Eddy Ochieng

Nairobi, Kenya

Eddy Ochieng was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1993 and his first introduction to art was in high school where he decided to follow his passion and study art. 


Winner of Manjano 2021 (GoDown Arts Centre)
Winner of 
MASK Awards 2017 and MASK Awards 2019

Artist statement

I am a Hyperrealism artist working with oil paints on canvas, and my work captures the world as it is; bringing out the
diversity that exists in all of us. My portraits and figurative compositions with their intricate detail tell stories and
explore emotions, experiences and character of my subjects.

CV & exhibition history

Fine Art and Design Degree, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013-2017

Sanaa Fest exhibition, Kerry Pecker CIvic Gallery, Australia, (5 Feb -3 March) 2022
Circle Art Gallery, August 2021
‘Faces’ Virtual exhibition, Air Gallery, 2020
‘Virtual viewpoint’, Hansford and Sons Gallery, UK, 2020,
‘Keeping it real’ by Polka Dot Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2019
THINC Africa 2018 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, August 2018
Franschhoek art festival 2018, CapeTown, South Africa, 2018
The Kenya Art Fair, Nairobi, 2017, 2016 and 2015
MASK Awards, Nairobi, 2017, 2016 and 2015
Nude art exhibition hosted by the Diani Beach Art Gallery, Kenya, 2015 
Garden of art exhibition hosted by Owl's Nest, Kenya, 2015

Press publications:
White Collar magazine, issue 4, 2018
Daily Nation newspaper, 14 December 2017 and 27 November 2017
The East African magazine, 20 November 2015 and 25 November 2017
Kenya Arts Diary, 2017 and 2015.

Dstv’s Spice TV art show, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2018
KTN Morning Express show, Kenya, 3 February 2017.