Qhamanande Maswana


Qhamanande Maswana was born in the Eastern Cape in a Township called Mdantsane. He grew up in King Williamstown, Eastern Cape in a small village called Rhayi Location.

From a very young age he always enjoyed drawing and creating things. He was inspired to pursue a career in the arts when he was a learner at Forbes Grant High School. After completing his schooling in 2008, he participating in various art competitions in the province. Maswana obtained a certificate in Fine Arts at Lovedale College (2010) and a National Diploma in Fine Arts at the University of Fort Hare (2015). At Fort Hare he developed his conceptual and visual language.

After winning a few art competitions, Maswana was inspired and was determined to become an extra ordinary artist. He had do opportunity to show in  group exhibitions at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum,  Ann Bryant Art Gallery, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth National Arts Festival, Eclectica design art, and MMart house. Maswana works out of his home studio which is an octagonal rondavel in a village near King Williams Town. He considers himself to be a curious artist who is always eager to learn and know more about art and the lifestyle of others in different environments.