Tunde AKIN-OLUTUNJI

Address: Department of Art History, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30322. Birth: March 17, 1964, in Iwo, Oyo State. Training: University of Nigeria, 1981-1982; BA, University of Ife, 1985; MFA in ceramics, ObafemiAwolowoUniversity, 1989. Profile: Formerly called Tunde Nasiru; teacher, Oshun North East School Board, Iragbiji, 1980-1982; ceramicist, Product Development Agency, Enugu, 1985-1986; assistant lecturer, St. Andrews College of Education, Oyo, 1986-1987; trainee ceramicist, Porcelainware Industries, Abeokuta, 1987-1988 and quality analyst, 1989; production manager, ceramics unit, Multi-Aluminium Company, Lagos, 1989; lecturer, ceramics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, from 1990; an exponent of Onaism. Member: CeramicAssociationof Nigeria; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Ancient 'n' Modern," University Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,June 20-27, 1989. Group Exhibitions NYSC Exhibition, National Theatre, Lagos, December 5, 1986. "1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Ife Art," Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, February 20-25, 1989. "Ona 1Maiden Exhibition," Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, March 6-20, 1989. "1990 Exhibition of Contemporary Yoruba Art," School of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, April 24-29, 1990. "Ona 2: Radiance of Rhythms," National Museum, Lagos, September 28-October5, 1990. Commissions Sculpture, glazed stoneware and metal, "Torch of Unity," NYSC, Enugu. Writings by the Artist Pottery Industry in Iwo Metropolis. BA thesis, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1985. [unpublished]. Provenance of Clay. MFAterm paper, Obafemi AwolowoUniversity, Ile-Ife, 1989. [unpublished]. Practical Experience in Industrial Ceramics. MFA technical thesis, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, [1989]. [unpublished]. "Modern Nigerian Pottery and The Nucleus," Kurio Africana; Journal ofArtand Criticism (Ile-Ife) 1 (2): 100-110, 1989. bibliog. "Contemporary SangoTerracotta," Kurio Africana; Journal of Art and Criticism (Ile-Ife) 1 (1): 135-141, 1989. bibliog. Sango Ritual Pottery. MFA thesis, ObafemiAwolowoUniversity,Ile-Ife, 1989. 174 leaves, illus., bibliog. [unpublished; copy availablein the National Museum of African Art Library]. Awards & Honors NYSC award, National Theatre, Lagos, 1986. Bibliography "Modern Nigerian Pottery and The Nucleus," Kurio Africana; Journal ofArt and Criticism (Ile-Ife) 1 (2): 100-110, 1989. bibliog. Sango Ritual Pottery. MFA thesis, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1989. 174 leaves, illus., bibliog.Seepages 153-157. [unpublished; copy availablein the National Museum of African Art Library]. Ancient V Modern: An Exhibition of Ceramic Sculptures by Babatunde Nasiru on June 2027, 1989Iintroduction by Moyo Okediji. Ile-Ife: Ona Artists, 1989.9pp. illus. (Ona Solo Exhibition Series 003). Wewe, Adetola F. "Ona: A Revolutionary Art Movement in Nigeria," pp. 151-159. In: Oritameta: proceedings, 1990 Iedited by MoyoOkediji,[Ile-Ife], Department of Fine Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, [1991]. bibl. refs. Filani, Kunle. "Onaism: Contemporary Recreation of the Formsand Philosophies of Traditional Yoruba Art and Design," pp. 160-174. In: Oritameta: proceedings, 1990 Iedited by MoyoOkediji, [Ile-Ife], DepartmentofFineArts, ObafemiAwolowo University, [1991]. bibl. refs.
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