A traditional painting artist with accounting background in which I worked as a cashier then inheriting my father’s profession I started painting. Now I have become the only and the first woman artist of this type of traditional painting art and member of the Ethiopian Visual Artists Association, I have received a letter of acknowledgement from the association which confirms my previous statement of being the only woman traditional painting artist. I have participated in several art exhibitions including my first exhibition in which I organized and displayed my works together with my father.
Participated in a training project organized by ‘Mereb Events’ as an Art Teacher of Mixing and preparing paints, preparing the parchment canvas and how to paint on the parchment for students between the age 7-15 years old 8/7/2020 G.C. – 5/9/2020 G.C.
Displayed my work at the one week display event which took place at the Radisson Blu hotel. 8/2/2020 G.C.
Displayed my work in the art exhibition called Tebeb Le Selam (Art for Peace) held at Addis Ababa Museum. 3/1/2020 G.C.
Participated in the exhibition project ‘Free Art Felega – Identity No. 4 by Yenatfenta Abate’ at the School of Fine Arts and Design. 08/2019 G.C.
Contributed my work for sale in an art exhibition organized by the Society and the Ethiopian Visual Arts Association in collaboration with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society under the motto “Art for Humanity” to support internally disabled people. At Hilton Hotel 9/5/2019 G.C., At Alliance Ethio- Francaise on 15/6/2019 G.C.
In the presence of the E.F.D.R.E President W/ro Sahlework Zewde, I have displayed my work on the art exhibition that took place at Addis Ababa Millennium Hall and organized by the E.F.D.R.E Ministry of Revenue. 01/2019 G.C.
I have displayed my unique work on which including the E.F.D.R.E President W/ro Sahlework Zewde and other government representatives placed their signature on the map of Ethiopia which shows the unity of all Ethiopians on the celebration of the Ethiopian Peoples Nations and Nationalities day that took place at Addis Ababa Stadium. 08/12/2018 G.C.
I have displayed my work together with other artists on the art exhibition that took place at Addis
Ababa University Institute of Ethiopian Studies. 08/12/2011 G.C.
I have displayed my work on the art exhibition that took place at Addis Ababa Millennium Hall and organized by the E.F.D.R.E Ministry of Peace. 22/01/2018 G.C.
I have displayed my work on my first art exhibition entitled “Paintings Capturing Knowledge of Culture,
History and religion” that took place at Addis Ababa University Institute of Ethiopian Studies and organized by my father, Aba Legesse Mengistu, and myself. 06/02/2009 G.C.
Gifts and Sales
Submitted my painting entitled ‘Unity’ for the charity event organized by Ethiopian Red Cross Society and Ethiopian Visual Arts Association entitled ‘Arts for Humanity’ at Hilton Hotel. 09/05/2019
Sold my work to a distinguished customer which was then contributed as a gift for Addis Ababa Museum to be displayed there in a permanent manner. 2014 G.C.
Sold my work to a distinguished customer which was then contributed as a gift for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Museum to be displayed there in a permanent manner. 2014 G.C.
Presented one of my unique works ‘List of Ethiopian Kings since Before Christ’ as a gift for Birhan
Ethiopia Cultural Centre. 2014 G.C.
Sold many of my paintings to different tourists from all over the world.
Provided many of my works for St. George Gallery, which is my main customer. Since 2008 G.C.
Presented my works as gifts for several orthodox churches in Ethiopia and abroad, traditional hotels, different organizations and individuals.
Member of the Ethiopian Visual Artists Association. Other Skills:
Education & Certificates
1999 G.C. Diploma, Accounting
Since 06/2016 G.C.
Teferi Mekonnen Technical and Vocational School
Trainings & Certificates
13/01/2019 G.C. Capacity building for artists
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