Curriculum Vitae

Tracy Payne was born in 1965 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, with a BA Fine Art in 1987.

After graduating Tracy spent a couple of years working and travelling abroad in Europe and England. On her return to South Africa she chose to be self-employed and freelance in various creative fields. She created her own fashion label, worked as an illustrator, set designer and scenic artist, undertook both private and corporate painting commissions. In her early career she was also involved in teaching art part time. Over the years Tracy has chosen to focus more and more on her fine art career and is presently working as a full time artist and part-time painting teacher from Altona Art Studio in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions
'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy', Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2013
'Muse', Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2011
'Awaken', Kizo Gallery, Durban, 2008
'Sacred Yang', Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, 2007
'Sacred Yin', Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, 2005
'Post Tokyo', Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, 2004
'Flashback', Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, 2001
'Hush hush ....a love story', 73 Rose Str. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, 1998

Group Exhibitions

'Breath Water Sound' Ongaro, Cape Town, 2016
'Lineage' Ongaro, Cape Town, 2016
'Of Monuments and Men', Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, 2016
'A Certain Kind of Madness', Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, 2016
'Drawing the Line' Art.b Gallery, Cape Town, 2015
Benneton Small Canvas Project, 2015
'Seeking Eden' Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town, 2014
'Dinner Collection' Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2014
'What Lies Beneath' Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, 2014
'Naak' Art.b Gallery, Cape Town, 2014
'Paint Matters' Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2014
'Dinner Collection' Barnard Gallery, Newlands, CT, 2013
'Changing Faces: Profiling Portraits in South African Art', Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2013
'Dinner Collection', Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2012
'Summer Show', Casa Labia, Cape Town, 2012
'Cacophony Collection', Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, 2012
'Michaelis Alumni Exhibition and Auction', Michaelis Gallery, UCT, Cape Town, 2011
'Terpentyn' Artscape, Cape Town, 2011
'Casa Labia in Bloom', Natale Labia Museum, Cape Town, Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
'The gift of Art', iArt, Cape Town, 2010
'Print: An exhibition of etchings', These Four Walls, CT, 2010
'Heems', Kruisrivier farm, Klein Karoo, 2010
'Summer 2009/10: Projects', Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, 2009
'Let Them Eat Cake', Die Dorpstraat Galery, Stellenbosch, 2009
'Harbour: The Expression of Containment in Contemporary South African Art', KZNSA Gallery, Durban, 2009
'Self/Not-Self', Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg, 2009
'Summer 2007/8', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2007
'South African Art Now', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2006
"Second To None: Women - South African Icons", Iziko South African National Gallery, 2006
'New Painting', KZNSA Gallery, Durban, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2006
'South African Art 1848 - Now', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2005
'South African Art 1840 - Now', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2005
'South African Art 1850 - Now', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2004
'Poynton, Victor and Payne', Michael Stevenson, CT, 2004
'Winter Warmers', Joao Ferreira Gallery, CT, 2003
'Ydesire', Castle of Good Hope, CT, 2003
'Emergency', Bell-Roberts Gallery, CT, 2000
'Sacred Symbols: Inner Vision', 3rd I Gallery, CT, 1999
'Angels Blue', Bang! The Gallery, CT, 1999
'Deposits, Idasa Gallery, CT, 1998
'Bloom', Area Gallery, CT, 1998
'Scrawl', Mau Mau Gallery, CT, 1998
'Unplugged 3', Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg, 1998
'Urban Objects of Desire', Mau Mau Gallery, CT, 1998
'Art Greetings', Hanel Gallery, CT, 1997
'Cognisance: Ingqwalsela: Herkenning', South African Association of Arts, CT, 1996
'Gay Rights Rewrites', Malcolm Melkhuis, CT, 1995
'Photoworks', South African Association of Arts, CT, 1994
'Women on Men:Men on Woman', Seeff Trust Gallery, CT, 1994
"Volkskas Atelier", Everaard Reed Gallery, Johannesburg, 1994
'Women on Women', Seeff Trust Gallery, CT, 1993
'Volkskas Atelier', Association of Arts, Pretoria, 1993
'Safe Sex', The Artsstrip, Association of Arts, CT, 1993
'Artstrip', opening exhibition at The Association of Arts, CT, 1992
'Flash of the Spirit', Baxter Gallery, Cape Town, 1992
'Introducing: Brice, Smith and Payne', Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, 1992
'Volkskas Atelier', Association of Arts, South Africa, 1992
'Drawings', Baxter Gallery, Cape Town, 1991
'Volkskas Atelier', Association of Arts, South Africa, 1991
The Art Market Gallery, Cape Town, 1990
Cornucopia Gallery, Cape Town, 1989
Hipnosis Gallery, Johannesburg, 1988

Luciano Benetton
Spier Wine Estate
Swiss Re Life and Health
South African Fruit Exporters
South African Department of Public Works

"Tracy Payne: Muse", Barnard Gallery, July/August Catalogue, 2011
"Summer 2009/10: Projects", Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 47, 2009
"Summer 2007/8, Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 32, 2007
"Tracy Payne: Sacred Yang", Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 28, 2007
"An artist's life: Tracy Payne: Painting as a meditative exercise", by Kim Gurney, Business Day, Art Supplement, March, 2006
"South African Art Now", Michael Stevenson, Catalogue, No. 23, 2006
"New Painting: A group exhibition of recent South African art", curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, KZNSA, Catalogue,2006
"South African Art 1848 - Now", Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 18, 2005
"Tracy Payne: Sacred Yin", Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 17, 2005
"South African Art 1840 - NOW, Michael Stevenson, Catalogue No. 11, 2005
"Redemption Song" by Joyce Monson, Art South Africa, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Summer 2005
"No More I Love You's: Gender Moving Into The Androgynous Twilight Zone" by Amanda du Preez, De Arte, September issue, 1996
"Hush, hush", by Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal, Art in South Africa: The Future Present, 1996
"Payne Expression", by Ashraf Jamal, Showcase, November issue, 1994
"Alabaster Flesh", by Lucinda Jolly, ADA No. 13, 1994
"Whatever I do is me", by Ashraf Jamal, Vrye Weekblad, No. 216, 1993

Art Fairs'
'Johannesburg Art Fair' Booth: Barnard gallery, Johannesburg, 2014
'Johannesburg Art Fair', Booth: Barnard Gallery, Johannesburg, 2013
'Johannesburg Art Fair', Booth: Barnard Gallery, Johannesburg, 2012
'Johannesburg Art Fair', Booth:Michael Stevenson, Johannesburg, 2008

Awards and Scholarships
Mondi Paper Magazine Award, 1995
Mac Iver Scholarship, 1986
Mac Iver Scholarship, 1985

"In Search of Sakura", directed by Takako Mori, 2002
A short documentary of my search for the wild cherry blossom, which lead me to the Matsumoto Mnts,foothills of the Japanese Alps.

"Aerosoul", by Jean Meeren, 2001
Didi, a creative alter ego I adopted in 1997 features in this documentary on the graffiti subculture of CapeTown, set between 1997 and 2000.

"Hush, a Portrait of Tracy Payne", by Renee Scheltema, 2000
A 52 min. documentary spanning four years, from 1996 -2000
Shown in the official program of ‘The International Festival of Woman’s Films’, Creteil, France.
Selected to run in 2001, Art Film Festival, Asolo, Italy

Site by Artbeat