I was born and raised in Nairobi Eastlands area. My interest in art
started in my kindergarten years and ever since, my passion in art has
been growing. I started working as a visual artist under the tutelage
of Patrick Mukabi at the Go Down Arts Centre since January 2012. This
has improved my skills and I have continued to work there with my main
media being charcoal on paper and also acrylics.
I draw inspiration from life itself, its manifestation in my surroundings, its
simplicity and complexity. This includes both animate and inanimate subjects
which I draw as I see them.
Currently I have been working on charcoal drawings of chickens inspired
by their simple nature, forms and character. I continue to learn from these
subjects by observing them and relating them to us humans.
Florence Wangui – Nairobi – January 2013
Selection of works
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2019 - Solo exhibition, 'Remnants of an Experience', One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
2016 - 2019 - Solo exhibition, "Denial", One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
2013 - First ever solo exhibition, "Will Power", One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Wangui worked full time under the direction of the glass artist John Clark on a major commission for a Roman Catholic cathedral in Kericho, Kenya.
EastAfrican - 16-03-2019 - GALLERIES: Which came first, chick or the egg?
EastAfrican - 15-10-2016 - An artist in denial serves the church
Business Daily - 07-10-2016 - From chicken paintings, artist finds solo voice
EastAfrican - 18-01-2013 - East and West unite to show their best
EastAfrican - 1-11-2013 - Bold new strokes in the chicken run
EastAfrican - 7-12-2012 - Artist finds inspiration and models in the chicken run
Florence Wangui is exclusively represented in East Africa by One Off