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Rheta-Mari Kotze

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Luanshya, Zambia

Birth year

Lives in
Pinetown, Durban, KZN, South Africa

Works in
Pinetown, Durban, KZN, South Africa


Dominican Convent Secondary School, Ndola, Zambia, 1966, GCE O Level,
Dominican Convent High School, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1971, M Level
Durban Technikon, 1972, Graphic Design

Representing galleries
Blou Donki, Etchings, Artisan, artSPACE durban

exhibition/performance, traditional, modern, landscape, realism, sculpture, figurative, abstract, arbour art, arbour sculpture, hand hammered aluminium wall sculpture, aluminium wall sculpture, textured, relief, dimensional, tactile, vivid colours, contemporary, corporate, decorative, nude, Nude:modern, baobab tree, african, flora and fauna


Rheta did her schooling in Zambia & Zimbabwe. She won numerous art competitions, one of which was the Anglo American Schools Calendar Competition.

Rheta studied Graphic Design at Durban Technikon, South Africa.
She then stayed on in Durban & worked in the Silkscreen, Publishing & Advertising Industry, specialising in finished art, layout, design, illustration & studio management.

After working for 25 years, Rheta decided to leave the corporate world to pursue a full time career in Fine Art. She found that it opened up endless challenges & avenues for experimenting with various mediums & ideas, allowing her to be more creative.

Her love for Navajo Indian jewellery, antique silver jewellery & also sculpture led her into experimenting with metals on a larger scale. Rheta now creates HAND BEATEN Wall Sculptures in ALUMINIUM, a unique technique that she has been perfecting over the last 12 years. She ‘draws’ using a hammer & screw driver. These produce a striking effect of light & shadow, which she loves.

PLEASE NOTE these wall sculptures are NOT in pewter and are done in an entirely different way using a unique metod with aluminium. 

They are not cast, stamped out or moulded in any way and are therefore ORIGINAL, one of a kind sculptures.

Rheta is self-taught & also enjoys working in acrylics, oil pastels, mixed media & woodcuts. Her versatility in medium & subject matter (abstract to highly detailed realism), love for colour & texture are obvious in her work. Many of her works reflect African influences, be it the bright colours, design elements or subject matter. She finds variety essential in keeping her stimulated & driven.

Rheta’s work is mostly contemporary & nonrepresentational. She has discovered that when she allows her energy to reign free, the possibilities of what she might create are endless and her finished work is bound to reflect that energy she feels during the process.

Rheta was privileged to have been chosen to appear as one of x13 artists featured in the "Droomhuis/Dream home" series on DsTV’s kykNET channel in October 2010.

Rheta has exhibited her work at:

2014    Celebrate 3 - Artisan Gallery - Durban, South Africa

2013   11th Annual Affordable Art Show - artSPACE - Durban, South Africa

2013   Artisan Ensemble 2013 - Artisan Gallery - Durban, South Africa

2011   Affordable Art - ArtSpace - Durban, South Africa

           Buzzart - KZNSA Gallery - Durban, South Africa

2010   Affordable Art - ArtSpace - Durban, South Africa

2009   Black & White - Imbizo Gallery - Ballito, South Africa

           Lindsay Gallery - Durban North, South Africa

2008   Lindsay Gallery - Durban North, South Africa

2007   Blue Caterpillar Gallery - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

           Buzzart - KZNSA Gallery - Durban, South Africa

2006   Buzzart - KZNSA Gallery - Durban, South Africa 

2005   Re-Store - Durban, South Africa

2004   Solo - Graphics - La Lucia Mall, South Africa

2003   Antiquarius - African Atelier - Philadelphia, USA

           Blue Caterpillar Gallery - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

2002   Fill a Frame - Coppin Johnson Gallery - Durban, South Africa

           The Gallery - Westville, South Africa

           Solo Artist of the Month (February) - Fairways Restaurant - Hillcrest, South Africa

Various solo & group exhibitions in South Africa.

She has work in private & corporate collections worldwide & exhibits in galleries around South Africa.


Graphics - Gateway, Umhlanga, KZN, South Africa
Etchings - Durban North, KZN, South Africa 
The Green Gallery, Umhlanga, KZN, South Africa 
Blue Caterpillar Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa 
Imbizo Gallery, Ballito, KZN, South Africa 
Blou Donki Gallery, Clarens, South Africa 
artSpace, Durban, KZN, South Africa

Artisan, Durban, KZN, South Africa 




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