Lady Skollie was born in 1987 in Cape Town and currently lives and works in Johannesburg. A feminist artist, she is passionate about defying taboos and talking openly about issues of sex, pleasure, consent, human connection and abuse. She also uses social media and her regular podcast,Kiss & Tell, to candidly discuss these themes.
Her vivid compositions are deliberately awash with contradictions. Her highly symbolic fruit implicates both male and female forms and her dominant female figures also look like they are being held captive; they explore both the joy and darkness of the erotic. Her work is simultaneously bold and vulnerable, expressing the duality of human sexuality.
Her work has been exhibited widely across South Africa, with a number of special projects at the Michael Stevenson Gallery and the Association for Visual Arts. She has been featured on CNN Africa and CNN International on ‘African Voices’.