Pretoria based Karen Pretorius holds a B Visual Arts degree from UNISA. Karen was born on 21 March 1960.
She matriculated at Voortrekker Hoogte Hoërskool in 1978 and enrolled for a Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery at One Military Hospital which she completed in 1982. Her only child, Alex Mazzoni was born in 1992 in Durban. In 1995 she married Steyn Pretorius, a graphic designer from Pretoria and partnered him in establishing a small graphic design agency. Since then Karen has been involved with numerous projects for publishers such as LAPA and Briza. In 2015 Karen completed the BVA degree at UNISA, and is currently enrolled for the MVA at UNISA Karen took part in a number of group exhibitions across the country and her work has been included in corporate collections.

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Corporate collections:

• 2013 - SA Military Health Services Headquarters, Pretoria. Curated by Celia de Villiers.


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