Catherine Ocholla_Immersion_Oil on Wood_34x34cm_2019

Catherine Ocholla_Immersion_Oil on Wood_34x34cm_2019


Born in Kenya in 1983. She grew up in South Africa and obtained a BA degree in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2007.

She has since immersed herself in a number of art related projects that included the curation of group events and the participation in solo and group exhibitions. Her main interest, however, is painting, and it is in this field that she has been gaining recognition in recent years.

In 2017 she was shortlisted (Top 40) for the Sanlam Portrait Award.


  • 2004 – 2007 University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

  • 2001 – 2003 University of Cape Town, BSc (Computer Science)


  • 2016 Late Night, Early Morning, WORLDART, Cape Town

  • 2015 Barfly, WORLDART, Cape Town

  • 2014 The Trip, WORLDART, Cape Town

  • 2014 Aria, State of the Art gallery, Cape Town

  • 2012 Nothing new under the sun, AVA gallery, Cape Town

  • 2010 Wise Cracks, Blank Projects, Cape Town


  • 2019 Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town

  • 2018 FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2018 Super Nature, State of the Art Gallery, Cape Town

  • 2017 Trop Comprendre, Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery, London

  • 2017 Top 40 Exhibition Sanlam Portrait Award, Rust en Vrede, Cape Town

  • 2015 Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town

  • 2011 Turpentyn, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

  • 2010 The Big Hole, Kimberley Hotel, Cape Town

  • 2010 Ways of Seeing, Ore Gallery, Cape Town

  • 2010 Smogasbord, Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town

  • 2010 Tretchikoff and me, Salon 91, Cape Town

  • 2010 Inverting the Pyramid, Blank Projects, Cape Town

  • 2010 Wise Cracks, Blank Projects, Cape Town

  • 2009 History(n), UCA Gallery, Cape Town

  • 2009 Voight-Kampff, UCA Gallery, Cape Town

  • 2009 Nuance, UCA Gallery, Cape Town

  • 2007 Michaelis Graduate Show, UCT, Cape Town