About 

 

Jo Voysey  (b.  1987, Johannesburg) completed her MFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2013 after obtaining a BA Fine Art degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2010).

 

 Voysey held her solo exhibition, Animal at Commune. 1 Gallery in 2016. Her exhibition received international acclaim from publications such as Vice and Huffington Post. She was selected to participate in the KYTA  artist residency in Himachal Pradesh, India, which concluded in a panel discussion at the Contemporary Art Week in New Delhi, India. Prior to this Voysey presented a solo exhibition at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town in 2014, which lead to her work being exhibited at the Cape Town Art Fair. 

 

Notable group exhibitions include: Fortunes Remixed travelled the country and concluded at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg in 2013; Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Do It at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town in 2014, Scintilla: An Alchemy Show, Commune. 1 Gallery,  Cape  Town  in  2014,  Load Shedding,  Commune.  1  Gallery,  Cape  Town  in 2015, and Cape to Tehran in 2018 at Gallery Momo in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Her works are included in the Spier Art Collections, South Africa.

Voysey currently lives and works in Cape Town. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

Education

 

2010 BAFA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2013 MAFA, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

Supervisors: Professor Penny Siopis and Professor Virginia MacKenny

 

Prizes and Awards

 

2013 MacIver Scholarship Award, Jules Kramer Music and Fine Arts Scholarship, Invited and awarded student, Between the Lines symposium and exchange between the Michaelis School of Fine Art and Braunschweig University of Art – Organised by Colin Richards and Candice Breitz

 

2012 MacIver Scholarship Award, Jules Kramer Music and Fine Arts Scholarship

 

2010 Martiensson Prize Participant

 

Exhibitions/ Projects

2018 'Cape to Tehran', Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

 

2017 'Visceral', Cavalli Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

          'SS17', Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

2016 'Artist Residencies and the effect on the community' Panel Discussion, Contemporary Art Week, New Delhi, India 

          KYTA Artist Residency, Kalga, India

          'CITES Art Exhibition', Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

          'Animal', Commune. 1, Cape Town

 

2015 'Load Shedding', Commune. 1, Cape Town

 

2014 'Remedy', AVA Gallery, Cape Town

          'Do It', Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town

          'Scintilla: An Alchemy Show', Commune. 1, Cape Town

          'Fortunes Remixed', The Bag Factory, Johannesburg     

           Michaelis Booth, Cape Town Art Fair

           Ava Booth, Cape Town Art Fair

 

2013 'Between the Lines', Michaelis Galleries

          'HereThere: A Conversation between Michaelis and Wits Masters Students', Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town

 

2010 'Martiensson Prize Exhibition', Museum Africa, Johannesburg

          'New Work 2010', Main Street Life, Johannesburg

           Solo Graduate Exhibition, The Canopy, Johannesburg

 

2009 'The Grotesque Show', Substation, Wits School of Art, Johannesburg

          'WALE' exhibition, Substation, Wits School of Art, Johannesburg

          Painting workshop with Toon Verhoef (visiting Dutch artist, Nirox) 

 

Professional Activities

 

2018 Painting lecturer, Painting I, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

Painting lecturer, Painting II, Durban University of Technology

2017 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis 

Painting lecturer, Painting 1, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

Colour/ drawing lecturer, Cape Peninsular University of Technology 

2016 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis

Assistant lecturer to Virginia Mackenny, Painting 3, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

Painting lecturer, Painting 1, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

 

2015 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis

Assistant lecturer to Virginia MacKenny and Rael Salley, Painting 3, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

Assistant lecturer to Justin Brett, Painting 1, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

 

2014 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis

Assistant lecturer to Virginia MacKenny , Jonah Sack, Rael Salley, Painting 3, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

 

2013 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis           

Assistant lecturer to Virginia MacKenny, Rael Salley, Painting 3, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT

 

2012 Artist/ Research Assistant to Penny Siopis