Desiree Elizabeth Malan

Desiree Elizabeth Malan

Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

About Desiree Elizabeth Malan

I'm a multi-disciplinary artist who lives in South Africa. I recently closed my ceramic teaching and production studio after 10 busy years and now focus on photography and watercolour painting. I find sheer joy in observing the ocean and studying the rockpools at low tide. The cyanotype process of printing directly from plants and objects is my favourite current art practise.


I studied Graphic Design at a tertiary institution many moons ago but didn't complete the course. I am mostly self taught and have completed numerous short courses and workshops in various art disciplines.


I was an artist in residence at the Cite des Arts Internationale in Paris in 2013 and 2015. I have also recently done an art residency at Compeung, Chiang Mai in Thailand.


Group exhibitions - Ceramics, ArtsCape, Cape Town (2006), Wellington Museum (2007), Breytenbachsentrum, Wellington (2014, 2015).
Solo exhibition - Breytenbachsentrum, Wellington (2010).