MAZOLA WA MWASHIGHADI
"A multi-dimensional artist living and working in Jamaica since 1997"
DATE OF BIRTH: April 9, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH: Taita-Taveta District, Kenya
1997-1998 Commonwealth Art &Craft Fellowship Award (Self Development ,Study Program )
Edna Manley College Of The Visual And Performing Arts, Kingston , Jamaica.
1991-1994 Diploma in Fine Art (Drawing& Painting) Creative Art Centre Nairobi, Kenya
1985-87 Asumbi Teachers’ Training College, South Nyanza , Kenya.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019 November –December “Versatile” Sculptures and Paintings, at The Playground, Craig Hill, Jamaica.
2019 January ,SALAH , Sculptural Installation and Performance ,Downtown Kingston, Jamaica.
2015 Sculpted Stories ,Shallom House Washington DC.
2O14 Vision 3050 Harmony Hall, Jamaica.
2010 Spiritual Romance, Soft Box Studios Gallery, St.Clair, Trinidad &Tobago
2009 Solo Exhibition, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados
2009 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Pegasus ,Kingston, Jamaica
2007/08 State of Mind, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
2004 MZANGO, (Sculpture),Gallery Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica.
2004 Solo Exhibition, Harmony Hall, Antigua
2004 CHIA, (Sculpture &Paintings),Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados.
2000 Destinations, Gallery Pegasus, Kingston, Jamaica
1999 Celebration of Fused Memories, The Orange Circle Studio, Nairobi, Kenya.
1998 Memories Do Linger, French Culture Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
1998 Sacrifice for Rain, Gallery Pegasus, Kingston ,Jamaica
1997 One Man Show, Nairobi, Kenya
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2006 Art of Sculpture, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
2002 Two to the Power of Three, Simon Bolivar Auditorium, Trinidad &Tobago
2001 8 Kenyan Artists ,Milan and Rome, Italy
1999 9th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh
1997/98 Scotland Africa Travelling Exhibition, Edinburgh and London
1998 Young Generation, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
1994/95 Royal Overseas League, 11th and12th Annual Exhibitions, London, England.
1994 Kenya Arts Festival, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Commonwealth Art & Craft Fellowship Award for The African Region 1996/97.
Overseas Prize, and Savannah Gallery Prize [dedicated to an African Artist], 11th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Overseas League 1994.
Juror’s Prize, Tea Glorious Tea, Revolution Gallery, Kingston ,Jamaica 2009
3rd Prize, Art Africa, 7th Pan-Africa Congress, Kampala, Uganda,1994
Totem of Heritage, University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica
Book Illustration “,Fumo Liyongo A Swahili Hero “ Jacaranda Designs, Nairobi, Kenya.
Numerous other corporate & individual commissions.