Our October 2021 featured artist is Melissa Tshikampabo Kamba Boggs, better known as Tshikamba! “Tshikamba” is a meaningful name that connects the artist to the women in her ancestry. “Tshika,” from her middle name, means “gift” in the language Tshiluba, and “Kamba” is her father’s ancestral name.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Tshikamba currently lives and works in the Salt Lake area. Her work is inspired by her passion for people, culture, and travel. You can recognize her characteristic gold accents and her thoughtful melding of nature and humanity.

We have been blown away by her work for some time now, and it’s SO surreal to have had the opportunity to collaborate with such beauty and brilliance!