Rentia graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 2014 and an Honours in

Illustration in 2016, both at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently working as a

fine art professional and illustrator. Rentia specialises in drawing, mostly in the medium

of charcoal on paper.

Her work often focuses on the theme of tactile memory. She bases this reference to her experience of working with animals (mostly horses and agricultural animals) where a language is formed based on touch. “When you draw, you touch the paper feel the surface and remember how the skin of the subject feels”.

EDUCATION

2015 - 2016 Honours in Illustration | University of Stellenbosch

2015 Bauhaus University of Weimar - Short Course in Graphic Design

2011 - 2014 BA Fine Arts | University of Stellenbosch

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016 Muratie Artist residency

2014 George Paul Canitz Fine Art prize

2013 University of Stellenbosch Student Public Art award

2011 Golden Key academic award

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Die berg is geduldig | Ebony Curated - Cape Town

2017 Scenes of Remembering | Mullers Gallery

2016 Sondebok | Muratie Wine Estate

Group Exhibitions

2019 Land and Sea | Art on Avenues - Somerset West

Art and Equine | Imibala Gallery - Somerset West

2018 Black and White | Dyman Gallery - Stellenbosch

Wild | Imibala Gallery - Graaff-Reinet

2017 Woordfees | SLEE - Stellenbosch

Plant | Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden  

Landscape | MOK - Stellenbosch

2016 Droombos | SLEE - Stellenbosch

Summer Show | Ebony Curated - Cape Town

Botanicals | Grabouw Botanical Garden

2015 Emerge | Ebony Curated - Cape Town

Landscape | Ebony Curated Franschhoek

Tasseography | Equus - Stellenbosch

30’ x 40’ | ArtB 

2014 Gradex | Stellenbosch Visual Arts Department