About Mariëtte Momberg
Mariëtte is a self-taught artist who has been practicing full-time, living and working in the picturesque village of Kommetjie in Cape Town since 2018. Prior to 2018 she had pursued careers in Osteopathic medicine and academia. She has always been passionate in womxn’s empowerment and holds a Master’s degree in public health. During her academic career she wrote several academic research articles on various womxn’s reproductive health and rights topics.
Currently her art practice centres predominantly around relief printmaking, which she often uses in conjunction with other mediums such as embroidery, acrylic and watercolour.
She is passionate about the environment and strongly feels that creative efforts should make a conscious effort to minimise their environmental impact. For this reason she uses water-based mediums in her art making and strives to maintain a low-toxic and environmentally considerate studio.
Her work is influenced by womxn’s empowerment and her socio-political views and often represented from a feminist stance with a pinch of humour thrown in for good measure.