”, Woordfees, Stelenbosch
A two person exhibition with Jonathan Gecelter at Diedericks Faber Fine art
When my eyes are open, The Breathing Space, Durban
“Manifesto”, – curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg 
“Learning to let go”, Ebony Gallery, Cape Town (SOLO)

2014
Upstairs at Bamboo – curated by Carol Lee
Alex Hamilton, “Flippen Vlambaar” Exhibition
Mashup, “Freeda” curated by Alex Hamilton 
“13 years –Mid career retrospective”, artSPACE Durban (SOLO)

2013
“Homosapien”, Kznsa Gallery, Durban
“Velvet”, Absa KKNK (Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees), curated by Christiaan Diedericks, Oudtshoorn
The Art Business, Picketburg
The Art Business, Picketburg
“Anthropology”, The Breathing Space, Durban
“Who I am”, Fat Tuesday, Durban
“Within”, Ebony Gallery, Cape Town (SOLO)
“Internal Markings”, Showcase gallery, Dubai (SOLO)

2012
“Inspiration 2”, artSPACE Durban
“Mix”, Curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg
“Who I am”, Fat Tuesday, Durban
“thaw”, KZNSA Gallery, Durban (SOLO)

2011
Ebony, Cape Town
“More is More”, curated by Gordon Froud, FADA Gallery, Johannesburg
artSPACE Durban, “Inspiration” – Durban Art Gallery Archive Show
KZNSA Gallery, curated by Bren Brophy
Upstairs at Bamboo, Curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg
“The End”, artSPACE Durban
“Anatomy of the Un-seen”, artSPACE Durban (SOLO)

2010
The opening of Gallery 2 (previously Gallery on the Square), Johannesburg
Jabulisa 2010 – Natal Arts Trust juried exhibition, opening at the Tatham Art Gallery, and touring South Africa
“Big is Beautiful”, artSPACE durban
“KZN” – artists from around Durban, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg  

2009
Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg
“Review”, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
“Enigma”, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
Hilton College Arts Fair Show, curated by artSPACE durban
Affordable Arts Fair, artSPACE Durban
“Darkness and Wonder”, KZNSA Gallery, Durban (SOLO)

2008
“17th Annual SALON”, Rose Korber Art, Cape Town
“Heaven”, South Gallery, Cape Town
“Transform”, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
“Formation”, artSPACE durban
“Expression”, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
“diminutive”, artSPACE durban
“Christmas Present Show”, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg
“Sell, sell, sell”, curated by Gordon Froud
“Wildlands Art for Conservation Exhibition”, curated Lindsay Davies, Durban

2007
“Project” curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
Gordart end of year show, Johannesburg
“Malleable”, artSPACE durban
“About the surface”, with Themba Shibase, Deanne Donaldson and Gabi Ngcobo, curated by Nathi Gumede, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
“Icons”, Gallery 415, Durban
“A Sense of…….”, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg (SOLO)
“A Sense of…….”, artSPACE Durban (SOLO)

2006
Representing artSPACE durban at the Hilton Arts Festival
“Jabulisa 2006”, touring the national galleries in the province 
Moja Modern, Johannesburg
“Co-ordinates”, artSPACE Durban (SOLO)

2005
Tamasa Gallery, Durban
“Paean to Paint”, artSPACE durban
KZNSA Gallery, Durban (SOLO)

2000
“Inversion”, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town (SOLO)
“Inversion”, The Art Seen, Durban (SOLO)

Public and Corporate Collections Include:
Luciano Benetton Collection to be shown in Venice during the Biennale of 2015
Durban Art Gallery
Dundee Museum
Durban University of Technology
Anglo America
Spar

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