Nicole Pletts

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As a middle class white female, I was brought up with the “Woman stayed at home and men worked” mentality. Hence most of my artwork is primarily male dominated starting with a “men at work” theme a few years ago which threads a continuous pattern through my work today. My subdued tonal paintings seem to play havoc with people’s perception of me as a person. They see me as bright and bubbly – and find the work I produce out of character. People seem to enjoy putting a label on artwork or on the artist. I don’t spend time analysing or questioning why I paint what I do, or why I use muted colours (especially brown as it is my singularly most disliked colour in the every respect – and yet it is the colour I use most). I am acutely aware of images around me and constantly keep a camera on hand in order not to miss any opportunities.

DATE OF BIRTH:                   22nd November 1964

PLACE OF BIRTH:                Durban

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 2017
    • KZNSA – Exhibition – New Work II – with Pascale Chandler and Marianne Meijer
    • Green Gallery Exhibition
    • KZNSA Members Exhibition

 

  • 2016
    • Essence Festival – ICC Centre – Beyond Binaries (invited)
    • Beyond Binaries Exhibition – Durban Art Gallery
    • Solo Exhibition – The Space – Rossouw Modern – Hermanus – Its Personal
    • Various invited group exhibitions
    • Arts Interactive Committee

 

  • 2015
    • Published – Poetry book by Mrs Ra Hee-Duk – Her
    • Solo Exhibition – The Space – Rossouw Modern – Hermanus – 5933 Miles
    • Various invited group exhibitions
    • Arts Interactive Committee

 

  • 2014
      • Acquisition by the Durban Art Gallery – Roadworks I
      • Finalist – Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Competition
      • Camberley Wine Estate – Image of my painting on 2012 Shiraz Red Wine label.
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Various invited Group exhibitions
  • 2013
      • KZNSA Council
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Various invited Group exhibitions
  • 2012
      • KZNSA Council / Exco
      • KZNSA Vice-President
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Featured artist – South African Artist Magazine
      • Winner of d’Urban d’Art Exchange and Artist’s Choice Award exhibition
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Various invited Group exhibitions

 

  • 2011
      • KZNSA Council / Exco
      • KZNSA Vice-President
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Exhibition – Casa Labia Muizenburg – withMakiwa Matomba and Sue Greef
      • Exhibition – KZNSA Gallery –  New Work by Nicole Pletts, Pascale Chandler and Marianne Meijer

 

  • 2010
      • KZNSA Council / Exco
      • KZNSA Vice-President
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Conglomerart – ArtSpace – Group Exhibition
      • Various invited Group exhibitions
  • 2009
      • Finalist in SASOL New Signatures 2009 – exhibited in Pretoria Art Museum
      • KZNSA Council
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Professional Practice Course – KZNSA
      • Composition Workshop – KWAZUNVA

 

  • 2008
      • KZNSA Council
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Various invited Group exhibitions

 

  • 2007
      • KZNSA Council
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Exhibited in the Nivea Gallery – KZNSA – Marks on Paper
      • Various invited Group exhibitions

 

  • 2006
      • Finalist – Jabulisa.  Exhibited at Tatham Art Gallery – Pietermaritzburg
      • KZNSA Council
      • KZNSA Exhibitions Committee
      • Arts Interactive Committee
      • Various invited Group exhibitions
      • Judging Workshop 1 KWAZUNVA
      • Judging Workshop 2 KWAZUNVA
      • Executive Committee – KWAZUNVA

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