Collection: Elsabe Milandri


Elsabé Milandri’s work spans observational drawing, nebulous colour, and the visual language of epistemology, and searches out the synapses between ideas, figures, texts. She references her immediate field: motherhood, relationality, learning, home rituals, planted environments, weather conditions. She invites and relies on the unpredictable elements of the creative process, investigating through play, thinking by writing, feeling by the action and physical movement of markmaking.

She completed her BA in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria in 2002 and a Masters in Fine Art, New Media at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, 2006. She held solo exhibitions, Diagram for Change, 2010 at the AVA in Cape Town, Something like Now, at Salon91 2012, [Dezember] at The Literoom in Basel 2012, Sostenuto at Tina Skukan gallery in Pretoria in 2013, and Wind shifts at eight at Smith Studio 2017.

She has taken part in group exhibitions at Everard Read Gallery, Barnard Gallery, Smith Studio and others in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria as well as Basel, Switzerland. Artworks of hers are found in private collections in the USA, UK and throughout Europe. Milandri lives and works in Cape Town with her husband and four children.