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The Free State-based, South African painter and intermedia artist, Pauline Gutter, was born in 1980. She obtained her B.A. Degree in Fine Arts (cum laude for painting) at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, and was awarded Honours Colours in Arts and Culture from the same University. She is the winner of the prestigious 2013 Absa L`Atelier competition and was also awarded the Helgaard Steyn Award for painting in 2011. In 2012 she received the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award.
After graduating with distinction from the Department of Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Marco Cianfanelli acted as part-time lecturer in Design at the Parktown College for Vocational Education. Shortly after he launched into a full-time career as an artist.
Power of 35! artist biographies
Learn about what makes the artists tick, their rationale and their inspiration.
The Power of 35! Exhibition, showcases the best of past Absa L'Atelier winners.
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