I was born ... See more “I see painting as a special medium that allows me to explore my ideas, creativity, and emotions. When I am producing art, I feel free with my style, and I am empowered to enjoy the movement of my tools. In choosing my subjects, I find inspiration in nature, my surroundings, everyday life and happiness...”
I was born in 1985 in Kigali, Rwanda. While I have been an artist my entire life, I have been creating art professionally since 2005. I am influenced by many artists; however, I am a self-taught artist. I find inspiration from artists like Marc Chagall, Picasso and Van Gogh, and also East African artists such as Sekajugo, Kartoon, and Onyango.
As I have grown in my career, my work has become semi-abstract, and I sometimes show surrealist expressions. I often use a comb to create textures within my paintings. The comb helps me create fluidity and movement, allowing me to fully express my feelings in my work. Throughout my career, I have been motivated by the belief that “art has the power to heal people physically, mentally, and emotionally.”
With this belief in mind, I founded Rwanda's leading art center, “Uburanga Arts Studio” in March 2010. This studio brings together the most skilled and talented artists from all over the country with the goal of developing Rwanda's fine art scene.
I donate my time teaching arts and crafts to orphans and vulnerable children, especially those at Gisimba Memorial Center Orphanage. I have also spent time working and volunteering at Rwandan orphanages and hospitals painting bright and playful murals that have been sponsored by both private individuals and NGOs.
Strength mixed media art exhibition at Uburanga Arts Studio
Thousand Hills at Banana Hill Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Ubwiza (The Beauty), Kigali, Rwanda
The Feelings at Kigali International Airport, Kigali, Rwanda
My Dream, Kigali, Rwanda
Rwanda meets Rheinhessen (Ruanda trifft Rhernhessen) at Kaiserbad Gallery in westhofen, Reineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Hello East Africa at Inganzo Art Gallery; Kigali, Rwanda.
Uburanga Art Exhibit at United States Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda
Creative Change: A benefit art exhibition fro Rwandan Street children at Hallway Gallery, USA
Rwanda Goes East Africa at Goethe Institute, Kigali, Rwanda
Ivuka Arts Studio at United States Embassy, Kigali, Rwanda
Uburanga Arts Studio Launching Exhibition at Uburanga Arts Studio, Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
.Saint Patrick's Day Exhibition presented by the Irish Embassy of Uganda at Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.
.Jazz Band for Peace: Celebrating Rwanda Commitment for Ending Violence against Women and Children at Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.
.East Africa Biennale (EASTFAB) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
East Africa Biennale 2009
.Hello East Africa 2010