Katrin Coetzer was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1985. She completed her undergraduate studies in applied design at Stellenbosch University and later went on to postgraduate studies in illustration at the same institution. She has worked for the past decade as an independent illustrator for various international publications including Vanity Fair and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to her editorial and branding work she has illustrated five books for children and has exhibited her original work in Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, and Sydney. Katrin’s deepest fascination is with personal geographies and the intricacies of ecological co-existence. She works primarily with water based pigments and paper.
Upcoming Exhibition: 11 April – 19 May 2018, solo exhibition, Salon91. Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – Oracle, group exhibition at Salon91 2013 – Honeymonn, solo exhibition at Salon91; Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy & Japan with the Itabashi Art Museum 2012 – Design Indaba Expo as part of the CCIBA/Stellenbosch University bookstand 2011 – If you let yourself love a wild thing, group show at Salon 91; Draft, group exhibition of selected Masters work, US gallery, Stellenbosch; Safe Spaces group exhibition & campaign auction, Freeworld Design Centre, Cape Town; Handbound, group exhibition coordinated by Prof Keith Dietrich, Sasol Gallery, Stellenbosch; Swatch Illustrative Berlin, selected in category Book Design, highly commended, Berlin; Winter Wonderland, group show at Salon 91; Paper is You, group show at Salon91 2009 – Ontopoftheworld, group show Cape Town Stadium 2008 – Greatest Hits at the Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town; Verf group show, Blank Projects Gallery, Cape Town 2007 – Fin, Stellenbosch University Graduate Exhibition.