My Biography

I am a Kenyan-British artist, who has been working full-time on my artistic practice for more than 5 years. I have a passion for learning, experimenting and innovating. I’ve lived in Kenya, the UK and Afghanistan, returning full-time to Nairobi in 2009. I’ve a BA in International Relations and an MSc in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from London University as well as Diploma in Management.

Much of my recent work has had two distinct themes: race and gender. My ‘human series’, mainly in woodcut prints, show the absurdity of a single identity perspective by using vibrant colours and complex patterns which create a conscious ambiguity. There is a degree of questioning about sexual identity and a fluidity which at times makes gender uncertain, as well as calling into question ‘a’ racial identity.

My ‘fish for sex’ series highlights the plight of, largely, women forced into selling their bodies in order to provide food for themselves and their families. It is a growing issue in many parts of Africa and my work is intended to raise awareness of this often ignored issue. Please note that 10 % of the proceeds from my work will go through World Connect to the No Sex for Fish women’s  group in Western Kenya. You can also support them directly.

Exhibitions

October 2020 Art In The Open, Nairobi, Kenya
October 2020 The Art Of Living, Nairobi, Kenya
September 2020 Salon International D’art Contemporain, 3rd Edition Art 3F, Van Gogh Art Gallery, Luxembourg
November 2017 Kenya Art Fair
October 2017 Affordable Art Exhibition at the Kenya Museum
September 2017 Mckinsey (Mixed Media Exbition)
November 2015 Kenya Art Fair
October 2014 Purdy Arms, Karen

 

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