About Kunle Adeyemi

Who is Kunle Adeyemi?

Kunle Adeyemi was born on the 13th of August, 1959 in Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, University of Benin, Benin City and Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria, where he bagged a Higher National Diploma with specialization in painting, Masters of Fine Art (MFA) degrees in Graphic Design specializing in Printmaking, and Post Graduate Diploma in Education respectively. He holds a PhD in Studio Arts (Practice-Led) from the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta, Nigeria. He was 3rd Place Winner of a National Painting Competition organized by Mobil Producing PIc in 1983, Winner, Best pictorial Composition Student, 1984, First Place, NYSC Art Exhibition, Competition, Kano state, Nigeria in 1985, he was also honoured with Nigerian Institute of International Service Award in 2003.


He is exposed to Typography, Graphic Reproduction, Etching & Engraving, Graphic. Design, Screen Printing Process, Painting, Drawing, Intaglio, Plastography, Lithography, etc. In 1988, he was Chairman, exhibition committee of Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), he painted the portrait of the Oba of Ondo Kingdom (His Royal Majesty, Oba F. I. A. Adesanoye, Osungbedelola II). welcome pix In 1997, he represented the Lagos State Chapter of SNA in a workshop organized by the British Council in Pottery, Ibadan, and at the SNA National Conference, Auchi '98. He is a member of Master Printers Association of Nigeria. he was Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of the Society of Nigeria Artists from 1996 2003, also a member of the Guild of Printmakers, Nigeria. He wea former vice president, Society of Nigerian Artists, Nigeria. Kunle has delivered papers at both local and international conferences, seminars and lectures. He has had over 100 group exhibitions and over 14 solo exhibitions to his credit.

Kunle Adeyemi's Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

NAME: ADEYEMI, ADEKUNLE SOLOMON

DATE OF BIRTH: AUGUST 13, 1959

STATE OF ORIGIN: ONDO STATE

NATIONALITY: NIGERIAN

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED

STUDIO ADDRESS: 48, Oduduwa Street, Olorunsogo, Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria.

OFFICE ADDRESS: Graphic Design Department, School of Art, Design and Printing, Yaba college Of Technology P.M.B 2011, Yaba, Lagos.

TELEPHONE: +234 802 305 9319

EMAIL ADDRESSES: kunleadeyemi2005@gmail.com

Educational Background

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

Lagos State University, Ojoo, 2001 - 2002

University of Benin, Benin City 1996 - 1998

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos 1979 - 1984

School of Printing and graphic Arts, Yaba Lagos 1977 - 1979

Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife 1976 - 1977

Independence Grammar School, Ondo 1970 - 1975


CERTIFICATE/DEGREES

PhD Studio Art (Practice-Led)

PGD Education

Masters of Fine Art (MFA) degrees in Graphic Design specialising in Printmaking

Higher National Diploma with specialisation in Painting

Ordinary National Diploma (OND) General Art

Diploma in Printing Technology and General Technical Knowledge

Certificate in Printing issued by the British Printing Industries Federation

West African School Certificate


ACADEMIC DISTINCTION(S) / PRICE RECEIVED

3rd Place Winner, National Painting Competition Organised by Mobil Oil Plc. 1983

Winner, Best pictorial Composition Student, 1984

First Place, NYSC Art Exhibition Competition, Kano, 1985

Nigerian Institute of International Award for Service, 2003

Work Experiences and Exposures

Work Experience

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos - Chief Lecturer - 2010 - 2014

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos - Principal Lecturer - 2010 - 2014

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos - Senior Lecturer - 2007 –2009

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos - Lecturer I - 2005 – 2006

Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos - Lecturer II - 2000 - 2004

Full Time Studio Artist, Lagos - Creative Artist - 1993- 2000

Artoprint Limited, Lagos Creative - Manager - 1992 - 1993

Artoprint Limited, Lagos Deputy - Creative Manager - 1988 - 1992

Opulence Publications Ltd., Lagos - Art Director - 1987 - 1988

C & A Prints Limited, Lagos - Visualizer / Illustrator - 1986 - 1987

Guardian Newspapers Ltd., Oshodi, Lagos - Graphic Artist - 1985 - 1986

Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta - Lecturer - 1984 - 1985


Exposures (Technical)

Typography, Graphic reproduction, Engraving, Etchings, Graphic Design, Serigraphy, Relief Printing, Painting, Collagraph, Intaglio, Plastography, Mixed media and many more.

Exhibitions (Selected Solo Shows)

2012 - Beauty in Freedom

2012 - Dispsatches from My Art, Qintessence Gallery, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.

2008 - A New Dawn – Galleri Astley, Uttersberg, 73992 Skinnsskatteberg, Sweden 2006 - Symphony of Forms, Quintessence Gallery, Falomo, Lagos State, Nigeria

2005 - Signs Motifs, Symbols and Forms -A Glimpse at Nigeria's Democratic Stability, - Quintessence Gallery, Falomo, Lagos State, Nigeria

2004 - Twenty Years in the Art Jungle; Still searching ... - National Museum, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria

2003 - New Wine - Sheraton Hotels and Towels, Abuja, Nigeria

2000 - A Nation at Crossroad - University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

1999 - Subject to Change - Didi Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

1998 - Ogun - god of iron. A visual experience in printmaking, Ekenwa Campus, University of Benin, Benin city

1996 - Togetherness Raume des Auslanderbeaftragen, Osterbekstrabe 96 22083 Hanburg. 3. St. Germany

1990 -Living with a Heritage, Earl Hall, Ballroom Columbia University, Manhattan, New York, USA.

