Phumzile Buthelezi is an emerging artist whose tactile visual aesthetic has set her work apart. Her informal training at a very young age and other self taught skills allowed her to create her own visual narrative. Buthelezi has come a long way since, forging an individual identity as a black female artist in contemporary South African Arts. She joined Artist Proof Studio in 2005 for NQF4 Product Design & Development, where she realised her passion for printmaking in her first year.
Buthelezi has developed a diverse sensibility, rendering works in a number of different mediums. She was a crafter for as long as she can remember which she inherited from both parents; her mother the seamstress, and her father the handyman. Her printing plates and sculptural work are usually a combination of both art and craft; found and bought materials.