Vivienne Koorland (South African, b.1957) is a Contemporary artist. She earned her BFA in 1978 from the University of Cape Town and her MFA from the Universität der Künste Berlin in 1982. She also studied at the École Nationale Superièure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She earned a second MFA from Columbia University in New York in 1984. Her work reflects her experience growing up under Apartheid, and is highly influenced by the philosophy of Theodor Adorno and the Frankfurt School. She has been a visiting artist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kent Gallery in New York, NY, the Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town, South Africa, the Toomey-Tourell Fine Art in San Francisco, CA, and the Freud Museum in London, England. Koorland lives and works in New York.