Artist Talk | Diana Ohiozebau
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Room 520, ACAD
About the Artist
Diana Ohiozebau is a British born artist living in Calgary, Canada. She is currently in the Masters of Art program at the University of Calgary. Her BFA degree was received in 2012 from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria. She was the valedictorian of her class and received the state government award for the best graduating student. She has worked and received training in renowned art studios in Nigeria including the Universal Studios of Art, Lagos and Center for Arts and Culture, Delta state. She was a founding member of the Ingenious minds art group, Lagos, Nigeria.
She has exhibited in Canada at the annual Art and Martini held at the Winter Garden, Calgary, and at the Saskatchewan Exhibition, Saskatoon, Canada. In 2015 and 2017, her works came first, second and third positions respectively at the Saskatchewan Exhibition. Her recent exhibitions at the University of Calgary include Vulnerability, Displaced Bodies, Lost Culture, and Unravelling Aso-ke.
Her artistic and research practice is focused on the beauty and richness of her culture; she works primarily with acrylic, mixed media, collage techniques and installation. Currently, her research at the University of Calgary takes an interdisciplinary approach by creatively engaging with environmental concerns on cultural practices of rural communities in Nigeria.