Githinji Wa Mbire

Githinji Wa Mbire is from Magadi, Kenya, in the southern portion of the Rift Valley near the Tanzania border. He creates his immense mixed-media pieces from the remains of found artifacts that often reference the physical continent of Africa; textiles, bottle caps, and wood from old houses and churches are just a few of the elements that one would find woven into Githinji’s pieces. Githinji was the codirector of Cornelia Bell’s Black Bottom Gallery in West Oakland.

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