Kawira Mwirichia

Self-employed Visual Artist

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About me

Kawira Mwirichia is a Queer, African, Female visual artist with an innate desire to change the world through beauty that inspires and educates the community. Over the years, Kawira has worked as an artist within the Kenyan LGBT community and striven for a high level of virtuosity in her own work. Her latest project, To Revolutionary Type Love (2017) is another example of her diverse use of medium (the kanga) and unique level of expression. This project aims to celebrate Queer Love through the demonstrative narrative of each country’s LGBTQIA milestones through symbols and beautiful quotes.

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Skills

  • Creative Arts
  • Adult art
  • Art Exhibition
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Innovation

People I’ve worked with

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  • Awuor Onyango

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    • Multidisciplinary Artist and Writer
    • Circle Art Agency
  • Nijel Taylor

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  • Campbell Addy

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    • Photographer, Founder of Nii Agency & Niijournal
    • Niijournal, Nii Agency, Campbell Addy
  • Daniel Obasi

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    • Creative
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  • WeTransfer

    WeTransfer

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    • Digital Media
  • The Dots - Tips & Insights

    The Dots - Tips & Insights

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    • Design & Creative
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    NGLHRC

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    Work history

    Currently

    Founder

    To Revolutionary Type Love

    May 2017
    • Athi River, Kenya
    • Full Time
    • The "To Revolutionary Type Love" project is inspired by love. It is a toast to revolutionary love, is essentially an act of love, and celebrates love through the spectrum of the LGBTQIA. This project uniquely illustrates rainbow love on kangas* using symbols unique to the triumphs of the queer movement in each country around the world. *These symbols and words of rainbow love are creatively designed on a "kanga/khanga," which is an East African traditional cotton cloth decoratively printed in bold designs with a Swahili saying or message included. The khanga is often shared with others as a gift or used in celebratory events such as weddings to honour the couple, guests or the occasion. If that was not all, the "To Revolutionary Type Love" project also invited six photographers to share their interpretation of love in the lives of our diverse Kenyan spectrum of the LGBTQIA. Imagine, instances of love captured on film. Love seen, acknowledged and celebrated, a rare moment for many around the world.

    Currently

    Illustrator

    Kala Company

    Dec 2013
    • Athi River, Kenya
    • Freelance
    • Worked as an Art Consultant to provide illustrations for the following organisations ▪ 2016 HolaAfrica ▪ 2016 AWID ▪ 2015 HIVOS ▪ 2014 None On Record ▪ 2013 & 2014 UHAI

    Education

    2012

    BEng Civil Engineering

    University of Nairobi

    Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
    • Kenya