Tania Babb's Biography

Tania Babb

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

  • Travelled 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.