NAME: Eric Richard Manya
FIELD: Visual Artist
CONTACTS: Tel. +254 725 237 371 | Email: Muneriq-at-gmail.com
EDUCATION: Diploma in Fine Art Sculpture option
I seek to reach out to audiences of all ages with the highest quality of Artistic work and continuously inspire and instill confidence in them Respectfully and Honestly, and to be loyal to my Skill and always be eager To Dream, To Discover and To celebrate my Creativity.
To aim high with my creativity and bring beauty and fresh vision to our world.
I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another or work with a particular material. Most of my art i use recycled material. Am never without a bag because i never know what piece of “garbage” i will come across. My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Tile mosaic is an area that i have really excelled in . Am always visiting new buildings or those being renovated to get those broken tiles
While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects i engage in they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of my work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
I also do love to work with briefs especially commissioned works.
Quality control and African Heritage design co.
Stage craft designer, Friends Ensemble Theater group
Resident Artist God own Art Center
2005 Nov final pin up exhibition for diploma in Fine Art Sculpture option
2006 March Contemporary Art in Kenya, Voted 2nd best in mixed media and 3rd most promising Artist organized by ministry of culture and Alliance Française and Goethe institute
2006 October group exhibition at the village market Gallery
2007 Feb Following Thru Exhibition For contemporary Art in In Kenya Award winning Artists At Alliance Francaise and Goethe institute Gallery
2007 Sept Artists for Christ exhibition and workshop at the Paa ya Paa historical Gallery (first pan African gallery in East Africa)
2007 Dec End of year group exhibition at the Go down Arts center
2008 Jan Group exhibition and Auction for displaced people during the post election violence in Kenya. At the God own Art center
2008 March Unbound Extravaganza Exhibition at National Museum
2008 Oct National Exhibition national museum
2009 Feb black history month Exhibition paa ya paa Gallery
2009 Sept Artist for Christ Exhibition and workshop paa ya paa gallery
2009 Godown Art center end of year exhibition
2010 Jan Commissioned work (Lion) for General Accident Insurance plaza in Nairobi
2010 June Art tutor for Autistic children at Lilly Special school .for 5 month program me
2011 Jan Art tutor for Autistic children at Krestel manor special school in Nairobi
2011 September to November commission work life size Ferrari car using fiber glass
2012 Took a sabatical
2013 Commission work: Floor mosaic mural at MJ center
2013 Commission work: Mosaic panels for Gertrude’s Hospital
2ND Best in mixed media Art during the juried exhibition and competition organized by the French embassy and German embassy 2006
3rd most promising Artist in Kenya during the juried competition and exhibition organized by the French embassy and German Embassy 2006
Things you might not know about me. I am proficient in sign language and I have featured in plays.
Link to view my works: http://www.wooloo.org/muneriq
EIGHTEEN MONTH PLAN: PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Tile and glass mosaics are known to have a very long life span as a work of work of Art. Because of this and having practiced it for a while now my plan is to beautify Nairobi through it.