Stephen Gwoktcho

Gwoktcho trained in special drawing, graphic design and painting. He attained his Masters degree in Fine Art from Makerere University. He currently teaches drawing at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, the same college where he has been PhD Student since 2015.
In September 2015 he exhibited 10 paintings at the United Nations alongside sculptor Bart Walter from US, Nuwa Nyanzi and photographer D. Nsereko all from Uganda. Organized in collaboration with the Ugandan Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities and the Uganda Tourism Board, the exhibition was titled “Uganda, the Pearl” under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the Sixty-Ninth session of the General Assembly. In 2015, he was contracted by Vivo Energy Uganda Ltd for a period of two years to rebrand and refurbish their Kampala Headquarter Offices. In August 2015 he exhibited his paintings and sculptures in an exhibition “The Contemporary” at Nommo Gallery Kampala. In 2010 he exhibited 30 paintings in Baton Rouge Lousiana USA and presented a paper on the HIV/AIDS situation in Uganda at the SAS Foundation.
Having worked as an administrator at Watoto church for eight years, Gwoktcho says he learned during this period that artists are some of the most administratively gifted people. He has so far gained managerial experience in several areas, notably human resource management.