Austin Uzor

Uzor looking into the camera, black hair and mustache, blue shirtStudio Artist, Educator
M.F.A., 2021, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting

Born in the eastern part of Nigeria, Uzor hails from the state of Imo. He received his B.F.A. in 2013 from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, where he majored in drawing and painting. Shortly after graduation, he kickstarted a studio practice, which led to local and international recognition that set the groundwork for his first-ever solo show in 2016 titled “Visitors” at the Rele Gallery in Lagos, Nigeria. Uzor, a skilled draftsman and experienced painter, explores the world of the unknown using psychological spaces, feelings, and alternate realities in search of existential truths.

He moved to the U.S. in 2016, and this move is now the subject of his most current body of work and narrative, focusing on the traumas of being displaced. Uzor was a visiting assistant professor at Alfred University New York, teaching painting from 2021 to 2022. Uzor's art has been exhibited locally, internationally, and privately collected in Europe, Africa and the U.S. while being published frequently. 

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