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Chaz Maviyane-Davies

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Professor of Design

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Massachusetts College of Art
... Massachusetts College Of Art 621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

Company Description: MASS COLLEGE OF ART

Employment History


  • advanced diploma , postgraduate filmmaking
    Central St. Martins School of Art and Design
  • MA , graphic design
    Central School of Art and Design
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Gallery: Chaz ..., 5 Nov 2012 [cached]
Gallery: Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Occupy America 2011
It was an idea I began a long time ago to address prisoners of conscience from different countries, beginning with Iran (see below). I wanted to create an identity poster system that could be applied to any repressive regime. Seeing the harassment and arrests of "occupiers" everywhere, I felt it was an appropriate way to turn our criteria for looking at democratic norms in other places on ourselves. -Chaz Maviyane-Davies
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Zimbabwe, Chaz Maviyane-Davies is Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. For more than two decades his work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. Read Comments (1)
diacritic | art and culture [cached]
RMIT students present the work of Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Chaz Maviyane-Davies was my teacher for a very short time. He was coming to the Massachusetts College of Art at a point where I was already running from design. I guess his arrival only slowed the retreat since I lingered in the department another year, curious as to what the new guy had to say. I learned a lot about design and social responsibility from him. And that he was from Zimbabwe resonates with me more deeply now that my partner is also in exile from a country as terrible.
This week students presented their research on design, ethics and social responsibility. And I thought of Chaz again and how I felt as a student. Inspired but lost.
Exile Exhibition Press I, 14 Aug 2010 [cached]
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.
Flash Art International, 7 Mar 2003 [cached]
CREATIVE DEFIANCE - an illustrated talk by Chaz Maviyane-Davies
A native of Zimbabwe, 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, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. Due to adverse political conditions in his homeland, he moved to the USA in 2001, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.As well as being published in numerous international magazines, books and newspapers, his work has been exhibited extensively and is included in several permanent gallerycollections.
Featured | Chaz Maviyane-Davies | Another Africa, 3 Dec 2011 [cached]
Featured | Chaz Maviyane-Davies
In speaking about design communication, Zimbawean-born graphic designer and professor Chaz Maviyane-Davies describes the process as struggle, indicating that it is through this process of struggle that we begin to say something.
- Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Born 1952 in Harare, Zimbabwe, graphic designer Chaz Maviyane-Davies based in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is a tenured professor at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He complete his studies in the UK receiving a BA from Middlesex University London and an MA from the Central School of Art & Design, London.
He has exhibited his work all around the globe from Invitational exhibitions of posters in Colorado, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, France, Ukraine, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, England, Holland to solo exhibitions in Japan, Boston, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Colorado, Newburyport, Israel and Los Angeles.
He has been published in IDEA (Japan), Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, How, Novum, ID Magazine, AIGA Journal, Lucida, Designer (Russia) Adbusters, FID (Korea) Creative Review, Revue Noir, Art Today, Design (UK), Carnet. Most recently his graphics were used this past June 2010 for the 084 issue of Icon Magazine, The Africa Issue.
Maviyane-Davies has received numorous awards and prizes from prestigious bodies around the globe. MFA (Boston), Honor Laureate CIIPE (Colorado), Tapei Poster Biennale, Graphic Design USA, Ekoplagat (Slovakia), Aniwa Award (Ghana) Southern African Film Festival, BRNO Biennale (Czech Republic). Simmons College (Boston), Graphics Association of Zimbabwe
To learn more about Chaz Maviyane-Davies visit:
Interviews featuring Maviyane-Davies by Jamin Brophy-Warren for AIGA The Professional Association for Design, New York and an in-depth e-mail interview of the designer via An excerpt from this last interview.
Biography source via Massachusetts College of Art & Design
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