The Graphic Design of Chaz Maviyane-Davies


Major International Exhibitions

26th International Invitational Poster Biennale, Warsaw. Poland, 2018
El Trazo Ecuménico del Chango – Invitational, International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 2018
Cannabis: Invitational exhibition, Balkannabis Expo. Athens, Greece, 2018
50CHE. Autonomous Metropolitan University. Mexico City, 2017
Observe | Make | State: A Collection of Designed Artifacts that Convey Issues of 
 Social Equity. Seattle Pacific University. USA, 2017
Homage to Umberto Eco, Biennial of Poster, La Paz. Bolivia 2017
Text Me: How We Live in Language, Museum of Design Atlanta, USA 2017
Tolerance: Invitational travelling exhibition – Slovenia, Montenegro, Sarajevo, Bosnia,Serbia, Netherlands, Spain, 2017
Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, USA 1981 - 2019
World Peace Day: Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran 2016
Arti aan Zee: Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands 2016
Presidential Rogues Gallery: Satirical Posters 1960s to the Present, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, USA 2016
Questioning the Bomb: History and Non-Proliferation, The University of Maryland Art Gallery, USA 2015
The Right to Decide -Posters without Borders: University of Alabama Birmingham, USA 2015 
Posters without Borders, USA 2013 - 2015
Yurdaer Altintas International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Turkey 2015
No Xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, Durban, South Africa 2015
Views–Sarajevo 1914-2014, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2014
Ogaki International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Japan 2001 - 2013
Vis-à-vis: Library Les Silos, France 2013
Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham, USA 2013
Tribute to Rene Wanner, Biennial of Poster, Bolivia 2013
The Power of the Poster: Access Gallery, USA 2013
Golden Bee Biennale, Russia 2000 - 2012
4th Block International Triennial of Graphic of Graphics and Posters, Ukraine 1997 - 2012
Aarhus International Poster Show, Denmark 2012
From the Great Earthquake To Re-Creation, Japan 2012
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom, Russia  2012
25 on 25 Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, Warsaw, Gartow, Freiburg. 2011
Détournement, Tarble Arts Center, USA 2011 
On the Edge Between History and Design, Taiwan 2011
Intertidal Age: Taiwan’s 1st International Graphic Design Exhibition, Taiwan 2011
No More Child Labour, Argentina 2011
This is What Democracy Looks Like, USA  2011
Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters, USA 2010
Where is My Vote: Posters for The Green Movement in Iran, USA 2010
International Biennial of Social-Political Poster, Poland 2010
More. Design for Change. Firenze Fast Forward. Italy 2010
Marmara University 1st International Invitational Poster Biennial, Turkey 2010
International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World, Iran 2009
Masterpieces, Slovenia 2009 Visual Voices, USA 2009
Agitadores de Conciencia, Spain 2009
Stop World Hunger, Argentina 2009
Shigeo Fukuda Memorial Exhibition, Finland 2009
World of Posters, Denmark 2009
Voices in Freedom, Mexico 2009
Migration, Athens International Poster Exhibition, Greece 2009
Lahti Poster Biennale, Finland 1983 - 2009
Ekoplagat, Slovak Republic 1993 - 2009
International Biennial of the Poster, Mexico 1994 - 2008
Poster Biennale, Poland 1980 - 2008
Rights for Africa Day, Ireland  2008
D’Ailleurs..., Espace Arlaud, Switzerland 2008
Thoughts on Democracy, USA 2008
Reflections In Exile: Five Contemporary African Artists Respond To Social Injustice, USA 2008
Many Rivers to Cross, UK 2008
Graphic Messages from GGG & DDD 1986 - 2006, Japan 2007 
Tehran International Poster Biennial, Iran 2007
NewAfrica, Rundetaarn, Denmark (goes global) 2007
Universal Language, Russia 2007
AIDStop, Argentina 2007
Posters for Cultural Diversity, Cuba 2007
Eye Opener, Netherlands 2007
Lovely Language: Words Divide, Images Unite, Netherlands 2007
International Triennial of the Political Poster, Belgium 2007 80+80, France & China 2006
60th anniversary of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Invitational Poster Exhibition, Japan. 2005
Culture Catalysts – the cultural force of communication design, Portugal. 2005
International Poster Biennial in Seoul, Korea 2002
The Alphabet as Art. Invitational exhibition, USA 2003
Toulouse Lautrec. Invitational International Poster Exhibition, begins France. (goes global) 2001
Globalize This -Los Angeles International Biennial Art Invitational, USA 2001
International Poster Biennial in Hong Kong. China 2001
Taipei International Poster Biennial, Taiwan 1997 - 2000
Trnava Poster Triennial. Slovakia 1994 - 2000
Design 2000 International Invitational Poster Exhibition, China/Taiwan 2000
'Coexistence' International Poster Exhibition, begins Israel (goes global) 2000
Invitational International Poster Exhibition, Hana Haru Fest, Japan 1999
Brno Biennale of Graphic Design, Czech Republic 1984 - 1998
Football, 20th Century Culture Exhibition, France 1998
International Triennial of Stage Posters, Bulgaria 1998
Brecht 100 Plakate, Germany 1997
Festival of Posters, Chaumont, France 1992 - 1995
International Biennial of the Poster, Argentina 1995
Inter Graphic 84, Germany 1984
30 Posters on the Environment & Development, Brazil plus 27 other countries 1992
International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan 1985 - 2015

