Motondi Gerard Oroo was born in Kenya, 1965. He once studied Fine Art and Kiswahili in Kenyatta University and won a 2nd class Honors upper division. Besides, he got the Diploma in Education and a 1st class honor in Kisii College. Since 2006, he has been teaching Art and Crafts in Asumbi Teachers College.
Motondi Gerard Oroo has a unique keen talent that only African artists possess. He has a special feeling towards things and can express those feelings through his unique art language. Endless striving and exploring make him a outstanding African sculptor. In 2011, he received the Head of State Commendation in Kenya. In 2013, he got Award to create Mashujaa Monumental Sculpture at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi Kenya.
Motondi Gerard Oroo took part in some international sculpture seminars held in Kenya, India, America, etc. You can find his works in Penza museum of Fine arts- Russia, Olympic Fine Arts Museum-Beijing China, Private collectors in Dubai UAE ,South Korea, Israel and USA.
BY GERARD MOTONDI
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2015
Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.
Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art
BY GERARD MOTONDI
As a young man growing up in Tabaka village of Kisii County, Gerald Motondi never envisaged that the common soapstone would carve his niche in the world of art. Motondi is actively participating teaching and sharing his love for stone curving and soap stone.