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Jessie is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Jessie was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and as a child emigrated with her parents to South Africa where she studied Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria, specializing in painting. After obtaining her BA(Fine Arts) she also obtained her Higher Teaching Diploma at this institution. After many years, dedicated to teaching and her own art, she studied Sculpture techniques at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, The Eastern Cape. From 1991 she concentrated more and more on sculptural ceramics, combining figurines as well as fauna and flora in her work. She expresses the unity and creativity of nature combined with the life giving earth mother through all her work whether they are paintings or scuptural work. Since 2009 she lives and works in the Dordogne France and still expresses this concept in herwork.
Jessie Mooy’s skill and passion as an artist,is reflected in a career that spans over 30 years. Her work has been internationally recognised through representation at such exhibitions as a South African touring exhibition of Ceramic Art and clay sculptures in The Netherlands, 2005;The New Trends Show, Art Asia, Hong Kong 1994. The JOHANNESBURG International Art BIENNALE, South Africa 1995.She has exhibited her work in South Africa,Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Japan. Her work has been taken up in national and international collections worldwide and been bought by various Art Museums in South Africa namely The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum,Port Elizabeth; The Durban Art Museum, Natal; The Pietersburg(Polokwani) Art Museum, (Limpopo Province) etc. She has received numerous awards and prizes for her ceramic work in South Africa.
More recently In the Dordogne where I live there are many prehistoric caves nearby, like Lascaux. The lively paintings in natural pigments, 17,000 years old, have made a big impression on me. They have been painted by stone age man, probably the artists were shamans. I have seen many similar prehistoric paintings in South Africa.I have become more aware that we live on a very tiny, precious little planet spiraling in a vast cosmos and we all have to realize that we are part of this delicate ecological balance on this earth – our Mother.
Durban Art Gallery, Natal, South Africa
Northern Transvaal Regional Art Museum, Pietersburg , S A
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth,SA
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Cuyler Clinic, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
ABSA Bank, Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA
Telkom Head Office, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Both locally and overseas – London; Amsterdam Utrecht, Netherlands; Maaseik, Belgium; Sydney; Hong Kong; New York; Marbella Mallorca, Spain; Portugal; Germany; South Africa, France
ARTICLES AND BOOKS ON THE ARTIST'S WORK
2005 The Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa, published by the South African Institute of Artists and Designers (Second Edition)
1998 The Collectors Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa, published by the South African Institute of Artists and Designers
1995 Insig, April 1995
1994 A Selection of Eastern Cape Artists, by Helena Theron – du Toit
1993 The Phoenix, Magazine of the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Dec 1993, Vol. 6, No. 3
1992 National Ceramics Quarterly, Sept 1992, No.21
1988 The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors, by Grania Ogilvy, published by Everard Read
1988 National Ceramics Quarterly
2012 Galerie 4Saisons, Saint Aulaye, France
2011 Ludwig Tossaert Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2004-2008 Hillbrow Place Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2001-2004 The Cape Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2001 Gallery Witte Arend, Utrecht, Holland
2000 Galerij Exelmans, Maaseik, Belgium
1999 Cuyler Gallery , Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1998 Amsterdam , Holland , figurines, Potterij Gallery “Het Oude Dorp”, Amstelveen,
1992 Grahamstown Arts Festival, Eastern Cape
1986 South African Association of Arts, North Gallery, Pretoria, Gauteng
1986 Museum Art, Potchefstroom, Orange Free State
1988 EPSFA (Eastern Province Society of Fine Arts) Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
1988 South African Association of Arts, North Gallery, Pretoria, Gauteng
1983 EPSFA (Eastern Province Society of Fine Art ) Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
BA (FA) HED. Pret.
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