Aurore Uwase Munyabera

Aurore Uwase Munyabera began working with watercolors in 2014 as a means of stress relief from a major life transition as well as a draining and unrewarding job in banking. Although thousands of miles removed from her home of Kigali, Rwanda, her work reflected the culture and traditions of Rwanda. She mostly painted traditional dancers in vibrant wedding scenes and the daily life of herding cattle and fetching wood for kindling. The pull of color, interlaced with gold became her signature mark for her art. Over time, her interest shifted from the impressionistic style to more abstract works when she discovered alcohol inks and began to explore mixed media such as acrylic, resin and watercolors. Aurore has formally trained in marketing, Psychology in mediation and conflict resolution and completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a focus on screenwriting. She lives in Gobles, Michigan, U.S.A, where she participates in the emerging and vibrant art scene. She has participated in Art Hop exhibitions in downtown Kalamazoo, MI since 2014. Recently she showed in a group exhibition in honor of Black History Month at the Arcus Gallery for the February Art Hop. When Aurore is not painting, she is raising her two-year-old twin boys, cooking, as well as reading.