Born in Buhera in 1983, John Mahove is a highly praised and gifted professional painter who is based in Gweru.

The ardent autodidact painter launched his artistic career in 2006 upon acquiring his first degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. The filament to his appreciation for “realism art” is inspired by every detail associated with God’s creation, which answers all questions possible.

Exhibitions

2019 Miombo Art Fair (Mukuvisi Woodlands, Harare)

2019 Community Winter Fair (Ballantyne Park Conservancy, Harare)

2019 Wild Geese Art Festival (Wild geese Lodge, Harare)

2019  May Fair (Hillside Dams in aid of Ethandweni Children’s Home, Bulawayo)

2018  Art in Spring (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2018  Save Our Nzou Auction and Exhibition (Tsoko Gallery in aid of Zambezi Elephant Fund, Harare)

2018  May Fair (Hillside Dams in aid of Ethandweni Children’s Home, Bulawayo)

2018  Wild Geese art Festival (Wild Geese Lodge in aid of Friend Animal Foundation Zimbabwe and Kukosha Children’s Home)

2017  Art in Spring (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2017  Wild Geese art Festival (Wild Geese Lodge in aid of AWARE TRUST and Kubatana Children’s Home, Harare)

2016  Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2016  Verandah Gallery 25th Annual Exhibition (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2016   Wild Geese art Festival (wild Geese Lodge in aid of Pensioners Aid Zimbabwe and Water Holes Hwange, Harare)

2015    Paintings and Pimms(Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2014    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2013    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2013    Exhibition in masking (Studio 52, Masvingo)

2013    MukatiUnze: Exploring the Spirit of the Zambezi (National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls)

2013     The Essence of the African Wild Dogs (Mukuvisi Woodlands in aid of The Wild Dog Conservation, Harare)

2013      Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF, Bulawayo)

2013      Cultural and Social Fair for show societies (Exhibition Park, Harare)

2012      ZivaKwawakabva (National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare)

Publications

SANAA Issue#8 “Our New Artist” October-November 2011

Shout Africa “Mahove Defines Escapism Through Fine-arts” November 2012

SANAA Issue#11 “Our New Artist” June-September 2013

Weekend Post “Vacation Through Pencil Marks” November 2013

Zim Artist “Previous Exhibitions from Around Zimbabwe” Summer Edition 2013

Zim Artist “Competition Entries”, “Portfolio from Around Zimbabwe” Autumn Edition 2014

Zim Artist “Competition Entries (Winner of the Portrait Competition)” Summer Edition 2015

ZimArtist”Portfolio from Around Zimbabwe” Winter Edition 2016

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