Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Colbert Mashile

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Colbert Mashile

Colbert Mashile received his BA and MFA from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His work is represented in major corporate and public collections, including the Mandela Foundation and Nedcor. Colbert's work is a response to and a comment on traditional circumcision and initiation rituals, which he had to experience at the age of ten. He states, "I decided to heal myself by dealing with these experiences in my artworks whereby I try to use psychological images in an attempt to replace horrific scenes, sights, and sounds of the initiation ritual."

Artist Information

Residency Type Artist-in-residence

Currently Based Johannesburg, South Africa

Medium Mixed Media

Residency Dates Jan 1 — Mar 1 2005