David Chinyama is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work is inspired by colour, form, movement and texture. His work is a representation of personal fascinations and experiences often shaped by his upbringing and cultural memories of different African traditions. Working in multimedia, he explores subject matters centered upon aspects of identity, socio-economic, political and religious connotations. These compositions are made out of found fabrics and recycled fibers that are cut, stitched and painted together on canvas to form varying patterns and shapes. His practice can best be described as a form of adaptation,reflection and response t urban sub cultures changing societal norms and different cultural influences of those around him . Working in a spontaneous approach, he experiments with the use of unfamiliar materials on how they relate to each other when placed in different frames that assign to them a new function. ART EDUCATION 1995-96- Peter Birch School of Art, (Certificate in Painting ) Harare, Zimbabwe 1997-99- National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Art & Design, Harare Zimbabwe 2000-01-Harare Polytechnic College, Harare Zimbabwe ( Fine Art & Design) AWARDS 2019- Jurors Choice Award, Scarborough Annual Art Exhibition, Toronto Canada 2019- RBC New-comer Artist Business Mentorship Grant, Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto, Canada 2018- RBC New-comer Artist Mentorship Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Canada 2018- RBC New-Comer Artist Access Grant, Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto, 2005- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (Painting) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare, 2013- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (visual Arts) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare WORKSHOPS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2003- National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe 2004 -African Colors Workshop, Harare Zimbabwe 2006- OLD Masters Interpreted, National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare 2010- Into Africa Gallery, Wensbach, Georgensmund, Germany 2010-15- Masterclass workshops, Academie Des Arts, Avignon, France 2018- Art Connections, Toronto, Ontario Canada PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe NMB Banking Corporation, Harare Zimbabwe FBC Bank, Harare Zimbabwe Star fm Radio Station, Harare, Zimbabwe Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), Zimbabwe Arcol Magazine, Monte-Carlo, Monaco Fortune Street Advertising Agency, London UK Betendorf Galerie I'm Schloss Garten, Leimen Germany Sankaraka Gallery, New York, USA Canadian Embassy, Harare Zimbabwe US Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Vatican Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Polish Consulate, Harare, Zimbabwe
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