Forbes Mushipe was born on 12 March 1963 in Zimbabwe and was educated in Zambia. He is a self-taught artist.
Mushipe has had his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare and many other places. He has also participated in group exhibitions.
Forbes Mushipe has his work in the Permanent Collection of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, as well as reputable private galleries. His most outstanding awards include the NAMA – Three times outstanding mixed media in 2011 and 2012.