Moses Masaya was born in 1947 in the Eastern Highlands. He learnt the basic techniques of sculpting from Frank Vahji, a local artist living in Masvingo. In 1970 he joined the Vukutu Workshop, a rural community of artists established by Frank McEwen, the Director of the National Gallery. Masaya participated in the 1971 exhibition of Shona sculpture at the Musée Rodin, Paris, and has participated in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe annual exhibitions and in group exhibitions worldwide. Since 1978 he has lived and worked in Harare.