Simphiwe Mbunyuza

Simphiwe Mbunyuza

Award(s): Lilian Fellow
Residency Years: 2022, 2023
Posted in: Current Artist, Current Long Term Resident

Biography

Simphiwe Mbunyuza (b. 1989; Eastern Cape, South Africa)
creates masterful objects and vessels combining stoneware,
leather, fabric and steel. Mbunyuza’s richly textured, confounding
ceramic objects are featured traditional African iconography and
cultural symbols. Furthermore, to produce his work Mbunyuza uses
a coiling technique that has been employed by the Xhosa people
for centuries.Elegant and graphic, Mbunyuza’s forms and colors unify in his
extraordinarily distinct ceramic objects.