Contemporary African Art Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya

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 Kirangari Primary School and in 1991 was admitted in Kamahuha Secondary school.

In 1995 he completed his secondary school education.



After school he did farming, where he learned landscaping. Later he discovered that landscaping is the mother of all Arts. He was inspired in designing and he started sign writing. Jeff later met some painters from whom he drew inspirations.

His work reflects daily life. His favorite subjects are street life and market scenes – all that is happening around him.

Wambugu comes from a family of talent, with the Late Alex Mbugua as his brother. He also eventually found a family of fellow artists at Banana Hill Art Gallery, where he started to think about the value of his art, and where it can take him.

Inspired by his brother’s passing in both emotional and spiritual ways, Wambugu continues to carry the torch in his family for artistry that is hoped to go on for more generations.

Jeff Wambugu has exhibited his art at these locations:
2000 Art affair, Ramoma, Nairobi, Kenya
2001 Kenya constitution exhibition, National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
2001 Strokes on the hills, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya
2001 Art affair, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya
2001 Kuona Trust Studio, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
2001 Emerging artists, Banana hill art studio, Kenya
2001 Street workshop, Runda junction, Nairobi, Kenya
2002 French Ambassador Residence, Nairobi, Kenya
2002 German School, Nairobi, Kenya
2002 Less is more, Goethe Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
2002 Art of Africa, Filling Don Farm, UK
2002 Intercultural exchange, St. Julian, Limuru, Kenya
2002 Reduction, Corat Africa Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya
2003- New Jersey USA
2004- French cultural center Nairobi Kenya.
2004- Environment United Nations Nairobi
2005-Desertfication United Nations Nairobi
2005- Landscape Workshop and exhibition
St. Julian’s Centre Nairobi
2005- Kenyan Art – in Italy
2006-African Jungle –Two man show – Banana Hill Art Studio in Nairobi
2006- African Image – Banana Hill Gallery in Nairobi, Kenya
2006- African Art Gallery Northern Ireland, Uk
2007-“African Image” at Banana Hill Art Gallery Nairobi Kenya
2008-“Soko Soko” at Banana Hill Gallery Nairobi Kenya
2007-“African Image” at Banana Hill Art Gallery Nairobi Kenya
2008-“Soko Soko” at Banana Hill Gallery Nairobi Kenya
2009- “Art for sale” Ramoma Nairobi Kenya

Biographical Information

Name:Jeff Wambugu
Place of Birth: Karura Location
Date of Birth: 1975
Resides:Nairobi
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Style: Painter: oils
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