Plus over 50 localised exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Creative Defiance, York College Galleries, York College, USA, 2018
Visualizing Social Change, Fine Arts Gallery,Mt. San Jacinto College, USA 2017
'Creative Defiance' including ‘A World of Questions’, Art & Design Gallery, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, USA 2016
‘A World of Questions’, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA 2016
Visual Resistance, Rouse Gallery, Penn State University, USA 2016
‘A World of Questions’, Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA 2015
Awakening World Awards, Imam Ali Museum of Arts, Tehran, Iran 2012 
‘Being’, De Affiche Galerij, Den Haag, Netherlands 2011
‘Posters’, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, USA 2010
‘Collateral Damage’, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Boston, USA 2010 
‘Creative Defiance’, Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, HACC, Harrisburg, USA 2010
‘Dissent’, Spencer Presentation Gallery, Endicott College, Beverly, USA 2010
‘Rights’, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA 2009
‘Rights’, Black Cultural Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA 2007
‘The Conscious Eye’, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA 2006
Missouri State University, Springfield, USA 2005
‘Guerilla Designer’, Veermarkstraat, Breda, Netherlands on behalf of DeBeyerd Cultural Centre. 2005
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, USA 2004
Myers Center, Simmons College, Boston, USA 2003
Honor Laureate solo exhibition: 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster, USA 2003 
'Human rights Human Lives' AIGA/MassArt, Boston, USA 2002
Fort Jesus Gallery, Mombasa/ British Council, Kenya 2002
'Dignity: The World of Chaz Maviyane-Davies', DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan 1999
‘Rights’ National Gallery of Zimbabwe/European Commission, 1997  
‘Rights’ Loveland Museum, Colorado, USA 1997
'Knowledge Will Set you Free' British Council, Harare, Zimbabwe 1993
Co-exhibition with Alex Joe, Standard Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe, (Graphic Design and Photography) 1984

