Mia Chaplin


Mia Chaplin (b.1990 South Africa) completed her BFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in 2011. Working in oil on canvas and paper, her highly expressive works are characterised by their rich impasto surfaces and visible brushstrokes. Chaplin has recently completed an artist residency programme at OBRAS Foundation in Alentejo, Portugal. She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Under a Boiling River - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Johannesburg
2016 Binding Forms - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2014 Mia Chaplin: Ceremony, Salon 91, Cape Town
2011 Mia Chaplin: No Place, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
For What its Worth, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg
Sewing Paradise: a Sisterhood through Suzani, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
2015 Cape Town Art Fair, The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Wet Paint, Die Voorkamer, Cape Town
Surface: Emerging South African Painters, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Out of Context, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Pink, Chandler House, Cape Town
New Voices 01 - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2014 Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
Cubicle, Infecting the City Public Arts Festival, Cape Town
Cape Town Art Fair, The Pavillion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
SA Art Now, No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Art in Red Light #10, Art Fair, Amsterdam
Florabunda, Die Voorkamer, Cape Town
2013 One in a Million, Salon 91, Cape Town
I’d Rather Be Swimming, Salon 91, Cape Town
Collections and Archives, Salon 91, Cape Town
In Good Company, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
Cape Town Art Fair, The Look Out, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
2012 Impression: Sunset, Salon 91, Cape Town
2010 First Edition, These Four Walls Gallery, Cape Town