DIOGU Godson

Address: Department of Industrial Design, Benue State Polytechnic, PMB 2215, Otukpo, Ugbokolo, Benue State. Birth: January 15, 1951, in Umuihi-Ihitte, Imo State. Training: BA in fine and applied arts, University of Nigeria, 1979, specializing in textiles; postgraduate diploma in education, Ahmadu Bello University, 1981; MFA, University of Nigeria, 1989, specializing in textiles; doctoral candidate in art history, University of Nigeria, 1990;participated in the fourth printmaking workshop, University of Nigeria, 1990. Profile: Full name, Godson Onyebuchi Diogu; involved in the revival of Nigerian fiber art; senior lecturer in textiles, School of Art & Design, Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, from 1980; acting head, Department of Industrial Design, Benue State Polytechnic, 1982-1984; part-time lecturer in textiles, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1986. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Group Exhibitions "Echo: UNN Silver Jubilee ExhibiHon of Nsukka Students' Art 1970-84," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 13-23, 1985. "ExhibiHon of Graphics," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 25-30, 1988. "Original Prints from the Third Nsukka Workshop, 1987,"Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 29-November 2, 1987; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, November 4-18, 1987. "Omenka Artists Maiden Exhibition," Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre, Enugu, December 19-21, 1989. "Prints from Nsukka:Fourth Printmaking Workshop, 1990," Ana Gallery, Universityof Nigeria, Nsukka, January29-February 2, 1990; AchebeSymposium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 12-14, 1990; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, March 21-April3, 1990. "AchebeCelebration Exhibition 1990," ContinuingEducation Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 12-14, 1990. Awards & Honors Afprintprize for best graduating student, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1979. Public Collections University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Batik: "Dots and Lines," 1979. Bibliography Exhibition of Graphics: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; [heldat theTradeFairComplex, Enugu, January 25-30, 1988]. Enugu: British Council,1988. [folder/poster]. [6]pp. Reviewed: Nnia-Steve Emesih, "Artist's Showcase," Daily Star (Enugu)January 30, 1988.
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