Kgalalelo Gaitate is a self-taught female South African visual and corporate artist. From the very tender age of three, her parents and crèche teachers noticed an embedded creative nature which she was encouraged to nurture. Teaching herself to draw, from various disciplines such as observing television cartoons, colouring books, illustrated story books, magazines and actual people, she finally began to draw in pen, as she found this medium to be much more striking than pencil. Honing her gift at the National School of the Arts High School, she was then exposed to various media, i.e.: watercolour, gouache, oil paint, etching and marbling.
Much of her subject matter is inspired by the subcultures of South Africa. Her works comment on various aspects of numerous subcultures throughout the South African Terrain, addressing the country’s social issues and celebrating its diversity. She is most passionate about empowering minority female artists, to be able to live comfortably while art is their primary source of income.
She has also done corporate art for Genesis Analytics and Royal HaskoningDHV.
•National School of the Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa
•Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
•Footwear Pattern Making at Ars Sutoria, Milan
2016 Inaugural Amref Health Africa Art Ball NY- I donated artwork to raise funds for this charity art auction
2018 VIP ticket booth assistant 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair NY
2018 I decorated the walls of dining room of the Ethembeni orphanage home
2019 SAIBPP Annual Fundraiser- My artwork went on auction to help SAIBPP raise funds for their mentorship programmes
2019 Amref Health Africa Art Ball NY - I donated artwork to raise funds for this charity art auction
The Heritage Exhibition, Soweto,JHB
24 September - 25 October 2013
Timeless Identity: The Cultural Affinity, Brooklyn, NY
14 November 2014 - 12 December 2014
Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan -
14 April -19 April 2015 -
Imbokodo, Eyethu Gallery, Johannesburg
8 August - 8 September 2015
Rhino Record, Afropolitan Gallery
4 November 2018 - 4 February 2019
Autumn Art Collective, Julie Miller Investment Art
14 March- 31 March 2019