Lectures & Workshops

‘A World of Questions’, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA. 2016
Visual Resistance, Penn State University, University Park, USA. 2016
Visiting Designer workshop programme, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA. 2014 
Colletivo Muu, Barcelona, Spain. 2013 
Masterclass workshop and lecture,  Royal Academy of the Arts (KABK),  The Hague, The Netherlands. 2012 & 2010 
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA. 2011
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, USA. 2011
Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, USA. 2010 & 2002
Boston Academy of the Arts, Boston, USA. 2010
Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Boston, USA. 2010 
HACC, Harrisburg, USA. 2010 
Endicott College, Beverly, USA. 2010
University of  Maryland, College Park. USA. 2009 
Pheonix Design Week, Arizona, USA. 2009
Convergence Conference, Tufts University, Boston, USA. 2009 
Dress, Popular Culture, and Social Action in Africa, North Western University Chicago, USA. 2009
‘Behold One Another’ United Church of Canada national conference, Toronto, Canada. 2008
West Virginia University, Morgantown. USA. 2008 
Design for Social Change, Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, Toronto & Ottawa, Canada. 2008
TYPODAG, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2008
Art as Activism Round Table, Harvard University, USA. 2008
Aula du Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland. 2008
Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series, University of  Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. 2008
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. USA. 2007 
Design Thinkers 2007. Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario annual conference, Toronto, Canada. 2008
International Creative Design Conference, Taipei & Taichung, Taiwan 2007 
Designing for Sustainability Now (lecture & panel discussion) Savannah College of Art & Design, USA. 2007
Academy of Arts, Kharkov, Ukraine. 2007
Bradley University, Peoria, USA. 2007
School of Visual Arts, Boston University, USA. 2007
Visiting Designer workshop programme, CÓDICE 6: Universidad De Las Américas. Puebla, Mexico 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA. 2007
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA. 2007
‘The Conscious Eye’, UMass Lowell, USA.. 2006
Visiting Designer workshop programme, Art Institute of Boston, USA. 2006
Campus Progress National Student Conference, Washington, USA. 2006
Endicott College, Beverly, USA. 2005
Tufts University, Medford, USA. 2005, 2006, 2008
Design Academy, Eindhoven, Netherlands. 2005
ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2005
School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA. 2004
'Billposting Allowed' a seminar celebrating 50 years of work by Dutch designer Anthon Beeke. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2004
Society of Printers 30th annual Dwiggins lecture. Boston Public Library, USA. 2003
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. 2003
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA. 2003
Bowdoin College, Maine, USA. 2003
University of Yale, New Haven, USA. 2002 
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. 2002
Mobius Gallery, Boston, USA. 2002
British Council -Designing Tomorrow, Nairobi, Kenya. 2002 
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) lecture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA. 2002  
Society of News Designers International Congress in Savannah Georgia, USA. 2002 
Mexican Biennial, 7th International Graphic Design Exhibition San Lois Potosi, Mexico. 2002 
Visiting Designer workshop programme and exhibition, Rhode Island School of Art, USA. 2001
Hartford University, Connecticut, USA. 2001
4th International Design Indaba In Cape Town, South Africa. 2001 
International Congress to Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) Millennium Congress Seoul, Korea. 2000
Book Cafe Harare: Art at the Crossroads, Zimbabwe. 2000
DDD Gallery Osaka, Japan. 1999 
Zimbabwe Institute of Marketing -Profit by Design conference, Harare, Zimbabwe. 1996
16th Brno Poster Biennale, Czech Republic. 1992
Parsons School of Art, New York, USA. 1993
Design Rio for 2nd United Nations Conference on the Environment, Brazil. 1992


Segunda Llamada (Second Call) Mexico. 2013
Designing for the Divide: West Virginia University, USA. 2012
Felicity: Change your city, change your life. Venice, Italy. 2010
AIGA 365 (New York) Annual Awards Competition. USA. 2008 
Taiwan International Poster Design Awards, Taichung. 2007 
Good 50x70 International Poster Competition, Milan, Italy. 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
2nd International Poster Competition ‘Anti AIDS -Ukraine’. 2007 
Art Directors Club Inc (New York) 86th Annual Awards Competition. USA. 2007
Society of News Designers, Syracuse USA. 2004
Single juror for the 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Fort Collins. USA. 2003
Chaumont Poster Festival International Design Exhibition and competition ‘Drug Abuse’. France. 2003
Connecticut Art Directors Club Inc Annual International Exhibition. USA. 2003
Mexican Biennial 7th International Graphic Design Exhibition. Mexico. 2002
Syndicat National des Graphistes, International Design Exhibition and competition ‘L'eau pour l'humanité’. France. 2000
Southern African Film Festival. Zimbabwe. 2000
Architects Association of Zimbabwe, Contemporary Architecture Competition and Exhibition. 1999
Brno Biennale 16th International Graphic Design Exhibition, Czech Republic. 1994
Art Directors Club Inc (New York) 72nd Annual Awards Competition. USA. 1993

