Chrisél Attewell (b. 1994) is a multidisciplinary artist from South Africa. Her work is research-driven and experimental. Inspired by current socio-ecological concerns, Attewell’swork explores the nuances in people’s connection to the Earth and each other. She works with various mediums, including installation, sculpture, photography, and painting, and prefers natural materials, such as hemp canvas, oil paint, glass, clay, and stone.
She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria in 2016. Her work has been represented locally and internationally in numerous exhibitions, residencies, and art fairs. Attewell was selected as a Sasol New Signatures finalist (2016, 2017) and a Top 100 finalist for the ABSA L’Atelier(2018). Attewell was selected as a 2018 recipient of the Young Female Residency Award, founded by Benon Lutaaya.
Her work was showcased at the Contemporary Istanbul (2019, 2022) with Berman Contemporary and her solo exhibition, Sociogenesis: Resilience Under Fire, curated by Els van Mourik, was exhibited in 2020 at Berman Contemporary in Johannesburg. Attewell also exhibited at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (2018, 2021, 2022, 2023). Her latest solo exhibition, RAIN SHADOWS (2023), is in partial fulfilment of her MA in Visual Arts from the University of Johannesburg.
Chrisél Attewell is represented by Berman Contemporary.