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Kara Schoeman


Kara Schoeman is a Free State based artist in South Africa who graduated with a BA Fine Art Degree (Cum laude) from the University of the Free State in 2016. Thereafter she graduated with a BA Honours degree in Psychology at the University of the Free State in 2017. Kara Schoeman is the artist behind KaraArtistics along with her father Stephan Schoeman who is a Foundry Artist in Bloemfontein South Africa.


During her studies, Schoeman was awarded the best Fine Art student of her year group for three consecutive years. She was also awarded the best over all Art History student in 2015.  Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in galleries such as the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Map Gallery, UJ Art Gallery, Young Blood Art Gallery, Gallery on Leviseur, ABSA Gallery, and Design Indaba.
Kara Schoeman is currently a Facilitator at the University of the Free State’s Psychology Department on the QwaQwa campus. She resides in the small Beautiful town of Clarens. She has previously been employed by the University of the Free State as a Student Assistant to first and second year Fine Art Students from 2014 to 2017. In those four years she also worked as a Gallery Assistant at the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery. She served as a Lecture Assistant for Bed education students in their Art and Culture Modules in 2016 and 2017. She Tutored the second year Art history and Image study students in 2017.

 

AWARDS & PRIZES


2014            Golden Key International Honour Society Award


2015             Award for best second year Fine Art student

                     Finalist PPC Imaginarium Art Competition


2016            Award for best third year Fine Art student    

                    Award for best overall Art History student 

                    Finalist Phatsohane Henney New Breed Art Competition

2017            Award for best fourth year Fine Art student


2018            Awarded third place for "Aluminium bowl" at InniBos National Craft Awards


2018            Finalist L'Atelier Art Competition 

2018            Finalist Phatsohane Henney New Breed Art Competition

2019           Design Indaba, Emerging Creatives class of 2019

GROUP  EXHIBITIONS


2013             “Fracking”, Map, Richmond Gallery, Richmond Northern Cape

            

2014             “Oculus”, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Bloemfontein,                    

2014             “PPC Imaginarium, Finalists Exhibition”, UJ Art gallery, Johannesburg

2015             μερáκi (May-rah-kee), Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Bloemfontein

2015             Design Indaba, Annual Expo, Cape Town International Convention Centre

2015             “The Shift of Emancipation” Social Justice and Reconciliation Institute, UFS, Bloemfontein

2015            “PPC Imaginarium Award and Exhibition”, Young Blood Art Gallery, Cape Town

2016             “Motswako | Miscellany | Mengelmoes”, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Bloemfontein

2016             “Phatsoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, Finalists Exhibition”, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

2017             “Graduates, Annual Final Year Student Exhibition”, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, Bloemfontein

2018            “Dwell in Possibilities”, Gallery On Leviseur, Bloemfontein

2018            “Flux” Free State Art Festival. Winner of Visual Art Award of 2018 at Vrystaat Art Festival Awards

2018             “Absa L’Atelier” ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg

2018             “Phatsoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, Finalists Exhibition”, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

2018              “Under the Sea”, GalleryOne11, Cape Town

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


2013             “Vreking”, Map, Richmond Gallery, Richmond Northern Cape

2016             “Quantum Mechanics: Double slit experiment” Phatshoane Henney Attorneys  


2018             “Cell Division” Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Bloemfontein

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Numerous throughout RSA, USA, NZ, UK, Europe & Canada