Maggie Otieno -- Sculptures
Sculptor | Maggie Otieno
My journey through sculpture started in 1996 at Kuona Trust then based at the National Museums of Kenya. My work is a description of my thoughts. I work in various mediums, more recently a combination of wood and metal.
I work in different facets, in series, to repeat, to emphasise, to stress and to exhaust my ideas. I like challenging my material other than letting it challenge me. I instruct it towards my ultimate goal, in order that together the result is neither the expected nor final. I work best in 3 dimensions and experiment on 2 dimensional works. I find that both impose their satisfaction on the medium that hold it together.
My work mainly captures the human form in abstract. I work mainly in wood (my first 3D medium), stone and recently metal. I have of late been combining the media together.
My most recent pieces are titled conversations. It is all about talking, without meaning.
Nov 2009: ARESUVA - Nigeria.
July 2009: 2nd Pan African Arts Festival, Algiers, Algeria.
December to Feb 2008: 'Africa Now' international Exhibition, World Bank Washington
April 2008: Contemporary Art in Kenya, Alliance Francaise, Nairobi.
Aug 2007: Stools and Clocks, The GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi.
Mar - April 2007: Contemporary Art in Kenya, Alliance Francaise,
Jan - Feb 2007: “My world your world”, The Alliance Francaise,
Jan 2007: Drawings and sketches, RaMoMa.
Nov 2006: The East Africa Print workshop, The GoDown Arts
Oct 2006: Wasanii international workshop, Alliance Francaise.
Feb - Mar 2006: Juried Exhibition, Alliance Francaise and
Oct 2004: ‘Chiselled out’ Solo exhibition, The National Museums of
Dec 2009: Selling the Arts-Staying relevant, AfricanColours Artist
April 2008: Abro international artists workshop, Addis Ababa,
March 2007: International women’s workshop, Kuona Trust,
Elsamere Field and Study Centre, Naivasha.
Aug - Sep 2006: Wasanii international workshop, Lamu.
Aug 2006: Braziers international workshop, UK.
April 2006: Metal welding workshop, The GoDown Arts Centre.
Feb 2006: Instructor at a Stone sculpture workshop, The GoDown
Dec 2005: Thupelo International Workshop, Cape Town.
July - Aug 2004: The Carving Studio and Sculpture Centre,
West Rutland, Vermont, USA.
AfricaOil and gas, Trade Finance trophy.
Feb 2007: ‘Earth’, 13 foot, collaborativesculpture, title ‘Shrine’ at
Kuki Gallmann’s Ol Ari Nyiro ranch, Laikipia.
Dec 2006: Facilitator, Chora chora Christmas Festival at The
GoDown Arts Centre.
Oct 2006: Chalk drawing with various school children, Uhuru
Park, Nrb, (changamoto fund by Mutheu Mbondo).
-The Daily Nation Newspaper Nov 24th 2007 “She’s got it”
-Msanii Art Magazine, issue 19 April- June 2007 “Sculptors: in search of a new tradition?”
-The standard Newspaper 17th Feb 2007.
-The Daily Nation Feb 9th 2007 “Big women and elders on show”.
-African Journal feature on Kenyan Artist.
-Msanii Art Magazine, issue 5.
-The Daily Nation Sep 14th 2001 “sculpting calls for brain, not brawn”.
-The peoples Digest,’ Nov 5th 1999, the coast enthusiasts can now breathe a sigh of relief’.
Diploma in Fine Arts: Creative Art Center Class of 1993-1995.
1995 -1996: University Of Nairobi: Public relations, Diploma.
Reading, poetry, travel, contemporary dance.
Best of sculptures, title ‘Musical hands’ stone and metal.
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