My name is Chloe and this is my studio in Cape Town.
My artistic practice is primarily interested in nature and the natural world. I have always been fascinated by nature's ability to inspire human imagination and fiction as well as perplex scientific research. I am particularity fascinated by the ocean.
I graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) in 2014, and I'm currently doing my Masters in Visual Art through Unisa. My work has been exhibited at AVA gallery ,Youngblood gallery, State of the ART gallery and Gallery One11 in Cape Town, RK Contemporary and The Gallery in Riebeek Kasteel, as well as in both the 2015 and 2016 installments of THAT ART FAIR in Cape Town. I have also exhibited at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity during the 2015 Grahamstown Arts Festival. In 2016 and 2017, I partook in alternative photographic exhibitions 'Touching A Photograph' and ' Shaping Light' in Florence, Italy at Casa Petrarca and Studio Bong respectively. I was a finalist for the Bouchard Finlayson Art Award in Hermanus in 2017 and 2018, as well as a finalist in the State of the ART Gallery Award in 2018.
For the past few years, I have immersed myself in the alternative photographic process of cyanotype, a camera-less form of printing/photography that dates back to the mid 1800's and is famed for its distinct blue prints. For more information about this process, click here. You can also get a brief sneak peek about my process in the video below.
Recently, I've started working on a new body of work that combine my cyanotype prints with other mediums such as inks, watercolour,koki pen pigments and metallic leaf.
I am currently taking on commissions, so feel free to email me.