OKPE, Christopher Anthony

Sculptor Address: Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Birth: February 17, 1961, in Otukpa, Benue State. Training: BA, Ahmadu Bello University, 1982, specializing in sculpture; MA, Ahmadu Bello University, 1986. Profile: Full name, Christopher Anthony; lecturer, NYSC, College of Education, Ilorin, 1982-1983; lecturer, Federal College of Education, Kontagora, 1983-1984; lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 1984; acting head, sculpture section. Member: Sodety of Nigerian artists. Solo Exhibitions Department of Fine Arts, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1982. "Finishings in Sculpture," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1986. Group Exhibitions NYSC Tenth Anniversary, Police Officers Mess, Ilorin, 1983. College of Education, Kontagora, 1984. "Private Collection," Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, 1986. "Living With Art," Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, 1987. "Artstaff '87," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, July 1987. "Woodworks," Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, 1988. "Fine and Applique '88," Plateau State Arts Coundl, Jos, June 1988 "Images of the Mind," Grange Museum of Community History, London, 1989. "Caribbean Month," Southend Central Library, Essex, England, 1989. "Zaria Art School," National Gallery of Crafts&Design, Lagos, 1990. "The Art of Craft," Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, 1990. "Artifacts," Avant Garde Gallery, Kaduna, 1990. Commissions Nigerian Coat of Arms, Federal Capital, Abuja, 1986. [joint]. Awards & Honors Cyprian Ihieaji sculpture prize, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1982; National Arts Coundl sculpture prize, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1982. Public Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Sculptures: "Form Synthesis," 1982 and "African Elephant," 1982.
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