Cover of the artist WANJOHI MAINA
Profile picture of the artist WANJOHI MAINA


Wanjohi Maina, B. 1986 is a multi-talented artist based in Nairobi. Maina began practicing art full time in 2015, after quitting his job as a pump attendant. He joined the Kuona Artists’ Collective and has been based there since 2017. Whilst Maina started out as a painter, his practice has expanded to include printmaking, drawing and sculpture. He has evolved his skills working individually as well through assisting artists, including Peterson Kamwathi, Dennis Muraguri, David Thuku, Kaloki Nyamai and Longinos Nagila, on various projects. Maina has exhibited his work in group exhibitions at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, The Attic, Circle Art Gallery and the French Cultural Centre in Nairobi. In 2022, a solo presentation of his work was featured by Circle Art Gallery on Artsy online, and in 2021 he was featured in Various Small Fires, a group exhibition at Circle Art Gallery.