Geena Wilkinson was born in 1994 in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. In 2016, Wilkinson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2019, Wilkinson completed an Honours in Curatorship at the Centre for Curating the Archive, also at the University of Cape Town, with a first class pass. She was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society, following her academic achievements in 2019. Recent group exhibitions include Shaping Things: An exploration of clay and ceramics in contemporary South African art practice, at SMAC Gallery, in Stellenbosch; the Winter Group Show at 131A Gallery, in Cape Town; and Part I of an online exhibition series, hosted by ArtSouthAfrica, in Cape Town; all in 2020. In 2019, Wilkinson’s work was selected for the annual auction held by the South African Friends of the Israel Museum (SAFIM), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work was also shown in group exhibitions including Bad Taste: Image in Crisis at SMITH Studio, Cape Town; and a Jembe pop-up exhibition entitled Art-Africa, in Westport, Connecticut, USA; New Guard at Art.b - The Arts Association of Belville, in Belville, Cape Town; Lemons don’t get much sweeter at Art on Avenues in Somerset West, Cape Town; and Palate, Plate, Palette at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. In 2018, Wilkinson presented her first solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town, entitled Head First. Thereafter, her work was included in the summer group exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery. Notably in 2015, Wilkinson was selected as a finalist in the Sanlam Portrait Award. Her work was shown in Portrait 100 at the Casa Labia Gallery in Cape Town - an exhibition showcasing a selection of the top 100 pieces from the Sanlam Portrait Award. In 2017, following on from her graduate exhibition she was asked to deliver a talk giving insight into her artistic practice at the Graduate School of Business, at the University of Cape Town.