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Artist Biography

Ronel Kellerman was born in 1974 and grew up in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. She studied at the University of Pretoria and graduated in 1996 with a BA degree in Fine Arts. She went on doing mural painting and commercial commissions. In 1999 she started working at Dionysus Sculpture Works Gauteng, specializing in colour manipulation on metals, specifically bronzes. In 2005 she took up painting full-time and exhibited for the first time at the end of 2005.

Ronel explores different social realities by portraying aspects or fragments of everyday life. She paints people or places that are of interest to her. Her work revolves around moments in time with the emphasis on mood rather than the conceptual. It is often a snapshot of a quiet, ordinary moment in a familiar and recognizable milieu. She creates ambiance through the subtle use of light on a figure, intense colour or the delicate use of pattern on draped fabric. It is the small jewels found in the ordinary she seeks to capture.

Artist CV

Born 24 September 1974


1996 BA Fine Arts Degree University of Pretoria



  • Scenes of Space: An Exhibition of Interiors, In Toto Gallery, Gauteng, 18 July – 19 August 2013
  • Getting There, Kievits Kroon, Gauteng, 9 - 23 June 2013


  • She Exhibition, In Toto Gallery, Gauteng
  • Chronicle, Upstairs at Bamboo,Gauteng
  • Fient lifestyle gallery opening exhibition, Gauteng
  • Banned, Sanmart gallery, Gauteng
  • Kamers vol geskenke ,Gauteng
  • Thaile, Gauteng


  • id Entity Exhibition, In Toto Gallery, Gauteng
  • From Africa to Ireland Exhibition, The Very Small Gallery, Ireland
  • Work accepted in the Standard Charted Bank collection, New York


  • Here and There Exhibition, Upstairs at Bamboo, Gauteng
  • South Africa Exhibition, Gallery at Duncan Yard, Gauteng


  • Envisage Exhibition, Gallery at Duncan Yard, Gauteng
  • Origin Exhibition, Upstairs at Bamboo, Gauteng


  • Group Exhibition at Gallery at Duncan Yard, Gauteng
  • Metaphor Exhibition, Upstairs at Bamboo, Gauteng
  • Another Roadside Attraction, Sanmart71, Gauteng
  • Speaking Protons Exhibition, Magpie Gallery, Gauteng


  • Exhibition at Saronsberg Wine Estate, Tulbach
  • Content Exhibition, Platform on 18th Gallery, Gauteng


    2014 American Art Award - 1st Place (tie) in Oil - Human Figure Category.

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