Artist CV

Artist's statement

(b 1996South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg)

Mabusela subverts gender norms in her art, drawing on stories collected from childhood, and more recent memories. Her prints feature motifs that reference the patterns and shapes of lace and doilies, provoking questions about society’s expectations of women’s roles. The self-proclaimed ‘monotypebabe’ and ‘zinequeen’, Mabusela is also the founder of the Makoti Bridal Gift Shop, a mobile outlet offering a dynamic range of feminist killjoy weapons, tools and technologies.

Group exhibitions

2018
Wits Young Artist Award ‘18, Wits Fine Art Department, Johannesburg 
2019
Makoti Dreamz™ presents Old wives gunz, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg
50 Emerging Creatives class of 2020, Design Indaba, Cape Town 
2020
Paper, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg 

Awards & residencies

2019
Standard Bank Fine Arts Prize

Education

2019
Honours, Fine Arts, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg 
2018  
BA Fine Arts, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg