Looking for Trouble (2020) 35x21

Looking for Trouble
35×21 cm


Janice Rabie is a painter who lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1981, majoring in sculpture. Since then she has worked primarily as a ceramicist, producing both functional ware and sculptures. Her work sells both nationally and abroad. Her delicate porcelain mugs are loved the world over. 

In 2007 she started devoting more time to painting in oils, and held her first solo exhibition in 2014. In 2012 she won the prize for the best overall work in the Vuluka Art Competition. Her work has shown in various galleries including the AVA, IS Art, the Cape Gallery, the Art Business and Gallery One11. Her paintings are in collections in Cape Town, Sydney, Israel and London.

She is also a graduate of the SA College of Music, University of Cape Town.



2024 - “Flying” at the Gorgeous George, curated by Susan Proctor Hume
2023 - “Habitat” at gallery One11, Cape Town
2016 - Spencer street Studio
2016 - Cape Town Salon 2016/17 AVA, Cape Town
2016 - Members exhibition, Art Bellville
2015 - "The Claims of the Land" at the AVA Gallery, Cape   Town
2014 - Summer Salon, Hout Street Gallery, Paarl
         - Worldart, Church St, Cape Town
2014 - Solo Exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville, Cape Town
2013 -  Art in the Forest, Cape Town
         -  ART Gallery, Nelson Mandela Bay, and National Arts Festival
2012 -  Spencer Street Studio, Cape Town
         -  The Art Business, Piketberg
         -  "Vuleka" at Art.b
         -  The Cape Gallery, Cape Town
         -  Art in the Forest, Cape Town
2010 -  IS Art, Franschhoek
2009 -  "Gauge" at the AVA, Cape Town
         -  Spencer Street Studio, Cape Town
2008 -  Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition, Pretoria
2007 -  Spencer Street Studio, Cape Town
2007 -  ART Gallery
2006 -  Ceramics SA National Ceramics Exhibition, Cape Town. Prize winner
2005 -  Art.b, Bellville
2005 -  Bayside Gallery, Durban
         -  Framers Workroom, Cape Town
         -  Durban Cultural Society, Durban
2003 -  Altech Ceramics Triennal, Cape Town
2002 -  The Cape Gallery, Cape Town 
         -  African Earth Exhibition  
2000 -  Altech Ceramics Biennale, Sandton Civic Gallery
         -  A.P.S.A. Regional, Cape Town
1999 -  A.P.S.A. National Exhibition  
         -  A.P.S.A. Regional Exhibition, Cape Town  
1996 -  & Gallery, Cape Town
1991 -  The Yellow Door, Cape Town
1988 -  The Yellow Door, Cape Town
1987 -  Helen de Leeuw, Johannesberg
         -  The Art Scene, Cape Town
1986 -  The Yellow Door, Cape Town
1985 -  The Yellow Door, Cape Town
         -  The Volkshuisie, Stellenbosch


1999 - Highly Commended Certificate at A.P.S.A. Regional Exhibition 
2006 - Ceramics Art and Perception Award at Ceramics SA National Exhibition
2012 - Prize for best overall work in Vuleka Art Competition at Art.b in Bellville, Cape Town