nomThunzi Mashalaba (b. 1979) South African artist currently based Cape Town. Mashalaba’s artistic concerns revolve around ideas of exploring more in to personal stories thus often visually transferring her diary onto large scale works. With a biographical element the work alludes to story boarding and sketch booking yet often carried out in traditional means of oil painting installations, printmaking and drawing so far. The narration of the work is intended to go beyond its original basis to unpredictable shaping of something simultaneously a present and past/ personal and otherwise.
Her first solo exhibition, "Square" (2007), and second "Mamiya” 2012 was held at blank projects, Cape Town. Selected group exhibitions include: the Crossing boundaries, Qatar, VCUQ art gallery (2011), something to write home about, Greatmore Studio (2011), Matters Conceptual, Erdmann Contemporary (2010).Her works are represented by numerous corporate and private collections internationally.