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. She was awarded Honours Colours in Arts and Culture from the same university. She is the winner of the prestigious 2013 ABSA L`Atelier competition, the longest running national art competition in South Africa. She was also awarded the Helgaard Steyn Award for painting in 2011. In 2012 she received the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award. Currently Gutter’s layered oil painting, drawing, video art and installation focus on identity and gender in terms of media and cultural migration.


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