Painter, Sculptor Address: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, Enugu State. Birth: December 19, 1950, in Ibadan, Oyo State. Native of Uru-Ogidi, Anambra State. Training: Diploma in fine arts, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, 1973; BAin fine arts, University of Nigeria, 1979, specializing in sculpture; candidate for MFA, University of Nigeria. Profile: Teacher, Nimo Secondary School, Nimo, 1973-1975; Community Grammar School, Imota-Ikorodu, Lagos State, 1979-1980; Girls' Technical Secondary School, Ihiala, 1980; lecturer, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1980; senior lecturer, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1988. Member: AKA Circle of Exhibiting Artists; Arts Council of the African Studies Association; Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "National Meringue," British Council, Enugu, October 17-22, 1983. Group Exhibitions FESTAC'71, Lagos, 1977. 'The Nsukka School: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Ceramics," Contemporary Arts Gallery, Rivers State Council for Arts&Culture, Port Harcourt, February 1-28, 1979. "National Art Institutions Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, January 11-26, 1980. "National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September 25-October 1, 1980. "Exhibition of Visual Arts," Anambra State Council for Arts & Culture, Enugu, September 28-October2, 1981. "Echo: UNN Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Nsukka Students' Art 1970-1984," Ana Gallery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, February 13-23, 1985. "Grafisches Design," Bayreuth, Germany, 1986. "SilverJubilee National Art Exhibition," National Theatre, Lagos, September26- October 1, 1985. "Nigerian-German Prints," Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, October 1986; Franco-German Auditorium, Lagos, November 5-19, 1986. "Mystic Artists," Continuing Education Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1986. "AKA '86," French Cultural Centre, Enugu, April 14-20, 1986; Franco-German Exhibition Hall, Lagos, May 14-31, 1986. "USIS Young Artists Competition," Lagos, 1987. "AKA '87," Hotel Presidential, Enugu, April 23-May 25, 1987; National Gallery of Crafts & Design, Lagos, July 2-16, 1987. "AKA '88," Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Center, Enugu, April 28-30, 1988; Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, May 16-30, 1988; National Gallery of Crafts &Design, Lagos, June 9-23, 1988. 'Treasures of Asele Institute," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 10-23, 1988. "Artgrads-UNN Reunion Exhibition," University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 6-20, 1989. "AKA '89," Hotel Presidential, Enugu, April 19-21, 1989; National Gallery of Crafts & Design, Lagos, June 23-July 8, 1989. "AKA '90," Hotel Presidential Enugu, April 26-May 18, 1990; Goethe Institute, Lagos, July 14-17, 1990. Commissions Sculpture, "Masks Shrine," Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Awards & Honors First prize, painting, East Central State Festival of the Arts competition, Idemili Division, 1971; first prize, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Sculpture Competition, Lagos, 1978; first prize, cement sculpture, First Young Artists' competition, USIS, Lagos, June 1987. Public Collections Asele Institute, Nimo. Concrete sculpture: "Megaliths." National Council for Arts&Culture, Lagos. Wood sculpture: "Politician Biting More than He Can Chew." University of Nigeria, Ana Gallery, Nsukka. Wood sculpture: "Head," 1979; wood reliefsculpture: "Freedom," 1979; ceramic sculpture: "Goodwill Pot," 1979. Bibliography National Meringue by Sam Uchendu; [exhibition held at the British Council, Enugu, October 17-22, 1983. Enugu: British Council, 1983]. 16pp. illus. Reviewed: Toni Okey Ndibe, "An Artist's View of the National Cake," National Concord (Lagos) October 15, 1983, page 7; Tonie Obi Ogbo, "Sam Uchendu, The Man Behind National Meringue," Daily Star (Enugu) March 30, 1985, pages 8-9. See also references: 61, 64a, 80, 220-224, 241, 248, 268, 270, 275, 280, 291, 294, 302.
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