Dominic Benhura was born on October 1, 1968 in a small town, some 100 km north east of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. At the age of 10 Dominic began to assist his cousin, the sculptor Tapfuma Gutsa, and soon after to create his own works.
Many early formative years were spent at Chapungu Sculpture Park and he is today regarded as the cutting edge of Zimbabwe sculpture with personal exhibitions in Zimbabwe, Australia, Belgium, Holland, Germany and America.
Benhura has an exceptional ability to portray human feelings through form rather than facial expression. His subject matters are extensive and include plants, trees, animals and the whole range of human experience.