Danielle Wepener was born in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg. Wepener did not take Art as a subject in her formative High School years, but went onto study a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. Wepener received consecutive Postgraduate Merit Awards from Wits to further her studies towards a Master of Arts in Fine Arts.

Exhibitions

2016  Penny for Your Thoughts: The Still Life Experience, Group Exhibition, Liebrecht Art Gallery, Cape Town
           Who’s in ‘That Space’? Jo’burg Art Week, Group Exhibition, That Space, Newtown

2015  through the extent, Masters Solo Exhibition, Wits Fine Art Gallery: The Point of Order, Johannesburg
          REST.IN.PASTEL. A Painters Show, Group Exhibition, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg
          KAPLAN: Saluting African Creativity, Group Exhibition, The Old Fort, Constitution Hill
          Bubblegum Club Nights, Missshape x Danielle Wepener Collaboration, Hazard Gallery
          EMERGING PAINTERS: The Graduate Show, Group Exhibition, Turbine Art Fair
          NEWWORK15 Auction, The Point of Order

2014  Only Parts Wits/UCT Masters Exhibition, Substation Wits University
          Turbine Hall Art Fair, Johannesburg

2013  HereThere Wits/UCT Masters Exhibition, Michaelis Gallery
          Turbine Hall Art Fair, Johannesburg
          The Painter’s Show, Kalashnikovv Gallery
          Paintings on permanent Exhibition at the Wits School of Human and Community Development, Wits University

2012  As Seen On T.V., Group Exhibition, Sibisi Gallery
          NewARC Studio Launch Exhibition, Assemblage Studios, Newtown

2011  Solo Exhibition: Phenomenological Explorations of Painting and Space, Wits Substation and Wits School of Arts Foyer
          NEW WORK 11 Wits Fine Arts Graduate Show, Substation Wits University
          Original/Copy: Martienssen Prize Exhibition, Substation Wits University
          CIT:Y Festival, Group Exhibition, Museum Africa

          Art of Assemblage, Group Exhibition, Joburg Fringe 2011


2010  PROOF, Group Exhibition, Substation Wits University
          Wits University Martienssen Prize Exhibition, Museum Africa

Qualifications and Education

2016           Masters in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
2011           Bachelors in Fine Arts (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
2010           Fundamentals of Digital Photography, College of Digital Photography, Johannesburg
2007           Senior Certificate with Distinction

Awards/Achievements/Prizes

2012-2014  Postgraduate Merit Award, University of the Witwatersrand 

2011           Martienssen Prize Winner, University of the Witwatersrand 

2010           Honourable Mention for the Martienssen Prize, University of the Witwatersrand
2009           Member of the Golden Key International Honours Society
2007           Lion’s Club International Certificate of Appreciation for Unselfish Service