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Tania Babb

 (born 1967)
Tania Babb is active/lives in Zimbabwe, South Africa.  Tania Babb is known for figural ceramics-African themes, graphic design.

Biography  
Tania Babb


Biography from P&M Artworks

1967
  * Born in Zimbabwe

1985

   * Studied graphic design at Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town

1986

   * Apprenticed to Barbara Jackson (Ceramic Sculptor) Cape Town
   * Group Exhibitions: "Frogs" The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * "Candelabra" Montebello Art Center, Cape Town

1987

   * "Women by Women" The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * "Clay Creations" The Yellow Door, Cape Town
   * Two Person Show with Debbie Webb, The Art Scene, Cape Town

1988

   * Traveled Europe
   * Ceramic and Life Drawing Course at the Surrey Institute, UK

1989

   * "Boxes" The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * "Rites of Spring" Helen de Leeuw, Johannesburg
   * "Group Exhibition" The Yellow Door, Cape Town
   * "Group Exhibition" Desire Resnick Gallery, Cape Town
   * Worked as Studio Artist for Advertising Agencies:
   * McCann Erickssen · Berry Bush
   * Lintas

1990

   * Group Exhibitions:
   * "Pairs" The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * "Colourful and Contemporary" The Baxter Gallery, Cape Town

1991

   * "Contemporary Ceramics" Primart, Cape Town
   * Exhibited at Chelsea Craft Fair, London, UK
   * Featured as "Mover"; "People born to go Far", Cosmopolitan Magazine

1992

   * "Tribute to Flowers", The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * Two-person Show with Ronnie van der Walt at The Art Scene, Cape Town
   * Two-person Show with Ronnie van der Walt at Things Gallery, Johannesburg

1993

   * "Colourful and Contemporary" Baxter Gallery, Cape Town
   * "Opening Exhibition" Orchard Gallery, Port Elizabeth
   * Four-man Show "Cross Culture Sculpture", Primart Gallery, Cape Town, with Evette Weyers, John Casozi Matovu, Hercules Viljoen and Faith Loy Plaut

1994

   * "Waterfront Exhibition" Art Route Sudios, Cape Town
   * "Three Generation Exhibition" The Art Scene, Cape Town with Mother, Anne Babb and Grandmother, Valerie Tomlinson
   * Solo Exhibition at Borge House, Cape Town
   * Exhibited at Standard Bank Festival of Arts, Grahamstown
   * Taught Ceramics at Wynberg Workshop
   * Started TANIA BABB CERAMIC SCHOOL
   * Export Consignment of Sculptures, "Art of Africa" to Hamburg, Germany

1995

   * "Mount Nelson Exhibition", Art Route Studios, Cape Town
   * "Young Women Ceramists of the Cape" Alfred Mall Gallery, Waterfront, Cape Town
   * "Group Exhibition" Bellville Association of Arts with Neels Coetzee
   * SELL OUT Exhibition at Standard Bank Festival of Arts, Grahamstown

1996

   * British Council, Cape Town
   * Creative Clay at the Castle, Cape Town
   * Rust en Vreede with Art Route Studios.
   * Working trip to San Deigo USA
   * Work Represented in Gallery 8, La Jolla, USA
   * Work Represented in Trios Gallery, Solana Beach, USA
   * Four Man Show Constantia Village Gallery, Cape Town
   * Work Selected for National bi-enial ceramics exhibition JHB

1997

   * February, work selected for Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award Auckland New Zealand
   * February to April, Successful working trip to USA
   * Work Represented, Show of Hands Gallery, Denver Colorado
   * Work Represented Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fé, New Mexico
   * Restocking, Trios Gallery, Solana Beach, California
   * June, exhibited at the Standard Bank Grahamstown Arts Festival
   * November, Four Man Show Constantia Village Gallery, Cape Town
   * November, group exhibition Old Gaol Gallery, Knysna, Cape Province
   * December, Four Man Show Constantia Village Gallery Cape Town

1998

   * Potters association Bellville .Cape Town
   * Man. Bang the Gallery . Cape Town
   * Blue and white exhibition . Kalk Bay. Cape Town
   * MAY - JULY Working trip to U.S.A
   * Trios gallery Solana Beach. California
   * Gallery 8 La Jolla. California
   * Running Ridge Gallery. Santa Fe .New Mexico
   * Greenstone Court. Fallbrook . California
   * Artworks of Fallbrook. Fallbrook. California.
   * AUGUST Group Exhibition New York with Running Ridge Gallery.
   * SEPTEMBER 4 Woman Show . Alfred Mall Gallery. Waterfront

1999

   * Solo Exhibition Porcupine Plettenberg Bay
   * Potters Association Regional Exhibition
   * Had a baby ( !! )

2000

   * Work selected for the Altech biennale Johannesburg
   * JULY sent consigment off to Inspires Gallery in Oxford UK
   * Featured in December issue of Elle Décor, Marie Clare, Fairlady 2001
   * Exhibited in opening exhibition of Art de Vivre Franschoek
   * Started black and white wildlife series.

2003

   * Exhibition Bellville Association of Arts

2004

   * Art of Living Expo. Decorex Expo Cape Town Convention Centre
   * Framers Workroom Observatory Cape Town .SAPA Exhibition Rust en Vrede
   * Wildlife Exhibition Cape Gallery. Work selected for the Brett Kebble Art Awards

2005

   * Decorex Expo Cape Town Convention Centre .SAPA Exhibition Rust en Vrede Studio Exhibition

2006

   * Exhibition with David Kuijers at Cape Gallery
   * Decorex Cape Town Convention Centre
   * Design Indaba Cape Town Convention Centre Studio Exhibition

2007

   * Design Indaba Cape Town Convention Centre Studio Exhibition
   * Charity Exhibition Red Cross Children's Hospital
   * William Humphries Art Gallery Kimberley
   * Opened Signature Shop in Chelsea Wynberg Cape Town

2008

   * Design Indaba Cape Town Convention centre
   * Charity Exhibition Red Cross Children's Hospital
   * Exhibition Bellville Association of Arts
   * William Humphries Art Gallery Kimberley
   * Exhibition Johan Smith Art Gallery Clarens
   * Exhibition at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

2009

   * Got married and had a baby
   * Continue to stock galleries all over the world and run Signature Shop in Cape Town.

I continue to stock and sell from local galleries
I continue to teach ceramics at TANIA BABB CERAMICS SCHOOL.


Biography from P&M Artworks
Artist Statement:
In the realm of my own personal creative process, I have no earth shattering statement to make. I do not have any highly intellectualized reason for doing what I do, in fact, the whole process seems to bypass my intellect altogether. I do what I do because of a nameless urge to venerate what I perceive as life affirming sentiments. Perhaps if you scratched a little bit deeper you may find that this urge comes from the juxtaposition of life and death in my own life. Life when juxtaposed to death is vibrant and it is the small things that speak volumes. Life, death and love are all that matters really.


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About  Tania Babb

Born:  1967 - Zimbabwe
Known for:  figural ceramics-African themes, graphic design