Painter Address: Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA. Birth: February 25, 1956, in Oyo, Oyo State. Training: Studied with Alaye, a Yoruba sculptor; BA, University of Ife, 1977; MFA, University of Benin, 1982. Profile: Full name, Moyosore Okediji; lecturer, NYSC, Anambra State College of Education, Awka, 1977-1978; graduate assistant, Department of Fine Arts, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1978-1982; lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1982-1989; visiting lecturer, University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, 1986-1987; senior lecturer, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, from 1989; researched indigenous pigments; organized exhibitions; poster designer; an exponent of Onaism; founding and current editor of 356 Okediji Kurio Africa; Journal of Art and Criticism, Ile-Ife, from 1989. Member: Arts Council of the African Studies Association; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Nigerian Studies," Africa Centre, London, August-September 1983. "Beyond Visualore," Oduduwa Hall, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1984. "Circlescope," University Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, April 24-30, 1989. "From Oil to Soil," Kave Cultural Centre, Ibadan, December 1989. Group Exhibitions NYSC Group Exhibition, British Council, Enugu, 1978. MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Benin, Benin City, 1982. International Poster Exhibition, Oduduwa Hall, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1984. "Contemporary Arts from Nigeria," The Bistro in The Conservatory, London, 1989. "1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Ife Art," Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, February 20-25, 1989. "Ona 1Maiden Exhibition," Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, March 6-20, 1989. "1990 Exhibition of Contemporary Yoruba Art," School of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, April 24-29, 1990. "Pushing the Limits of Vision: Select Paintings and Drawings," Lagos, September 6-9, 1989. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Reflections from Africa," Onira Arts Africa, Ottawa, Canada, April 5-20, 1990. "Ona 2: Radiance of Rhythms," National Museum, Lagos, September 28-October 5, 1990. Writings by the Artist The Art of Akinola Lasekan. BA thesis, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1977. [unpublished]. Local Materials in Painting. MFA thesis, University of Benin, Benin City, 1982. [unpublished]. "Yoruba Paintmaking Tradition," Nigeria Magazine (Lagos) 54 (2): 19-16, April-June 1986. illus., bibliog. Orisa Mythomural Designs. Paper presented at the Third International Congress on Orisa Worship, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1986. [unpublished]. [Editor]. Yoruba Images: Essays in Honour of Lamidi Fakeye. Ile-Ife: Ife Humanities Sodety, 1988. 158pp. illus. "Facts and Figures: Form of Fakeye's Figments," pages 135-156. In: Yoruba Images: Essays in Honour of Lamidi Fakeye, Ile-Ife, Ife Humanities Sodety, 1988. "Orisaikire Painting School in Ile-Ife," Kurio Africana; Journal of Artand Criticism (Ile- Ife) 1 (1): 116-129, 1989. bibliog. "Onaism in The Nucleus," Kurio Africana; Journal of Art and Criticism (Ile-Ife) 1 (2): 89- 99, 1989. [Introduction] 1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Ife-Art: Catalogue, February 20-25, 1989 / Ona Artists in Collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. [Ile-Ife: Ona Artists, 1989. [Introduction] 1990 Exhibition of Contemporary Yoruba Art; [held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, April 24-29, 1990]. Ile-Ife: Ona Artists, 1990. Ona2: Radiance of Rhythms: An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, Drawings andCeramic Sculptures; [exhibition held at the National Museum, Lagos, September 28- October 5, 1990] / text by Moyo Okediji. [Ile-Ife: Ona Artists, 1990]. 22pp. Awards & Honors Graduate fellowship, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1980-1982.
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