Beatrice Wanjiku

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Beatrice Wanjiku
Born1978 (age 44–45)
Alma materUndisclosed High School
(High School Diploma)
Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts
(Diploma in Fine Art)
OccupationFine artist
Years active2000–present
TitleAbstract Artist

Beatrice Wanjiku, is a Kenyan visual and abstract artist, who practices independently in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Beatrice was born in the Ngong Hills Area in 1978. After attending local primary and secondary schools, she was admitted to the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts, in Buruburu, a neighborhood in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. In 2002, she graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art.[3]


Her work is divided into distinct phases (a) Mortality Phase (b) X-ray Phase (c) American Experience Phase (d) Introspective Phase.[4]

Mortality Phase

This phase reflects Beatrice's personal feels of profound personal loss, following the death of her mother, with whom she was very close.[5]

X-Ray Phase

In this phase, she appears to strip away the exterior of her subject and look directly "into the very soul of her subject".[5]

American Experience Phase

In the second decade of the 21st century, Beatrice spent three months in the state of Vermont in the United States. Her visit coincided with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. This phase of her art involves work with embedded newspaper clippings on the topic from this period.[5]

Introspective Phase

This phase continues the search for the soul and internal meaning. One piece from this phase is "The Strangeness of My Madness" and another one shows weeping teeth.[5]

Other consideration[edit]

Beatrice Wanjiku has exhibited her work in galleries and public and private exhibitions internationally.[4][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Margaretta Wa Gacheru (9 November 2018). "Beatrice is Back". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ 9 November 2018, Friday. "Beatrice is Back". Business Daily. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  3. ^ Wilcox, Isabel (3 November 2016). "Interview with Kenyan artist Beatrice Wanjiku". Happening in Africa. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b One Off Africa (October 2018). "One Off Contemporary Gallery: Beatrice Wanjiku". Nairobi: One Off Africa Art Gallery. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Gallery of African Art (November 2018). "Overview of Beatrice Wanjiku". London: Gallery of African Art. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  6. ^ ARTLabAfrica (2017). "Profile of Beatrice Waniku". Volta Art Show 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2018.