ODUNLADE, Tunde

Graphic Artist, Textile Artist Address: Tunde ArtCentre, PA No. 1, Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State. Birth: November 26, 1954, in Ile-Ife, Oshun State. Training: Studied art under Yinka Adeyemi, Oshogbo, 1973-1974; and in Ogun Timehin art workshop, Oshogbo, 1974-1975. Profile: Full name, Tunde Samuel Odunlade; worked with Ademola Onibonokuta's musical group; formed "DuDu Arts Group," organizing art exhibitions and musical shows; member, National Drama troupe, which performed during FESTAC '77; illustrated works by Cyprian Ekwensi and poetry collections; workshop demonstrations, colleges in Nigeria and USA, 1978-1987; artist-inresidence, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1989; artistic director, Toki Memorial Art Centre, Ibadan; specializes in batiks, linocut, and woodcut prints. Solo Exhibitions Artists' Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1975. Federal Government College, Sokoto, 1978. College of Education, Sokoto, 1978, 1980 and 1981. Bakolori Dam Project, Talata Mafara, Sokoto, 1979. Education Centre, Ministry of Education, Maiduguri, 1981-1982. London School of Economics, London, 1981. Gardner Centre for the Arts, University of Sussex, Sussex, England, 1981. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, 1982. World Congress Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1984. University of Exeter, Exeter, England, 1985. Frames and Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1985. Civic Centre, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 1985. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 1985. Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, 1986. Birmingham Frames and Arts Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 1986. Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1987. Gallery 69, Bronx, New York, USA, 1987, 1989. s Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1987. "Tunde Odunlade Batiks and Prints," 16Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, November 11-30, 1988. The Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York, December 1988. "Tunde Odunlade, Nigerian Artist," African Connections Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 19-April 2, 1989. 'Tunde Odunlade, NigerianArtist," USIS, Ibadan, May7-21, 1989. The Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NewYork, USA, February 3-25, 1990. Group Exhibitions "Afrika hat Viele Gesichter: Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus 28 Landern," Museum Rade, Naturpark Oberalster, Hamburg, Germany, 1976. National Museum, Jos, 1977, 1981 and 1982. Odunlade 319 Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1976, 1977 and 1979. British Council, Kaduna, 1979. OyoState Council for Arts &Culture, Ibadan, June-July 1979. Alliance Francaise, Ibadan, 1986. "Art from the African Diaspora: Becoming Visible," Aljira, Newark, NewJersey, USA, February 12-March 13, 1988. "Uhuru: African and American Art Against Apartheid," CityWithout Walls Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, USA, February17-March 31, 1988. "Young Artists 1988," Whitney Young Resource Centre, USIS, Lagos, May 7-31, 1988. "Artists of Africa," Tudor Hall, Montreal, Canada, November 29-December 9, 1989. [traveled to Ottawa and Knowlton, Canada, 1989-1990]. "The Spirituality of Black Art," Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, New York, December 1989-March 1990. Black Arts Studio &Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, March 1990. "Brothers at the Crossroads," St. Albans Family Life Center, St. Albans, New York, USA, May 1-31, 1990. "Recent Works by Eleven African Artists Showing Continued Oshogbo Influence," Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NewYork, USA, July 7-29, 1990. "Yoruba Undercurrent," Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, New York, USA, December 1990. Commissions Christmas card designs for Sendjoy, Wappingers Falls, New York. Awards & Honors Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award, 1986. Public Collections SpelmanCollege, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. State House, Lagos. World Bank, Washington, DC. Prints: "Oath" and "Eyo Masquerade." Bibliography Oyelola, Pat. 'Tunde Odunlade and Ademola Akintola." [review of an exhibition held at the Cultural Centre, Ibadan, June-July 1979]. New Culture (Ibadan)1 (9): 21, August 1979. Burge, Kimberly A. "Artis a Vehicle," Collegian (Amherst, MA) April 18, 1985. Pruitt, Sharon Yvette. Perspectives in the Study ofNigerian Kuntu Art: A Traditionalist Style in Contemporary African Visual Expression. PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1985. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1987. See pages 495-508 for interview. Tunde Odunlade, Nigerian Artist. Bronx, New York: Gallery 69, 1987. [9]pp. illus., port. Young Artists: 1988; [exhibition held at the Whitney Young Resource Centre, USIS, Lagos, May 7-31, 1988]. Lagos: Whitney Young Resource Centre, 1988. 12pp. illus. Scott, Victoria and Victor Davson. Uhuru: African and American Art Against Apartheid; [exhibition held at the City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, February 17-March 31, 1988. Newark, NT]: City Without Walls, 1988. [12]pp. illus. [None by Odunlade]. "Gems byYu Ji, Nigerian Linocuts at New Gallery," Woodstock Times (Woodstock, NY) 2, December 1, 1988, page 18. Kazzim, Omololu. "Conversation with Tunde Odunlade," National Concord (Lagos) March [?], 1989. "ArtistBrings Dimension to Traditions of Batik," The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) March 21, 1989, page 3F. "Nigerian Artist to Hold Workshops," Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL) April 4, 1989, page 18. Artists ofAfrica; [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. port. Reviewed: Ann Duncan, "Third World Will Benefit from African Art Exhibit," The Gazette (Montreal), November 29, 1989. Laniyan, Tunde. "The Mediums of Odunlade's Art," Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan)June 1990, page 10.
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