Kagiso Patrick Mautloa

Artist Name
Kagiso Patrick Mautloa
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About the Artist

Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, affectionately known as Pat, was born on September 24, 1952, in Ventersdorp, Western Transvaal. His family relocated to Soweto in 1954, where he attended a series of schools, culminating in his high school education at Morris Isaacson High School. Mautloa's artistic journey began while he was still in high school, attending art classes at the Jubilee Art Centre and Mofolo Park Arts Centre.

After completing high school in 1972, Mautloa continued his art studies at Mofolo until 1975, simultaneously working as an insurance clerk until 1977. His artistic talent was recognized early when he received an OK Bazaars Bursary in 1970, which he used to study at Rorke's Drift for two years starting in 1978. Upon completing his studies, he joined OK Bazaars as a junior graphic artist and also dedicated some of his time to teaching art at Mofolo Arts Centre and FUBA.

In 1981, Mautloa's career took a new turn when he joined the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as a graphic designer. He has been an active member of the Thupelo Art Project, participating in its annual workshops and contributing to the vibrant art scene in South Africa. Mautloa's work has been featured in various exhibitions, including the UFH Annual Exhibitions and the UZ African Art Festival Exhibitions.

Currently residing in Alexandra, Mautloa balances his time between commercial graphic design and creating his own artwork. He shares his life with his spouse, artist Bongi Dhlomo, and continues to leave an indelible mark on the South African art landscape through his diverse and impactful creations.

Notable exhibitions include a group show at Grassroots Gallery in Westville, Natal, in 1984, and several Thupelo Workshop Exhibitions held across Johannesburg, Durban, and even Gaborone, Botswana, highlighting his active involvement and contribution to the art community. His work was also part of the 'Tributaries' exhibition at the Afhcana Museum in Progress in Johannesburg in 1985 and a group exhibition at Cassirer Fine Art in Johannesburg in 1988, among others, showcasing the depth and range of his artistic endeavors.