Sisay Teshome

Source of inspiration, hometown

Sisay Teshome is from the city of Debre Sina, Ethiopia. A popular city recognized for its fascinating natural landscapes and as a mountainous region. The city is home to the Tarmaber cave which was created during the Ethio-Italian war. Along with the areas, you may regularly see baboons and lions. Debre Sina is also known for its production of fruit, sugar cane, and barley. A region with an abundance of nature, wildlife, caves, and culture.

Develop through an art school

Sisay is a young talented artist who perfected his craft while studying fine arts in pursuit of his advanced degree. Artistically, he has catapulted himself into the art world and has been a steady part of the discourse surrounding dialogue in contemporary art. Having exhibited within Ethiopia and throughout Africa, he continues to make strides to further his signature style and inspire up-and-coming artists.


In his own words: “My inspiration comes from many sources. One area that’s a constant source of inspiration is the time I spent in college experimenting with different techniques and exploring the various sides of my creativity. While working with the human anatomy, helped me to tap into a deeper connection of my subjects. Perspectives like feelings, expressions, and emotions all felt like a storyboard that I had to create. I became a part of the story just as much as those that were at the center of the portrait. I felt that it was my responsibility to express these emotions in a way that connected with people and tell the stories that contributed to these emotions.”