Educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, he taught there for many years before coming to St. Lawrence University. His artworks have been exhibited in many countries and are in public collections including the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Nigeria's National Gallery of Art, Lagos. He has been instrumental in bringing to campus prominent cultural producers like the novelist Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka (the 1986 Nobel Laureate for Literature) and Okwui Enwezor, who is one of the leading independent curators in the world.
BA, MFA (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
Current professional research/studio interests
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Represented in the touring exhibition (2008-11) "Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora"
Screenprint used on the cover of Tayeb Salih's The Wedding of Zein (New York: New York Reiew Books Classics, 2010) Watercolor used on the cover of Gaurav Desai's (ed) Teaching the African Novel (New York: MLA, 2009)
Professional associations memberships
Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
African Literature Association (ALA)
Igbo Studies Association
FA 121 Introduction to Studio Art
FA 215 West African Arts
FA 235 Abstract Drawing: 'Uli' and Other Forms
FA 246 Art and Politics in Nigeria
Music, film, literature, soccer
If there is no hatred in a mind/Assault and battery of the wind/Can never tear the linnet from the leaf -- from W. B. Yeats's "A Prayer for My Daughter"