(b. 1987, Cape Town , South Africa)
Lady Skollie (born Laura Windvogel) is a feminist artist and activist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with a degree in History of Art and Dutch Literature from the University of Cape Town in 2009.
Filled with bold colour, god-like figures and suggestive fruits, Lady Skollie’s ink, watercolour and crayon paintings revolve around themes of gender, sex and the politics of lust, consumption, as well as her musings on identity.
The artist’s work has been exhibited widely across South Africa, and at a number of international solo and group exhibitions and fairs. In 2017, along with Tschabalala Self and Abe Odedina, the artist contributed artwork for the stage design of a gala performance of The Children’s Monologues, a benefit held by the charitable organisation Dramatic Need, directed by Danny Boyle and held at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, USA. She has been featured on BBC Africa and CNN International on African Voices, as well as on the BBC World Service’s online and radio series In the Studio. She was also included in the 2018 edition of OkayAfrica’s 100 Women, an annual list which honours women across 10 different fields for their achievements and influence.
In 2019, Windvogel was commissioned to design the new R5 coin to commemorate 25 years of constitutional democracy in South Africa.
Weakest Link, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Good & Evil, Everard Read CIRCA, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lust Politics, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK
Fire with Fire, solo stand at FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mating Dance, solo stand at AKAA Art Fair, Paris, France
Hottentot $kollie, Tomorrows/Today, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa
One-Night, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Vroeg Ryp, Vroeg Vrot, RAMP Project, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Skattie Celebrates Series, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Old Masters / New Realities: Gerard Sekoto x Lady Skollie, TMRW Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Close: Proximity, Intimacy, Tension, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Right at the Equator, Depart Foundation, Malibu, CA, USA
Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Tyburn Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1:54 Fair, with Tyburn Gallery, London, UK
SEX, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa