Melissa Tshikampabo Kamba
Is an Illustrator and fine artist
currently based in Utah
She is originally from Alberta Canada and enjoys incorporating her love for different cultures and people into her etherial figurative work, most often touched with gold. She loves to travel to find inspiration from different people, cultures and nature. Her goal is for people to feel empowered by seeing themselves reflected in her work.
My Brand name "Tshikamba" pronounced
"Tshika" derives from my middle name Tshikampabo, which translates to mean "a gift" or "what I was given". It originates from the tribal language Tshiluba, in central Kasai, DRC Congo. It's the name of my aunt whom I've been given her namesake.
Kamba is a name thats been passed down for generations from my father's side and is my maiden/given name. I thought it was fitting to have "Tshika" at the beginning of Tshikamba which also includes the women in my ancestral heritage.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration,
Brigham Young University.
32ND ANNUAL SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS ART OF UTAH
Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 10, 2018
Spiritual Show, painting "EVE" exhibited at the Writ and Vision art Gallery Provo Utah
March 15th-present, 2019
Provo, Utah, 274 W, Center Street
Gold Show, exhibited in the 303 Gallery Harrison Fine Arts Building
Sept 14-28th, 2018
ESPN's The Undefeated, editorial piece:
Be A Voice, Not an Echo, exhibited in the Gallery Harrison Fine Arts Building
March 3rd-18th, 2019