Michael Musyoka | Kenya
Michael Musyoka was born in 1986 in Nairobi where he still currently lives and works.
He grew to appreciate graffiti on commuter buses and walls of business premises in his neighborhood. This has laid the groundwork for his approach to figurative compositions before enrolling into Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts in 2009. These skills would later in life secure him a job 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.
Noma, An XR experience (Group) – Goethe Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Objects, Space, Movement and Facades (Group) – One-Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Time And Other Constructs (Solo) – Redhill Art Gallery, Nairobi
Art X (Group), Lagos, Nigeria
Yearning (Duo) – The Attic Art Space, Nairobi, Kenya
World Art Dubai (Group) – Create Hub Gallery, Dubai, UAE
The Untitled (Group) – Polka Dot Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
The Young Guns (Group) – Circle Art Agency, Nairobi, Kenya
Young Talents exhibition (Group) – Global Arts Gallery, Dronninglund, Denmark
This For That (Duo) – The Art Space, Nairobi, Kenya
The Kenya Art Fair (Group) – The Sarit Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Manjano Exhibition (Group) – The Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya
Finding Voice 3 (Trio) – The Little Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Finding Voice 2 (Trio) – The Little Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Finding Voice 1 (Duo) – The Little Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya