Patrick Mumba was born in 1961 in the Northern Province of Zambia. In 1985 Patrick successfully completed the three year Art Teachers Diploma at Evelyn Hone College of applied arts and commerce. From 1986-89 Patrick taught art at Kamwala Secondary School in Lusaka. 1990 saw Patrick joining the Slade School of Fine Art and he later graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from the University of London in 1994.
During his stay in London, Patrick had several one-man and group exhibitions in Europe and America. Since returning to Zambia he has held the Head of Education Department at Evelyn Hone College, being in charge of the Arts and Social Sciences. He has also been the chairperson for Mbile International Artists’ Workshops as well as Zambia National Visual Arts Council.
Most of Patrick’s paintings are in Private and Public Collections in Zambia and abroad. Patrick has been awarded a council scholarship to study for his Master’s Degree in Fine Art at Rhodes University in South Africa in 2014.