Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Arlene Amaler-Raviv (1953 - ) now lives and works in Cape Town. She received a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1973 and for the remainder of the ‘70s, was involved in art education, workshops, and teacher training programmes. The next phase of her career saw her holding solo exhibitions in South Africa and Abroad; lecturing, and in 1996, spending time living in the Netherlands where she assisted in the curatorship of the exhibition of ‘Africa meets Africa’ at the Museum of Ethnology in Rotterdam. In 1997, Amaler-Raviv moved to Cape Town where numerous projects have developed since, including a 20m / 65.5ft site installation, large oil paintings on glass, and a series of paintings on aluminium. Amaler-Raviv says her paintings document South Africa as seen through her own eyes and emotions. Her works can be found in major private and public collections around the world.