IDUGIE, Friday




Painter, Sculptor Address: School of Art & Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State. Birth: May 15, 1952, in Umelu, Benin City, Edo State. Training: OND, 1976 and HND, 1979, Auchi Polytechnic, specializing in sculpture. Profile: Full name, Friday Izevbigie Idugie; assessor, art and craft, for teacher's certificate grade II, Bendel State, 1982-1986; assistant chief/ acting head, Department of Sculpture & Ceramics, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, from 1990. Member: Nigerian Society for Education Through Art; Society of Nigerian Artists. Group Exhibitions "National Art Institutions Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, January 11-26, 1980. "Jaycees University of Benin Art Exhibition," Benin City, June-August, 1985. "NSEA Fourth National Conference Exhibition," Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, September 23-25, 1985. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," Lugard Hall, Kaduna, September26- October 1, 1985. Second Biennial Art Exhibition, Havana, Cuba, November 1986. "Art as Technology," Federal University of Technology, Akure, November 1-7, 1987. "INSEA88," University of Lagos, Lagos, August 7-12, 1988. "Hilton Art Expo," Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, Abuja, May-June 1989. 'Towards 21st Century Art," Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, September 8-13, 1989; National Gallery of Crafts & Design, Lagos, October 18-27, 1990. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Vision for Excellence," Home Design Centre, Lagos, December 16-23, 1989. "Images of the Nigerian Nation," National Theatre, Lagos, September 29-October 1, 1990. "Art as Technology," Federal University of Technology, Akure, November 1-3, 1990. Commissions Metal sculpture, "Technology," Bida Polytechnic, Bida, 1986. Metal sculptures, "Annunciation" and "Miracle at Canna," Benedictine Monastery, Ewu, Edo State, 1988. Awards & Honors Best artist of the year, School of Art & Design, Auchi Polytechnic, 1978; principal's prize for excellence, Auchi Polytechnic, 1979. Public Collections National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Wood sculpture: "Cripple," 1980; metal sculpture, "Gwari Maiden," 1990.
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