Painter, Sculptor Address: 15 Oyedele Ogunniyi Street, Anthony Village, Lagos. Birth: September 26, 1962, in former Bendel State. Training: HND, Benue Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, 1983, specializing in sculpture; BAin fine arts, Ahmadu Bello University, 1987, specializing in painting; attended German/Nigeria workshop conducted by Bern Wolf Dettalbach, Lagos, 1989; attended UNESCO workshop, Federal Ministry of Health, 1989. Profile: Full name, Joseph Oregwere Musa; freelance artist, Lagos, from 1983; director, Joe Musa Gallery, Lagos, 1989; exhibitions extensively reviewed in Nigerian press. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Benue State Art Council, Makurdi, 1981, 1982. National Museum, Lagos, January 14-18, 1989. Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, May 1990. Joe Musa Gallery, Lagos, 1989. Alpha & Omega Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 1990. Black Heritage Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 1990. Goethe Institute, Lagos, April 21-May 1, 1990. Group Exhibitions Benue Arts Council, Makurdi, 1983. National Museum, Lagos, August-September 1982. "Silver Jubilee Exhibition," Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, December 2-5, 1987; National Museum, Lagos, December 1987. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, 1988. "A Grain of Corn," National Museum, Lagos, July 30-August 10, 1988. Musa 283 "An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings," National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, November 11-24, 1988. Salon Exhibition with Professor Ben Enwonwu, Lagos, December 1988. "Art for Art's Sake," Sinsemillia Gallery, Lagos, December 4-22, 1988 "Reflections: An Art Exhibition of the Society of Nigerian Artists," National Arts Theatre, Lagos, December 16-30, 1988. "Nigerian Motifs," Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany, 1989. Black Heritage Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 1989. "German/Nigerian Workshop Exhibition," Goethe Institute and National Museum, Lagos, January-March 1989. "Coloured Concepts," Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, April 25-May 6, 1989. "Visual Arts Workshop for Population," Abeokuta, June 13-15, 1989. O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, October 8-26, 1989. Alpha & Omega Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA, 1990. "Art for Life," National Museum, Lagos, April 19-30, 1990. Commissions Oil paintings on canvas, "Vicissitudes of the Ethereal Realm I" and "Vicissitudes of the Ethereal Realm II," Cosmopolitan Bankshares, Lagos, 1990. Oil painting on canvas, "Transcendental Journey," Vigeo Nig, Lagos, 1990. Dance studies series (18), Dodan Barracks, President's Office, Lagos, 1988. "In the Beginning," presentation for visiting President of Cote d'lvoire, 1988. Awards & Honors Best student prize, sculpture, Benue Polytechnic, 1983; NYSC State Award, 1984; first prize, painting, Ahmadu Bello University, 1987; International Art Competition merit award, 1989. Public Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Oil paintings on canvas: "Studies of Women" and "Ynusory Syllogisms I, II, III." National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Oil painting on canvas: "African Diaspora," 1988. National Museum, Lagos. Oil painting on canvas: "Dance Studies," 1989. Bibliography AGrain of Corn, An Exhibition of Paintings by Aliyu Hassan and Joe Musa, at the National Museum, Onikan, July 30-August 10, 1988. [Lagos: Federal Department of Culture, 1988]. 