Kresiah Mukwazhi

Kresiah-Profile

Born and raised in Harare, Kresiah Mukwazhi is the only daughter in a family of four boys. As a child she was fascinated by her grandmother’s pottery skills. This was her primary source of inspiration which found her being drawn to and appreciating art. Her preferred media are photography and sculpture.

She obtained her art education from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art School and the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa. Upon completing her studies, Kresiah has been exploring digitally and 3 dimensionally, issues that question society on subjects such as identity, gender and belonging. Her photographs boarder on feelings around self in relation to space.

Kresiah has exhibited in various exhibitions locally and participated in the Harare international Festival of Arts.

From a series titled 'MABASA' - Tanaka, a volunteer pothole repairman at the section of road he maintains in Budiriro, in the absence of formal employement, he and two friends earn a meagre living by charging a toll for filling in potholesFrom an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude. An art display shown at the Mandela bridge in honor of a recyclist who had passed on.From an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude through self portraiture.From an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude. An unidentified man walking along a street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg RSA.From an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude. Stickers on a public telephone box.From an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude. A portrait of a young lady taken at her apartmentFrom an ongoing body of work focusing on fragments of solitude. A man sits at his bedside with his arm near his daughters teddybear.An exploration of the theme 'Thrift' through Fashion photography. Braamfontein RSA