Honors and Awards

'A World of Questions: 120 Posters on the Human Condition' is winner of the 60th New England Book Show 2017
Conferred Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. 2009 
Poster award: Quanto Project, Centro Culturale Espositivo, Venice, Italy. 2006
Honourable mention, 14th Colorado Invitational Poster Exhibition, Fort Collins, USA. 2005
BONE (Best of New England), Boston, USA. 2005
Silver medal: 8th International Biennial of the Poster, Mexico. 2004
Recipient of the inaugural Anthon Beeke International design award. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2004
Certificate of Recognition, Simmons College, Boston, USA. 2003
For courage and integrity in using art to stimulate activism for social change.  Yet with a Steady Beat Award: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. 2003
For outstanding commitment to the struggle to transform society and create a just future.  Honor laureate: 13th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, USA. 2003
Poster award: Taipei International Poster Biennial, Taiwan. 2000
Gold medals. Graphics Association of Zimbabwe. 1999, 1998, 1997
Listed on 'ID Forty" ID magazine's inaugural annual honours list profiling leading-edge designers from around the world. USA. 1998 
American Graphic Design Award for excellence in communication and graphic design Graphic Design, USA. 1997
2 awards, The John Dodds Printing Challenge Design Award. South Africa. 1997 
Visual Artist of the Year: National Arts Council of Zimbabwe. 1993
Poster Award: Ekoplagat, Gbel'any, Slovak Republic. 1993 Best Director & Best Short Film: Southern African Film Festival Awards. 1993
ANIWA Award: Aniwa Pan African Students Film and Television Festival, Ghana. 1993
2nd prize: National Short Film Script writing competition, Zimbabwe. 1993
Winner: International competition to design a logo for National Library & Documentation Service, Zimbabwe. 1985
Gold medals. Advertising Association of Zimbabwe. 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984
Bronze medal: 11th Biennale of Graphic Design Brno, Czechoslovakia. 1984
Diploma of Central School of Art awarded for work done in Postgraduate studies. 1981
‘The Other Book’ Award at the London Book Fair for Tales of Mozambique, published by Young World Books. UK. 1980 
Won the competition to design a new coat of arms for the City of Lusaka, Zambia. 1975

Other design distinctions

One of “75 of the best creatives today” worldwide asked to create a piece of artwork to  commemorate PRINT magazine’s 75th anniversary. New York, USA, 2015
One of 13 designers invited by Boston chapter of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) to design a custom-designed letter honouring Matthew Carter. Boston, USA. 2010
One of 40 designers/artists worldwide invited by Atists4Freedom to design a ballot box with a ‘Human Right’s theme’ for Dutch national elections 2007
Associate member of the Arts, St Botolph Club, Boston. 2004–2007
Member of the Society of Printers, Boston. 2004
Invited by Design for the World to participate in the 14th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona and compile a report on how graphic design can contribute in the fight against AIDS. 2002
One of 50 designers worldwide invited to design a poster for Artists facing Aids for the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva. Switzerland. 1998
One of 100 designers worldwide invited to design a poster for the 3rd UN Convention on Climate Change in Japan. 1997
One of 12 designers worldwide invited to design a special poster for the WORLD EXPO 2000 to be held in Hannover Germany. 1997
One of 50 designers invited to include work in the 'New Design Talent Worldwide Project' to celebrate Idea magazine's 250th issue. Japan. 1995
Recipient of the inaugural JUST World Fellowship, Malaysia. 1994
Selected for USA International Visitor Program, sponsored by USIA. 1993
Selected for Zimbabwe's Oral History programme, National Archives. 1984

Clients & Commissions

Over the years these are some of the people and organisations I have been fortunate to work with:

