AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
Rosemarie Kamana- Renowned African Artist living in Ireland. Her paintings are inspired by nature, her native Africa, travels, storytelling and background in graphic design. Largely self-taught, Kamana has been painting for over a decade and creates oil, acrylic & mixed media paintings. "Mine is definitely a tale of cultural emulsion and diversity - my life in The Netherlands, Australia, Ireland and my African roots. Local scenes or images from my travels become subjects of my paintings and I sometimes gravitate towards issues I feel strongly about - I tell stories of inspiring women through portraiture."
Through her art, Kamana offers her worldview and a narrative of her African heritage and culture. Her paintings have juried into prominent exhibits in Sydney, Australia (SYD), London, United Kingdom (LDN), Pula, Croatia (PUY), Dublin, Ireland (DUB) and New York, USA (NYC).
Whether it’s starting a new painting or engaging in community projects, Kamana hopes to always treat her art as a platform to impact and influence, she actively participates in art community projects and is the founder of Kamana Collective - a social enterprise in Cork that empowers underprivileged women in disadvantaged communities by providing a platform for them to learn, be self-reliant, earn a decent living, and in turn empower others.
“Art defines who I am and what I want to be. In my art I like to capture the beauty in women, places and objects. Different mediums allow me to express different ideas, using my tools as an artist I develop and create art platforms to empower underprivileged women and provide a space for them to create and express. My intention is impact, influence and growth.”
Art Exhibitions 2020
ARTEXPO NEW YORK, NEW YORK [POSTPONED]
World’s largest Art show, which has hosted the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, and Leroy Neiman during its 41-year history.
SHAKEFEST 2020, CHARLEVILLE CASTLE [POSTPONED]
Shakefest Festival Art Exhibition 2020, at Charleville Castle features exquisite portraits and wildlife paintings of artist Rosemarie Kamana.
MOTHER RIVER EXHIBITION ROVINJ, CROATIA, 12th - 21st July 2020 [POSTPONED]
A co-creation & resonance platform for interdisciplinary and cross cultural arts from all continents hosted by Multi Media Centre.
ART SOURCE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 13th -15th November 2020 [POSTPONED]
GIFTED, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2nd -6th December 2020 [POSTPONED]
Art Exhibitions 2019
ART SOURCE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 15th -17th November 2019
Ireland's Premier Annual Art Fair, one of the most high profile art events of the year, featuring 175 Irish & International artists & galleries gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints & ceramic art.
MOTHER RIVER EXHIBITION, PULA, CROATIA 12th-21st July 2019
Under the umbrella of ECPD, UN, UNESCO hosted in the heart of the ancient Roman city of Pula on the gulf of Venice. "The Mother River Exhibition Project", is a co-creation & resonance platform for interdisciplinary and cross cultural arts from all continents.
POP UP AFRICA, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 27th May 2019
London's largest annual Africa inspired experience including everything from art, fashion, handcrafted artifacts, instruments and interior decor.