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Katherine Symons
  • 32, Female
  • Durban
  • South Africa
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Relationship status
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College / University
Durban University of Technology
Program / Degree
Fine Art
Member type
Artist
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
I am...
I am currently studying Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology. I’m in my third year at the moment I love learning new things and change. I am majoring in Printmaking and Ceramics. I’m a weird, fun, outgoing, bubblely person but can be shy at times. I love Art and interacting with people, people that are creative and in to art, I am always willing to learn from others.
About my artwork
At the moment I am slowly developing my concept. My work is about femininity, feminine identity, the male gaze, and child sexual abuse and how it affects one when you develop into a woman linking to the the feeling of being tainted and how one feels about their sexuality. I’m looking at stereotypical feminine beauty, how women have been portrayed throughout history and looking at the present and how the media has control over how most of us look and feel on the outside.
Artists I like
Cindy Sherman, Tori Amos, Frida Kahlo, Victoria Van Dyke, Caroline Folkenroth, Jennifer Linton, Leora Farber, Rachel Stone, Andy Warhol, Yinka Shonibare, etc...
Interests
Art of coarse, Music, Gothic, keeping fit by doing Taibo, running and swimming. Going out to clubs and events with friends, watching movies. Just having fun.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
The exhibitions that I am currently exposed to are the Bank gallery, KZNSA art gallery, ArtSpace, DUT art gallery, Durban art gallery etc…
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online, nowhere and everywhere

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At 8:54 on October 26, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.

Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.

The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.

Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.

AWARD

A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.

To receive the Submission Form and bases

E-MAIL: BBIRDINTCOMP@YAHOO.COM
At 14:43 on May 21, 2008, Jan Jordaan said…
Hi Kath, realy enjoy your new paper works, show them. j
At 14:35 on May 9, 2008, Linda Dennis said…
Good start Katherine - you are working from the deepest stuff from the get go and finding a vocabulary for it in your work. That is the best way! Keep going, I think you will have allot to contribute. Good Luck
At 13:03 on May 5, 2008, Pakisa Tsekiso said…
yay! I finally managed to find a free computer! it's a pity I didn't bring my flash disk...I promise to have at least some work by the end of the week
At 5:37 on April 16, 2008, John Roome said…
Hi Katherine,
Thanks for the invitation.
Nice space you have here. Very cool!
Hope you enjoy the paper.
John
At 22:04 on April 15, 2008, Nirmi Ziegler said…
cool site..keep it up girl!!!
At 13:23 on April 15, 2008, artreview.com said…
Hi Katherine,

Welcome to artreview.com. Thankyou for sharing your work with us so far, it would be great to see more...

Hope you enjoy the site. Also, check out ArtReview:Digital -- it's ArtReview magazine on your screen every month, and it's FREE
At 6:18 on April 15, 2008, Pakisa Tsekiso said…
hey Kat, looking good..very dramatic profile pic, I like!
At 17:56 on April 14, 2008, Javier Albar Mansoa said…
we use roses, nice artworks
At 17:56 on April 14, 2008, Katherine Symons said…
Hey! I'm still adding more photos of my work. There is more to come.
 
 
 

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