Sungi Mlengeya


Sungi’s paintings consist of dark figures in minimal shades of black and browns against perfectly white backgrounds. Her topics vary widely from self-discovery to empowerment, but common themes in her work are centered around women, specifically black women. Sungi shades light on their stories; their journeys, struggles, accomplishments and relationships with their immediate societies, her stories included.

She works primarily in the acrylic medium on canvas creating paintings that are free, minimalist and with a curious use of negative space.

Sungi is a self-taught painter who in 2013 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance. In 2018 She left her job in banking to pursue a full-time art career.

Sungi’s work has been collected extensively and exhibited at Christie’s 1-54 Highlights 2020, 1-54 London 2020, Unit London’s The Medium is The Message curated by Azu Nwagbogu, 1-54 New York Online Edition 2020, Cape town Art fair 2020, Latitudes Art Fair 2019 and ‘Surfaces’ conceptual workshop and exhibition 2019 at Afriart Gallery Kampala.


Sungi Mlengeya

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Playing to the Gallery

Playing to the Gallery

Sungi Mlengeya, Eria Sane Nsubuga, Abushariaa Ahmed, Sanaa Gateja, Collin Sekajugo, Khalid Abdel Rahman, Amna Elhassan, Stacey Gillian Abe, John Baptist Sekubulwa, Arim Andrew, Spire
Afriart Gallery on 7th
25 Jul 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

The exhibition is a group show consisting of works by several artists and explores forms of play in the art making proess and ...

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