Graphic Artist Birth: In Oshogbo, Oshun State. Training: Attended Oshogbo art workshops, Oshogbo, 1964; learned monoprint technique in Ru van Rossem's graphic workshop, Ile-Ife, 1974. Profile: Acted and danced with the Duro Ladipo Theatre Company, 1962; traveled to Berlin Theatre Festival, 1964 and Commonwealth Festival, England, 1965;helped form the Ogun Timehin art workshop, Ile-Ife, an association of Oshogbo artists, 1973;worked with Muraina Oyelami in the music and drama departments, University of Ife, Ile-Ife. Mayakiri 275 Solo Exhibitions Goethe Institute, Lagos, June 5-11, 1974. Goethe Institute, Lagos, February 11-27, 1976. Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1980. Group Exhibitions "Prints," Goethe Institute, Lagos, December 1-7, 1971. "Oshogbo Artists," Goethe Institute, Lagos, November 12-18, 1972. Goethe Institute, Lagos, October 3-12, 1973. "Tradition and Change in Yoruba Art," E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California, USA, March 9-April 14, 1974. Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1975. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977 "Graphikaus Nigeria," organized by the Goethe Institute, Lagos, toured Germany for two years, 1978-1979. "Twenty Years of Oshogbo Art," Goethe Institute, Lagos, 1980. Goethe Institute, Lagos, March 10-23, 1984. "Iwalewa: Afrikanische Kunst Heute," Stadtische Galerie, Regensburg, Germany, June 9-30, 1985. "Oshogbo Art," Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, July 4-29, 1985; Commonwealth Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 12-31, 1985. Guild Gallery, London, November 3-6, 1986. "Ife Group of Artists," Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, May 13, 1987. "Wooden Sculptures by Anthony O. Efionayi and Drawings by Tijani Mayakiri," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, June 1987. "Art from the African Diaspora: Becoming Visible," Aljira, Newark, New Jersey, USA, February 12-March 13, 1988. "Ife Group of Artists," Goethe Institute, Lagos, May 11, 1988. "Zeitgenossische Nigerianische Kunst," Bonn, Bocholt, and Monchengladbach, Germany, July-October 1989. "Contemporary Arts from Western Nigeria," Zamana Gallery, London, October 27, 1988-January 8, 1989. "Contemporary Art from Western Nigeria," Africa Centre, London, June 19-July 13, 1990. Public Collections Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany. Monoprints: "Bata Dancer," "Chief Apena of Ogboni," "Obatala at the Meeting," "Obatala and Olodumare," "Obatala Returns from Ogo," "Elder One," "Priest," "State Drummer," "The Couple," 'The Mask," "Three Wise Man"; linoprint: "God of Farm"; monotypes: "Iya Sango," "Late Mother of my Great Master," "Nanabuku Priest," "Noble Gorilla," "The Late Ajagemo of Ede," "The Masquerade Festival"; linocuts: "Obatala Priest," "Orisa Ogiyan Priest," "Osun Festival," and "Sango Priest." Mbari Art, Washington, DC. Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany. Print from the back: "Two Emirs from the Northern States"; drawings from the back: "King Oranmiyan," "The Great Ancestor," "The King and his Power," "Ibadan Tribal Mask Priest," "Osun Festival and Egugngun Festival," 'The Drummers and the God of Music," and "The Priest and Iko Osun at Osun Festival"; woodcuts: "Lucky Parents," "The Couple Going to the Party," "Professional Dancer," "Three African Children," "Bata Dancer," and "The Couple at Dance."
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