Michael Wafula (Kenyan, b. 1972)
Michael Wafula uses the texture of painting to look at the textural fabric of society. Coloured layers are dented and cracked, revealing evidence of a harsh environment.
After receiving a diploma in Painting and Graphic Design from the Creative Art Centre Nairobi, in 1992, Wafula joined the Kuona Trust Museum Art Studio. Alongside his own practice, in 2007 Wafula founded the Kijiji Art Studio where he runs youth and community art training.
Wafula’s considered and critical paintings have been exhibited locally and abroad in Kenya, Tanzania, Spain, Italy and China and most recently in a travelling exhibition in San Francisco, USA.