Biography of Grady Tomlinson Zeeman

Grady 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 did the roof of a local restaurant with an African theme; where they were allowed a small exhibition space. She earnestly developed her technical skills and broadened her knowledge of Art History.

 In 2008, she had her first international art exhibition and then her career developed from there. 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. In October 2020, she had her first solo exhibition in Rome, Italy. Her work has been published in numerous books and magazines and she has been a finalist in a couple of art competitions. She has also received several international art prizes.  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.

Since 2018 she is based in both Swellendam and Cape Town, enjoying the best both worlds have to offer.


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