Celebrate the mothers and women in your life with Njorowe Body Plate. This enhanced wood belly is traditionally made by the Makonde people in Tanzania. The plate was designed with the principles of Uli by a prominent Nigerian female artist, Chinwe Uwatse.
Norbert Shamuyarira, born in Chinhoyi in the northern region of Zimbabwe in 1962, is one of the best artists of the post-independence generation.
John Takawira dominated the Zimbabwean sculpture scene for much of him career. His untimely death in 1989, at the age of 50 left a void still sorely felt today. Born in 1938 in Chegutu, he grew up in Nyanga. Like his brother Bernard, he was greatly influenced by his mother and perhaps more than any of the sons, retained his traditional upbringing and beliefs and portrayed them endlessly in his sculpture.
Since the late 1970's, Wellman's prints, drawings and paintings have been regularly exhibited and have received critical review in art publications nationally and internationally. In 1999 she was featured in a traveling exhibition "Chance and Necessity: Abstract Painting in Washington Area" Chance and Necessity traveled around the region and in Ohio. A catalogue accompanied the show. In 2003 Joyce was invited to Kenya to participate in the First East African Women Artists Residency and Exhibition and to teach a master printmaking class to a group of young artists at the Kuona Trust Studios in Nairobi all sponsored by the US Embassy, Kenya and the Kuona Trust of Nairobi.
Born in Harlem in 1937, Valerie Maynard apprenticed as a portrait painter with Elaine Joumet before studying painting, drawing and printmaking at the Museum of Modern Art and the New School for Social Research in New York City. She has an M.A. in Sculpture from Goddard College and has worked with wood, clay, fabric, metal, stone and a variety of other materials over the past 40 years. Her work is featured in private collections around the globe, including the personal art collections of Stevie Wonder, Lena Horne and Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1954, Philippe Dodard is a leading contemporary artist of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora. His artistic evolution was a series of steps, leading to major solo and international exhibitions including, Arte Americas (2008), the Venice Biennale (1999), Biennale of Latin American Drawings, Santo Domingo (1997), and the Biennale of Caribbean and Central America Art, Dominican Republic (1996). Dodard attained international prominence by rejecting the ‘primitive’, ‘naïve’ classification that dogged Haitian art.