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Chaz Maviyane-Davies, professor of design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
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Chaz Maviyane-Davies / Zimbabwe
Chaz Maviyane-Davies ha sido descrito por la revista de diseño del Reino Unido como "la guerrilla del diseño gráfico". Durante más de dos décadas, la galardonada y poderosa obra del polémico diseñador ha tocado temas como el consumismo, la salud, la nutrición, la responsabilidad social, el medio ambiente y los derechos humanos. Chaz Maviyane-Davies has been described by the UK's Design magazine as "the guerrilla of graphic design". For more than two decades the award-winning, controversial designer's powerful work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, 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, the US 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, where he is currently a Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. 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.
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Chaz Maviyane-Davies' brilliantly designed posters offer biting comments on political and cultural conditions throughout Africa, but especially in his native Zimbabwe.
Chaz Maviyane-Davies (Zimbabwe) is a graphic designer and political activist. He studied at the Central School of Art and Design (MA) and the Central St. Martins School of Art and Design (Filmmaking), both in London, England. Additionally, he studied 3-D design in Japan and worked in Malaysia on international projects for the International organization of Consumers Unions and the JUST World Trust. From l983-2000, he operated his own studio in Harare, Zimbabwe. His honors include the Honour Laureate at the 13 th Colorado International Poster Exhibition, Anthon Beeke International Design Award, Amsterdam; and invited lecturer for the Society of Boston Printmakers/Boston Public Library. He teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
Biography: Chaz Maviyane-Davies has been described by the UKâ€™s Design magazine as â€œthe guerrilla of graphic design.â€� Because of adverse political conditions in his homeland of Zimbabwe and the confrontational nature of his work, Maviyane-Davies immigrated to the United States in 2001, where he is currently a professor of design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For more than two decades Maviyane-Daviesâ€™s work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. His art has been published in numerous international magazines and newspapers. www.maviyane.com Also by Chaz Maviyane-Davies Artists: Eric Drooker, Luba Lukova, Chaz Maviyane-Davies