Resume


EDUCATION:

2009 - M.F.A University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA (distinction)          

2000 - Advertising Art Diploma (Graphic design) Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

1984 – Higher National Diploma (Major in painting) Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria


APPOINTMENTS/PRESENTATIONS:

Nov. 26, 2019 - Keynote/workshop: 2nd Participatory Peace Painting at Bairdmore School by CRRIC, Canada and Rotary Club, Winnipeg.

July 25, 2019 - Leader and Roundtable host at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) an initiative by Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.

May 11, 2017 - Growing the Value of Originality and Teamwork, Creative Foundation Inc, Canada

October 12, 2010 - 2018 Appointed member of board, Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

October 12, 2017 - 2018 Finance committee member of board, Manitoba Arts Council

October 12, 2010 - 2016 Equity committee member of board, Manitoba Arts Council

June 9, 2010, Manitoba Arts Council Jury Member, Artist in Community Residency and the Community Connection and Access


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

May 3 - June 22, 2019 "Who is In and Who is Out", MHC Gallery, Winnipeg

May 12 - June 15, 2014 “My Language Space”, Gurevich Winnipeg

May 1 - 19, 2012 “From My Black-Etched Pot”, ARTIFACT Gallery, New York, NYC, USA

April 6 - May 14, 2006 “Dance out of Injustice” Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada

March 17-April 29, 2005 “Ethics & Aesthetics Series”, Salvation Army Centre, Winnipeg, MB.

June 1 – July 31, 2003  “Manitoba Society of Artists 71st Juried Art Exhibition”.

July 18-August 23, 2003 Nicole Gallery, Chicago.

July 25-August 1, 2003 “Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery’s CARICOM Art Expo”

June 21 – Sept. 15, 2001 “Why Art?” Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

April – June 2001  “Juried Exhibition” Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

June – Sept. 2001 “Juried Exhibition” 100th Anniversary, Manitoba Society of Artists

Sept. 1999  “Fall Open Jury” Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.


SELECTED GROUP JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

September 28 - November 10, 2018. Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, 20th Anniversary Exhibition.

November 20, 2011. The Artists Project New York, Pier 92, New York

Mar. 3 - Mar. 28, 2010. “Show Some Emotion” Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA.

Sept. 8 - Sept. 28, 2009. “Six Artists, One Voice” Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON.


ART TALK and WORKSHOP:

February 20, 2017 – Removable gum medium and workshop, Charleswood Art Group

October 1, 2016 - Art Talk, “Colour, Space, Time and Human Purpose”, at Grant Memorial Artist Collective

October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2016 - Watercolour Workshop, at Grant Memorial Artist Collective

March 9 - 10, 2013 • Abstract - Multilayering in Acrylic with Local Colour Art Group, Winnipeg


PUBLICATION AND MEDIA PREVIEWS/REVIEWS:


May 6, 2019, CHVN Radio, “Immigration and Art in Winnipeg” by Mariel Roehr

May 24, 2017, Winnipeg Free Press, “Envisioning the future with visual art” by Sunday Olukoju

May 11, 2017 CTV News Winnipeg, 6:00pm, “Growing the Value of Originality and Teamwork” of the Creative Foundation Inc, Canada

2014 page 152 - 153, Redemptive Art in Society by Dr. Calvin Seerveld ISBN 13: 9781940567013.

2011 Cover and page 30 “TOP Emerging Artists” by Jennifer M. Wood, Art Business News, New York  

1993 Nigerian Artists: A Who's Who & Bibliography, by Janet L. Stanley & Bernice Kelly, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, D.C. ISBN: 9780905450827


AWARDS/OUTSTANDING RECOGNITIONS:

(2019) A recognitiont the Canadian Parliament Chamber in Ottawa on Feb, 27, 2019 by Hon. Senator Patricia Bovey

(2018) Nov. 20, 2018 Role Model Award by the Conflict and Resilience Research Institute, Canada

(2018) Premier's Volunteer Service Award

(2012) Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant