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Teklemariam Zewdie is a distinguished artist whose journey through the domain of art has been a lifelong odyssey of creativity and exploration. Artist Teklemariam Zewdie was born on February 28, 1969, in the vibrant city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Teklemariam’s artistic spirit was ignited at a young age, and it has since grown into a blazing passion that continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.

In 1999, Teklemariam embarked on a transformative educational journey at the prestigious Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and Design. There, he sharpened his craft and specialized in Mural Art, laying the foundation for a future filled with innovation and artistic excellence.

Over the course of his 24-year artistic career, Teklemariam has delved deep into the interplay of light and shadow, using his canvas as a means to explore the profound spiritual connection that exists between humanity and its creator. His masterful portrayal of light has the power to transport observers to ethereal realms, while his awe-inspiring landscapes evoke a sense of wonder and reverence.

Teklemariam has a special touch in reflecting Ethiopian traditions, religious celebrations, and landscapes in his paintings and beautiful mosaic artworks. His work depicts Ethiopians’ daily lives from every corner by covering places such as Harar, Axum, Lalibela, and the southern omo area. In addition to easel paintings, Teklemariam has been producing amazing mural and mosaic arts.

Teklemariam has a special and distinct touch that can not be easily reproduced. Exceptional color contrast, strong message, and optimism toward the future are at the core of his many artworks. This is the reason why his works have become increasingly sought after by the Ethiopian government, art collectors, large corporations, hotels, and big churches.

Teklemariam’s art has found a home in numerous prestigious venues worldwide, gracing hotels, resorts, spas, offices, and private residences with its beauty and depth. With each stroke of his brush and each mosaic piece meticulously placed, he shares valuable insights and distinct perspectives that resonate with viewers on a profound level.

Commenter: Artist Denise E. Allen

Commentary on Teklemariam:

The first time I beheld the artwork of Teklemariam Zewde, I was spiritually emotionally and physically stunned. When I saw it I was standing upright and felt I needed to sit down. I was feeling a bit weak and nervous. I couldn’t understand what was going on as to how just looking at a work of art could cause me to feel so emotionally stunned. When I sat down and glanced at the work again, I just began to cry. I couldn’t believe the unbelievably powerful storyline his art conveyed. 

It was actually several multiple dimensional stories that you probably couldn’t even write about o rinterpret even if you were the World’s top University Scholar. I don’t believe Teklemariam Zewde’s work is actually art; I sense and discern it’s something new ….a new thing…. so Spiritually Mysterious, Beautiful, Powerful, you can’t explain it. It’s something that you have to look at for a while until it can see you. Not you see it. Somehow, Someway…. its human, it’s almost as though it has a beautiful soul…it something that will draw you into its colorful drawn images, especially it’s beautiful blue sapphire hues calling you into its powerful beauty, love and Sapphire Blue Realms of Ethiopia’s Eternal holiness, the holy Love she was created for and in The Pure Beauty of Eternal Holiness. This is what life was created for the Gods creation to be like. Once again, this to me is
not art…it is what Life is meant to be life for all of us in this world today. Not like a broken heart. Not pain, sorrow, not hopelessness, but peace, hope, kindness, joy and Love Eternal. Amen. As you look at this Masterful Magnificent Spiritual art you will experience healing, wholeness, Joy, peace, Love. It’s so potent it will leave you speechless but full of peace, happiness, gratitude, joy, kindness and greater love. That’s what his work has done for me. It’s also brought me inner healing. I honestly thank The Almighty for allowing me and my entire family and friends to have had the honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to have met this great distinguished Artist …. his beloved family and friends. I am also grateful and thankful that his Work will be displayed/ exhibited at one of the greatest Art Fairs in NYC this April, 2024. For me I am hoping that his work
be shown around the global world. It just may be more peace, love, kindness, Joy and humility will
spring forth as a result of seeing and experiencing it.

Thank you. Bless you. I could have written more but would like to share the rest the story maybe by writing a more detailed story, via a short book using pictures. I hope Teklemariam and his beloved beautiful kind wife would consider allowing me the honor to do so.

Description of his work in sentences:
1. Telling the Spiritual Truth
2. Spiritual holy Beautiful Shock
3. Pure Honesty.
4. Guiltless Great Humility
5. Truth and Eternity
6. Matchless Glory
7. Love Eternal
8. The Entire World in Exquisite Glorious Unity
9. Loving the Almighty, yourself, your neighbors.
10. Psalms 133
11. All of the greater created worlds to come are Holy, Peaceful, Perfect and Full of Exquisite Pure
Wonderful Eternal Love.

Exhibitions & Art Fairs

Teklemariam has done a number of solo and group art exhibitions around the world. Some are listed below:

  • Oct 27-29 / 2023 – Group Art Exhibition: Atlanta USA
  • Oct 7-8 / 2022 – House of Zion Ministries: New York, USA
  • 2022 Africa Union: Washington DC, USA
  • Aug 26-27 / 2022 – Ethiopian Film & Art Festival: Alexandria, VA, USA
  • 2022 Adwa Group Art Exhibition: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2021 Maraki Art Gallery: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Fana Broadcasting Corporation, FBC)
  • 2021 Solo Art Exhibition: Artists’ resident, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia( Broadcasted live on
  • 2020 Ethiopian Embassy in France: Paris, France
  • 2019 Qatar International Art Festival: Doha, Qatar
  • 2018 Maraki Art Studio: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2017 Décor Amba: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2016 Capital Hotel and Spa: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2015 5 Art Studio: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2013 Collegio Engenerio : Madrid, Spain
  • 2011 5 Art Studio: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2011 Sidama Lodge and Art Gallery: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2011 Mackush Art Gallery: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2010 Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2009 Peace Journey in Africa: Sheraton Hotel, Djibouti
  • 2008 Art show at ICRD Head quarter: Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2007 Art show: Frankfort, Germany
  • 2007 Art show: Vienna, Australia
  • 2006 Alem Gallery: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2005 Blen Art Show: Washington, USA
  • 2005 Hilton Hotel: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2005 Los Angeles, USA
  • 2004 international Art Expo: New York, USA
  • 2001 Italian cultural center: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2000 Beijing, China
  • 2000 Addis Ababa University, ICS: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 1999 Graduation Exhibition at Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and design, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Media Coverages

Art Projects

Teklemariam’s artworks are currently displayed in prominent places like the Ethiopian prime minister office, major hotels in Addis Ababa, and big churches.

Here are few locations where Teklemariam’s artworks are currently displayed: 

  • Prime Minister Office of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • USA Embassy (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • World University Service Of Canada Field Support Services Project – Ethiopia : Different Paintings
  • EU in Addis Ababa (Addis Ababa) : Different mosaics
  • Bellevue Hotel and Spa (Addis Ababa): Different paintings, mosaics and natural cave imitation work
  • Kuriftu Resort and spa (Bishoftu): Different paintings and mosaics
  • Capital Cultural Restaurant (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Pyramid Resort (Bishoftu): Natural cave imitation work
  • Golden Tulip (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • Intercontinental Hotel (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • Bostan Day Spa (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Diplomat Restaurant (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Asham Africa Resort (Bishoftu) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Momuna Hotel (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • Safari Hotel (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • Ramada Hotel (Addis Ababa: Different paintings
  • Eagle Hotel (Adama) : Different paintings
  • Life Fitness Spa (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Lebu Spa (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings and mosaics
  • Saint John Church (Addis Ababa) : Different mosaics
  • Medhanialem Church (Addis Ababa) : Different mosaics
  • Kidist Kidanemhret Chruch (Addis Ababa) : Different mosaics
  • Saint Gorge (Gurage Region) : Different mosaics
  • Rakan Building (Addis Ababa) : Different mosaics
  • Ker-awd International Hotel (Hawass) : Different paintings
  • Nigist Tower Hotel (Addis Ababa) : Different paintings
  • And different paintings, mosaics, reliefs and natural cave imitation work in many people’s homes in Ethiopia and abroad.

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