Melissa Tshikampabo Kamba

Is an narrative Illustrator and fine artist

currently based in Utah

She is originally from Alberta Canada and enjoys incorporating her love of different cultures and people into her etherial figurative work with most often, a touch of gold. She loves to travel to find inspiration from different people and cultures and especially nature. Her goal is for people to be able to see the beauty of themselves through her pieces.

My Brand name "Tshikamba" pronounced

Pronounced: "Chee-Kam-ba"  

"Tshika" derives from my middle name Tshikampabo, which translates to mean "a gift" or "what I was given". It originates from the tribal language Thsiluba, in central Kasai, DRC Congo. It's the name of my aunt who I am named after.

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. 

Latest Exhibitions



Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 10, 2018

Springville, Utah


Gold Show, exhibited in the 303 Gallery Harrison Fine Arts Building

Sept 14-28th, 2018

Provo, Utah

Selected Clients


Be a Voice not an Echo, Exhibited at the Harrison Fine Arts Building

March 3rd-18th 

Provo, Utah

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