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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
diacritic | art and culture
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.
arrival only slowed the retreat since I
lingered in the department another year, curious as to what the new guy had to say.
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.
thought of Chaz
again and how I felt as a student.
Inspired but lost.
Flash Art International
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.
Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights: 2003 Award Winners
Striking images of dignity and human rights by internationally acclaimed graphic artist Chaz Maviyane-Davies provided the backdrop for the announcement of the 19th annual Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards on December 11, 2003 at Simmons College in Boston at 5pm.The theme of this annual observance of the United Nations Human Rights Declaration spoke of creative resistance to all that oppresses.A Zimbabwean national, Maviyane-Davies is a Visiting Professor at Mass College of Art and recipient of numerous international commissions and design awards.
This web site is the portfolio of Chaz Maviyane-Davies, a political graphic designer from Zimbabwe, who is "trying to raise consciousness about an array of social issues".