Artist, painter, drawing specialist. Stephen Gwoktcho is a celebrated modernist painter and a teacher. He lives in Uganda where he teaches Fine Art at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda). Stephen also studied art at Makerere, (Drawing Special, Graphics Design and Painting) where he obtained a BA and MA degrees in Fine Art. He is also studying for a Ph.D. in Art. As a teacher he sees his role as to “equip the next generation with professional skills making them relevant in a digital and multimedia visual and competitive world”.
Stephen’s work has featured in a number of previous AFRIKart exhibitions. His drawings, Paintings and Sculptures are to be found at State House (Uganda); and held by a number of private collectors worldwide. His work has appeared on the Shell Uganda Calendar, and was involved in the development of the Uganda Revenue Authority URA logo and Corporate Identity.
- 2010 – exhibited 30 paintings in Baton Rouge Louisiana USA (and presented a paper on HIV and AIDS situation in Uganda at) SAS Foundation Benefit Dinner.
- Provided Consultancy and partnership in the development of the Uganda Revenue Authority URA logo and Corporate Identity.
- 2005, Nommo Gallery, Kampala, in a Sole exhibition. The highlight of which was the (plight of the Ugandan woman and gender issues).
- 2001, Sole exhibition Uganda Embassy (highlighting Uganda’s independence and multiparty democracy)
2000 Kuona Trust Art Studio (National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi) sponsored by Ford Foundation to facilitate a one-week drawing workshop with self-taught artists. The highlight of the workshop was use of local and indigenous materials as drawing tools.
Some of his paintings:
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