Michael Musyoka | Kenya

Michael Musyoka was born in 1986 and raised in Nairobi. 

He grew to appreciate graffiti on commuter buses and walls of business premises in his neighborhood. This has laid the ground work for his approach to figurative compositions before enrolling into Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts in 2009. These skills would later in life secure him jobs as an illustrator in publishing companies and advertising agencies in Nairobi. 

In 2013 he founded brush tu art studio, an artist collective in Nairobi, alongside two other artists who he would team up with on various artistic projects including mural painting and mentoring younger artists. This also marked his entry into professional practice which has seen him exhibiting widely locally and abroad.

He was awarded 2nd prize in the professional artist category of Manjano Art Competition in 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Michael lives and works in Nairobi.

Awards

  • First runners up, Manjano exhibition, 2015

Notable Exhibitions

  • The Untitled Exhibition, Polka Dots Gallery, August 2017 (group)
  • Young guns exhibition, Circle Art Agency, June 2017 (group)
  • The Kenya Art Fair, Sarit Center, Nairobi, November 2016 (group)
  • Young Talents exhibition, Glocal Arts Gallery, Dronninglund Denmark, May 2016 (group)
  • This For That, The Art Space, Nairobi, March 2016 (Duo)
  • The Kenya Art Fair, Sarit Center, Nairobi, November 2015 (group)
  • Manjano Art Competition, The Village Market, Nairobi, March 2015
  • The Kenya Art Fair, Nairobi, November 2014 (group)
  • Finding Voice III, The Village market, Nairobi, September 2014 (trio)
  • Finding Voice II, The Kenya Cultural Centre, Nairobi,  July 2014 (trio)
  • Finding Voice 1, The Village Market, Nairobi, May 2014 (duo)
  • Kenya Museums Society Affordable Art show, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, October 2013 (group) 
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