Naomi Munuo was born in Canada in 1970 and is from a family of artists, her parents both studied sculpture at the Royal Academy in the late 1960ís.
She now lives and works in Suffolk.
1999-2000 Goldsmiths College of Art and Design, London
1989-1992 Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London
1988-1989 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone
2018 MF Gallery, Suffolk
2016 John Russell Gallery, Suffolk
2013 John Russell Gallery, Suffolk
2011 Hatfield Hines Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
2010 Hatfield Hines Gallery, Norfolk
2009 John Russell Gallery, Suffolk
2008 John Russell Gallery, Suffolk
Sculpture has been a fascination for me throughout my childhood and adult life and often features within figurative compositions. Immersed in the drama of a studio environment I display still life to include my fatherís sculptures of my mother and I, plants, flowers, feathers, collected ceramics and back drops of patterned cloth, drawings and paintings. I explore the relationship between the object and its environment. Colour, whether squeezed from a fresh tube of paint or smudged from a soft oil pastel fills me with enthusiasm and is important within my work. I explore textured surfaces, printed in vibrant colour, juxtaposing broken backgrounds of the newly formed image from multiple discarded observations. I layer composition upon composition, flat coloured shapes, textures and outlines until I feel a connection with what I have seen. Early observed drawings give way to a forged memory and a feeling that the work is forming a life of its own.