Gabrielle Kruger (b. 1993) lives and works in Cape Town. 

Represented by Smac Gallery (South Africa)

REWARDS + RESIDENCIES

2018

Certificate of Excellence from the 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

New York (USA)

Artist in residence at Nirox Sculpture Park

Cradle of Humakind, Johannesburg (South Africa)

EDUCATION

2018

2015

Masters of Fine Art (with distinction)

Michaelis School of Fine Art, The University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Bachelors of Fine Art (cum laude)

Visual Art Department, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

SOLO PRESENTATIONS

2019

For Paint to Dry (November 2019 - January 2020)

Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Gucci Garden of Eden; A performance of Wearable Paintings by Gabrielle Kruger (August 2019)

Performed by the Cape Academy of Performing Arts, curated by Elana Brundyn and Louw Kotzé

Norval Foundation, Steenberg (South Africa)

 

Overgrowth (September - November 2019)

Marta Moriarty Art Window, Madrid (Spain)

 

Performance Painting: An African adaptation of Midsummer Night's Dream (March 2019)

in Collaboration with The National School of the Arts and Nirox Foundation, scenography and Costumes by Gabrielle Kruger, direction by Laine Butler and production by The National School of the Arts.

Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg (South Africa)

2018

Artist Highlight: Gabrielle Kruger (July 2018)

Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg (South Africa)

Ungrounding Landscape; Masters Graduate Exhibition by Gabrielle Kruger (January 2018)

Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town (South Africa)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2020

UPCOMING

Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Smac Gallery (February 2020)

Cape Town International Convention Centre (South Africa)

UPCOMING

Matereality (February 2020)

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa)

UPCOMING

Collaborative Exhibition with Marlene Steyn (June 2020)

Lychee One, London (United Kingdom)

2019

arteBOTANICA (November 2019)

A performance painting performed by students from The National School of The Arts and music by Thubatsi Maloy.

Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg (South Africa)

The Female Line (August 2019)

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa)

FNB Art Joburg with SMAC Gallery (September 2019)

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (South Africa)
 

Unresolved Categories (August 2019)

Gallery MOMO, Cape Town (South Africa)

What Do Painters Do All Day (January 2019)

BKHZ Studio, Johannesburg (South Arica)

2018

Garden Smoothie, a collaborative presentation by Marlene Steyn and Gabrielle Kruger (November 2018 - January 2019)

Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

The 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, a group exhibition by the collective award winners (September 2018)

Agora Gallery, New York (USA)

 

Intersection, a group exhibition including works by Gabriel Choto, Gabrielle Kruger and Neo Matloga (July - September 2018)

Tyburn Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

2017

SS17 Group Exhibtion (December 2017 - January 2018)

Gallery Momo, Cape Town (South Africa)

Lady Bush (September 2017)

Cavalli Gallery, Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm, Somerset West (South Africa)

Between t[here] and then here and there (August 2017)

Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town (South Africa)

Jan van Riebeeck High School Alumni exhibition along with the Frank Kilbourne and Pieter G Colyn historical art collections from the 50s and 70s. (August 2017)

Welgemeend Manor House, Cape Town (South Africa)

Growing Gatherings, an exhibition by Gabrielle Kruger and Kevin Frankental (April 2019)

99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa)

Naturalis | Neo Exhibition (March 2017)

Neo Venue Space, Bainskloof Pass, Wellington (South Africa)

Growing Matter, Academic Review Exhibition by Gabrielle Kruger (February 2017)

Michaelis School of Fine art, The University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa)

2016

Kingdom (September - October 2016)

Cavalli Gallery, Cavalli Stud and Wine Farm, Somerset West (South Africa)

Untitled 3.99, 99

Loop Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa)

2015

GRADEX 2015, Class of 2015 Graduate Exhibition (December 2015)

Curated by Gabrielle Kruger and Pierre Vermeulen.

 The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

 

Growing Intrusions, Graduate Exhibition by Gabrielle Kruger (November 2015)

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Intrusion: an Exhibition | Questions of Contamination and Symbiosis, Solo Academic Exhibition by Gabrielle Kruger (June 2015)

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Dreams Amongst Other Things (April - May 2015)

Group Exhibition including works by Amber Moir, Mia Louw, Isabella Kuijers and Gabrielle Kruger

Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa)

Scape (April 2015)

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).

2014

Drive Through Thursday, a public drawing flashmob performance as part of Kunste Donderdag

Curated by Vulindlela Nyoni and Frances Byers

Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Draw Through Thursday, a drawing performance 

Curated by Vulindlela Nyoni and Lucy Turpin

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).

Red Bull Doodle Sessions In Collaboration with Draw Maw

Curated by Gabrielle Kruger and Sune Vosloo

PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Redbull Studio Sessions

Curated by Pierre Vermeulen.

PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch (South Africa)

2013

The Life of an Object

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The Poetics of Space

The Visual Art Department of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (South Africa).