30, USA
3rd UN Convention on Climate Change
4th Block Ukraine
AIGA Boston
Africa Alive, Zimbabwe
African Script Development Fund Afridev, Zimbabwe
Agriflora, Zambia
Alliance Francaise Zimbabwe
Amnesty international Anvil Press, UK
Artists 4 Freedom, The Netherlands
Artists Against Poverty, Zimbabwe
Aujourd' hui pour demain, Switzerland
Baobab Books, Zimbabwe
Baraza, Zimbabwe
Ben Zulu Associates
British Council Zimbabwe
CIMAS Health Insurance, Zimbabwe
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora)
Central Film Laboratories, Zimbabwe
City of Hannover, Germany
Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries
Consumers International
Culturally Speaking, USA
d-NET, Zimbabwe
DDD Gallery, Japan
Delta, Zimbabwe
Design Centre of Rosario, Argentina
Design Education magazine, South Africa
Design Issues magazine, USA
Design Rio Promotion Centre, Brazil
Design for the World, Spain
ECO-Instigator, Nigeria
EU Community, Zimbabwe
FFF Firenze Fast Forward. Italy
Families of Africa, South Africa
First Frontline Film Festival, Zimbabwe
Forestry Commission of Zimbabwe
GO magazine, Zimbabwe
Gallery 5 Virginia, USA
Gilbert Paper, USA
Golden Bee Bienalle, Russia
Gramma records, Zimbabwe
Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, USA
Hivos Zimbabwe
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
ICON magazine, USA
IMEPO, Greece
IUCN (Internatational Union of Conservation and Nature)
IOCU (International Organisation of Consumers Unions)
Institute for Global Leadership, USA
Institute of Architects, Zimbabwe
Internazionale magazine, Italy
JTK Associates, Lesotho
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, USA
Judicial College of Zimbabwe
Just World Trust, Malaysia
Lawyers for Human Rights, Zimbabwe
Mambo Press, Zimbabwe
Massachusetts Colleges Online, USA
Media for Development Trust, Tanzania, Zimbabwe & USA
Ministry of Health Zimbabwe
Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba
Museum of the Seam, Israel
Mutupo Gallery, Zimbabwe
NORAD, Zimbabwe
National Book Council of Zimbabwe
National Constitutional Assembly, Zimbabwe
National Gallery, Zimbabwe
National Libraries and Documentation Services, Zimbabwe
National Museums and Monuments, Zimbabwe
Nehanda Publishers, Zimbabwe
New Africa International Network
Ngamo Safaris, Zimbabwe
Nippon Club Zimbabwe
Northeastern University, USA
Ogaki Poster Museum, Japan
Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe
Parliament of Zimbabwe
Pegge Hopper Gallery, USA
Posters without Borders, USA
Race Relations on New England Campuses, USA
Redd Barna, Zimbabwe
Rev David Moore, UK
Rhodes Review, South Africa
SAFIRE (Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources), Zimbabwe
SIDA, Zimbabwe
SPHERE (Simple Public Health and Environmental Resources for Education), USA
Salon des Cent, France.
Sampa Kangwa-Wilkie, Botswana
Silveira House, Zimbabwe
Society of Newspaper Designers, USA
Society of Printers, Boston, USA
Southern African Economist, Zimbabwe
Southern African Magazine, Zimbabwe
TREP (Tropical Resource Ecology Programme), Zimbabwe
Tanganda Tea, Zimbabwe
Telecom, Zimbabwe
The Fred Hollows Foundation, USA
Trama Visual, Mexico
ULUPUBIH (The Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia & Herzegovina)
UN-REDD (United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), Switzerland
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
UNESCO  (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
UNFPA (United Nations Poulation Fund)
UNHCR (United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees)
UNV (United Nations Volunteers)
University of Alabama, USA
University of Maryland, USA
Utande Internet Services, Zimbabwe
VGS, Germany
Verde Azul, Mozambique
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe
Voices for Change, Zimbabwe
WISDOM (Wildlife in the Sustainable Development of Mankind), Zimbabwe and USA
War Resisters League, USA
Wolfsonian Institute, USA
Women's Action Group, Zimbabwe
World Council of Churches
Young World Books, UK
ZIMFEP (Zimbabwe Education with Production)
ZIMOFA (Zimbabwe Mozambique Freindship Association)
Zambili d' Afrique, Zambia
Zimbabwe Music Corporation
Zimbabwe Red Cross Society
Zimbabwe Trust
Zimtrade, Zimbabwe
Zimtrust, Zimbabwe