Painter, Sculptor Address: Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos. Birth: July 11, 1958, in Oghagbo-Opoli, Ekpoma Local Government Area, Edo State. Training: OND, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1978; HND, Auchi Polytechnic, 1980, specializing in painting and drawing. Profile: Full name, Michael Akhaine Omoighe; husband of Sonia Omoighe; teacher, Baptist High School, Benin City, 1978-1979; lecturer, painting and drawing, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 1980-1981; Lagos State Government College, Ojo, 1981-1986; prindpal instructor, Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, from 1986; attended German/Nigerian workshop conducted by Bern Wolf Dettlebach, Lagos, 1989; toured northern Nigeria which inspired the paintings for his 1990 exhibition "Journeys Thru the Savannah"; executed portraits of Nigerians as private commissions. Member: Sodety of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions Graduation Exhibition, Auchi, July 1980. National Theatre, Lagos, December 1982. Goethe Institute, Lagos, October 1983. Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, October 1984. "Harmony in Nature: An Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, March 5-19, 1988. Alliance Francaise, Kano, September 1990. "Journeys Thru the Savannah," Didi Museum, Lagos, November 1990. Group Exhibitions "Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Design," Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, March 1980. Sodety of Nigerian Artists, Goethe Institute, Lagos, February 1981. "Exhibition of Sculpture, Paintings, Graphic Drawing and Ceramic," The Secretariat, Akure, June 1981. Sodety of Nigerian Artists, National Museum, Lagos, December 1981. Lagos State Anniversary Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Lagos State Government College, Lagos, 1982. BBCJubilee Art Competition, Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, 1982. Lagos State Anniversary Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, 1983. "Offerings from the Gods," National Theatre, Lagos, June-July 1985. "Silver Jubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 26- October 1, 1985. Lagos State Sodety of Nigerian Artists Exhibition, National Theatre, Lagos, October 1985. Second Biennial Art Exhibition, Havana, Cuba, November 1986. Didi Museum, Lagos, May 1987. "Towards a Greater Nation," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 5-19, 1987. Prints Exhibition, Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, January 1988. Prints Exhibition, USIS, Lagos, February 1988. "Arts and Craft Exhibition," International Symposium on African Literature, National Theatre, Lagos, May 1988. "Young Artists 1988," Whitney Young Resource Centre, USIS, Lagos, May 7-31, 1988. Didi Museum, Lagos, June 1988. "Yaba Tech Staff Art at 40," Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, July 7-28, 1988. "Thoughts and Feelings in Colour," Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, December 1988. "Art for Art's Sake," Sinsemillia Gallery, Lagos, December 4-22, 1988. "Treasures of Asele," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 10-23, 1988. "Reflections: An Art Exhibition of the Sodety of Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, December 16-30, 1988. "German/Nigerian Workshop Exhibition," Goethe Institute and National Museum, Lagos, January-March 1989. "African Development Bank 25th Anniversary Exhibition," Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, Abuja, April-May 1989. "Zeitgenossische Nigerianische Kunst," Bonn, Bocholt, and Monchengladbach, Germany, July-October 1989. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Valley of Dedsion," National Museum, Lagos, December 2-14, 1989. "Unity Through Art," National Museum, Lagos, July 21-28, 1990. Commissions Mural, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 1980. Painting, portrait, Arc Onafowokan, first Nigerian architect, Headquarters, Nigerian Institute of Architects, Lagos, 1983. . Portrait, Raji Rasaki, Governor of Lagos State, 1988. Portrait, Oba of Lagos,. Adeyinka Oyekan II, 1988. Portrait, Jubril Aminu, Federal Minister of Education, 1988. Sculpture, "Fish," Elegbata Cooperative, Lagos, 1988-1989. Mural, Ondo State Stadium Complex, Akure. Awards & Honors Ondo State Government Honorary Award, NYSC, 1980-1981. Public Collections Asele Institute, Nimo. Two watercolors, 1984. Cultural House, Sosopol, Bulgaria. Didi Museum, Lagos. Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany. Linoprints: "African Shrine," "Isiobadan," and one untitled; lino engravings: "Ede" and "Water Spirit II"; linocuts: "Music from Above" and one untitled. Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture, Lagos. One oil painting. Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany. Watercolor: "Okposio- Womanhood"; linocut: "Shadrak, Meshak and Abednego." National Coundl for Arts & Culture, Lagos. Oil paintings, 1980. University of Lagos, Centre for Cultural Studies, Lagos.
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