Brian Kansiime Lister

Brian Kansiime Lister

Brian Kansiime  Lister (b. 1995) is a self-taught Ugandan contemporary artist with a passion for exploring various art techniques and mediums. With over eleven years of experience in the art field, Kansiime has honed his skills in oil and acrylic paints on canvas. 

His “Timeless Echoes” series is a break though is Lister’s artistic practice, this body of work displays the singularity in his painterly capabilities, and the development of compositions.   He bridges digital and traditional methods of visual art. Utilizing a camera, Kansiime-Lister captures the essence of his muses, who serve as the focal point of his compositions. He then meticulously scours the realms of Modern era artifacts, sourcing elements such as sculptures and objects that resonate with the themes of heritage and legacy. Lister carefully weaves these elements into the compositions, blending them harmoniously with the contemporary figures.  

The deliberate smoothness of his figures and blurs of his artistry serves a dual purpose: they symbolize the fluidity of time, allowing for a seamless merging of eras, while also creating a tactile depth that draws viewers deeper into the narrative. Utilizing a blend of oil and acrylic on canvas, and at times solely oil paint, he crafts each piece with meticulous detail and reverence for the stories they convey.

Works by Brian Kansiime Lister are in public collections in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Since 2019, Brian Kansiime Lister has participated in over 13 exhibitions across Africa, Europe, and North America and Asia. 

Brian Kansiime Lister is set to present his debut North American solo exhibition “Threads of Time” at Mitochondria Gallery.

Gallery Exhibitions

Studio Visit : Brian Kansiime Lister


2024. Threads of Time. Mitochondria gallery. Houston. TX.
2023. Ogirikan art gallery. Nigeria.

2024. Harlem Fine Art Fair.
2024. In search of Dreams. Mitochondria gallery. Houston. TX.
2023. When the Sun Stands Still. Mitochondria gallery. Houston. TX.
2023. An Odyssey of Identity. Firetti Contemporary. Dubai. UAE.
2023. Nothing Compares. TAAG. New York, NY.
2022. Alexis Gallery. Lagos, Nigeria.
2021. Wonder Gallery. Kampala. Uganda.
2020. Gumbo Gallery. Illinois.
2019. Wonder Gallery. Kampala. Uganda.

2022. Alexis Gallery. Lagos, Nigeria.
2019. Sons of Art Gallery. Kampala. Uganda.

2019. Bachelor’s degree in international Business at Makerere University Business School.

** Editors Note. Brian Kansiime Lister. Mitochondria Gallery. 2024