I am a Kenyan British artist and I have been working full-time on my practice for the past decade. I have a passion for learning, experimenting and innovating. I’ve lived in Kenya, the UK and Afghanistan, returning full-time to Nairobi in late 2009 and Nanyuki in 2022 where I’m now based. I have a BA in International Relations and an MSc in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from London University. Much of my recent work has broad thematic constructs around the environment, identity and gender.
My ‘identity’ series, mainly in woodcut prints, show the absurdity of seeing just a single identity through the use of vibrant colours and complex patterns creating a deliberate ambiguity. There is also a degree of questioning about gender identity and a fluidity which at times makes representation uncertain. They are unmistakably African in their vibrance but also global in their questioning.
The ‘sex for fish’ series focuses on women in western Kenya who sell their bodies to fishermen in exchange for fish. I am passionate about pluralism and diversity, my work challenges the narratives around tribe, nationality and other single forms of identity as well as asking challenging questions about the world around us, the politics, environmental hazards, overfishing, the need for survival, the food we eat and our misuse of the planet. Please note that 10% of the proceeds from my sales recently have been donated to World Connect for the No Sex for Fish women’s group in Western Kenya.
I have exhibited in Kenya, Luxembourg and New York.
|August 2023||Kuja Pamoja Pop-up Exhibition at One Stop, Nanyuki, Kenya|
|March 2023||Mtaani #14 Green Kenya Series Exhibition at Mckinsey & Company, Nairobi, Kenya|
|March 2023||Multiple Identities Exhibition at The Nook, Nanyuki, Kenya|
|May 2022||Ultra Local Exhibition at Van Der Plus Gallery, New York|
|October 2020||Art In The Open Exhibition at the Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya|
|October 2020||The Art of Living Exhibition, Nairobi, Kenya|
|September 2020||Salon International D’Art Contemporain Exhibition, 3rd Edition Art 3F at Van Gogh Art Gallery, Luxembourg|
|October 2017||Kenya Art Fair Exhibition at the Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya|
|October 2017||Affordable Art Exhibition at the Kenya Museum, Nairobi|
|September 2017||Mixed Media Exhibition at Mckinsey & Company, Nairobi, Kenya|
|November 2015||Kenya Art Fair Exhibition at the Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya|
|October 2014||Exhibition at Purdy Arms, Nairobi, Kenya|
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