Francis Pesamino is a young Samoan artist from South Auckland. He recently graduated from the Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Visual Arts. Francis maintains a drawing-based practice of text and imagery, where he creates hand-drawn typographies and constructs portraits of prominent Samoan and New Zealand celebrities. Exhibits of his work have gained attention throughout Auckland and Wellington, which led to his first major International solo exhibition at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany in 2012.