Kristie van Zyl was born in Pretoria, South Africa. Kristie is studying to complete a degree in Ancient and Art History through UNISA and has been very privileged to spend time in the studio of local and internationally acclaimed artist Marie Vermeulen-Breedt, under whose guidance she has flourished. Kristie took some personal time to raise and tend to her three children, this is the first exhibition she will take part in since 2011.

2007 : Winner, Tshwane Youth City Council Art Competition, Painting.

2009 : Fundraiser, Call of Africa Gallery, David Sheldrick Foundation, New York City. 2010 : Group Exhibition, Absolut Art Gallery, Marie Vermeulen-Breedt and Jaco van Schalkwyk,Cape Town.

2010 : Group Exhibition, "New Works", Marie Vermeulen-Breedt and Jaco van Schalkwyk, Heidelberg.

2011 : Merit Award Winner, “Cry of the Nation” - Installation, Sasol New Signatures.