Jonathan with Ambassador to Zimbabwe Florence Chideya and student in the Hamilton's of Pelham garden.
Jonathan Fosirai Mhondorohuma was born in December 1974 in Mvurwi. He is the youngest of four children. Their family totem is the heart.
Jonathan is married to Faith and together they have three children; two boys and one little girl.
Jonathan started sculpting with stone as a very young boy of ten. He loved creating and in 1989 Jonathan’s good friend, Square Chikwanda invited him to Tenegenenge sculpture village. He agreed and spent 6 months learning the basics. Jonathan then moved to Harare, where a chance meeting with the master first-generation sculptor Joseph Ndandarika led to the artists working together. The late Ndandarika is widely regarded as one of the greatest sculpting talents Zimbabwe has ever known, and Mhondorohuma was privileged to work with him until his death in 1991.
By 1997 Jonathan had established his name. He was invited to join the Artist Residence program at the prestigious Chapungu Sculpture Centre, and a close relationship with the gallery remains today.
These are some of the previous exhibits Jonathan has been part of:
2013 Michelson Museum of Art, Marshal Texas. USA.
2012 & 2013 La Richardiere, La Rochelle, France.
2011 Mall Galleries, London UK.
2011 Royal Horicultural Society Gardens Hyde Hall UK
2009 Group sculpture exhibition, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, Canada
2007 Permanent work on display at the Bermuda National Gallery Sculpture Garden
2006 Group sculpture exhibition “Custom and Legend: A Culture in Stone” Missouri Botanical Gardens USA
2001 Joint exhibition with Dominic Benhura, Gallery Munhumatapa, South Africa.