Graphic Artist, Muralist, Painter, Sculptor, Textile Artist Address: 3913 West 27th Street, Apt. 5, Los Angeles, California 90018, USA. Birth: June 22, 1951 in Iseyin, Oyo State. Training: Studied with Tunde Allen-Taylor at his studio in Ibadan, 1970; studied fine arts, Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan, 1972; apprentice, Demola Onibonokuta's Adimula Art Institute, Ibadan, 1972. Profile: Full name, Taju Akanbi Mohibi; freelance artist, Ibadan; trained apprentices in his own studio, 1974-1978; conducted workshops in Nigerian colleges and art institutions, 1974-1984; resident program consultant, Obanta Monument, Ijebu-Ode, 1985- 1986; artist-in-residence, Shaka International Art Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1986; batik and basket weaving instructor, Arizona, California, and Maryland, USA, 1986-1988; creative director, Obatala's Productions, Los Angeles, California, USA, from 1986; art director, Rhythms of the Village Art Center and African Dance Company, Los Angeles, USA, from 1988; art instructor, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, USA, from 1987; musician, dancer, actor, playwright and storyteller. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1972, 1973. Advance Teachers Training College, Port Harcourt, April 1974. British Council, Ibadan, 1976. Village Gate Pavillion, Lagos, 1978. "Dudu Arts Exhibition of Traditional Values," National Museum Craft Village, Lagos, 1981. "Experimentation of Creations," Taffa Q Club House, Kano, November 25- December 31, 1982. Theatre Festival, Kazincahbareika, Hungary, June 30-July 4, 1984. Youth Centre, Debrecen, Hungary, August 20, 1985. "African Art: New Dimensions," USIS, Lagos, May 1987. Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak, Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 1987. Mother Africa Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 28, 1988. "African Concepts," Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, USA, September 17, 1989. World Peace Art, Oakland Zoo Park, Oakland, California, USA, May 26, 1990. 280 Mohibi Group Exhibitions Commonwealth Art Festival, East Berlin, Germany, 1973. Government Trade Centre, Ijebu-Ode, December 1974. Coronation Ceremony, Alake of Egbaland, Abeokuta, 1974. Dudu Arts Association, Jos, 1975. "Five Rivers State Artists," Contemporary Arts Gallery, Rivers State Council for Arts & Culture, Port Harcourt, 1976. Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1976. "Afrika hat Viele Gesichter: Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus 28 Landern," Museum Rade, Hamburg, Germany, 1976. "Dudu Arts Association on Tour," Rivers State Arts Council, Port Harcourt, 1977. Jos Museum, Jos, April 1978. Polo Club, Jos, 1980. "Gone are the Isapadays," National Museum, Lagos, 1981. Fourth Shaka International Liberation Day Celebration, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 1988. "Africa Not a Continent Away," Los Angeles, California, USA, August 16-27, 1989. "World of Creativity," Altadena, California, USA, December 17, 1989. "Artists of Africa," Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada, November 29-December 9, 1989. [traveled to Ottawa and Knowlton, 1989-1990]. "Pride in our Roots," Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA, February 1990. "Black History Month," Civic Center, Richmond, California, USA, February 11, 1990. 'The African Diaspora," Rancho Cienega Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 25-September 3, 1990. "Art Teacher Showcase," Pasadena Polytech High School, Pasadena, California, USA, October 28-November 5, 1990. "Rhythms of the Village Art Center," Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 1990. Commissions Mural, Whedah House, Abeokuta, 1973-1975. Murals and metal gate, Club Safari, Mokola, Ibadan, 1975. Mosaic, Village Gate Pavillion, Olodi, Apapa, Lagos, 1978-1980. Mosaic, Bongos Club, Abule Oja, Lagos, 1980. Murals and mosaic, Blue Horse, Olodi, Apapa, 1980. Mural, Taffa Q Club House, Kano, 1989. Bibliography Tomoloju, Ben. "A Leg in the Shrine, A Hand in the Inkpot," The Democrat Weekly (Kaduna) February 28, 1984. Dominic, Joseph. 'Taju Mohibi: Artist, Flutist and Drummer," Lagos Life (Lagos) June 10-17, 1987. Akinosho, Toyin. "Colour Harvest: With Minimum Details, Mohibi Paints His Florid Motifs," [review of exhibition held at USIS, Lagos, May 1987]. ThisWeek (Lagos) June 29, 1987, pages 44-45. Artists of Africa; [exhibition held in cooperation with Carleton University and the Canadian Association of African Studies, Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada, November 29-December 9, 1989. Ottawa: CUSO, 1989]. 18pp. Reviewed: Ann Duncan, 'Third World Will Benefit from African Art Exhibit," The Gazette (Montreal) November 29, 1989.
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