Renee Rossouw (b. 1985, Cape Town) is an artist and architect from South Africa. 

She explores a variety of different projects,  from patterns and products, to murals and art.

For commissions and info, please email reneerossouwstudio@gmail.com




• 2004 – 2009: Masters of Architecture (M.Arch Prof) at University of Cape Town

• 2010:  Masters in Product Design at European Design Labs, Madrid

• 2013:  Business Acumen for Artists Course at Graduate School of Business, Uinversity of Cape Town

• 2008:   Spanish Language Diploma at Don Quixote School of Spanish, Granada



• Selected to design for IKEA’s Vitality range, to be launched in 2019

• Design Studio Lecturer for 2nd years, School of Architecture, University of Cape Town

2017 – Exhibit – Smithstudio‘s Group Exhibtion “Folly”

2017 – Exhibit – Youngblood Gallery Group Exhibition “Abstract”

2017 – Exhibit – Voorkamer Gallery Group Exhibition “Hour Work”

2017 – Exhibit – 100% Design Cape Town as part of Chandlerhouse curated

2017 – Exhibit – Bennett Contemporary’s May Online Winter Show



• 2016 – Exhibit – Voorkamer Gallery – Solo Exhibition “Simboliek”

• 2016 – Exhibit – Smithstudio‘s Group Exhibtion “Sketch”

• 2016 – Exhibit – The Project Room, Namibia, Group Exhibition “Between Stars & Tracks”

• 2016 – Exhibit – Bennett Contemporary – Roodebloem studios end of year Bennett Show


• Selected to the Feature designer for 100% Design Fair in Johannesburg, August 2015

• Selected to be Oppikoppi Music Festival’s Resident Artist of the Year. 

• Nominated for MBOISA award, hosted by Design Indaba

• 2015 – Exhibit – Smithstudio’s Groupshow “Two”

• 2015 – Award –  Best Product Design 2015 for 100% Design South Africa Awards


• Employed by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

• Invited to exhibit Pattern Liquorice Plates at GUILD artisan, an international Design Fair held in Cape Town

• Collaborated with De Steyl on Play Play Pattern, a modular furniture series with Liquorice Patterns

• Debut of Liquorice Vases at Design Indaba First Editions

• Yenza Make it exhibits at Design Indaba 2014

• Yenza Make it invited to talk at Plascon Trend Talks

• Designed pattern installation for Spier Secret Courtyard Pop Up Project

• Invited to design a winter blanket for Mr Price Home, for their COLAB section

• Nominated for MBOISA award – Most Beautiful Object in South Africa for “Stackable Storage Tower”


• Employed by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

• Launch RR STUDIO – South African patternlab as side project. 

• Project “Ceramic Kit” is selected to participate in Dutch Trend forecaster’s Li Edelkoort curated exhibition called Memphis in Africa, Design Indaba 2013

• Organize and Launch Schools Photographic Competition with Harold Cressey High, Good Hope Seminary, Cape Town High, Gardens Commercial High School.

• Selected by Citymob/Superbalist for various collaborations, a 50 x Prints Feature, A mug design for Women’s Day, and a continuous shop presence with cushions, prints etc.

• Invited by Native & Android KitKat to design a 3D printed chocolate sculpture for an exhibition in JHB

• Co-design of Elle Style Reporter event in collaboration with Deon Redman Productions

• Invited to participate in group show, “In Good Company” at the Irma Stern Museum, curated by Michael Chandler.

• Yenza Make it Project selected as a Recognized World Design Capital Cape Town project, http://yenzamake.tumblr.com/ – to exhibit at Design Indaba 2014.


• Employed by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

• Selected to Speak At Design Indaba Conference on Design Identity

• Interview in Dwell Magazine, May 2012

• Blog Contributor for Elle Decoration South Africa

• Invited to write story on Oscar Niemeyer for publication “Paris – faded like a childhood memory”

• Ceramics chosen to be displayed at the Saloni di Mobile, Milan

• Selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans to watch

• Feature in magazine, Elle Fashion June, De Kat December

• Participate in exhibition IN & OUT, Moscow Design Week


• Final Project at European Design Labs displayed at the Just Mad Art Fair, Madrid

• Selected to Exhibit a collection of Pattern Designs as Emerging Creative at Design Indaba 2011

• Winner of the DFA My Town Short Film & Documentary Competition

• Short Film screened at the International Encounters Documentary Festival at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

• Design of patterned shoe for Spanish Brand Victoria displayed at the Bread and Butter Trade Show, Berlin

• History of Architecture Coordinator and Head Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

• Selected by Freeworld Design Centre to participate in the Safe Spaces Campaign


• Selected into the RSP Product Design Master at the European Design Labs Madrid under director Jaime Hayon as 1 of 13 students selected worldwide.

• Participated in design Workshops with Vitra, DoshiLevien, Luis Urculo, Julia Lohmann, Sigga Heimis,& Pedrita

• Madrid Travel Story sold to Elle Deco Syndication, featured in Elle Deco Sweden & Elle Decoration South Africa

• Selected to talk about Design Development at the Madrid Design Net Conference

• Selected to develop final design project in collaboration with Bosa Ceramics, Italy.

• Final Project at European Design Labs feaured in Diseno Interior, Spain, Design Indaba Magazine, South Africa, House & Garden Magazine, South Africa and various online publications & websites – FRAME, Yatzer, DesignSpotter, Dwell


• Selected into the Professional Masters of Architecture ( M.Arch(prof) ) course at the University of Cape Town

• History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT


• Selected into the Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours ( BAS.HONS) programme at the University of Cape Town. Graduate Cum Laude. 

• Selected to Exhibit as an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba Festival with a project called ‘The Peepshow’

• Design project / installation ‘The Peepshow’ wins Loerie Award , South African Advertizing Awards, for 3D, Environmental & Packaging Design category

• Asked by What if the World Gallery to design Entrance Installation for the N.3 Design Event

• History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

2004 – 2006

• Enrolled into Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the University of Cape Town

• Selected onto the Dean’s Merit List for Academic Achievements in Architecture at the University of Cape Town

• Invited into the Golden Key Society at the University of Cape Town for Academic Achievements in Architecture

• 1 of 2 Undergraduate students selected to represent the Architecture Schools of South Africa at the Venice Biennale 2006

• Cartoonist for the University Newspaper





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