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Project Description

Ronald Muchatuta

Ronald Muchatuta is a Zimbabwean-born contemporary artist currently residing in Cape Town, who specializes in drawing, painting and mosaic. He began his career at the age of 16 as a pottery decorator at Ros Byrne Pottery in Harare, Zimbabwe in 2001. After being mentored at Gallery Delta in Harare and finishing his fine art exams through National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 2003, he relocated to South Africa in 2007 to pursue a career as an artist. He is recognized as qualified Master Mosaic Artist at Spier Art Academy in Cape Town in which he undertook his studies from 2010-2012.

His current body of work is inspired by the theme of migration in an African context.

Previous artworks and special commissions are located in spaces of prestige around the globe. He has exhibited at the “African Art Fair 2015” Paris, France and The “UN–Milan Expo 2015 “representing Africa in Milan, Italy. Most recently in 2016 he has exhibited at the Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch including Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town.

Ronald Muchatuta
Sardines Matter
2016
Mixed media
99 x 152 cm

Ronald Muchatuta
Oil Brutality
2016
Mixed media
102 x 154 cm

Ronald Muchatuta

CURRICULUM VITAE OF RONALD MUCHATUTA

Name : Ronald Muchatuta
Address :139 Chapel rd,  woodstock,  Cape Town
Telephone : 0738364023
Email : ronaldmuchatuta@yahoo.com
Status : Not Married
Date of Birth : 08/12/84

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

GCSE O’level Art – A
GCSE A’level Art – B

PROFESSIONAL COURSES STUDIED

Course in Fine Art – Gallery Delta (Zimbabwe ) – 2001 -2002
Italian Mosaic through Spier Academy :2010-2012

COMPANIES WORKED FOR

Ros Byrne Pottery (Zimbabwe) – 2001 -2002
3rd Base (Zimbabwe ) fashion shop

AWARDS

Best drawing award 2003,  Greek cultural week (Zimbabwe) 2003
Truworths Internship Award 2008
‘The Rat race ‘mosaic / Spier Art Academy –
International Sponsorship Award 2012 – Business Day BASA Awards
‘Coming to the city ‘ Nandos project London –
British Mosaic of the Year Award 2012 – British Association of Modern Mosaic (BAMM)
International Sponsorship Award 2012 – Business Day BASA Awards

EXHIBITIONS

2002 – Gallery Delta Young Artist Exhibition (Zimbabwe)
2003 – Gallery Delta Young Artist Exhibition (Zimbabwe)
2004 – Gallery Delta Young Artist Exhibition (Zimbabwe)
2005 – Gallery Delta Young Artist Exhibition (Zimbabwe )
2008 – Gallery Delta : Land Exhibition (Zimbabwe )
2008 –  A.V.A  Gallery : Best of Art reach 2008 (South Africa)
2008 – Castle of Good Hope ‘Generation Y’ Exhibition
Truworths sponsered  (South Africa )
2008 –  Greatmore Thupelo workshop (South Africa)
2009 – Tagores : The Land and the People Exhibition (South Africa)
2009 – A.V.A Gallery – Best of Artreach 2009 (South Africa )
2010 – Artscape – Group Exhibition,  Resident Artists
Good Hope Art Studios  ( South Africa )
Rented studio space in the Good Hope Art Studios – 2008- 2010
2011 – Featured in the ‘The New York Optimist’ online Magazine Article

2010 – 2012 ; Graduated with a Diploma in Italian/Architectural Mosaic at Spier Art Academy
2013 – Five Artists Exhibition , The Framery Gallery Seapoint
2013 – Salon91 Gallery ‘ Collections and Archives  ‘
2013 – Resident Artist with Greatmore Studios
2013 – Studio visit ‘Art Week – Cape Town’ Greatmore Studios
2013 – ‘Till it breaks’ Greatmore Studios
2013 – ‘Big Names Exhibition’ Greatmore Studios
2013 – ‘Till it breaks II’ Greatmore Studios
2013 – ‘Thupelo Workshop’ Greatmore Studios
2014 – ‘Ndangariro neHope’ Solo Exhibition , Greatmore Studios
2014 – Way Magazine online Article , Johannesburg
2014 – Group Exhibition II ; Ebony Gallery , Cape Town
2014 – World Refugee Exhibition , 6 spin street Cape Town
2014 – Building Blocks – Art Afrique Gallery , Sandton Centre , Johannesburg
2014 – World Art Gallery , Cape Town
2014 – Salon91 Group show ‘Golden Haze’ , Cape Town

2014  – Commissioned Mosaic for Brent and Caroline Topat
(Owners of  Cash Crusaders SA ) , Residential home
2015 – Group Exhibition – Gallery Noko ,  (Port Elizabeth – South Africa )
2015 – United Nations Milano Expo (Group International Exhibition )
2015 – ‘Current’ Group  Exhibition , Smith Gallery ( Cape Town – South Africa )
2015 – ‘Beyond the surface ‘ . Liebrecht Gallery ( Cape Town – South Africa )
2015 – African Art Fair 2015,  Paris,  France
2015 – Chicago Expo Feature,  Artslant
2015- 2016 – Esthetic vogue , Group Exhibition – Gallery  Eclectica , Cape Town , South Africa
2016 – Breaking the curse – Group Exhibition , University of Stellenbosch , Stellenbosch, South Africa
2016 – The Circus and the Zoo – Group Exhibition, Michaelis Galleries , University of Cape Town, South Africa
2016 – Charted , Group Exhibition, Eclectica Contemporary Gallery , Cape Town , South Africa