Gedion Nyanhongo

Location: Mother’s Brewing Co.

My sculptures focus on the things that collectively make up the bigger picture—life, love, and the sensations that define us all. They celebrate love, especially family love and the spiritual power it provides to promote peace in my art. Deceptively simple and flowing work, one can gain a real insight into my heritage, the Shona people of Zimbabwe, Africa and its rich culture. Creating unique, hand carved stone sculpture and sharing it with the world is my great passion.

Gedion Nyanhongo was born into an artistic family on December 22, 1967 in Nyanga, Zimbabwe, Africa. He was influenced from a very young age by his father, Claud Nyanhongo, a prominent artist among the “first generation” sculptors, the pioneers of the Shona Sculpture Movement (a style of sculpture unique to Zimbabwe) that began in the late 1950s. Over the years Gedion has become even more discerning in creating sculptures that advance the Movement into the 21st century, whilst maintaining a bridge reaching back to the rich stories and culture of his ancestors. Gedion lives in Fostoria, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, where he has studios in both cities.

Sponsor: The McQueary Family