Painter Address: Baffles Art Gallery, 24A Oyegunwa Street, Alasia, Ladipo Estate, Ikeja, Lagos. Birth: August 1, 1957, in Iyin Ekiti, Ondo State. Training: OND, 1981 and HND, 1984, Yaba College of Technology. 386 Olanipekun Profile: Full name, Babatunde Olanipekun; employed, West African Examinations Council, Lagos, and the Nigerian Televsion Authority, Akure; graphic designer/art critic, Guardian Newspapers, Lagos; public relations officer, Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos State Chapter; art columnist, Evening Times, Lagos; director, Baffles Art Gallery, Lagos. Member: Sodety of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Impressions," Assodated Ore Mining Company, Okene, May 1985. "Genesis," Kwara State Coundl for Arts & Culture, Ilorin, July 1985. Group Exhibitions National Gallery for Crafts & Design, Lagos, 1985. "Lagos Expo '86 Trade Fair," Ocean View Plaza, Lagos, 1986. World Trade Fair, Barcelona, Spain, July 1986. El Ferolint Trade Fair, La Coruna, Spain, August 1986. "Sinsemillia Art Expo," Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, September 18-20, 1986. "Exhibition of Wood Carvings, Stone Carvings & Paintings," National Gallery of Crafts & Design, Lagos, January 22-February 7, 1987. "Towards a Greater Nation," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 5-19, 1987. "Echoes of Our Past," Sinsemillia Art Expo, Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, September 1987. "Manifestations," National Oil and Chemical Company, Lagos, November 1987. National Museum, Lagos, February 1988. "Reflections: An Art Exhibition of the Sodety of Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, December 16-30, 1988. "Hilton Art Expo," Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, Abuja, May-June1989. World Festival of Youth Art, Bulgaria, 1989. "A Visual Experience," Flower Blossom Exhibition, Lagos, 1989. Exhibition of Art Works, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1989. Exhibition of Young Artists, Jazz 38, Lagos, 1989. "Creative Dialogue: SNAat 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November27-December 10, 1989. Sodety of American Women Exhibition, Lagos, March 1990. "Images of the Nigerian Nation," NationalTheatre, Lagos, September 29- October 13, 1990. "Tonic Embrace," National Museum, Lagos, October 6-18, 1990. Ninth National Festival of Arts and Culture, Kaduna, December 13-19, 1990. Writings by the Artist "National Oil Fuel Flows for Young Painters," The Guardian (Lagos) August 9, 1986. "People and Feelings Turn out N18,000 for Artists," The Guardian (Lagos) September 20, 1986. "Kiddies go to the Roots. . . to Prove a Point," Guardian Express (Lagos) Thursday, March 5, 1987. "Bisi Fakeye: Out to be Different," The Guardian (Lagos) September 10, 1988, page "Ezeudu Provokes Thoughts Through 'Mind's Eye'," Lagos Life (Lagos) January 5-January 11, 1989. "New Style of Sales for Arts," Lagos Life (Lagos) April 20-April 26, 1989, page 7. "Close-up on Bunmi," [Bunmi Babatunde]. Evening Times (Lagos) November 8, 1990, page 2. "The Girls Are Coming," Evening Times (Lagos) November22, 1990. Olaniyi 387 Awards & Honors Kwara State National Youth Service Corps Award for Distinguished Corpers, 1984- 1985. Public Collections National Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos.
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