Rosie Mudge

Rosie Mudge (b. South Africa 1988) received her BFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. During her studies she was awarded the Simon Gerson prize for excellence (2013 and 2012). In 2013 Mudge was selected for Between the Lines - an international symposium with the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany - facilitated by Candice Breitz as part of the German/South African Year of Science.

Mudge also works with video, sound, photography, installation, sculpture and drawing. 

“I work with materials that I find resonant - from nail polish, glitter, YouTube clips and silly string to resin, automotive paint, and glitter glue. For a long time I wasn’t sure how to use these materials because girly, adolescent and intimate things aren’t allowed to express the same serious concerns as paint and sculpture. They are reserved for the personal reflection or impressions of journals and love notes. But now a lot of what I do has to do with incorporating the viewer into an intimate experience or engagement.”

Solo Exhibitions
2018 In my room with Mazzy Star, SMITH, Cape Town

Two Person Exhibitions
2019 In my room with Mazzy Star, SMITH, Cape Town

Group Exhibitions
2018 Rendezvous, SMITH, Cape Town
2018 New Romantics, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
2017 Salad, SMITH, Cape Town
2017 Out of Nowhere, SMITH, Cape Town
2017 Folly, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 Arcadia, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 Current, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 From Whence They Came, SMITH, Cape Town

Art Fairs
2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, SMITH

2018 ABSA L'Atelier Top 100 Finalist