About

Osaretin Ugiagbe (b. 1986, lagos, Nigeria) is a multidisciplinary artist working both as a painter and photographer. Mr Ugiagbe recently earned his Master of Art degree from the Royal College of Art, London. His work seeks to reconcile his life long relationship with the urban settings which has directly or indirectly influenced his work. As he investigates time and process in regards to a life lived across major cities. 

Ugiagbe has been reviewed and published by the New York Times, Financial Times London among others

Mr Ugiagbe has exhibited at The Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx Museum of Art, Photoville and De Cacaofabriek in Helmond, Netherland among others. His work is in many private collections nationally and internationally and in public institution such as the Museum of Fine Art Houston.

 

B. 1986 Lagos, Nigeria

Currently living and working in London

 

EDUCATION 

2019 Master of Art (Painting Program) - Royal College of Art, London UK 

2009 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) - Long Island University (C.W post campus) Long Island, New York 

2007 Associate of Science (Information systems) - Hostos Community College. Bronx, New York

 

 

PUBLIC ACQUISITION

Girl in White Lace (Lagos, Nigeria) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (July 2017)

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

July 2017: Un-belonging - Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx NY

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019

Royal College of Art Painting Degree Show, London, U.K - June 2019

Painting from the Other Side curated by Shannon Forrester – Dyson Gallery, London, U.K - April,  2019

2018

De Cacaofabriek - A New York State of Mind - Stories from the Unusual Suspects – Helmond, Netherlands - Sept, 2018

Jerome Ave - Bronx Photo League - Urban Justice Center, Manhattan, New York - April, 2018 

Africa and African Identity Through the Eyes of African Artists - Yale's African Initiative, New Haven, Connecticut - April, 2018  

RCA WIP Show - Royal College of Art, London - Jan, 2018

2016

Battle of the Borough - Photoville, Brooklyn, NY - Sept, 2016

Jerome Avenue Workers - Bronx Photo League - Photoville, Brooklyn, NY - Sept, 2016

The Bronx Speaks: Our Home - Bronx Art Space, Bronx, New York - Mar, 2016

Bronx: Africa co curated by LeRonn Brooks - Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, New York - Feb, 2016

2015

Intersecting Imaginaries - No Longer Empty- Bronx Photo League - Concourse Plaza Hotel, Bronx, New York - Nov, 2015

Jerome Avenue Workers - Bronx Photo League - Vasquez Muffler, Bronx, New York - Oct, 2015

Fragments of a Chronology, 2015. Video: 15mins. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York - July, 2015

In the Spirit of Umoja - Harlem State Building Art Gallery, New York, New York - May, 2015

2014

Five from 150 - Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, New York - Sept, 2014

Bronx X Bronx - Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, New York - Sept, 2014

2011

Brooklyn Art Space: 50/50, Brooklyn, New York  - Aug, 2011

 

 

ARTIST TALK

The Ruskin School of Art – University of Oxford (February 8, 2019)

Un-belonging: Moderated by Stephanie Baptist, Bronx Documentary Center (July 22, 2017)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Exit #68 Street Photography Editorial: Productions of Art and Thought, S.L. Year: November / 2017 Language: Spanish English Pages: 176 Binding: Rustic

       ISSN: 1577-2721 ISBN: 9771577272008-68

  • Jerome Ave (Bronx Photo League) 136 pages 93 black-and-white images Hardcover, linen-bound 978-0-692-76889-1 September 2016

  • Columbia Journal Review March/April 2015 Vol. 54 Issue 1, p6-9. 3p. 1 Color Photograph. ISSN: 0010-194X

  • Literature & fiction book titled:Stillborn by Diekoye Oyeyinka. Cover by Osaretin Ugiagbe. Published by East African Educational Publishers (July 17, 2014)

 

 

PROJECTS

 

SELECTED PRESS/REVIEWS

  • CBS: THE BEST OF NY'S POPUP PHOTO FESTIVAL (2016)

  • THE VILLAGE VOICE: THE MOST STRIKING IMAGES TO SEE AT PHOTOVILLE (2016)

  • PHOTOVILLE: THE BATTLE OF THE BOROUGH (2016)

  • THE RIVERDALE PRESS:  IN THE BRONX HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS (2016)

  • CRAVE:  EXHIBIT | BRONX: AFRICA (2015)

  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:  LONGWOOD ARTS PROJECTS CELEBRATES AFRICA (2015)

  • NEW YORK TIMES:  BRACING FOR GENTRIFICATION (2016)

  • COLOMBIA JOURNAL REVIEW: LETTERS TO THE EDITORS (2015)

  • COLOMBIA JOURNAL REVIEW: DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM THE SOUTH BRONX (2015)

  • NEWS 12 THE BRONX: BRONX ARTIST RECOGNIZE FOR BOLD PAINTINGS (2014)

  • ARTSLANT; MARLENA YURUKOVA: THE YOUNG ART OF THREE YOUNG ARTISTS (2011)

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