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education

2004-2006       Masters of Fine Art |  Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.                       

2000-2004       Bachelors of Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude |  Tyler School of Art, Temple    

                        University, Philadelphia, PA.         

                                                                        

awards + residencies                                                                               

2016-2017      Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2015-2016      Artist-in-Residence, Queens Museum, Flushings, New York

2015                Artist-in-Residence, Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2014-2015      Artist-in-Residence, Workspace Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY

2014                Artist-in-Residence, Bric Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2012                Fulbright Scholar Recipient in Art, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

2012                Artist-in-Residence, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

2011                Artist-in-Residence, Cooper Union School of Art; New York, NY

                        Artist-in-Residence, BetterArt Residency Program; Redwood, NY                                                

solo exhibitions                                                                                       

2017               STAR FISH, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2016              The Armory Show Focus, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015               SALT WATER, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015               astroturf rooftop picnics, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, NY

2015               a story. in parts., Tiwani Contemporary, London, U.K.

two-person exhibitions

2015               Magic, Omenka Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

2014               Telling Truths, Speaking Secrets, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

                      (e)merge, Nomad Gallery, Belgium, Washington D.C.

2012               Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

2006               All the Things I Never Said, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI

selected group exhibitions                                                     

2017               Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

                       The Day Comes, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France

                       Studio Program Exhibition, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

                       Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016               Un-becoming, Fridman Gallery, NY, NY

                       The East of Fiction, Los Angeles, CA

                       Planes and Corridors, The Drawing Center, NY, NY

                       Prix Canson 2016, The Drawing Center, NY, NY

                       New Revolutions, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Afri

                       The Ease of Fiction, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

                       KIN, Hanger, Lisbon, Portugal

2015               A Constellation, Studio Museum of Harlem, NY, NY

                       Remember to Come Back, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA

                       Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Capetown, South Africa

                       No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art Gallery, NY, NY

2014               Mutations, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery, London, U.K.

                       I See You, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC

                       Drawn Truly, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                       Bric Biennial [Sept 2014], Bric Arts, Brooklyn, NY

                       Telling Truths/Speaking Secrets [November 2014], Bowling Green State University

2013               Six Draughtsmen, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

                       no one belongs here more than you, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria

                       Crossing The Line; Contemporary Drawing, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

                       Department of Fine and Applied Arts Faculty Exhibition, UNN, Nigeria

2012               Waiting for the Queen, Dyker Gallery, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY

                       Neither Here, Nor There, Brooklyn Public Library Flatbush, Brooklyn

2011               Artists who Teach, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

                       Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

                       Part II, Causey Contemporary Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010               Paint&Print; a Portfolio Project, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, The Netherlands

                       Exchange VI: Contemporary Prints; West Gallery, Purdue University, IN

                       Multiplicities of Syntax; Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas

                       Transforming Technology; SGC Philagrafika 2010 Print Conference, University of the    

                       Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009               One Night Stand; Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2008               From Taboo to Icon; Ice Box Gallery; Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                       Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia

2007               Victory for Tyler Painting Exhibition, Ice Box Gallery; Crane Arts, Philadelphia

                       Works on Paper, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                       Works on Paper, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

                       Seams and Surfaces, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

                       Here Now, [Solo exhibition], Please Touch Museum; Philadelphia, PA

2006               M.F.A. Graduate Thesis Exhibition. Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

                       All About Me, Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL.

                       All the Things I Never Said, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI