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Lebohang Motaung -2018 Young Female Resident Award fellow (South Africa)

July 1, 2018

Lebohang Motaung was born in 1992 in Evaton, Gauteng. She went to Vaal University of Technology where she got a Btech in Fine Arts (2013). She then studied at Artist Proof Studio where she received a certificate of excellence in printmaking (2015). Lebohang is a fine artist and a hairstylist. Lebohang works predominantly in printmaking and drawing where she focuses on the theme of African hairstyling. In 2015, she went on a residency at The School of the museum of fine arts in Boston, USA. She has prints in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Plaiting hair has always been part of her life. Over the years it went from just a tool of making money to her area of research and art practice. She became more fascinated by arrangements, patterns, colour and different textures. She started to take hairstyling as an art form of its own. In her work, she focuses on the activity and process of doing hair. She is influenced by the conversations she shares with her clients while plaiting

 

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