Sthenjwa Luthuli


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. In 2021 he held 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 Solo Exhibitions

2022 Imbewu Yokhokho (The Seed of Our Ancestors), Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana
2021 Imfumbatho, Unit London
Umthente Uhlaba Usamila, BKhz, Johannesburg
2020 Inkaba Yami - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 40 Under 40, WHATIFTHEWORLD X KRONE, Tulbagh
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 

Permanent Collections

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
Gatreaux Collection
Norval Foundation, Cape Town
Leiterin der Stadischen Galerie, Bremen, Germany, Private Collection
Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein, Public Collection
Homestead Collection, Cape Town, Private Collection
Judith Greenblatt, Private Collection
Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Private Collection
Standard Bank, Private Collection