Basel Rooftops 4
Basel Rooftops 4 (2012)


1988 Matriculated from Herschel Senior School
1992 Graduated from Stellenbosch University with a Fine Art Degree and Higher Diploma in Education
1995 Completed two Summer School Courses at Central Saint Martins College, London: Colour Works and Art Therapy


1993 Lectured at Stellenbosch University" Alternative Printmaking
1994-2011 Lecturer in Drawing, Illustration and Design at The Red and Yellow School of Advertising and Design.
2018 Lecturer in Drawing for First Year Fine Art students at Michaelis


1991 Santam Scholarship Exhibition with Conrad Botes at The University Gallery, Stellenbosch.
1992 Muratie Painting Award Exhibition, Muratie Wine Estate
1992 Group Student Exhibition, Grahamstown Festival
1992 Absa Atelier Finalist Exhibition, AVA Gallery, church Street
1993 'Young At Art' Group Exhibition, Primart Gallery
Group Exhibition of paintings, Seeff Gallery
1995 Gabrielle Raaff and Francois Van Reenen at The AVA Gallery, Cape Town
1998 "Unplugged" Group Exhibition initiated by Kendall Geers, Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Market Theatre, Johannesburg
2001 YDETAG, The National Gallery. Light Installlation for Entrance. "Know Thy Worth". In collaboration with James Webb.
2003 YDESIRE, The Castle. Light installation for entrance.
2005 Whatiftheworld Gallery
2005 Whatiftheworld Gallery. Kinderkunst. An exhibition of lights.
2006 Group show of paintings in wine, Tokara Wine Estate
2007 Fourum and Petit Fours. Group exhibition of paintings at These Four Walls Gallery, Observatory
2004-2008 Open Studio Exhibitions, 8 Lytton Street, Observatory.
2007 Group Exhibition. Curious Whetstone and Frankley. Observatory.
2007 Spier Contemporary at Spier Wine Estate.
2008 Spier Contemporary at The Johannesburg Art gallery.
2008 Periphery with Tamsyn Lancaster at These Four Walls Gallery, Observatory.
2008 The Summer Art Fair, the Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
2009 20 Artists 20 Portraits UCA Gallery Observatory
2009 Supermarket at The Muti Gallery Cape Town
2009 In Our Midst. Solo Show at The Muti Gallery Cape Town
2009 Let Them Eat Cake Dorp Street Galley Stellenbosch
2010 The Book Show Salon 91 Kloof Street Cape Town
2010 Source, Carol Lee, Johannesburg
2010 Coppertone 77 Salon 91 Cape Town
2011 Relation with Kobus La Grange, Dorpstraat Gallery Stellenbosch
2011 People, with Tom Cullberg at Chagan Contemporary, London
2011 'Paper is You' Salon 91, Cape Town
2011 'Realm' with Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Salon 91 Cape Town
2012 'Shoes form Chinese Ships' a collaboration of ceramics and painting with Lisa Firer
2012 I'd Rather Be swimming Salon 91 Summer Show, Cape Town
2013 'To the Sea' Contemporary Seascapes at Casa Labia alongside seascapes by Irma Stern
2014 Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
2014 Paper is You II, Salon 91
2014 Scintilla: An Alchemy Show, Commune 1 Cape Town
2015 Night Watch. Solo Show at Salon 91.
2015 Empire, Everard Read Gallery , Cape Town
2015 '2' Smith Gallery, Cape Town
2015 However, Arthub Gallery, London
2015 Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate
2015 Stellar, Salon 91, Cape Town
2016 Paper is You III, Salon 91, Cape Town
2016 Oracle, Salon 91, Cape Town
2017 Trail, Solo Show at SMITH, Cape Tow
2017 Nano 1.1 Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Field, Group Show, Salon 91, Cape Town
2017 Lady Garden, Group Show, Cavalli Gallery, Stellenbosch
2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town
2018 Nano 1.2, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2018 Endless, Group Show at Salon 91, Cape Town
2018 Salad, Group Show at SMITH, Cape Town
2018 Rendezvous, Group Show, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town
2019 Echoes from the South. Solo Show at SMITH gallery, Cape Town
2020 Hazy Shade of Winter. Group show at Salon 91, Cape Town.
2021. Code. 131//A Gallery, Cape Town
2021 The Making Practice:Conversations in Paint. Groups show at RK Contemporary, Riebeeck Kasteel
2021 Winter Group Show at 131//A Gallery, Cape Town
2021. Biophilia. Group Show at Cavalli Gallery, Somerset West
2022 As You Were. Solo Show at 131//A Gallery, Cape Town
2022 Painter Painter. Group show of paintings at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2023 Elemental. Group show at 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town
2023 Optimal Vibration. Group Show at Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg
2023. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Group Show at Cavalli Gallery, Somerset West


1991 Muratie Painting Award
1992 Finalist Absa Atelier
1992 Santam Scholarship
2007 Finalist Spier Contemporary


2007 Spier Contemporary, Review for Visi Magazine
2008 "Cultures Collide" Natalie Bosman. The Citizen. 7/08
2011 Art South Africa Volume 09. 'Vacated Spaces'Contmeporary South African Watercolour Essay 06
'Vacated Spaces'by Virginia MacKenny
2017 Whispers From The White Space by Gabrielle Raaff and edited by Quanta Gauld for Critical Interventions. Founder and Editor Professor Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, Ph.D.
Founder and Editor, Critical Interventions
Senior Fellow, Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of African Art