COKER, Muralist Peter

Painter Address: Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos. Birth: In Lagos. Training: Studied under Bruce Onobrakpeya; BA University of Ife, 1981, specializing in painting; participated in various seminars and workshops on art and art education. Profile: Full name, Peter Olufemi Coker; lecturer, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, from 1983; coordinated and participated in a workshop on printmaking, lithography and woodcut conducted by visiting American artist, Margo Humphrey, 1988. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings," University Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, December 12-18, 1989. Group Exhibitions "The Ife Art School: 1974-1984," National Theatre, Lagos, April 27-May 19, 1984; Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, June 1-15, 1984; Concorde Hotel, Owerri, August 20-25, 1984. Lincoln Center, El Paso, Texas, USA, October 1984. "Towards a Greater Nation," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 5-19, 1987. "Man and Nature," Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, June 4-25, 1988. "Yaba Tech Staff Art at 40," Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, July 7-28, 1988. "Art for Art's Sake," Sinsemillia Gallery, Lagos, December 4-22, 1988. "Our Impressions: An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptural Pieces&Drawings," Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, May 23-30, 1989. "Side by Side," Banker's House, Lagos, October 28-30, 1989. "Vision for Excellence," Home Design Centre, Lagos, December 16-23, 1989. Commissions Murals, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos. Murals, St. Bemadette's School, Ipaja, Lagos. Bibliography Onobrakpeya, Bruce. Symbols ofAncestral Groves: Monograph ofPrints and Paintings, 1978-1985. Lagos: Bruce Onobrakpeya, 1985. See pages 34-35. Young Artists: 1988; [exhibition held at the Whitney Young Resource Center, USIS, Lagos, 1988]. Lagos: Whitney Young Resource Centre, 1988. 12pp. illus. [None by Coker]. Bekaren, Humphrey. "Back to Nature," [review of an exhibition held in Lagos, June 4-25, 1988]. The African Guardian (Lagos) June 27, 1988, page 33. Art for Art's Sake: Sinsemillia Gallery Opening Exhibition, 4-22 Dec. 1988. Lagos: Sinsemillia Gallery, 1988. 8pp. illus. [None by Coker]. Our Impressions; An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptural Pieces &Drawings by: Omolara lge, Charles Ikeh, Edwin Inyang, Mazi Nwajei, Peter Coker, 23rd May-30th May 1989 I sponsored by The Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos; introduction by Kolade Oshinowo. [Lagos: The Soviet Cultural Centre, 1989]. [unpaged], illus. Reviewed: Alvan Ewuzie, "Synthesis of Impressions," Daily Champion (Lagos) May 31, 1989, pages 7, 13; Dupe Odunade, "Long-Lasting 'Impressions'," Vanguard (Lagos) June 8, 1989, page 8; Gbile Oshadipe, "Unique Impressions at 'Our Impressions'," Lagos Life (Lagos) June 29-July 5, 1989, page 7. Side by Side: Exhibition of Drawings ami Paintings byRaquib Abolore Bashorun, Peter S. O. Coker, Oluyinko Ekundare, Charles Ifeanyi Ikeh, Rukeme Noserime; [exhibition held at Banker's House, Victoria Island, Lagos, October 28-30, 1989. Lagos]: Richard Frederick Associates, 1989. [10]pp.
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