Grace Nguchu

Grace Nguchu is a contemporary artist based in Austin, Texas. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, she was deeply inspired by her surroundings – the lush green landscape and the tall mountains in the Great Rift Valley, the vast golden savannah plains of the Maasai Mara and the exquisite coastline of Mombasa. It was during this time that Nguchu took an interest in drawing, finding endless inspiration in nature and comic books. In 1998, she moved to the United States, initially settling in Hawaii before eventually finding her way to Austin, Texas. In 2018, she began to pursue her art career – drawing, painting, and establishing her unique voice as an artist. Nguchu considers her work to be a form of visual storytelling. Through her work, she seeks to express the beauty and harmony residing in the natural landscape of Kenya and promote environmental awareness.