Born in 1989, Leigh Tuckniss completed her honors degree BFA (Painting) in 2010, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, South Africa. Working as a painter, Tuckniss plays with a variety of mediums and surfaces, however the medium of ink is highly favoured.

“(…) the fluidity of the ink allows for an uncontrolled expression, which I find equally playful and challenging”.

The predominant concerns Tuckniss interrogates are the ideas of the mysterious, the frequently forgotten beauties within the fast pace of modern life.

 

Exhibitions

31/07/2018 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition “The GRAND IV” at Rust en Vrede Gallery

01/10/2017 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition “Novel” at Repeat After Me

01/06/2017 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition "Ebb and Flow" at Repeat After Me

01/12/2016  Cape Town, South Africa. Solo Exhibition "Chronicle" at Repeat After Me 

05/12/2015 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "Stellar" at Salon91 Gallery

13/11/2014 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition "Face to Figure" at The Studio 

25/09/2014 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition "SKULLDUGGERY" at The Studio 

11/09/2014 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Exhibition "Art of Objects" at The Studio 

14/09/2013 Cape Town, South Africa. Solo Exhibition "Music at Night" at The Studio 

24/07/2013 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "Pieces and Puzzles" at Lovell Gallery

26/06/2013 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "One in a Million" at Salon91 Gallery

04/12/2013 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "Drawing Your Own Conclusions" at The Studio 

17/12/2012 Cape Town, South Africa. Solo Exhibition "Metanoia" at The Studio 

04/04/2011 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "This Must Be the Place" at Brundyn + Gonsalves

08/12/2010  Cape Town, South Africa. Graduate Show at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

09/2009 Cape Town, South Africa. Group Show "Undiscovered Graduates" at Vansa Headquarters