ONYIA, Livinus

Artist, Painter Address: PO Box 60445, Federal Secretariat, Ikoyi, Lagos. Birth: March 31, 1962, in Enugu, Enugu State. Training: BA in fine arts, Ahmadu Bello University, 1986, specializing in painting and graphic design. Profile: Full name, Livinus Nnaedizie Onyia; draftsman, Conserve Nigeria, Minna, 1981; liaison office and art editor, NYSC, Imo State Corpers Magazine, 1986-1987; freelance art instructor, Owerri, 1987; graphic artist, Government Press, Owerri, 1988; employed, Public Enlightenment Division, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos, from 1988. Solo Exhibitions "TheCall," Alvin Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, September 14-17, 1986. "Man and Nature I," Ohafia, June 10-17, 1987. "Man and Nature II," National Theatre, Lagos, September1-15, 1990. Group Exhibitions "Zaria '86," Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, August 10- 17, 1986. NYSC Exhibition, National Theatre, Lagos, December 11-13, 1986. "Evolution I," National Museum, Lagos, March 17-April 1, 1989. "African Development Bank 25th Anniversary Exhibition," Nicon Noga Hilton Hotel, Abuja, April-May 1989. "Furniture and Interior Decoration, Textile Design and Fabrics, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings," National Museum, Lagos, June 10-17, 1989. "Meeting Point," Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, February 1990. Commissions Eight paintings, mixed media, Industrial Merchants Bank, Lagos, 1989. Two paintings, oilon canvas, Mercy Specialist Clinic, Lagos, 1989. Six paintings, oil on canvas/board, Century Merchant Bank, Lagos, 1990. Paintings, card illustrations, Federal Ministry ofMines, Power &Steel, Lagos, 1990. Twopaintings, oilon canvas, Federal Palace Hotels, Lagos, 1990. Fourpaintings, acrylic on board, First Interstate Merchant Bank, Lagos, 1990. Sixteen paintings, mixed media, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Laeos, 1990. Awards & Honors Imo State NYSC merit award, 1987; National NYSC honors award, 1987. Public Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Oil paintings on canvas: "Zaria Riot," "Shano," and "Labour," 1986. National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos. Oil painting on board: "Lagos," 1990; mixed media painting, "Our Roots," 1990. Ohafia Local Government Secretariat, Ohafia. Oil paintings on board: "Harvest" and "Ohafia," 1987; mixed media painting: "Masks," 1987. Bibliography Evolution 1: An Exhibition ofPaintings and Drawings byLivi Onyia and Abraham Uyovbisere; [exhibition held at the National Museum, Lagos, March 17-April 1, 1989]. Lagos: Livi Onyia and Abraham Uyovbisere, 1989. 16pp. illus. Reviewed: Humphrey Bekaren, "An Evolutionary Outing," The Guardian (Lagos) March 17, 1989; "Evolution I:A Veritable Treasure Trove," Vanguard (Lagos) March 23, 1989, page 9; Femi Akintunde-Johnson, "Rhythm of Colours at the Museum," The Punch (Lagos) March 24, 1989, page 6; Adamson Momoh, "Impressions on Evolution," Daily Times (Lagos) March 25, 1989, page 17; Kodilinye Obiagwu, "Debut of Two Experimentalists," Sunday Times (Lagos) April 9, 1989, page 16. Tadaferua, Kenneth. "Recreating Culture," [review of the exhibition "Furniture and Interior Decoration, Textile Design and Fabrics, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings" held at the National Museum, Lagos, June 10-17, 1989]. ThisWeek (Lagos) no. 132: 41, July 3, 1989.
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