Chaz Maviyane-Davies has been described by the UK’s Design magazine as “the guerrilla of graphic design”. For more than three decades the award-winning, controversial designer’s powerful work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, politics, social responsibility, the environment, and human rights. He has studied (MA, the Central School of Art and Design in London) and worked in Britain, Japan, Malaysia, USA and Zimbabwe, his country of origin. From 1983 until recently he ran the renowned design studio in Harare, Zimbabwe, The Maviyane-Project.
Due to adverse political conditions in his homeland and the confrontational nature of his work, Maviyane-Davies moved to the USA in 2001 to teach. An Emeritus Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he is currently a freelance designer. As well as being published in numerous books, international magazines and newspapers, his work has been exhibited extensively and is included in several permanent collections at various galleries. In 2009 he was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His award-winning book A World of Questions -120 Posters on the Human Condition has been well received by people from all walks of life.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA
Tolerance Traveling Poster Show