Janet Mbirimi lives in Cape Town with her two daughters and husband. She grew up in the rural village Wedza (or Hwedza) in Zimbabwe. Wedza is in the province of Mashonaland East, located south of Harare.

Mbirimi works as a printer at the print studio, Warren Editions. Her exposure and intense involvement in printmaking at the print studio led her to explore her own ‘language’ in etchings, woodcuts and monotypes. Her childhood geographic landscape is inextricably linked to her landscape of memories.

Her etching Mtukwa is of the mountainous range in the province of Mashonaland East. In the summer months, as a child she will walk on the gravel road with her sister, Florence, to Mtukwa about two hours away from their home; there they will primarily pick plum sugar fruit – in Shona named ‘mazhanje’.

 

 

Janet Mbirimi
Villiersdorp
2020
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Dombwe
2020
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Ceres
2020
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Table Mountain (Lion’s Head)
2020
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Nyanga Mountain (Ghost)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Table Mountain (The Cable)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 34 x 47,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Mutungagore (Ghost)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Nyanga Mountain
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Chimanimani Mountain (Side View I)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Chimanimani Mountain (Ghost)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Chimanimani Mountain (Side View II)
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Chimanimani Mountain
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Mutungagore
2019
Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Paper dimensions: 38 x 53,5 cm
Unique Print

 

Janet Mbirimi
Mtukwa
2018
Hardground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimensions: 38 x 44 cm
Image dimensions: 22,6 x 29,6 cm

 

Janet Mbirimi
Matopos Hills
2018
Hardground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimensions: 38 x 44 cm
Image dimensions: 22,7 x 29,8 cm

 

Janet Mbirimi
Nyamupara
2015
Hardground etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm Edition of 10
Paper dimensions: 25,3 x 26,6 cm
Image dimensions: 15,6 x 18,5 cm