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Sebastian Kiarie is a self-taught artist from Ngecha village, Kenya. His exposure to painting started with pictorial sign paintings found on storefronts and other buildings.

Drawing theme lines from books, newspapers and experiences involving people in his community, Kiarie's paintings offer unique figuration. They are often translations of events that employ selected imagery. His interest in personal mythology and symbolism is evident in his work, which integrates a fascinating visual language.

Kiarie is a founding member of the Ngecha Artists' association, a platform expected to enhance and motivate artists within Kenya. In 1995, he won a major national art competition and in 1999 he had his first solo exhibition in Nairobi at the Gallery of Contemporary East African Art. He has attended various workshops in Kenya, Zambia and the United States and has had group exhibitions in Japan, Germany and Zimbabwe.

Kiarie’s art is both held in private and public collections, locally and internationally and is a celebrated artist in the East African region."

Sebastian Kiarie

Sebastian Kiarie

1971

Kenya

SELECTED ARTWORKS

A LADY IN A PINK CHEMISE

A LADY IN A PINK CHEMISE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500

AT REST

AT REST

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500

THE DAY I WAS SERVED

THE DAY I WAS SERVED

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$14,500

SEAT OF IMPUNITY

SEAT OF IMPUNITY

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Metal

$28,000

A LADY IN A GREY HAT

A LADY IN A GREY HAT

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

MOULTING MAN

MOULTING MAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

KITENGE WOMAN

KITENGE WOMAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

A COUPLE

A COUPLE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,300

WOMAN SCAPE

WOMAN SCAPE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

FLORIST

FLORIST

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,300

CONTENTED MAN

CONTENTED MAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE

DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

MAN IN A CAP

MAN IN A CAP

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,500

A COUPLE BY THE WINDOW

A COUPLE BY THE WINDOW

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500

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SELECTED ARTWORKS

A LADY IN A PINK CHEMISE

A LADY IN A PINK CHEMISE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500

AT REST

AT REST

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500

THE DAY I WAS SERVED

THE DAY I WAS SERVED

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$14,500

SEAT OF IMPUNITY

SEAT OF IMPUNITY

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Metal

$28,000

A LADY IN A GREY HAT

A LADY IN A GREY HAT

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

MOULTING MAN

MOULTING MAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

KITENGE WOMAN

KITENGE WOMAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

A COUPLE

A COUPLE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,300

WOMAN SCAPE

WOMAN SCAPE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

FLORIST

FLORIST

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,300

CONTENTED MAN

CONTENTED MAN

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE

DIGGING HIS OWN GRAVE

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,200

MAN IN A CAP

MAN IN A CAP

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$1,500

A COUPLE BY THE WINDOW

A COUPLE BY THE WINDOW

SEBASTIAN KIARIE

Oil on Canvas

$2,500