Makiwa Mutomba (Self-Taught Artist)
Makiwa Mutomba was born Colin Makiwa Mufaro Mutomba in 1976 in Chivhu, Zimbabwe. He attended various schools around Zimbabwe and spent a large part of his childhood growing up on a farm at Dadaya Mission School, Where his Father was headmaster for many years. In 1995 he enrolled for a degree in Electronic Engineering in Bulawayo, but dropped out after successfully completing three years, to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an artist. Makiwa is presently based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
2000 Young Artists Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
2001 Works on Paper, Gallery Delta, Harare
(Sold out 20 miniature paintings which were part of this group show)
2001 Solo Exhibition- Miniature Oils, The Black Mamba Gallery, Vaalwater, South Africa
2002 Solo Exhibition- Miniature Oils, The African Easel Art Gallery, Kasane, Botswana
2005 Group Exhibition- Black Like Us, The Watercolor Society of South Africa, Johannesburg
2006 Annual miniatures Exhibition, Johan Smith Art Gallery, Clarens.
2006 Solo exhibition- Portraits and figures, Artspace Durban in collaboration with The Art Room, Umhlanga .
2007 Group Exhibition- Wildlands Art for Conservation, The Lindsay Gallery, Durban
2007 Solo Exhibition- A Celebration of Life, Association of Visual Artists, Cape Town
2007 Solo Exhibition- Heads, Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts, Durban
2007 Solo Exhibition- Paintings By Makiwa Mutomba. Artspaceberlin , Berlin, Germany
2007 Group Exhibition Together We Are One A . Etchings etc... Durban
2008 Featured Artist- Norscot Manor Gallery, Johannesburg
2008 Group Exhibition, Wildlands Art for Conservation, Durban
2006 Donated a painting at the request of the The South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr Lindiwe Mabuza for auction in London to raise funds towards the Phelophepa Medical Train.
2007 Donated a painting titled Grandmother to CatPals Art Auction to raise funds for . CatPals- An organization dedicated to helping the tame , homeless and the feral (street) cats of Pretoria and Centurion. Part of the proceeds also went to the Pretoria Arts Association
Reflections on Mutombas Portraits- by Celia Winter-Irving, The Zimbabwe Mirror (June 2000), Zimbabwe.
The Makiwa Mutomba Exhibition by Marj Bresler, Ballito Life and > , With Art in Mind (20 27 September 2006)
It,s All About Art by Liz Clark, The Crest, ( November 2006)
KZNs Best by Marriane Meijer, The Mercury, ArtNotes (9 February 2007)
Gallerys Triple Treat by Marriane Meijer, The Mercury ( 30 August 2007)