The New York Optimist
© MMIX, The New York Optimist. All Rights Reserved. The New York Optimist & is a registered trademark
of The New York Optimist.  The New York Optimist is a registered service mark of The New York Optimist logo
and original photos are a registered trademark of The New York Optimist  . All other photos are property of the advertiser. And are
rightfully protected under their copyright protections.
You Tube
Digg It
Best drawing award 2003, Greek cultural week.
Truworths Internship Award

2002 - Gallery Delta: Young Artist Exhibition.
2003 - Gallery Delta: Young Artist Exhibition.
2004 - Gallery Delta: Young Artist Exhibition.
2005 - Gallery Delta: Young Artist Exhibition.
2008 - Gallery Delta: Land Exhibition.
2008 – A.V.A. Gallery: Best of Artreach 2008.
2008 – Castle of Good Hope: Generation Y Exhibition. Truworths sponsored
2008 – Greatmore Workshop.Greatmore Studios
2009 – Gallery Delta: The Land and the People Exhibition.
2009 – Tagores: The Land and the People Exhibition.
2009 – A.V.A. Gallery – Best of Artreach 2009.
2010 – Artscape – Group Exhibition, Resident Artists Good Hope Art Studios.

Bus stop murals for the Athlone World Cup stadion. February 2010.

What is your favourite film of all time?!
Training day and many more

What music are you currently listening to and why?
Hip-hop and gospel and little bit of pop

Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Banksy, he has a fresh way of creating art and in a contemporary form

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Leonardo Da-vinci he was my greatest artist of all time because he mastered the art basics

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
William Kentridge’s 2008 Exhibition, it exposed the different ways I could or we can transform our
artworks in to moving art.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
When will I have a solo exhibition!

What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
Leonardo Da-vinci

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is
I make my art at home ,but no significance really

What do you like most about being an artist?
Being able to speak my mind and portray emotion

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Exceeding expectations and getting involved with people of all kinds

What are your plans for the coming year?
Growth, I think growth is very important for me in terms of market base and sales, that's were I need
to see myself
I grew up in the townships. Acquired my pre-school in Bulawayo, tertiary school in Harare. After finishing school I worked at a
pottery company named Rosbyrne Pottery for 1 year as a Decorator,  then worked at Pottery Company named Water-berry
the second year.

My farther always wanted me to go to an art school, but the tuition was beyond our means.

While I was working in the pottery company I bumped into a woman named Helen Lieroes, a prominent artist/gallery owner.

I introduced myself to her and showed her my earliest work; I had to ask her if I could join her art lessons, which became a
window of opportunity for me. She never gave certificates or anything of that sort but as someone who had gone from student
to masters and P.H.D. in the arts and having more than forty years experience in the painting field. I was glad to be in the
presence of a master. I studied under her watchful eye as my mentor. We were underprivileged and she understood my

Painting at the gallery Delta had a lot of challenges above hardships, I had to push myself and bring my artistic abilities to
use. The Gallery was an ocean of inspiration from old master Young contemporary artist coming up I was inspired to the full.

In 2003, the Helenics Primary School held the annual Greek Cultural week school art5 exhibition involving competitions
between private and prominent schools in Harare. The National Art Gallery School of Art included me in the competition. All
students had to work on a Greek Mythology Theme. I happened to work on a woman being raised by two male figures, which
became best drawing out of all the schools.

I came to Cape Town in February 2007 to further my career in my art field. Things were a bit
rough for me and I stayed in the Townships of Philippi’s met a man by the name of Laurens Barnard in Stellenbosch with a
gallery called Moustache Gallery. I exhibited and painted there for a while until I left in
November 2007,from then on I was painting in a galley called PAINTED FOR YOU it was located in ShortMarket street in Cape
Town from November 2007 to January 2008.The gallery moved now its situated in De Waterkant ,but I am currently studying
Italian mosaic and professional painter at the moment 2012
Ronald Muchatuta
Self Portrait of the Artist 2
Winnie is under the white
Self Portrait of the Artist 4
Beauty 2
Self Portrait of the Artist 1
Self Portrait of the Artist 6
With Koketso Elihu.
Entangled I
With Koketso Elihu