Woodborne is an artist/printmaker who was awarded her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from UCT in 1993, with a body of work that received critical acclaim and was placed in major collections such as the Smithsonian Collection of African Art (USA) and the Sanlam Corporate Collection (SA). Woodborne was selected as the ABSA Klein Karroo Kunsfees Festival Artist in 2007 and produced a unique series of paintings on gold leaf titled "The Garden of Eden". She curated and published a portfolio of 16 etchings, "The Exquisite Corpse", selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees 2009, and exhibited by the Norval Foundation. She was a guest curator for the Woordfees 2018 and 2019, has participated in many International Print Biennales.Her work is represented in many International Public Collections and Museums. She was an invited artist at the Salzburg Summer Festival, Austria in 2015 which showcased her experimental approach to the tradition of printmaking, as was her series of experimental print constructions - "The Anatomy of the World" exhibited at Lizamore Gallery in 2018. She was awarded the prize of S.C. Bes Romania S.R.L. in the International Contemporary Engraving Biennial, Romania in 2019 for her engraving "The Weaver" and her work was selected for the "Summer 2020" exhibition curated by the International Print Centre in New York, USA.(https://www.ipcnyexhibitions.org/woodborne). She was recently invited to join the Paper Artist Collective, a selection of artists working primarily in paper, limited to a membership of 100 participants (www.paperartistcollective.com) and is one of 10 finalists shortlisted for the On Paper Contest 2021, Barcelona. Her recent paper sculpture constructions combine her love of printmaking and experimental investigations into 3 dimensional works on paper. These works are currently on her exhibition "Metamorphosis and Mythology" at Lizamore & Ass opening 4 July and can be viewed in the "Current Exhibition" gallery page.
Image: "Lake of Dreams - Hydra", paper sculpture currently on exhibition"Metamorphosis and Mythology"
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- Lizamore & Associates, 3 Hetty Ave, Fairland, Randburg, Johannesburg.
- Haas Collective, 19 Buitenkant St, Cape Town
- Art on Paper XII, Kalk Bay Modern, Olympia Building, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. CT
- IS Art, Stellenbosch
- The Cape Gallery, Church St, Cape Town.
- Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland, Maine.
- The Berman Gallery, Johannesburg
- The Association of Arts Gallery, Pretoria
- The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg