NWOGU, Geoffrey

Sculptor Address: 79 Jules Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94112. Birth: January 28, 1949, in Umuocham, Ihitte, Ezinhitte, Mbaise Division, Imo State. Training: Self-taught; father and grandfather were carvers; also trained with Long-John Mbazuigwe; influenced by Chief S. A. O. Chukueggu. Profile: Sometimes referred to as Geoffrey Nwaogu; cultural assistant/ cultural officer, Ministry of Education & Information, Owerri, 1977- 1983; toured the United States on a Nigerian government grant, 1983- 1985; freelance artist from 1985; conducts weekly demonstrations on how art is made, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, USA, 1988-1989. Member: Mbaise Arts Association. Solo Exhibitions "Win the War," Aboh Mbaise City Hall, Aboh Mbaise, February 16-20, 1967. San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA, September 1983. Grand Oak Gallery, Oakland, California, USA, December 1983. KabukiGallery, San Francisco, California, USA, December1983. Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA, April 1984. San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA, August 1984. Chiappolini Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA, July 1990. Group Exhibitions "Eastern Nigeria Festival of the Arts," Enugu, 1966. "Exhibition of Wood Carvings from Mbaise," Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 11-21, 1971. "Mbari," British Council, Enugu, 1972. All-African Trade Fair, Nairobi, Kenya, February 1972. "Exhibition of Sculptures at the Hotel Presidential, Enugu," Enugu, September 30- October 4, 1972. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. "Nigerian Contemporary Art Symposium, Nsukka 1976," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 22-25, 1976. "East Zonal Exhibition: Society of Nigerian Artists," Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 25-28, 1978. "An Open Space Exhibition of Sculptures in Memoryof Long-John Ngalome Mbazuigwe II," Culture Division Quadrangle, Owerri, June 11-15, 1979. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. Awards & Honors Imo State Governor's Award for artistic performance, 1982; gold medal, Fuji Museum, Tokyo; Octagon Merit Award, Octagon Friendship Association, Owerri, 1987. Public Collections Government House, Owerri. Sculpture, iroko wood: "Suffering Woman." State House, Lagos. Sculpture, iroko wood: "Imomiriochie," 1980. Bibliography Exhibition of Wood Carvings from Mbaise; [held at Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, March 11-21, 1971] / foreword by Chike Aniakor. [Nsukka: Association of Fine Arts Students, 1971]. 6pp. Exhibition of Sculptures at the Hotel Presidential, Enugu, 30 September-4 October 1972; [sponsored by the Mbari Traditional Art Centre, Eke-Nguru, Mbaise, East Central State]. Enugu: Govt. Printer, 1972. 24pp. illus., ports. An Open Space Exhibition of Sulptures in Memory of Long-John Ngalome Mbazuigwe II, llth-15th June 1979; [exhibition held at the Culture Division Quadrangle, Owerri] / foreword by Kemjika Anoka. [Owerri: Ministry of Education and Information, 1979. 15]pp. illus., port. Cole, Herbert M. "The Survival and Impact of Igbo Mbari," African Arts (Los Angeles) 21 (2): 54-65, February 1988. illus. (some color).
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