Franklyn Dzingai Rima | Zimbabwe

“I enjoy the spontaneity of drawing, while printmaking challenges me to work with economy of means. I concentrate on essentials so that I can evaluate a concept and its alternative solutions.”


Franklyn Dzingai Rima was born in 1988 in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. He currently lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. 

He started his fine art studies at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art Studio in Harare with a focus on printmaking.  

He prefers using cardboard for printing relief using the reductive method. Collage and drawing are often incorporated into his prints. His prints are typically vibrant in color and ornate in design.  He sources his images from books, magazines, newspapers and family photos. Themes such as social interactions and personal memories are found in his works.

Franklyn is one of the few artists in Zimbabwe who focuses on printmaking and has perfected the cardboard printing method. This has led him to win many awards at various shows and exhibitions in Harare.


Selected Exhibitions

African Identities, AKKA Project Venice, Venice, Italy

Freedom, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Morgan & Co Artspiration Masked, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Past and Present, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

Art Harare Contemporary Art Fair, virtual exhibition, Harare, Zimbabwe

Rembrandt @350, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
The Annual Summer Show, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

Paper Tigers, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
Blood Relatives, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
From Line to Form III, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Resurrection, Artillery Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe 

From Line to Form II Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Bridges V54, Lucy Chang Fine Arts, Hong Kong

Cape Town Art fair, Cape Town, South Africa
From Line to Form, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Beyond The Body, Tsoko Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe                                                                   

Prominent Personalities, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Migration, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

Emoji, Koovah Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tragedy and Comedy, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

MukatiUnze: Exploring the spirit of the Zambezi, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Idea of Self, National Gallery Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

ZviroZviedzwa (Exploration) Printmaking, Dzimbanhete, Harare, Zimbabwe

Changing Times Student, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Walls, Berlin Walls Competition and Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe



Selected Works


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