Landscapes and cityscapes inspire Ayele Assefa to create his visual artworks. Assefa’s paintings usually include religious themes or religious figures such as monks or priests.
Assefa was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. He graduated from the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design of Addis Ababa University in 1980. In the pursuit to diversify and to refine his artistic talent, he joined the Kier State Institute of Arts USSR in 1982 and graduated in 1989.
Assefa’s work has been recognized by numerous national newspapers and he is considered to be a prominent artist in the Ethiopia art world. His works have been exhibited at the Kiev State Institute of Arts USSR, National Museum, Addis Ababa Hilton, Russian Center for Science, United States, among others. St. George Gallery has exhibited Ayele Assefa’s work since 1995.