Gift Muchenje was born in 1969 in Harare where he received all of his education. Gift was introduced to sculpting by his brother Cosmas whose pieces he helped polish and finish. In 1989 he started carving his own pieces. He moved to Chapungu where he did most of his large sculptures. He likes to work in lepidolite, verdite, leopard stone and serpentine. Through his work with Chapungu he exhibited in the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain and the US.