Waruguru’s work ranges from painting, drawing, printmaking, needlework and installation.
The materiality of objects in space is at the core of her explorations, which are intimately rooted in personal identity politics, often referencing women’s practices and traditional cultural identifiers.
Remixing and acts of improvisation are the central elements of the work of Agnes. Working predominantly with everyday materials, with particular attention to materials that carry connotations of familiarity and domestic life, Waruguru builds up compositions whose thrust comes from the intimate connection that these materials bare in the personal lives that yielded them. Her work makes use of repetitive, iterative acts of creation and mark making – crocheting, knitting, sewing, and embroidery – whose nature marks the passing of time.
Waruguru is currently in based Amsterdam in the first year of her fellowship at Rijksakademie.
Gallery Brulhart | Geneva, Switzerland, Rebirth
Gallery Cecile Fakhoury| Abidjan, Ivory Coast, ABOUT NOW
Rele Gallery| Los Angeles, USA, Reading Abstraction
Stellenbosch Triennale| Stellenbosch, South Africa, On The Cusp
1.3 Kitisuru Rd | Nairobi, Kenya, Open Studio
Saba Studios | Lamu, Kenya, Montage
Circle Art Gallery | Nairobi, Kenya, Lucid Dreams
Circle Art Gallery| Nairobi, Kenya, I Will See What I Want To See
Circle Art Gallery | Nairobi, Kenya, New Threads
Village Market with GoDown Art center | Nairobi, Kenya, Manjano
Workstyle Africa | Nairobi, Kenya, On Colour
One Off Gallery | Nairobi, Kenya, Line
Cave Bureau | Nairobi, Kenya, If Not Now
Welmont Gallery | Savannah, GA, A Place That is Not Yours
Alexander Hall Gallery | Savannah, GA, B.F.A. Show
Non- Fiction Gallery | Savannah, GA, Alexander Collective Salon
Alexander Hall Gallery | Savannah, GA, SCAD DeFine Art Student Showcase
Lacoste, France, Lacoste, Open Studio
Circle Art Gallery| Nairobi, Kenya, Small Things to Consider
2014 - 2017
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Cum Laude
Savannah College of Art and Design, Lacoste, France
2013 - 2014
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA Fine Arts
2010 - 2012
UWCSA Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland, International Baccalaureate Diploma