I studied architecture and hold a B.Building Arts degree from the University of Port Elizabeth (1994). In 2012, I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, with distinction, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Recently I obtained a Master of Fine Art degree with distinction also at UCT.
From 1995 to 2004 I practised as an interior architect in South Africa, working for companies such as Design House, Metropolis Design and Stefan Antoni Architects. In the United Kingdom I assisted the CADA Group with the restoration of the Harrods Food Halls. Upon my return from the UK, I owned and directed Blue Seven Interior Design in Cape Town.
It was in 2004 that I started to work with indigenous flowers as subject matter. I joined Julia Teale at the Spencer Street Studios and attended workshops by the botanical artist Vicky Thomas. What was intended as a year-long sabbatical turned into a career-shift.
In 2011 I decided to pursue an academic career and applied to study at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, where I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 2012. My practice developed to include a search for rare and threatened flowers in their natural habitats, by collaborating with local scientists in the fields of ecology, botany and horticulture. I have recently completed a Master of Fine Art degree at Michaelis, exploring flower painting and ecophilosophy within the context of an environmental crisis. My research title is Spore - Tracing Threatened Indigenous Flowers in the Breede River Valley: An Exploration of Interrelatedness. More about this body of work can be seen on the blog site: www.hanienconradie.blogspot.com
This year I have enrolled for a PhD with the Environmental Humanities South Department at UCT to pursue a trans-disciplinary research project with Fine Arts as specialization.
Liminal Geographies, Barnard Gallery, 2016
Global Nomadic Art Project 2016 at AVA Gallery
Sasol New Signatures 2016
Nano, Barnard Gallery 2016
The Cape Town Art Fair, 2016
Future/Present, Barnard Gallery, Newlands Cape Town 2016
Map of the New Art- Imago Mundi Fondazione Cini; Venezia 2015
Sasol New Signatures 2015, Pretoria
On Entropy and Becoming, AVA, Cape Town, 2015
However, ArtHub, London, 2015
(In)The Nature of Things, Group Show, Hermanus Fynarts Festival, 2015
Claims of the Land, Group Show AVA, Cape Town, 2015
AVA Art Fair Group Show, Cape Town, 2015
The Cape Town Art Fair, 2015
Museo Carlo Bilotti; Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Rome, 2015
Seeking Eden, Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg, 2014-2015
Only Parts,Wits University,Johannesburg, 2014
Kingdom, Equus Gallery, Stellenbosch, 2014
Botanica, Breytenbach Centre, Wellington 2014
The Grad Show, Michaelis School of Art 2012
UCT Permanent Collection (2012)