David Chinyama is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work is inspired by color, form, movement  and texture. His work is a representation of personal fascinations and experiences often shaped by his upbringing and cultural memory of different contemporary African  traditions.

Working in multi media, he  explores subject matters centered upon aspects of identity, socio-economic, political and religious connotations. These compositions  are made out of found fabrics and recycled fibers  that  are  cut, stitched and painted together on canvas to form varying patterns and shapes

His practice can best be described as a form of adaptation and  response to personal experiences within varying surroundings of different cultural influences . Working in  spontaneous technique and approach, he experiments the use of familiar materials and how they  relate to each other when incorporated in different frames  that assign to them a new functionality. 

ART EDUCATION

1995-96- Peter Birch School of Art, (Certificate in Painting ) Harare, Zimbabwe

1997-99- National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Art &Design, Harare Zimbabwe

2000-01-Harare Polytechnic College, Harare  Zimbabwe ( Fine Art & Design)

AWARDS

2019-   Jurors Choice Award, Scarborough Annual Art Exhibition, Toronto Canada

2018-  RBC New-comer Artist Mentorship Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Canada

2018-  RBC New-Comer Artist Access Grant, Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto,                        
2005- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (Painting) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare,                
2013- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (visual Arts) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare              

WORKSHOPS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2003- National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2004 -African Colors Workshop, Harare Zimbabwe
2006- OLD Masters Interpreted, National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

2010- Into Africa  Gallery, Wensbach, Georgensmund, Germany
2010-15- Masterclass workshops, Academie Des Arts, Avignon, France

2018- Art Connections, Toronto, Ontario Canada

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe

NMB Banking Corporation, Harare Zimbabwe

FBC Bank, Harare Zimbabwe

Starfm Radio Station, Harare, Zimbabwe

Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), Zimbabwe

Arcol Magazine, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Fortune Street Advertising Agency, London UK

Betendorf Galerie I'm Schloss Garten, Leimen Germany

Sankaraka Gallery, New York, USA 

Canadian Embassy, Harare Zimbabwe

US Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Vatican Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Polish Consulate, Harare, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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