Roscoe Reid Masters is currently lecturing at CPUT as well as a practising artist based at Studio 41 in Cape Town. He belongs to a crew called 3:16 who are involved in outreach projects for challenged communities; they have created a successful group of murals in Hanover Park and Bridgetown. Roscoe's work was chosen for a Standard Bank Exhibition in 2007. He sold work to private collectors in 2008, and donated a work to a charity auction hosted by Standard bank in 2008. He was commissioned to create a large solo mural for a baking business in his community in 2008. He has done a number of commissions for family and friends and some design work. He made it to the finals in a mosaic competition for a Dream Centre in Hermanus in 2008. He had his first group exhibition at 38 Special Art Café in Cape Town, the show was called (Sticks and Stones) in 2009. He was also commissioned by Sanlam Innovation Awards 2009 and sold work to a private collectors in 2009. He came 2nd in a Charity Competition for disabled children - the work was exhibited for auction at the VEO Gallery in Green point in 2009. He has completed two Bus Shelters in Athlone for the Fifa World Cup and is currently working on three more in the Cape Flats community 2010. Roscoe facilitated a print making workshop on Robben Island based on theme 'Zenophobia'.
2011: Solo Exhibition - Rococo Gallery, Cape Town.
2010: Group Exhibition - 'Catch' 2010 38 Art Special
2009: Third year final exhibition at Ruth Prowse School of Art – to move upward from one level
2008: Group Exhibition – Sticks and Stones held at 38 special art gallery
2008:Group Exhibition – Soul of Africa hosted by the Development Bank of SA
Did many commissions over the past 3 years for both private and commercial cusotmers, with the primary commissions being:
2012: Mural for Ottery Civic Centre (Team Leader of collaboration). Collaborative mural for cerebal palsey home in Khalitsha.
2011: Mannenberg Library mural (solo commission).
2010 - 2011: Completed 18 Bus Shelters to celebrate the Fifa World Cup in and around the Cape Flats.
2009: A large commission piece for Sanlaam private collection, collaborative
2008: A commission for Standard Bank Art Collection
Collections – 2008 -2012
Numerous artworks purchased by private collector from Johannesburg
For my Final Body of Work at Ruth Prowse an External Examiner purchased an artwork and established artists who are also a Lecturer at the school purchased an artwork.
What is your favourite film of all time?!
What music are you currently listening to and why?
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
I like Willie Bester
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Vincent Van Gogh
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
What inspires me? I always say God is my inspiration
What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
My Dad who is a artist as well.
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is
I am at the moment producing art from my parents garage it great because I have transformed it from typical garage to creative zone.
What do you like most about being an artist?
The freedom to express what is inside and to inspire others
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Getting my Fine Art Diploma
What are your plans for the coming year?
To work on body of work and get more involved in community projects.