Contemporary South African Artist, Grady Tomlinson Zeeman

Grady T Zeeman (b South Africa) is a contemporary painter who graduated from Cape Technicon as a Fashion Designer in 1988. After graduation, she worked as a designer in Cape Town, before marriage and moving back to her hometown.

As painting was her first love, she decided to give it more attention. With the assistance of 2 of her friends, she painted the roof of a local restaurant with an African theme, where they were allowed a small exhibition space as well. She earnestly developed her technical skills and broadened her knowledge of Art History.

In 2008, she had her first international group exhibition in India, and in October 2020 her first solo exhibition in Rome, Italy. She has taken part in various exhibitions in the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Zeeman has also taken part in the Florence Biennale 2011, Siel de Paris 2012, London Biennale 2019, and Amsterdam Art Fair 2019.

Her work has been published in NY Arts Magazine, South African Art Times, Arttour International Magazine (mentioned as a Top Artist to Watch in 2018), and Florence Contemporary Gallery (50 Artists to Watch 2023), as well as numerous other books and magazines.

She has been a finalist in a couple of art competitions as well as a Finalist in the Global Art Awards in Dubai 2017. Zeeman has also received several international art prizes and received the African Excellence Award for Contemporary Artist of the Year, in 2022.

From 2011 to 2017 Zeeman had her own gallery in her hometown in South Africa, where she not only exhibited her own work but represented other South African artists as well.

She is currently represented by Agora Gallery - NY; Galerie Bruno Massa - Paris, NY, Tbilisi, Seoul; Artio Gallery - Toronto; Art Screen TV - Basel; Cavendish Contemporary Gallery - Cape Town; Maison Contemporain - Paris


National Diploma Clothing Design – Cape Technicon – 1986-1988
Diploma in Art Appreciation – The Art Institute – 2015
Certificate in Navigating Today’s Art World: From Studios to Art Fairs – Sotheby’s Institute of Art – 2018
Certificate in Architectural Imagination – HarvardX – 2021
Certificate in Jewellery Fashion – Art for Introvert – 2021
Certificate in History of Fashion Houses – Art for Introvert – 2021.
Certificate in History of Fashion – Art for Introvert – 2021
Certificate in Hollywood: History, Industry, Art - University Pennsylvania EdX - 2022 Short Courses
Art Gallery Management and Exhibition Design – Tina Ziegler – 2020
How do we talk about art?, Dagmara Genda – Berlin Art Institute – 2021