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’s most recent solo exhibition, Never Trust a Balancing Rock, took place at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo (2019). It concluded her time there as an artist-in-residence. Other solo exhibitions include, Animal at Commune. 1 Gallery in 2016, which received international acclaim from publications such as Vice and Huffington Post. She too 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.

 

 

Notable group exhibitions include: Fortunes Remixed travelled the country and concluded at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg in 2013; Hans Ulrich’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, Cape to Tehran in 2018 at Gallery Momo in Cape Town and Johannesburg and Know this place?, KZNSA, Durban. In 2019. Her work is included in the Spier Art Collections, South Africa.

Voysey currently lives in Durban where she is a full-time fine art lecturer at the Durban University of Technology.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

Education

 

2010               - BAFA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2013               - MFA, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

                          Supervisors: Professor Penny Siopis and Professor Virginia MacKenny

 

Prizes and Awards

 

2019/20        - Council member and chair of exhibitions sub-committee, KZNSA, Durban

 

2019               - Creative Output of the Year, Faculty of Art and Design, DUT

                        - Artist-in-Residence, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo

 

2016               - Invited residency participant, KYTA, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

2013               - Invited and awarded student, Between the Lines symposium and exchange between the Michaelis School of Fine Art                            and Braunschweig University of Art – Organised by prof. Colin Richards and Candice Breitz

 

2012/3           - MacIver Scholarship Award 

                       - Jules Kramer Music and Fine Arts Scholarship

 

2010               - Selected for Martiensson Prize competition and exhibition

 

Exhibitions/ Projects

2019               - Never Trust a Balancing Rock, National Gallery, Bulawayo

                        - Know this place?, curator and artist on exhibition, KZNSA, Durban

                        - Land & Sea, Art on Avenues, Somerset West, Western Cape 

                        - Outside, rkcontemporary, Riebeek Casteel, Western Cape  

 

2018               - Cape to Tehran, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg

                        - Cape to Tehran, Gallery Momo, Cape Town

 

2017               - SS17, Gallery Momo, Cape Town

                        - Visceral, Cavalli Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

                         

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

                       - Invited to KYTA artist residency, Kalga, Himachal Pradesh, India

                       - CITES Art Exhibition, Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg

                       - Animal, solo exhibition, 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

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

 

2013               - Between the Lines, Michaelis Galleries

                        -  Fortunes Remixed, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg (national show)

                        - Michaelis Booth, Cape Town Art Fair

                        - Ava Booth, Cape Town Art Fair

 

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

 

2019 Fine art lecturer, Durban University of Techonlogy, Kwa-Zulu Natal 

 

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