Textile Artist Address: 83 Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. Birth: September 22, 1963, in Akwete, Imo State. Training: Learned weaving from her mother, beginning at age eight; BSc, economics, University of Lagos, 1987; MSc in management, University of Lagos, 1990. Profile: Full name, Ihuoma Kay Erewarisie Kamalu; uses large, handmade wooden vertical loom; designs are extensions of Yoruba akwete designs that have been enlarged or multiplied in different orders and sequences. Solo Exhibitions Westbourne Gallery, London, September 9-27, 1986. "Akwete Hand Woven Textiles from Nigeria," Black-Art Gallery, London, January 1989. Westbourne Gallery, London, October 1989. Group Exhibitions "Nigerian Textile Exhibition," Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, 1984. Commonwealth Festival of Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986. Third International Trade Fair, Lome, Togo, November 1987. "An Exhibition of Paintings and Hand-Woven Textiles by Hassan Aliyu and Ihuoma Kay Kamalu," National Theatre, Lagos, December 11-24, 1987. Sinsemillia Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, October 1988. Public Collections Goethe Institute, Lagos. "Okwa," 1987. Goethe Institute, London. "Dada Mwakata" and "Rekereke," 1989. Bibliography Coker, Ade. "Keeping the Tradition Alive," Artrage (London) (14), autumn 1986. An Exhibition ofPaintings and Hand-Woven Textiles by Hassan Aliyu and Ihuoma Kay Kamalu, sponsored by the National Gallery ofModern Art, Federal Department of Culture, National Theatre. Lagos: [s.n., 1987]. 24pp. illus. Ewens, Graeme. "Akwete, A Weaving Language," African Sunrise (London) 3 (2): 10- 11, 1989. illus. (color). Solanke, Adeola. "Akwete Weaver in Solo Show," [review of an exhibition held at the Black-Art Gallery, London, January 1989]. West Africa (London) no. 3726: 90, January 16-22, 1989. illus. Solanke, Adeola. "Weaving a New Pattern," Morning Star (London) January 18, 1989. illus.
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