Talita Steyn Bio

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Biography

After growing up in Durban Talita moved to the University of Pretoria in 1999 where she studied Fine Arts. She discontinued her studies at the end of her third year however, and took up random jobs from bar-tending, to working in a sewing factory. In 2006 she travelled to the UK where she worked as a live-in carer. During her time there she travelled through Europe as well as India, Nepal, and Thailand. On her return to Africa, she enrolled in a nursing degree course at the University of Pretoria. After graduating in 2012, she worked as a theatre sister at Steve Biko Academic Hospital for two years.

Throughout her time spent as a student and later as a professional nurse, she started making wedding gowns and finally decided to turn this into a business, under the name of ‘Black Fawn’. Currently residing in Pretoria, she has been self-employed ever since, giving herself more time for creating art.

 

Artist Statement

‘My art has never dealt with big issues like politics or human rights, but rather comes from a place I still struggle to understand myself, dealing more with what it’s like to have a human experience of life and the things in it that puzzle and mystify me.’’