Contemporary African Art Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya

Banana Hill Art Gallery & its Artists

Here you can find a list of artists, associated with Banana Hill Art Gallery. On the left you can find their biographies, while on the right you will find links to their art works.
As we represent over 70 artists, it takes time to build this dual list of biographies and reproductions of their works. Do check in regularly and read up on your most favourite of artists…

Alex Wainaina – Biography

Alex Wainana is a self taught artist and has been doing sculptures for the last 12 years. Hooked up in art by Gallery Watatu former...
Read more

Andrew Kamondia – Biography

Andrew Kamondia wa Gathigi is a former farmer, sign writer and batik from Wangige whose first paintings were bought by Gallery Watatu’s Ruth Schaffner while...
Read more

Bezalel Ngabo – Biography

Says Bezalel Ngabo: “I was born in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. I realized I had artistic abilities when I was...
Read more

Francis Kahuri – Biography

Kenya’s elder statesman of the visual arts’ Francis Kahuri belong to the African Masters and has always expressed himself through mask figuratively. Kahuri is best...
Read more

George Kimani – Biography

My full name is George Kimani Mungai. Although I was born in Kiambu district, near to Nairobi, I grew up in the Rift Valley, after...
Read more

Haji Chilonga – Biography

Haji Chilonga was born in 1969 at Masasi District in Mtwara Region which is located southern parts of Tanzania. He comes from a family of...
Read more

Hassan Mukiibi – Biography

Hasssan Mukiibi was born in Kampala, Uganda. He is a specialist in printmaking, painting, and tie and dye. He works with printer’s ink, acrylics, oil,...
Read more

Ismael Kateregga – Biography

Ismael Kateregga is a Uganda artist with great international acclaim. His works are to be found in private collections in The Netherlands, The UK, USA,...
Read more

Jack Kaluva – Biography

Jack Kaluva only began exhibiting his soft-wood sculptures in 2007 when he was invited by fellow-artist Patricia Njeri to come on board with her at...
Read more

Jeff Wambugu – Biography

Jeff Wambugu was born in Kenya in 1975 – in Karura Location, Kiambu District – only a few miles/KMs from Nairobi. In 1981 he joined...
Read more

Jjuuko Hoods – Biography

Jjuuko Hoods was born in 1980 and is one of the few Ugandan artists who has put his country on the international map of Arts....
Read more

Julius Kimemia – Biography

Julius Kimemia worked as a farmer and butcher in Ngecha village for over a decade before following the advice of his friend and fellow artist,...
Read more

Kivuthi Mbuno – Biography

Kivuthi Mbuno was born in Kenya in the year 1947. He is an recognized master of the international art scene. His works were exhibited in...
Read more

Martin Muhoro – Biography

There never were a lot of writing, spelling and mathematical problems in Martin’s school books. Instead, they were full of drawings of zebras, gazelles and...
Read more

Patrick Kinuthia – Biography

Patrick Kinuthia wrote the following text himself, in which he describes his sources of inspiration, his growth and some of the highlights in his career:...
Read more

Paulo Akiiki – Biography

Paulo Akiiki is a contemporary African artist-painter from Uganda, and has widely exhibited both locally and internationally. Paulo spent most of his youth in his...
Read more

Peter Kibunja – Biography

Peter Kibunja was born in 1975 in Ngecha Location Kiambu District. He started in primary school in 1980 but only made it to standard 7....
Read more

Rahab Shine – Biography

I am a self-taught artist. It was in 1990, when I met Shine Tani, that my passion for art was sparked. Shine later became my...
Read more

Ronald Tindi – Biography

Tindimwebwa Ronald Chris (Tindi) has been practicing art for over ten years. He has a Diploma in Draftmanship, though he is currently solely making a...
Read more

Salum Kambi – Biography

My name is Salum Kambi 
I was born in Dar es Salaam. My love for art started at a very early age. While in primary...
Read more

Sebastian Kiarie – Biography

Born in 1971 and being a self-taught artist, Sebastian Kiarie developed his artistic talent at a young age and pursued this interest throughout his elementary...
Read more

Shine Tani – Biography

Shine Tani acted as a teacher during his years in school by giving instruction to the pupils who had an interest in art. For Shine...
Read more

Ssali Yusuf – Biography

Ssali Yusuf started working as a full-time artist in 2003 at his personal studio in Kampala, while he was a student of Makerere University in...
Read more

Stephen Njenga – Biography

Stephen Njenga was born in Thogoto. He developed an art while still in school and later graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from the...
Read more