Ngoni Chandigwa was born at King Mutasas kraal near Mutare, an eastern highland town in Zimbabwe possessing a scenic beauty rivaling all of southern Africa.
Like many artists, he showed a high interest and ability in arts and crafts. When his late uncle, Edmore Shereni, a well-known artist, encouraged him to take his skill seriously, Chandigwa decided to pursue and commit to his ability.
He says he is able to express his inner feelings and observations of Shona life through the creations sculpted from his favorite stone, spring stone. Most of his art is in the abstract style, and are housed with collectors in France, Germany, Australia, UK, Canada, USA and Singapore. Chandigwa respects to esteemed artists Kennedy Musekiwa and Nicholas Mukomberanwa, and credits them for inspiration.
Chandigwa has won many awards, including First Mobile Heritage Exhibition Zimbabwe, Old State House Hartford, Artsenal Gallery, Paris, and Alter Postweg Geshev.
Chandigwa now lives a quiet life in Chitungwiza with his family.
York's Shona Gallery is proud to present Chandigwa's "Sleeping Child." Click below for more information.