Born in 1984, Makeda Bizuneh graduated from Addis Ababa University Commercial College with a BA degree in Marketing Management in 2006. In 2010, Makeda earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, where she presently works as an assistant lecturer and curator.
Makeda uses semi-abstract and decorative styles in her paintings. Her signature work depicts slum houses of Addis Ababa, and is composed of large and expressive colored masses with geometrical elements. Her extensive study of the impressions and characters of these slum houses in the city has allowed her to capture the full range of their atmosphere and uniqueness. Monochromatic lines and scattering of colored rectangles contribute to the delicate complexity of her work. Makeda uses collage techniques in some of her works to add depth and texture, acrylic paint to get a transparent effect and oils to make thick brush strokes.
Makeda also illustrates guidance and educational children’s books . She is a member of the Ethiopian Visual Arts Associations (EVAA) and the Women Artists Association (WAA).