Franklyn Dzingai

Franklyn Dzingai was born in 1988 in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. In 2009 he started his fine art studies at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art Studio in Harare and finished in 2011 with a focus on printmaking.

Franklyn is now an emerging artist working in Harare, who specializes in printmaking. He prefers using cardboard for printing relief using the reductive method. Collage and drawing are often incorporated into his prints. His prints are typically vibrant in color and ornate in design. He sources his images from books, magazines, newspapers and family photos. Themes such as social interactions and personal memories are found in his prints.

Franklyn is one of the few artists in Zimbabwe who focuses on printmaking and has perfected the cardboard printing method. This has led him to win many awards at various shows and exhibitions in Harare.

Franklyn was 1 of 2 winners for the inaugural Africa First residency prize at Art Harare in 2022. That year his residency was held in Cape Town followed by a duo exhibition, together with the 2nd winner Wilfred Timire, in Cape Town in February 2023.

Works in the collection