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Kara Schoeman

Kara Schoeman is a Free State based artist who specialises mostly in sculpture and video projections. She is currently busy with her Masters in Fine Art which depicts qualities of Quantum physics in Visual Culture. The works we see from her currently, deals with the extinction of various species. She creates intricate art through recycling aluminium. She melts down various auto-motor parts, and then cast it into very detailed functional artworks.

Schoeman 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. She is currently busy with her Masters in Fine Art. During her studies, Schoeman was awarded the best Fine Art student of her year group for two consecutive years. She was also awarded the best over all Art History student in 2015. Graduating her BA Fine Art degree with distinction. She has exhibited her work in numerous 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, Art@Clocktower Gallery, Art@Africa and Design Indaba.

Schoeman is currently a Junior Lecturer at the Fine Art department of the University of the Free State. She is also a Facilitator at the University of the Free State’s Psychology Department. Schoeman runs an Educational sculpture casting foundry where she teaches the youth of Clarens’ Township Kgubetswana how to cast sculptures out of scrap metal. Schoeman has 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 along with being 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 studies 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

2020           National Art Council Grant Holder: Clarens Metal Foundry Educational project: Metal Sculpture Casting for Youth in need

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

2019              “Betwixt & Between”, Free State Art Festival, Bloemfontein

2019              “Free State Art Collective”, RMP Turbine art fair, Johannesburg

2019              “Art@Africa”, RMP Turbine art fair, Johannesburg

2019              “Weapons of Mass Seduction”, Art@Clocktower Gallery, 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