Rudolph Tshie

CURRICULUM VITAE – ART EXPERIENCE

SURNAME: TSHIE

NAME: RUDOLPH

DATE OF BIRTH: 1969 OCTOBER 10

CELL NUMBER 0827337401

TELL NUMBER 012 797 3777

TERTIARY STUDIES

1991 – 1993 Obtained a certificate in fine Arts course with Federated Union of Black Arts, JOHANNESBURG
1991 – 1992 received a bursary from FUBA.
1992 Studied ceramic, paper making course at Johannesburg Arts Foundation at KILLANEY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1990 – Joined SOSHANGUVE Arts and Culture Forum (SACFO). Conducting a series of Workshops, with young and upcoming artist in SOSHANGUVE, MABOPANE, GARANKUWA (Tshwane)

1998 – Part time Art teaching for day cared children at SIBONGILE Early Learning Centre in Soshanguve

 Conducted Art Workshops at MACUFE Arts Festival in Bloemfontein, with IPOPENG partners

 The all Arts workshop in the USA, whereby singing in choirs and Visual Arts Were taking place (residency)

1999 – Conducted series of workshops with IPOPENG partners, to street children and private art pupils at African Window Museum (Tshwane)

 The THAPONG International Artists Workshop GABORONE, Botswana

2000 – Selected into the Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa, a visual Journey into the thoughts, emotions and minds of 558 Artists

2002 – Joined and worked for FURNTRAIN, furniture training centre in Brits North West Province, teaching students furniture making and visual arts. Specializing with students in wood machining and the safety With in the workshop among students while operating the machines. Offered classes on Wood Carving and Engraving on furniture or cabinets made by students. Classes on relief carving and painting on furniture, example, on carved lines. Classes on furniture Design and Styling (Drawing)

2003 – Joined and worked for RONCOR, RONY CORNICK and Associates in the same FURNTRAIN specialized in carving and painting grooves and motifs for BAKOS Brothers furnitures.

RESIDENCY’S

1999 The THAPONG International Visual Artists Workshop Botswana GABORONE

2007 International Artist Workshop and exhibition with GREATMORE Art Studios
Cape Town

 INTERNATIONAL Artist Workshop with PARTAGE under INSUL Art Mauritius. A collaboration with Artist from the Indian Ocean Island Region.

AWARDS

1991 – Best selected painter at the Federated Union of Black Arts (FUBA) JHB

2002 – EKURHULENI Metropolitan Municipality Fine Arts Awards (Certificate)

2004 – The 10th Annual VUKANI Fashion Awards and Fair by SADFA, South African Fashion Design Association.

2006 – The 11th Annual VUKANI Fashion Awards and Fair, SADFA.

2010 – Spier Contemporary 2010 public audience Award.

EXHIBITIONS

1991-1992 Annual FUBA Students Exhibitions at THUPELO Art Galleries Johannesburg
1992- The operation Hunger Christmas Card competition and exhibition
1993- Annual FUBA students Exhibition at Newtown Galleries, Market Theatre COMPLEX (JHB)
– FUBA students Exhibition at the Berman Galleries, (JHB)
– Artists from the Greater Pretoria Region Exhibition (+/- 170 artist) at UNISA Art Galleries, Pretoria
1995 – Water color society of South Africa (PULSE OF AFRICA) exhibition at NORSCOT Gallery, RANDBURG (JHB)
– Artists from the Greater Pretoria Region Exhibition (+/- 100 arts) UNISA Art Galleries, Pretoria
1996 – A selection of Paintings from the UNISA Art collection in collaboration with Invited Artists, UNISA Art Galleries
1998 – Group exhibition, the Undercover Intercultural collaboration installation Exhibition , presented by Pretoria Art MESEUM and IPOPENG Project with National Arts council of South Africa
1999 – An exhibition (GROUP) with IDASA in Pretoria
2002 – Artist of Passion project at BOYDEN Global executive search. (PARKTOWN JHB – A group exhibition at EKURHULENI Fine Arts Awards, Kempton Park, JHB
2003 – A group exhibition of Paintings by Contemporary South African Artists with Carol Lee Fine Arts, upstairs at Bamboo, JHB – Arts and Media workshop and exhibition (group) with UNDP, the BEREAU Development policy HIV/AIDS Group
2004 – A group exhibition with collaboration of fashion designers at the 10th Annual VUKANI Fashion awards by SAFDA, MENLYN shopping centre,
Pretoria
2007 – A group exhibition at GREATMORE art studios with international residency artists – An exhibition (group) with artists from the Indian Ocean region (The ISLANDERS), held at Alliance FRANCAISE, Mauritius, Bell Village / Gratuit.
– Group international exhibition at DBSA offices with artist from SA and Madagascar
2010 – Group exhibition with 2010 Spier Contemporary Competition and Exhibition.
Selected as a finalist in the competition. Ultimately winning the Spier Public Audience Award

SOLO EXHIBITION

2005 – An exhibition (SOLO) @ THE GALLERY “A Renaissance on STRYDOM”
JAPANIS Art and Frame. An exhibition re-evaluating the relationship between the viewer and traditional cultural bias towards modes of portraying landscapes and still life.

2007- (AVA) Association of Visual Arts in partnership with Spier Cape town

PRIVATE COLLECTION

MEDUNSA- Medical University of South Africa
NATIONAL MUSEUM and Art Gallery of GABORONE, Botswana
MANDELA FOUNDATIONS, Johannesburg
TNC- Tshwane North College
TRANSNET
Individuals in – GERMANY, USA- NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, EGNLAND
MOPANI Technologies/ CEO, JHB
FOUNTAIN CHAMBERS/ Sandown Village Office Park SANDTON
CCMA- COMMISION for CONSILIATION MEDIATION and ABITRATION
SAB- South African Breweries with ABI Coca Cola
FNB -First National Bank
DBSA- Development Bank of South Africa
MOMO art galleries (ROSEBANK)
@ THE GALLERY/ YAPANIS Art and frame (RANDBURG)
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Mauritius, Bell Village/ GRATUIT
TELKOM South Africa “RANDBURG’

ARTIST’S STATEMENTS

I am an oil-painter, but also work in other medium such as water colors, pastels and mixed media. Stylistically my work represents realistic representations of people in the township and rural environments such as people working on fields inspired by African Culture and current happenings. My aim is to seize the spirit of place and the culture of togetherness and also portraying what is there today that may never be in the coming future. Texture and color are thus rooted within my African experience and project the characteristic vibrant energy and rhythm of African life.

Visiting art galleries, participating in workshops and researching for current approaches and techniques in art inspire me. Artists like Cecil Skotnes , Sam Nhlengethwa , Pat Mautloa, David Koloane and Kay Hassan are also my continuous source of motivation. Teaching children and sharing knowledge is very important. I therefore love to interact with both young and experienced artists in my neighborhood and International, participating in art forums and workshops from time to time to help inform and get informed and uplift young and old artists in terms of music and visual arts.

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection