Tracy Payne
b.1965, South Africa


Payne has worked form various studios in Cape Town, as well as in Johannesburg and abroad from time to time. Conducting her own residencies has had a great influence on her work, noteably Berlin and Barcelona in 1988/89, New York in 1995, Tokyo in 2002 and Dharamkot and Khajuraho in 2012. In 2014 Payne moved her studio to 196 Victoria, a beautifully renovated Victorian building in the heart of Woodstock in Cape Town. For the following four years, she divided her time between painting and teaching art.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, 2013 and Muse, 2011 held at Barnard Gallery; Sacred Yang, 2007 and Sacred Yin, 2005 held at STEVENSON; Post Tokyo, 2004 held at Irma Stern Museum and Flashback, 2001 at Joao Ferreira Gallery. Her debut solo exhibition Hush Hush: A Love Story was held in her studio loft apartment in the Bo-Kaap in 1998.

Payne lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 1987.


Death Row Dinner 2022.02.17–2022.04.02


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