OYEOKU Okpan

Ceramicist Address: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. Birth: July 8, 1949, in Ohafia, Abia State. Training: BA in fine arts, University of Nigeria, 1976, specializing in ceramics; PGDE, University of Jos, 1981;MA in ceramics, Ahmadu Bello University, 1984; participated in fourth printmaking workshop, University of Nigeria, 1990. Profile: Full name, Okpan Klu Oyeoku; lecturer, ceramics, Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Kano campus, 1976; senior lecturer, ceramics, College of Education, Akwanga, 1977-1987; lecturer, ceramics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 1987. Member: Ceramic Association of Nigeria; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Exhibition of Ceramics," National Museum, Jos, July 15-30, 1985. Group Exhibitions "Exhibition of Ceramics and Sculpture," Municipal Hall, Owerri, August 1976. "Independence Exhibition," Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, October 1976. British Council, Kano, July 1977. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, July 1984. National Museum, Jos, July 1985. "SSART Exhibition 1988," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, June 17-24, 1988. "Omenka Artists Maiden Exhibition," Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre, Enugu, December 19-21, 1989. "Prints from Nsukka: Fourth Printmaking, 1990," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, January 29-February 2, 1990; Achebe Symposium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 12-14, 1990;Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, March 21-April 3, 1990. Awards & Honors First and second prizes, painting and drawing, East Central State Zonal Festival of the Arts, 1971. Writings by the Artist "Clays and Pottery in Afikpo-South Eastern Nigeria," Nigerian Field (Ibadan) 47: 27- 38, 1982. [Together with I. Arua].
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