Join exhibiting artist Lola Ayisha Ogbara in a short presentation about the inspiration behind her practice and the work featured in her solo exhibition “Hues of Black & Blue” currently on display in Gallery 2 and Cleve Carney Gallery.
“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 which symbolizes an essential contradiction implicit in empowerment.”
Bio: Lola Ayisha Ogbara is a cultural worker and artist born and raised in Chicago who holds many talents under her belt, experienced in sculpture, sound, design, photography and installation art. Ogbara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University Sam Fox School of Art & Design. Ogbara has 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, Chicago Artists Coalition Coney Family Fund Award and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award. Ogbara has exhibited in art spaces across the country and is currently based in Chicago.