1989 - Panorama of Life, national heritage Museum, Lagos

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 - VASON Annual Exhibition (Visual Art Society of Nigeria)

2011 - October Rains (SNA Lagos Chapter annual Exhibition)

2009 - October Rains (SNA Lagos Chapter annual Exhibition)

2008 - ARESUVA (Nigeria Art Biennial), Abuja, Nigeria

2008 - October Rains (SNA Lagos Chapter annual Exhibition)

2003 - Strokes of Peace, Lifestrokes Gallery, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

2002 - The World around Us - Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos

2001 - 3rd Hamattan Workshop Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Lagos

2000 - Tolerance and Peace, SNA National Exhibition, Abuja, Nigeria

2000 - Tolerance and Peace, SNA National Exhibition, Glover hall, Abuja, Nigeria

1999 - 2nd Hamattan Workshop Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Lagos

1999 - Nigeria '99 Extra Art exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Lagos

1998 - Awansa, Art Exhibition, NCAC, Lagos

1998 - From the CradJe, the Yaba Art School, Geothe Gallery, Lagos

1997 - Inspiration and Nature, Geothe Gallery, Lagos

1997 - From the Benin School, Wangboje Art Gallery

1996 - International Visual Art Exhibition, Aragon Gallery, Lagos

1995 - Aragon Gallery Art Exhibition

1994 - Togetherness, Russian Cultural Centre

1992 - Celebration of Life, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos

1992 - Cultural Retrospect, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.

1990 - Group Art Expo '90, Washington D. C.

1989 - American Embassy Community Liaison Office Exhibition, Lagos.

1989 - Five Young Nigerian Artists Exhibition

1988 - American Embassy Community Liaison Office Exhibition, Lagos.

1988 - Nigerian-German Art Workshop / Exhibition, Lagos

1987 - SNA Exhibition; "Towards a Greater nation."

1986 - Lagos Expo '86 Trade Fair

1986 - Geobi Gallery Exhibition, Lagos

1986 - Refection SNA Exhibition, Lagos

1985 - 5th International Trade Fair, Lagos State, Nigeria

1985 - Lagos SNA Exhibition, "Offering From the Gods"

1984 - NYSC Art Exhibition, Kano State, Nigeria 1985 NYSC Art Exhibition, Ogun State, Nigeria

Workshops / Seminars

2008 - Guest Lecturer / Facilitator at the art workshop, Uttersberg Art Slokan, Sweden

2008 - Guest Lecturer / Facilitator at the art workshop, Orebor Art School, Sweden

2008 - Guest of the Graph Ken Department, Swedish Art Academy, Stockholm, Sweden

2007 - Coordinated the SNA Copyright workshop under Kolade Oshinowo Presidency at the Aina Onabolu Hall, National Gallery of Art, Lagos

2007 - Coordinated the SNA 1st roundtable conference under Kolade Oshinowo Presidency at the Aina Onabolu Hall, National Gallery of Art, Lagos

2005 - Facilitated the Printmaking workshop organized by the Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos State Chapter, during the annual Art Cafe Programmes

2003 - Participated in the 5th Harmattan Workshop Organized by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF), Agbarha Otor, Delta State, Nigeria.

2000 - Guest Lecturer in an Art seminar organized by Victory Grammar School, Art Students, Opebi, Ikeja.

2000 - Participated in the 3rd Harmattan Workshop Organized by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF)

2000 - Facilitated the Printmaking workshop organized by the Fine and Applied Arts Department, University of Benin, Benin City

2000 - Facilitated the Printmaking workshop organized by the Yaba College of Technology, School of Arts, Design and Printing, tagged 'Awareness 2000'.

1999 - Participated in a two week art workshop tagged 2nd Hamattan workshop Organized by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation.

1995 - Guest Lecturer in an Art Seminar organized by the Lagos State Model College, Badore, Victoria Island, Lagos under the auspices of the Creative Foundation Project

1988 - Participated in Art workshop organized by Goethe institute, Lagos

Mentions / Professional Bodies

Mentions, Interviews and Reviews

Mentioned in several newspapers and Journals in both Nigeria and Overseas

Mentioned in L'art African Contemporary Mentioned in WHO IS WHO in Nigerian Art published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA.


Members of Professional Associations

(I) Member, Master Printers Association of Nigeria

(II) Member, Society of Nigerian Artists

(III) Member, Gild of Printmakers


Position Held

(I) 1st Vice President, South West, Society of Nigerian Artists (2008 – 2012)

(II) Ex-officio, Society of Nigerian Artists (2003 – date)

(III) Chairman, Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos State Chapter (1996 – 2003)

(IV) Publicity Secretary, Master Printers Association of Nigeria (1996)

My works are a fussion and a continium of contemporary traditional African art. It creates a unique bound between traditional and contemporary art. - Kunle Adeyemi

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