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Colleen Ross is an artist based in Cape Town.
She currently does very little printmaking in order to focus on performance, installations and videos relating to child rape in South Africa.




Etching part-time under Judy Woodborne


Oil painting, part-time under Michael Pettit


National Diploma Graphic Design, Cape University of Technology




  • “Bacchanalia to Festivalis”- A Performance in Miniature, The Art Business Gallery, Piketberg,

  • “Me,Ek”,  Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, KK&K National Arts Festival,  Oudshoorn


  • Angels Exhibition – The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek

  • “From Genre to Manifesto”  – The Art Business Contemporary Art Gallery, 17 Hoof Street, Piketberg

  • “beautiful print making” – Youngblood, beautiful life building, 70-72 Bree Street, Cape Town

  • Angels 7 – The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek

  • Printmaking 2012 – Old Sandton Gallery, Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg

  • Vuleka 2012 – Merit Award Winner – 101 Thoughts (in collaboration with Rae Goosen)

  • Calacas, Day of the Dead, International Print Exchange – Lauderhill Arts Center, Florida, January 2012.

  • Angels 6 – The Gallery at Grande Provence

  • Exploring Femininity – InToto, Johannesburg

  • Big Cape Rollers - Contemporary Printmaking curated by Gabriel Clarke Brown, Rust en Vrede Gallery

  • Compact Prints – International Print Exhibition, Queensland, Australia


  • 8th International Printmaking Biennale, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Liége, Belgium

  • Id Entity – Portrait Exhibition, In Toto Gallery,  Johannesburg

  • Co/Mix: Comic Art/Mixed Media 2011, a collaborative group exhibition and visual art performance event, Thomas Pringle Hall, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.

  • Vuleka 2011 Competition Finalists’ Exhibition, ArtB, Carel van Aswegen Street, Bellville, September 2011

  • Never Before, Haas, Cape Town, March 2011

  • Calacas, Day of the Dead, International Print Exchange Exhibition, Oak Park, Illinois,  USA.

  • Calacas, Day of the Dead, International Print Exchange Exhibition, Casa de los Tres Mundos in Granada, Nicaragua .

  • Seven Ages of Man, The Marcus Gallery, Highlands House, Highlands Estate (until 30 November)

  • Art on Paper, Kalkbay Modern, Kalk Bay

  • Nguni; Done and Dusted, Gill Aldermann Gallery, Kenilworth


  • SASA Merit Exhibition

  • SASA Members’ Exhibition

  • Women’s Day Exhibition, Gallery OM

  • SASA Annual Exhibition,

  • SASA First Prize, Mixed Media

  • Print, These Four Walls Gallery, Observatory

  • Group Exhibition, Artvark Gallery, Kalkbay


  • Group Exhibition, Gallery OM, Kalkbay

  • AVA Members’ Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town

  • Women’s Day Exhibition, Masque Theatre, Muizenberg

  • SASA Annual Exhibition

  • SASA Merit Award, Watercolour

  • SASA Merit Award, Printmaking


  • Christmas Exhibition, VEO Gallery, Cape Town

  • Summer Fine Art Fair, Gallery at the Bay, Camps Bay


  • Michael Pettit, Students’ Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town




Professional Practice in the Visual Arts

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