Grace Kotze's is a Durban based artist born in 1968. She works primarily as a painter but also curates and teaches part time. No matter what discipline Kotze is engaged in, her concerns are with furthering her own and others understanding of the visual language of expression and image making in the fine art field.
Kotze is motivated by the challenge of fusing her emotional intent with visual and technical concerns. Oil painting is her primary tool, Kotze states "its phenomenally versatile nature offers never-ending possibilities of exploration".
In order to produce works of integrity Kotze paints from an emotional point of reference. She is very aware of utilizing imagery she has a profound connection to. Her paintings function on an autobiographical level documenting both internal and external vision. Kotze paints places and people from her everyday life, using the familiar as a direct link to an emotive sense of self.