• Mhlengi Calvin Shange

  • Mhlengi Calvin Shange

Mhlengi Calvin Shange

South Africa

"Art is freedom"



Mhlengi Shange is a South African artist based in Durban, born 1999 in Kwadabeka. He started drawing at an early age. In primary school he was very fascinated with drawing and doodling on his exercise books hence in high school he chose Visual arts as one of his subjects. He was encouraged by his family to explore art as a career because they saw that he had potential in what he was doing, so they wanted him to explore furthermore with art. After matriculating in 2017 he went to study Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology.

His body of work presents a nostalgic look into his childhood. Thinking back to the way he grew up, he used to battle with self-recrimination yet having the option to acknowledge his past. Being fully aware of who he is and what he does as an artist, he has discovered a manner in which he can convey those encounters through his work of art
.  @ courtesy of the artist


  • Upcoming: Solo Show at Simchowitz Gallery DTLA, Los Angeles, USA (2023)



  • DUT Fine Art and Jewellery Design students at KZNSA Gallery (2021)
  • The 2020 Members Exhibition at KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa (2020)

Mhlengi Shange is a Fine Art student of Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Instagram:  @mhlengi_shange_da_artist_

"There's nothing more captivating than having the option to recount a story through your art and for my situation I have an inclination that I'm into this, I feel like my stories should be uncovered and told in a way that one could reflect on." 

Mhlengi Shange

Works in Collection