Lives & Works in Nairobi, Kenya
Agnes Waruguru treats painting as a site and process through which she can explore the materiality of objects, and their capacity to act as markers of identity and carriers of personal histories. She works predominantly on cotton, using dyeing, pouring, and spraying alongside brushwork to create colourful yet subtle pieces. These painterly processes are combined with acts of making that she inherited from different women in her life. Beadwork, sewing, needlework, embroidery, and knitting are all incorporated in her work and intimately connect aspects of her personal identity with traditions of women’s work.
Waruguru received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017. She is currently based in Amsterdam in a fellowship program at the Rijksakademie from 2021 to 2023.
Agnes Waruguru will be presented by Circle Art Gallery.