Jonathan Madzinga was born on the 15th January 1985 in Bulawayo, in the Math South region of Zimbabwe. He began painting at the age of 6, encouraged by his father who was a painter and recognized his talent. Soon he was introduced to the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo, where Jonathan developed his appreciation for fine art.
He received tertiary art training at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre and was a resident artist at the National Gallery of Bualawayo.
Since 2002 Jonathan has exhibited in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK, Dubai, Canada, USA and Australia. His paintings are about life and living, enjoying making people happy and sharing his culture.
Since 2008 he lives on the Gold Coast of Australia and is Artist in Residence at the Gold Coast Art School. He runs workshops for Primary School students and recently completed a large mural on Traffic Safety in a State School.