BIOGRAPHY: FREYA WISSING
Freya attended Sandringham High School in Johannesburg, thereafter graduated in Advertising, specializing in Art Direction, followed by a post-graduate in Fine Arts at the Langeland Kunstskole in Denmark.
She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years, absorbing the culture, language, art and music of the peoples of over 60 countries.
Since childhood, she has been exposed to the creative energy of established artists and musicians on both sides of her family, hence her passion for painting, dancing, ballet and singing.
Freya has works in private collections in Los Angeles, New York, Denmark, Florida, Germany, Australia and South Africa.
2002 - First solo exhibition at the Joao Ferreira gallery Cape Town. “I's (people eye know) “
2003 - Brett Kebble art competition finalist
2004 - Group exhibition at Art On Paper Gallery in Los Angeles. “Microscopic Love”
2006 - Second solo exhibition “Trees by Freya” at VEO contemporary gallery, Cape Town
2007 - Group exhibition: Freya and Friends “In no sense” at the Statement
2007 - SASOL Wax competition finalist
2007 - Art and Design private exhibition, Cape Town
2008 - Commissioned and flown to paint portrait of Nelson Mandela, for Auction in Paris at Le Bal de Paris for Nelson Mandela children's fund charity event
2009 - Venice Biennale
2009 - Art assistant for the famous Parisian artist Chayan Khoi in Paris. Worked on painting and gluing of his books for his exhibitions in: St Tropez, Dubai, Saredgna, Paris, London
2011 - Offered an art teaching post in Camps Bay High School, Cape Town
2012 - Internship at David Krut Gallery, in Johannesburg
2012 - Created numerous paintings for the Creative Block Project
2012 - Part time teaching practical art at Mfluleni High School
2013 - Exhibition at Sale del Bramante, Piazza del Popolo, Premio OpenArt, Rome
2013 - Winner of 3rd place in the international Premio OpenArt competition
2013 - Paintings exhibited in the online Gallery www.marguttarte.com