Dimensions: small5.5 x 5.5 x 4.4" / medium 7 x 7 7.5" / large 8 x 8 x 10" Materials:Ceramic stoneware with glaze
Lola Ayisha Ogbara (South Side)
Lola Ayisha Ogbara (cultural worker & artist) born and raised in Chicago, Illinois holds many talents under her belt, i.e. sculpture, sound, design, photography and installation art. “My practice explores the multifaceted implications and ramifications of being in regards to the Black experience. I work with clay as a material in order to emphasize a necessary fragility symbolizes an essential contradiction implicit in empowerments”. Ogbara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2013 and a MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University Sam Fox School of Art & Design. In 2017, Ogbara co-founded Artists in the Room, a collective of artists and scholars who host artists, emerging and established, in hopes of serving as a catalyst for artist development and networking. Ogbara has also received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Residency at the University of Chicago, the Coney Family Fund Award hosted by the Chicago Artists Coalition and the Esteemed Artist Award by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Ogbara has exhibited in art spaces across the country and is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.
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