Tharien graduated with a National Textile Diploma from TUT in 1995. She has spent most of her career working in various creative corporate environments, designing everything from furnishing fabrics to fashion, graphics and ceramic tiles. The artist resides in Cape Town combining skills to create beautiful artworks spanning across multiple mediums.
1992 – 1995 - National Textile Design Diploma –Tshwane University of Pretoria
1996 - TUT Photography & Fine Arts Course - Tshwane University of Pretoria – TUT
1996 - Calder School of Interior Design Certificate
1997 - SBDC/KSOK Certificate
AWARDS: 1992 – 1995 - Winner and runner up of several Show Case Competitions : Pretoria Botanical Gardens, Johnsons Ceramics International, Tiakeni Textiles in Swaziland & TUT PROFESSIONAL
Finalist - Tondo, Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Barrel Head Exhibition. Hermanus FynArts June 2017
1991 - 1995
Group exhibitions of Textiles & Fine Arts at Tshwane University Of Technology, Pretoria and Pietersburg
Solo exhibition 'Indians vs Nature' at Gallery On The Corner, Midrand, Johannesburg
'Flow' at 196 Victoria Road, Woodstock Cape Town
'Vuleka' at Association of Bellvile, ArtB Gallery
'Tiny Treasures' at Arts Association of Bellvile, ArtB Gallery
Part of "The Creative Block" a Spier and Nandos initiative.
Exhibited at the AVA Gallery for the PPC Competition regionals in February 2018