ODO, Greg

Painter Address: c/o Emeka Odo, Daily Times, New Isheri Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. Birth- May 25, 1963, in Ehalumona, near Nsukka, Enugu btate. Training: BA, University of Nigeria, 1985, specializing in English; selftaught artist; participated in third printmaking workshop, University of Nigeria, 1987. Profile: Full name, Gregory Okoafo Odo; edited and illustrated The Muse, University of Nigeria, 1982-1985; taught English, Federal Training Centre, Maiduguri, 1985-1986; artist-in-residence, Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, 1986-1988; designed 5uW 5gfQ Odo 317 Government House theater productions, Enugu, and Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; teacher, secondary schools, Nsukka, 1989-1991; editor of Anthill Annual. Solo Exhibitions "Regeneration," United Nations Information Centre, Lagos, July 1989. Group Exhibitions "Nigerian-German Prints," Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 1986; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, November 5-19, 1986; Hamburg, 1986. "Original Prints from the Third Nsukka Workshop, 1987," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 29-November 2, 1987; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, November 4-18, 1987; University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1987. "Art and the Cycle of Life," British Council, Enugu, November 30-December 4, 1987. "Art on the Street," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 1-6, 1988. Writings by the Artist "Sam Ovraiti: Impermanent Landscapes," Daily Times (Lagos) May 12, 1990, page 11. "Ovraiti Captures Nigeria in 'Transient Moment,'" Evening Times (Lagos) May 14, 1990, page 5. Awards & Honors British Council prize, best creative writer, University of Nigeria silver jubilee celebration, 1985. Public Collections Enugu State Council for Arts & Culture, Enugu. British Council, Enugu. Bibliography Art and the Circle [sic: CycleJ of Life: An Exhibition of Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures I Greg Odo, Okay Ikenegbu; [held at the British Council, Enugu, November 30- December 4, 1987] / introduction by Chike C. Aniakor. Enugu: Greg Odo and Okay Ikenegbu, 1987 (Enugu: SNAAP Press). 10pp. illus. Reviewed: Chike Aniakor, "Encounter with Creativity," Daily Star (Enugu) December 19, 1987; Mike Adonu, "Flashback to Odo-Ikenegbu Exhibition," The Guardian (Lagos) January 30, 1988; Nnia-Steve Emesih, "Artist's Showcase," Daily Star (Enugu) January 30, 1988. Art on the Street: An Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings by Olu Oguibe and Greg Odo, February 1-6, 1988, Oputa Street, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; I foreword by Obiora Udechukwu. Nsukka: [Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria], 1988. [folder], illus. Reviewed: Ike Okonta, "Testament of a Lost Generation," African Concord (Lagos) March 1, 1988; M. Ojielo, "Two of a Kind," Community Concord (Lagos) March 2-8, 1988; E. C. Ejiogu, "Art Takes to the Streets," West Africa (London) no. 3681: 414-415, March 7, 1988. Oguibe, Olu. "Violence and Creativity: The Paintings of Greg Odo," West Africa (London)) 3691: 836, May 9, 1988. illus. Adonu, Mike. "Looking for some Poetry to Paint," The Guardian (Lagos) August 27, 1988, page 7. Regeneration; [exhibition of paintings, drawing, poetry, held at the United Nations Information Centre, Lagos, July 1989] / essays, "The Triumph of the Beautiful," by Olu Oguibe and "The Bond of Regeneration," by Greg Odo. 8pp. illus. Reviewed: Uche Nduka, "Greg Odo in a Carnival of Joy," Daily Times (Lagos) July 22, 1989, page 17; Ike Okonta, "The Notes of a 'Native Son'," The Observer (Benin City) July 26, 1989; Aloysius Ibeabuchi, "Original Works of Odo," Lagos Weekend (Lagos) July 28, 1989; Aloysius Ibeabuchi, "Greg Odo Exhibits," Evening Times (Lagos) July 29, 1989.
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