Bio

DEE DONALDSON
 
 
PERSONAL DETAILS
Date of birth:4 August 1968
Nationality: South African
Home language: English
 

TERTIARY STUDIES

National Diploma Fine Art, KwaZulu-NatalTechnikon, 1989

National Higher Diploma Fine Art, KwaZulu-NatalTechnikon, 1990. Major: Painting, with distinctions

AWARDS

  • H.S.R.C. Bursary, 1990
  • Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship, 1990
  • Reeves Prize, 1991
  • Winner of KZNSA Members’ Portrait Exhibition, 2006

EXHIBITIONS

1989

Technikon KwaZulu-Natal, Senior Fine Art Students at Natal Society of the Arts Gallery, Durban,KwaZulu-Natal

1990

Technikon KwaZulu-Natal, Higher Diploma Fine Art Students at Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

1991

Rolfes Impressions Exhibition, TechnikonKwaZulu-Natal

1992

‘Journeys’ – Solo Exhibition at NatalSociety of the Arts Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Volkskas Ateljeer, NatalSociety of the Arts Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Volkskas Ateljeer, Kwa-Zulu Natal Technikon Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Group Show, Carnegie Gallery, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

1993

‘Creative Fires.’ Three Person Exhibition at International Oasis Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Group Show, City Market Art Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, USA

1994

Exposition Collective, Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris,France

‘Art-I-Fax’ –NatalSociety of the Arts Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

1995

‘Objects of Desire’ – Biennale Fringe, Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, and Natal Society of the Arts, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

1996

KwaZulu-NatalBiennale, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

’91 Artists’ –NatalSociety of the Arts Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

‘An Alphabet of Artists’ – KwaZulu-NatalPlayhouse, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Group Show, Labia Gallery, Cape Town

1997

‘Stuttgart Meets Durban’ – Durban Meets Stuttgart’ – Gallerie Unterm Turm,Stuttgart, Germany

‘A Little Big Thing’ – Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng

1998

‘Chris Diedericks, Deanne Donaldson and Diane Victor’ – Natal Society of the Arts Gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

2003

Guest Artist, ‘Fashion, Fun & Full Of It, for the DDE, Menzi Mchunu Gallery, BAT Centre, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

2006

Winner KZNSA Annual Members Exhibition

2007

Exhibited on Jabulisa (toured nationwide)

2008

‘Formation’ – group exhibition – artSPACE durban

2008

‘Diminutive’ – group exhibition, artSPACE durban

2009

Group exhibition – South Gallery, Cape Town

2009

‘Left of November’ – 2 person show with Bronwyn Vaughan- Evans, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.

2010

KWN – artists from Durban– Curated by Carol Lee- Upstairs at  Bamboo, Johannesburg.

‘Landmarks’ – Two person show with Grace Kotze, artSPACE durban.

2011

‘Inspiration’ – Durban Art Gallery Archive Show – artSPACE durban.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Employed as a group and private art teacher (current)

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

1996 – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Natal, Prof. Brenda Gourley

1996 – Prof. CRM Dlamini, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, UniversityofNatal

1996 – Mr. Kritzinger, Outgoing Chairman of Council, UniversityofZululand

WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Works in numerous Southern African and overseas collections.

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