(1974 – )

Patricia Driscoll

Driscoll was born in Johannesburg in 1974 and currently lives and works there. She obtained a Masters of Fine Arts with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg between 2010 and 2012, and a degree in Photography Fine Art from Rhodes University in Grahamstown between 1997 and 1999. She matriculated from Durban Girls High School in 1992. Driscoll has had several solo exhibitions, including “Floating World 2” at Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg in 2014, “Nightlight” at the Substation in the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2012, and “Closure” at The Blue Room during the Grahamstown Festival in 1999. She has also exhibited in various galleries, such as the Kirkkopuisto Photo Annual at Äkkigalleria in Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2012, and “Floating World 1” and “Littoral” at Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg in 2009.



Solo exhibitions


Floating World 2, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg


Night-light, the Substation, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg

 Kirkkopuisto Photo Annual, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland


A Means to an End, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg


Floating World 1, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg 

Littoral, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg 


Injisuthi, The Photographers Gallery, Cape Town 


Shorelines, The Photographers Gallery, Cape Town 


Closure, The Blue Room, Grahamstown Festival 


Selected group exhibitions


Sunny Side Up, Group Exhibition, Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa


What Do They Call Me, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg


Process this /, Michaelis Art Gallery, Cape Town

Paris Photo 2011, Grand Palais, France

 Joburg Art Fair 2011, Gallery MOMO


New African Photography, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg

Joburg Art Fair, Gallery MOMO


Life Less Ordinary, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K

 GROTESQUE: the elusive figure, The Substation, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


Group Exhibition, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg 

Room 01, An exhibition in a Dalston space, London

Departure, The Photographers Gallery, Cape Town


Pet Project, The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 

Under the Table, Miam Miam, Cape Town


Staged Realities: The Studio in African Photography 1870- 2004, Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town


The ABSA L’Atelier Awards, Absa gallery, Johannesburg 

Absolutely/perhaps, JAK gallery, London

NSPCC/Old Mutual Group Show of Contemporary South African Art, London


100XC, The Cape Town Month of Photography, Idasa Basement, Cape Town 

COLLECTIVE COLLECTION Professional photographers of South Africa, Bo-Kaap Cafe, Cape Town



2010 – 2012  

Masters of Fine Arts (with distinction), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1997 – 1999

Photography Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown


Matriculated, Durban Girls High School

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