2016 Shona Sculptures

New Shona Sculptures! The Shona tribe and their ancestors have lived and died in Southeastern Africa for more than 1000 years.  The sculpture of the Shona people is an expression of the legends, traditions and human connections inherent in their culture.  Many of the sculptors say that the spirits of their ancestors come to them [...]

Jorum Chiyangwa

Biography: Jorum Chiyangwa lives in Harare, Zimbabwe and attended University of Zimbabwe.

Leo Berekayi

Biography: Leo Berekayi was born in 1976 in Chitungwiza, south of Harare, where he still lives.  "When I was 13 years old, my mother married the famous sculptor Joseph Ndandarika, and I watched him create his pieces. When Joseph died, she took up sculpting herself and earned a contract with the Chapungu Sculpture Park in [...]

Lovemore Bonjisi

Biography: Respected shona art critic Celia Winter-Irving described Lovemore as “The shona Michelangelo”   Lovemore Bonjisi was born on January 8th, 1985 in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. He is one of 7 children and was the brother of renowned Zimbabwean sculptor, Lameck Bonjisi, now deceased. Whilst at school with Lameck in Ruwa, their father introduced them to [...]

Witness Bonjisi

Biography: Witness Bonjisi was born in 1976 on the 25th of September in Mudzi, in the district of Mutoko, Zimbabwe. He grew up in Domboshava, Chinamhora and attended high school at Tafara High in Harare. In 1992, inspired by his brother, the late Lameck Bonjisi, Witness began his sculpting career. With the guidance of Lameck [...]

Nhamo Chamutsa

Biography: Chamutsa was born 1979 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He graduated in 1997 and joined his uncle, the artist, Arthur Fata, at Chapungu Park. Fata introduced him to the world of sculpture and soon became an accomplished artist and resident artist in Chapungu Sculpture Park.. Chamutsa says: “Sometimes what I sculpt comes from within, sometimes from [...]

Partson Chengetai

Biography: Country of origin: Zimbabwe

John Chewa

Biography: John Chewa comes from a family of artist so naturally he embraced the arts and started sculpting in 1998 in Guruve, Zimbabwe.  It was easy for John to start sculpting as he spent time after school helping his brothers with their sculpting work. Apart from working in Guruve he also worked at the Tengenenge [...]

Edmore Chijumani

Biography: Edmore Chijumani was born in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, in 1970.

Stephen Chikeya

Biography: None available Country of origin: Zimbabwe

Stewart Chipenga

Biography: none available Country of origin: Zimbabwe

Jaeros Clement

Biography: None available Country of origin: Zimbabwe

Douglas Goshomi

Biography: Goshomi was born in 1986, in Masvingo, Zambabwe, (Masvingo is in south-eastern Zimbabwe, capital of Masvingo Province). Douglas’s parents, noticing his artistic talents at an early age, encouraged him to spend much of his time outside of primary school with established artists. Through this interaction Goshomi was exposed to the various techniques that allowed [...]

Wellington Karuru

Biography: Born in 1976 in Zimbabwe. Wellington Karuru is the first born to a family of five children and has two brothers and two sisters. Both his brothers, Gilbert and Esau, are also talented sculptors.

Cephas Mashaya

Biography: Cephas Mashaya, born in Nayanga in April 1981 in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Cephas is a naturally born artist who started sculpting at an early age of six. Though he started sculpting as a hobby, he soon began to seriously apply himself and worked as an apprentice to Tinei Mashaya a well-respected artist [...]

Ngoni Mashaya

Biography: None available Country of origin: Zimbabwe

David Mashoko

Biography: Mashoko was born in 1973 in the Wedza District of Zimbabwe, David Mashoko completed his O levels at Lundi Mission in Masvingo. In 1996, David decided to join the world renowned Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare as a student. There he met Joe Mutasa, an internationally acclaimed sculptor who recognized David’s talent and inspired [...]

Godfrey Matungamidze

Biography: Godfrey was born in Gutu Zimbabwe in 1976. He went to school in Gutu where he developed a strong interest in technical subjects including art. After his secondary education, he migrated to Harare to pursue his dream of becoming a serious artist and started working with his late uncle, Glad Man Zinyeka. Godfrey Matungamidze [...]

Jonathan Mhondorohuma

Biography: Jonathan Mhondorohuma is native of Myurwi, Zimbabwe and was born Christmas Day in 1974. In 1989 he was invited by his friend and fellow sculptor Square Chikwanda to come work at the Tengenenge Sculpture Community and spent the next six months there learning from Chikwanda before moving to Harare. There he met and worked [...]

Philip Mlima

Biography: Mlima was born in 1978 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and he grew up in the Mufokse Township but his family comes from Mutoko.  He is the first born in a family of five and a father of three. He started sculpting in 1998 in the Ruwa area, he was inspired and taught by the late Gerald [...]

Cephas Mukundi

Biography: Cephas Mukundi started his career at Chapungu Sculpture Park. Mukundi mainly focuses on rabbits as part of his main corpus of work, pet rabbits and wild rabbits. The leading sculptor Dominic Benhura is one of Mukundi’s main inspirations. Cephas Mukundi says “Sculpture comes naturally to me, an extension perhaps of drawing at school, or else [...]

Lloyd Mwarowa

Biography: Mwarowa was born 1979 in the Chimanimani District, Manicaland Province, of south-eastern Zimbabwe. After completing his education in 1998, Mwarowa went to Harare to join his brother Fungani where he was introduced to stone carving. There he assisted his brother Fugani in finishing sculptures and thus gained experience and confidence until he himself became [...]

Luke Saidi

Biography: Luke Saidi is a 3rd generation sculptor born 1979 in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. Saidi was inspired by his grandfather Saidi Sabiti, a well-established Zimbabwean stone sculptor of the first generation. Saidi was empowered by his grandfather and was trained and was his assistant. Sidi created mainly small objects at first moving on to larger sculptures, [...]

Vengai Saidi

Biography: Artist lives in Harare, Zimbabwe

Bywell Sango

Biography: Sango was born in 1979. He began sculpting at an early age having been influenced by his brother the late Brighton Sango. During school holidays he assisted Brighton in creating and completing sculptures and in the process he developed a similar cubic style. Competition amongst the Sango brothers has been significant in developing subtly [...]

Edmore Sango

Biography: Edmore Sango was born in 1977 Guruve, Zimbabwe, and currently living in Harare, Zimbabwe. He received primary education at Nyanhunzi School and his secondary education at Mamini High School. He started sculpting at a very tender age. “My inspiration was due to the fact that I came from a renowned carving family. During my [...]

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