Portrait of Chelagat

Chelagat was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1992.

She works primarily in the medium of painting; acrylics on canvas and paper.

She also uses aerosol paints and digital illustrations in her expressions.

Professional Background

Chelagat attained her Bachelors degree at the University of Nairobi in 2015, where she studied design and majored in Illustration.

She has exhibited some of her pieces at the Alliance Francaise Nairobi, Subtopia studios in Sweden, Kerry Civic Parker gallery in Australia, Logale house in Juba, The Baobab house in Juba, the Bega kwa Bega arts collective in Babadogo, Ibuka in the Univeristy and for street art the walls of Kerry Civic parker gallery in Australia, Uganda National Museum Kitintale skating park (Kampla), mamba in Kigali, Jericho, Eastleigh and many more.

The main themes that she tackles are on culture,
spritualism and identity. She makes use of symbolism, colour and patterns to set the tone of each painting.