Carol-Anne Gainer is a practicing contemporary artist based in Cape Town South Africa. Currently lecturing in art and design in the private tertiary educational sector, she has exhibited internationally, participated in residencies and has work in both public and private collections.

Her work is primarily a resistance to the dominant ideology and aesthetic, containing multiple levels of meaning and encouraging the contradictory. It examines our ambiguous power-relationship to our environment, animals and nature whilst simultaneously exploring the fragile invisible forces that hold us together.

Carol-Anne Gainer’s work is experimental and process-based. Working across a variety of media and often in series, she doesn’t rely only on image but evokes the domestic space, the internal body, the emotional or spiritual and sometimes references her previous work and western art history. Gainer’s use of material reveals meaning and her production is a by-product of life, raw and intimately connected to her lived experience