Born in Bothas Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, Sthenjwa Luthuli (b. 1991) is a South African artist working primarily in carved wooden reliefs and woodcut prints.
Luthuli held his first solo exhibition, Inkaba Yami, in 2020 with WHATIFTHEWORLD in Cape Town. Upcoming projects in 2021 include solo exhibitions with Unit Gallery in London and BKhz Gallery in Johannesburg. His work has been exhibited widely at national Art Fairs such as Investec Cape town Art Fair, FNB Art Joburg, and Latitudes and Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as AAF Lagos, Nigeria. His work was also included on the group show, The Medium is the Message, at Unit gallery London in 2020.
His work forms part of public collections such the Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie in Bremen, Germany and the National Art Bank at Oliewenhuis Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Significant private collections include American collectors Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s Dean Collection, as well as the Judith Greenblatt Collection, New York, and Homestead Collection, Cape Town.
In 2012, Luthuli was nominated to participate in the Velobala mentorship program hosted by the African art Centre at the Durban University of Technology. Significant projects include a mural in the Concordia Tunnel in Bremen, Germany. In 2017 he was placed runner up in the Sasol New Signature Awards Competition.
Selected Upcoming Exhibitions
|2020||UMTHENTE UHLABA USAMILA, BKhz, Johannesburg|
|Inkaba Yami - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2021||RESTUDIO, Cunningham Contemporary, Johannesburg|
|2020||The Medium Is The Message, Unit Gallery, London|
|2018||Forward Forward, Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch|
|2017||Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria|
|Ukushintsha Isigcawu, Woordfees Festival, Stellenbosch|
|Members Exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban|
|2015||New Printmakers, SA Print Gallery, Cape Town|
|Emerging, Design Indaba Simulcast, Cape Town|
|Izimpande, KZNSA Gallery, Durban|
National Art Bank, Public Collection
Sasol, Public Collection
University of Pretoria, Public Collection
FNB, Public Collection
Nandos, Public Collection
Metropolitan, Private Collection
Phansi Museum, Private Collection