14pp. illus., port. Reviewed: Richard Mofe Damijo, "Art Exhibition," National Concord (Lagos) July 26, 1988; "A Grain of Corn," The Punch (Lagos) July 30, 1988; Adamson Momoh, "Man's Aspiration in a Grain of Corn," Daily Times (Lagos) July 30, 1988, page 5; Joe Dudun, "A Grain of Corn: Finding Answers in Pictures," The Punch (Lagos) August 6, 1988, page 10; Toyin Ogunsakin, "Grain of Corn Exhibition: Artists Preach Harmony in Contrasting Styles," The Guardian (Lagos) August 6, 1988, page 17; Paschal Anyaso, "The Colour of Hope," The Guardian (Lagos) August 7, 1988; Tunde Olanipekun, "Two Perspectives," Lagos Life (Lagos) August 11-17, 1988; Gbile Oshadipe, "A Grain of Corn in Two Perspectives," Lagos Life (Lagos) August 17, 1988; Funnso Ogunlade, "The Good, The Ugly," African Concord (Lagos) September 6, 1988; "Grain of Corn: Young Artistes Mirror Society on Canvas," ThisWeek (Lagos) September 19, 1988. An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures &Drawings by Chris Ebigbo, Joe Musa and Stella Mordi; [held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, November 11-24, 1990]. Lagos: The National Gallery of Modern Art, Federal Department of Culture, National Theatre, 1988. 16pp. port. Reviewed: "FDC Hosts Exhibiting Trio," The Guardian (Lagos) November 8, 1988; "Painting Impressions in Art: Musa and Mordi," The Punch (Lagos) November 12, 1988; Basil Chukwuezi, "National Gallery Presents Harvest of Variety," The Guardian (Lagos) November 284 Ndubisi 17 1988; "A Creative Triumvirate," Vanguard (Lagos) November 17, 1988; Alvan Eq'uzie, "Culture Department Fuses Diverse Art Expressions," Daily Champion (Lagos) November 19, 1988; Kodilinye Obiagwu, "A Trinity of Forms," Times International (Lagos) November 28, 1988; Ben Nwanne with Tokunboh Francis, "One Art, Keeps Us Together. . .," Quality (Lagos) December 1, 1988; Adamson Momoh, "A Duo's Impressions," Daily Times (Lagos) January 21, 1989, page 5. Art for Art's Sake: Sinsemillia Gallery Opening Exhibition, 4-22 Dec. 1988. Lagos: Sinsemillia Gallery, 1988. 8pp. illus. [Noneby Musa]. "Revolution or Renaissance: Young Artists Take Centre Stage," Times International (Lagos) January 16, 1989, page 34+. Coloured Concepts: An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Mixed Techniques of Hassan Aliyu &Joe Musa; [held at the Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, April 25-May 6, 1989]. Lagos: Soviet Cultural Centre, 1989. 16pp. illus., port. Reviewed: Adamson Momoh, "Society Motivates Me-Aliyu," Daily Times (Lagos) April 22, 1989; "Coloured Concepts at Soviet Centre," Daily Champion (Lagos) April 22, 1989; Paschal Anyaso, "Decadence in Art," The Guardian (Lagos) May 7, 1989, page B8; Joe Dudun, "Colour Concept of Ideas," The Punch (Lagos) May 12, 1989; DiliOjukwu, "Quest for a Romantic Ideal," African Guardian (Lagos) May 29, 1989; Funmi Jibowu, "Nature in Painting," NewFrontier (Lagos?) May 31, 1989; Kodilinye Obiagwu, "A Touch of Colour," Times International (Lagos) July 10, 1989, page 8. All of the following entries are reviews of Musa's exhibition at the Goethe Institute, Lagos, April 21-May 1, 1990: Anikulapo, Jahman. "Resilient Goethe Institute Dares Again," Guardian Express (Lagos) April 18, 1990. Anikulapo, Jahman. "Joe Musa's Date at Goethe," The Guardian (Lagos) April 20, 1990. Nwaobi, John. "Musa's Suggestive Strokes and Streaks of Paints," Vanguard (Lagos) April 26, 1990. Ezeani, Andy Ike. "So Sketchy, Yet Very Intense," Daily Champion (Lagos) April 27, Akanni, Fred. "JoeMusa: Magic and Mythical Energies in Art," Sunday Champion (Lagos) May 6, 1990. Edah, Rita Ese. "Joe Musa: Dancing Through the Message," Sunday Magazine (Lagos) May 6, 1990, page 14. Njoagwuani, Augustine. "Season for Art," The Financial Post (Lagos) May 12, 1990. Nwanne, Ben. "Rooting Art in Culture," Quality (Lagos) May 17, 1990, page 25. Agbor, Ajan &Chris Abili. "Joe Musa," Newswatch (Lagos) 11 (19): 54, May 7, 1990. Anikulapo, Jahman. "Confluenceof Trado-African Rites," The Guardian (Laeos) May 12, 1990.
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