This piece focuses on the the beginning of the world as Africa.
Anne Ntinyari Mwiti is an established artist living and working in Nairobi, Kenya and a lecturer at the Department of Fine Art and Design, Kenyatta University. She was born in Meru, Kenya in 1969. Her work is influenced by the contemporary world, her African cultural background, magazines, pop culture, contemporary music and film. She is also influenced by artists such as Wangechi Mutu, Andy Warhol, El Anatsui, Chris Ofili, Joan Miro and Nelson Mandela to name a few. Psychologists such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung play a major role in her art as she studies the human mind and how it influences an artist's creation. Anne’s first memory of art was at the age of five, when she scribbled the image of an Egyptian princess as a dare from her father. She has since then gone on to become an internationally acclaimed artist when she won a prestigious award through the World Citizen Artists that was celebrated in 2014. Her artwork, A Stitch In Time, was exhibited for a month at the Belgravia Gallery along side works of Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and HRH The Prince of Wales. She is currently a life member of the WCA (World Citizen Artist). Anne has exhibited in various locally in Kenya at the National Museums of Kenya and internationally in Congo (DRC), Brazil, and the Belgravia Gallery (London) in England. She has been featured in various local media houses - Kenya Nation Media, GBS TV, as well as World Citizen Artists Youtube and has been published internationally by the Contemporary International Artists in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Hidden Treasure Magazine 2014, ArtSlant Online Gallery and Saatchi Art Online. Her art has been collected privately by collectors from UK, USA, South Africa, Congo DRC and Kenya.
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A Stitch in Time by Anne Mwiti, Creativity Gallery – National Museum, Jul. 15 – Oct. 15 2015; Gallery Watatu, Kenya, 2011; Gallery Watatu, Kenya, 2010
winner of the World Citizen Artist Competition 2014
Anne Ntinyari Mwiti