Bio

I am a Zimbabwean-Canadian stone sculptor living, working, and raising a family in rural Ontario. I work with volcanic rock from Zimbabwe, where I started sculpting as a teenager. Working with this stone here in Canada, where I have lived for the past 18 years, I have become increasingly interested in the stone itself – in the story it tells about geological history and in the relationship that I have forged with it over my years living between two continents. My recent work is inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the natural rock formations that are unique to Zimbabwe’s landscape. 

Selected Exhibitions
2016 – 2018. “Stories to Tell,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
2016 – 2018. “One of a Kind,” Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
2014 – 2018. “Signatures Art Show,” Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
2013 – 2018. “Art in the Garden,” Kiwi Gardens, Perth, ON
2017. “Art in the Garden,” North Vancouver Arts Council, BC
2006 – 2017. Maple Grove United Church, Oakville, ON
2016. “Howzit? A Conversation between Zimbabwean artists Voti Thebe and Chaka Chikodzi,” Abozzo Gallery, Richmond 401, Toronto, ON
2008. Saskatoon Berry Farm, Calgary, AB
2007. Jane Goodall 30th Anniversary Gala, Toronto, ON
2007. Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB
Artist Talks
2017. Haliburton School of the Arts “Art + Design Art Talks”
2016. Kingston Arts Scenes Summit
Professional Appointments
2017. Faculty. Haliburton School of Arts
2015. Ontario Arts Council, Juror, Arts Education Grants
2013 – 2014. Immigration Services Kingston and Area (ISKA), Youth Art
Arts and Arts Education Grants
2015 – 2016. Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Schools
2009 – 2016 Ontario Arts Council, Artist in Education
2016. Ontario Arts Council, Access and Career Development
2015. Ontario Arts Council, International Residency, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Bulawayo)