Nichi 1 Barcode
Nichi 2
Nichi 3 Wananchi
Legal Alien 7
Legal Alien 9
Untitled (Khadis Court)
Diary of All Things Stolen (Mau Forest)
Diary of All Things Stolen - 1
Sitting Allowance Series: Untitled (Medical Establishment)
Education
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, 1998
Shang Tao media Arts College ‐ 2D, 3D Animation, 2005

Selected exhibitions
2010
Ed Cross Fine Art – London, "...Matter of Record…"
The Edinburgh Arts Festival, Ed Cross Fine Art "The Spectre of Memory in Contemporary African Art"
Dakar Senegal, IFAN, "DAK’ART 2010" Biennale show
St Louis Festival – Senegal "Le nord, le sud, l'est et l'ouest" Ed Cross Fine Art
Johannesburg RSA, Museum Africa, "Space: Currencies in contemporary African art"
Mombasa‐Kenya, Old law courts, "Stereotype III project"
Vienna Austria, BrotKunsthalle, "Cocacolonized"

2009
Nairobi, Goethe institut, solo exhibition, "Sitting Allowance"
Nairobi, The GoDown art centre "Probe"
Nairobi, Kuona trust, "Stereotypes"
Liverpool, Liverpool world museum
Ed Cross Fine Art – London, "Seven Artists One Continent"

2008
Washington DC, World Bank headquarters, "Africa Now: emerging talent from a continent on the move"2007
Nairobi, Solo exhibition, Le rustique
Nairobi, solo exhibition, GoDown art centre
Lamu, Gallery Baraka, August
Lamu, Gallery Baraka, November

2006
Nairobi, East African printmaker’s exhibition, GoDown arts centre
Nairobi, RaMOMA, Printmaking exhibition

2005
University of Kentucky, Tuska center for contemporary art, Solo exhibition
London, Bankside gallery, Exhibition of Kenyan prints, part of Africa 05

2004
New York, "Off the main"
New York, university of Long Island, Selena gallery, "Kenya art"
Nairobi, National museum of Kenya, "Edition one", printmaker’s exhibition
Nairobi, Le rustique, "Two faces of love", two man exhibition

2003
Tilburg Holland, Leigh Park, Festival Mundial
Nairobi, Le rustique, "Insights into Kenya"
Nairobi, Karen Blixen coffee garden, BBC antiques road show

2002
Nairobi, Ngong racecourse, Solo exhibition

Selected workshops, residencies and projects
2010
Amsterdam, Guest resident, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten

2009
Durban SA, Art for humanity, artist‐poet project
Nairobi Kenya, RaMOMA, "Touchwood" Facilitating a series of printmaking workshops
Nairobi Kenya, Goethe institute, Amnesia conversations, Panel discussion
New York USA, Art Omi International artist residency

2008
Mombasa Kenya, Urban Wasanii international artist’s workshop
Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi arts trust, Amnesia platform IV "the jetlag experiment"
Visit to Dakar biennale, Senegal
Human/Nature project, Mt. Kenya, assistant to Xu Bing

2006
Rorkes drift SA, Thupelo international artist’s workshop
Bath UK, Bath Spa University, Printmaking residency
London UK, London print studio, Printmaking residency
London UK, Gasworks studios, Artists’ presentation
Kenya Kitengela hot glass,’ Out of the box’ – bush glass workshop
Kenya Guest curator – East African printmaker’s exhibition, GoDown arts centre

2005
Lexington Kentucky, University of Kentucky Kenya artists in residence program

2004
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Rafiki art trust mural painting workshop
Lamu Kenya, Lamu fort museum, wasanii international artist’s workshop
Nairobi French cultural and cooperation center, Exhibition assistant to Marie Angie Bordas (Brazil) displacements exhibition

2003
Tilburg, Holland‐Nairobi Kenya, Kenya/Netherlands Exchange Program
Peterson Kamwathi, born in Nairobi in 1980, is one of Kenya’s best regarded young artists and is now establishing himself as a major name in contemporary African art. His work combines clear conceptual elements and rich content with technical mastery. His main body of work has been in printmaking where he is an acknowledged master of the woodcut process though more recently he has broadened his oeuvre to create several series of charcoal and mixed media works culminating in his "Sitting Allowance" installation which is almost epic in its scale documenting the grim realities of the bungled Kenyan 2007/8 elections. A substantial portion of his work has been concerned with the iconography and process of the first Kenyan constitutional referendum 2005 which he explored through the medium of woodcut. In a series of works he use the bull as the main symbol representing his country Kenya and the issues taking centre stage during this important period of her history.

"I view myself as a part of my society and as such I’m accountable to the society. Being an artist in this society extends beyond my immediate environment to include the world. In my work I strive to address and document issues that affect and impact my country, my continent and now the planet."