Illustrator, Painter Address: Department of Fine, Applied & Performing Arts, Delta State University, Abraka Campus, Abraka, Delta State. Birth: July 4, 1955, in Idumuje-Uno, Aniocha Local Government Area, Delta State. Training: BAin fine arts, University of Nigeria, 1980; MFAin painting, University of Benin, 1985; doctoral candidate, Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, 1990. Profile: Full name, Osanweokwu Dennis Egonwa; teacher/head of department, Bauchi State Teaching Service Board, 1980-1981; art teacher, College of Education, Abraka, 1981; senior lecturer/acting head of department, Delta State University, Abraka campus; editor, Abraka Journal of Education, Delta State University, from 1989; participated in and presented papers at several conferences in Nigeria and Germany. Member: Arts Council of the African Studies Association; College Art Association (USA); International Society for Education Through Art; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Bauchi and Eye," Bauchi, 1980. 'Traditional Narrative Painting," University of Benin, Benin City, 1985. "Images of Thought," Press Center, Benin City, November 1-7, 1986. "Recent Drawings and Paintings," National Museum, Benin City, June 23-July 15, 1990. Group Exhibitions "Fine & Applied Art Students' Show," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1978. raduafion ExhibiHon, Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980. "Neue Kunst in Afrika," Mainz, Germany, June 1980; Bayreuth, Germany, July- August 1980; Worgl, Austria, September 1980. "Contemporary Benin School," ExhibiHon Centre, Lagos, January 25-February 8, 1985. "Jaycees UNIBEN Art ExhibiHon," Benin City, 1985. "Echo: UNN Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Nsukka Students' Art 1970-1984," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 13-23, 1985. "Anglican Synod Art Exhibition," Uga, Aguata, Anambra State, 1986. 26th INSEA World Congress Delegates ExhibiHon, Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany, August 1987. Associafion of Fine & Applied Arts Students Annual ExhibiHon, Bendel State University, Abraka Campus, 1988. Teacher Vacafion Workshop Art ExhibiHon, Abraka, 1988. "Creative Dialogue:SNA at 25," NaHonal Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Talents," Kwame Nkrumah Hall, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, August 3-10, 1990. "Images of the Nigerian Nation," National Theatre, Lagos, September 29- October 13, 1990. Commissions MulH-dimensional mural, Graduafion Pavillion, Permanent Site, Bendel State University, Ekpoma, 1986. Mural, "The Good Shepherd," altar of St. George's Catholic Church, Oraifite. (joint). Mural, "Invocafion of the Gods," and "Noble Dance," town hall, Okada Wonderland, Benin City, "Invocafion of the Gods," and "Noble Dance." Oil on board, "Banquet for a Petulant Spirit," Abraka River Resort Motel, Abraka. Writings by the Artist A Studyof Traditional Decorative Motifs of Aniocha People. BA thesis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980. [unpublished]. "Misunderstood Visual Arts and Arfists of Contemporary Nigeria," Bauchi Service (Bauchi) no. 5: 11-12, 18, 1981. "Visual Literacy and National Development," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 149: 74- 76, 1984. Traditional Narrative Painting: A Contemporary Approach to Presentational Technique. MFA thesis, University of Benin, Benin City, 1985. [unpublished]. "The Concept of Abstraction in African Art and Its Validity in Contemporary Nigerian Visual Arts," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 54 (1): 18-25, January-March 1986. illus. "Improving Art Literary Practice in Nigeria: Notes to Non-Artist Art Writers," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) no. 54 (4): 37-43, October-December 1986. "Communicating Through Colours," West Africa (London) no. 3649: 1395-1396, July 1987. Nigerian Art: Introductory Notes for Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities. Benin City: Krison Publisher, 1988. 128pp. illus., bibliog. Bibliography Images of Thought: Exhibition of Prints, Watercolors, Paintings by Osa Egonwa; [held at the Press Centre, Benin City, November 1-7, 1986] / introduction by Ola Oloidi. Benin City: [s.n.], 1986. 12pp. illus., port. Recent Drawings and Paintings: An Exhibition of Drawings, Watercolour and Oil Paintings by Osa Egonwa; [held at the Exhibition Hall, National Museum, Benin City, June 23-July 15, 1990] / foreword by Ndidi Osegi. Benin City: National Commission for Museums and Monuments, 1990. 22pp. illus. Reviewed: Ike Okonta, "Stories Urhoboland Told a Visual Arfist," The Observer (Benin City) July 14, 1990, page 12. Talents; [exhibition held at the Kwame Nkrumah Hall, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, August 3-10, 1990] / introduction by Chike Aniakor. [Nsukka: Kwame Nkrumah Hall, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1990]. 12pp. illus. [None by Egonwa].
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