Michael Musyoka

Artist Bio

Michael is a Kenyan contemporary artist who draws inspiration from observing the behavior of people in my society. His lifestyle and various other aspects of life (what he see and hears, music, movies, literature and day-to-day experiences) influence my creativity a great deal.

His journey in painting which began with sign writing in 2006 has earned him a portfolio of various attempts at different stylistic approaches, most notably cubism, surrealism and very recently, collage.

Selected Exhibitions

  • April 2018: Yearning (Duo) –The Attic Art Space. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • April 2018: World Art Dubai (group) –Create hub gallery. Dubai, UAE.
  • Aug 2017: The Untitled (Group)- Polka Dot Gallery. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • June 2017: The Young Guns (Group)- Circle Art Agency. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • May 2016: Young Talents exhibition (Group)- Glocal Arts Gallery. Dronninglund, Denmark.
  • Mar 2016: This For That (Duo)- The Art Space. Nairobi, Kenya .
  • Nov 2015: The Kenya Art Fair (group)- The Sarit Center. Nairobi Kenya.
  • Mar 2015: Manjano exhibition (Group)- The Village Market, Nairobi Kenya.
  • Sept 2014: Finding Voice 3 (trio)- The Little Art Gallery. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Aug 2014: Finding Voice 2 (trio)- The Little Art Gallery. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • May 2014: Finding Voice 1 (duo)- The Little Art Gallery. Nairobi, Kenya.

Selected Workshops

  • Dec 2017: Non-Toxic Aquatint and etching workshop -Nairobi, Kenya
  • May 2017: Wood-cut Printmaking -Nairobi, Kenya
  • March 2017: Intaglio Print making- Nairobi, Kenya
  • April 2012: Poster For Tommorrow: Draw Me Democracy- Nairobi, Kenya

Awards

  • 2015: Manjano, Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition- The Village Market. Nairobi Kenya.
Yearning
Yearning 1
Confines 1
Contemplations of the righteous
Taking Wanjiku to Canaan
Quid Pro Quo