EGONWA, Prof. Osanweokwu Dennis




BA, MFA, MA, Ph.D.; artist, painter, historian, university teacher; b: July 4, 1955; ht: Idumuje-Uno; lga: Aniocha North; so: Delta; m: Rose Nwakego Arinze, 1982; nc: one s, five d; ed: Idumuje Patriotic School, 1965-69; Salvation Army School, 1st East Circular Benin City, 1963-65; Pilgrim Baptist Grammar School, Issele-Uku 1971-75; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1975-80; University of Benin, Benin City, 1983-85; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1989-94; cr: Visualizer, Prestrum Studios, Ikeja, Lagos; Teacher/Head of Department, Government Secondary School, Bauchi, 1980-81; Lecturer II, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Education, Abraka, 1985-87; Lecturer I, Department of Vocational and Technical Studies, Bendel State University, (now Delta State University), Abraka, 1988-89; ag. Head, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, 1990-91; Senior Lecturer, 1989-93; aprof. Art, 1993-97; ag. Head of Department, 1994-97; Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts, 1996-97; prof. Art and Art History, 1997; Head of Department), 1998; dir. Delta State University Consultancy Services, 1998; Art Editor, Bauchi Service, Bauchi State Newsmagazine, 1980- 81; Team Leader, Painting, University Consultancy Service, 1987- 88; mm. National Planning Committee, International Society for Education through Arts; State ch. Planning Committee for the establishment of Bendel State chapter of Nigerian Society for Education through Art, 1988-89; co-editor, The Arts of the Urhobo and their Neighbours, 1990-91; consulting editor, (Art), Gasay Publishers, Lagos.Benin City, 1990; v-ch. Society of Nigerian Artists, Bendel State chapter, 1991; mm. Delta State Committee, World Decade for Cultural Development, 1992; Editor-in-Chief, Humanitas News Series, Abraka Journal of Humanities, Faculty of Arts representative at Senate, Delta State University, Abraka, 1993-94; National Commission for Colleges of Education; Kaduna Accreditation Team for Fine and Applied Art programme, 1994; ee. Department of Creative Arts, University of Port Harcourt, 1994- 96; 1996-97; editorial consultant, African Studio, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State; ee: Art, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, 1996-97; College of Education, Warri, Delta State; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1997; Senate representative, University Academic /Policy and Planning Committee, since 1998; mm. University Research Grant and Publications Committee, since 1998; ch. University Space and Time Table Committee since 1998; mm. Society of Nigerian Artists, 1982; International Society for Education through Art, College Art Association of America, 1986-88; Association of University of Nigeria Art Graduates, 1988; Environment and Behaviour Association of Nigeria, 1990; Art Council of African Studies Association, 1992; Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association of Nigeria, 1995. ah: National Gallery of Art Artists Grant Recipient, 1994; publ: Nigerian Art Introductory Notes, Kriston Publishers, Benin City, 1988; The Art of the Urhobos and Their Neighbours, Delta State University, Abraka, 1993; African Art: A Contemporary Source Book, Osasu Publishers, Benin City, 1994; Dance As Metaphor in Paintings of Contemporary Nigerian Artists, in Spirits Dance in Africa, Esther Dagan (ed), Galeria Amrad African Art Publications, Canada; Simulation and Distribution of Cultural Artifactsfor Tourism, in Environment and Tourism in Nigeria, Chokor (ed) Benin City, Environment; Nigeria Art: Forms Evolution and Significance, in Reading General Studies, edited by Ejechi, B. O. et al, Abraka, Delta State; Metaphor and Ontology in Urhobo Expression, in The Arts of the Urhobo and Their Neighbours, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Delta State University, 1993; Misunderstood Visual Arts and Artists of Contemporary Nigeria, 'Bauchi Service', 1981; Visual Literacyand National Development, Nigeria Magazine, No. 149, 1984; The Concept of Abstraction in Africa Arts and its Validity in Contemporary Nigerian Visual Arts, Nigeria Magazine, Vol. 54 (I) 1986; Improving Art Literary Practice in Nigeria: Notes to Non- Artists Art Writers, Nigeria Magazine Vol.54 (4), 1986; A Philosophy of Artistic Creativity: The African Perspective, 1990Special Issue of Nigeria Journal of Art Education Vol. 2(2); Two Propositions on Public Art in Nigeria: Experiences from Edo/Delta Cities, The Eye, 1992; Patterns and Trends of Stylistic Development in contemporary Nigerian Art, Kurio Africana, 1995; Igbesanmwan Goes to Airport Road: A comment on contemporary Benin Wood Carving, USO: Nigerian Journal of Arts, 1996. Major Exh: "Bauchi and Eye," Government Secondary School, Bauchi, 1980; "The Style of Osa Eganwa" in The Arts, Nigeria Television Authority Benin Exhibition/ Interview Documentary Nationwide telecast, 1982; "Traditional Narrative Painting," University of Benin, 1982; "Images of Thought," Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre, Benin City, 1986; "Osa Egonwa: Recent Drawings and Paintings," National Museum, Benin City, 1990; "Images of the Nigerian Nation," (Society of Nigerian Artists), National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, 1990; "Homage-Art-Grads UNN Jubilee Exhibition" Nsukka, March 1991, Italian Cultural Institute, May 1991; "Society through the Eye of the Artists" NSA Official Exhibition, Creative Arts Centre, Benin City, 1991, "Development Through Time: Exhibition of Art Works, Delta State University 1st Convocation, 1994; "Best Art 1994" Exhibition of Drawings and Prints for Atuwase II, Onobrakpeya and Uche Okeke Award in Art, Goethe Institute, Victoria Island, Lagos, 1994; "Visual Banquet," Delta State University, 1995. hob: preaching the Word of God, writing,, folklore narration, off: Delta State University, Abraka. res: Flat B/10, Campus I, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, tel: 054-66186.
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