Osaretin Ugiagbe

Adjunct professor. Hostos Community College (CUNY)

 

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 

 

SPECIALITIES

Painting, Photography, Digital art, Installation Art, Mixed media.

 

PUBLIC ACQUISITION

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

 

ARTIST TALK/LECTURE

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

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

SOLO EXHIBITION

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

 

2020

FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London U.K

2019

Travers Smith CSR program, London U.K 2019

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

Painting from the Other Side curated by Shannon Forrester (Ph.D.) – 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

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

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

Tracie Hervy collaboration with Osaretin Ugiagbe - Fragments of a Chronology, 2015. Video: 15mins. Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx Aim Program), Bronx, New York - July 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

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

PROJECTS

  • Travers Smith CSR program, London U.K 2019

  • Duro Olowu Picks the Best Street Style from Frieze London and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair for American Vogue

  • A cameo for "Young Documentarians” by Gareth Smith for the New York Times, 2017 

  • Five Journal, March 2017

  • Code Unknown collaboration with Tracie Hervy

  • Painted a mural for the upcoming Art film Lion's Den, written and directed by Ben Hozie, 2014

  • Painted three canvases for the 16mm short Art film Annunciation (a triptych), written and directed By Ben Hozie, 2012

 

SELECTED PRESS/REVIEWS

  • ELEPHANT ART: THE LONDON MFA SHOWS: ART IN A WORLD ON THE EDGE OF CHANGE (2019)

  • HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 10 QUESTION WITH OSARETIN UGIAGBE (2019)

  • FINANCIAL TIMES: SNAPSHOT; UNBELONGING BY OSARETIN UGIAGBE (2017)

  • NEW YORK TIMES:  OF THE BRONX AND OF NIGERIA (2017

  • PDN ONLINE: A SPLIT VIEW OF NEW YORK AND LAGOS (2017)

  • OKAY AFRICA: FROM LAGOS TO THE BRONX, PHOTOGRAPHER OSARETIN UGIAGBE DOCUMENTS THE IN-BETWEEN (2017)

  • AFRICA IS A COUNTRY: THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHER OSARETIN UGIAGBE (2017)

  • FOX 5: PHOTOGRAPHER OSARETIN UGIAGBE'S EXHIBIT (2017)

  • EXIT-EXPRESS: UNBELONGING DE OSARETIN UGIAGBE (2017))

  • MOTT HAVEN HERALD: DEBUT EXHIBIT SHOWS AN ARTIST WITH A FOOT IN TWO WORLDS (2017)

  •  BRONXNET: ARTIST TALK OSARETIN UGIAGBE (2017)

  • 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)

  • 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)