NWAKA, Chike




Cartoonist, Painter Address: Department of Art Education, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, Enugu State. Birth: March 15, 1954. Training: OND and HND, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1978, specializing in painting. Profile: Worked with Grafik Advertising Associates, Lagos; senior lecturer, art education, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1979-1989; consultant cartoonist, Daily StarGroup of Newspapers, Enugu, 1981-1984; freelance artist, Enugu. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Synthetic Stone Paintings," State Central Library, Enugu, February 18-22, 1985. Group Exhibitions FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Meeting Point," British Council, Enugu, April27-May 1, 1987. "French Week '87," French Cultural Centre, Enugu, May 26-31, 1987. "Paintings by Hassan Aliyu, Ayodele Elebute, ChikeNwaka and John Onobrakpeya," National Gallery of Crafts&Design, Lagos, July 21-Aueust 6, 1988. Awards & Honors Best final year student in fine arts, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1978. Writings by the Artist Cheeky Chyke Meets the President. Enugu: Wits Publications, 1989. Public Collections National Gallery of Crafts&Design, Lagos. Acrylic: 'The Xylophonist," 1988. Bibliography Paintings by Hassan Aliyu, Ayodele Elebute, Chike Nwaka and John Onobrakpeya; [exhibition held at the National Gallery of Crafts & Design, Lagos, July 21- August 6, 1988]. Lagos: National Council for Arts&Culture, 1988.
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