Obi Agwam

Born 1999 in Lagos, Nigeria

Lives and works in New York City, NY

Obi Agwam was born in Lagos and moved to Jamaica, Queens, at an early age. Agwam is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and has exhibited his work at galleries in New York and California, as well as in Rome. His art focuses on Black figures and narratives presented in vibrant colors and fantastical anthropomorphisms, engaging with his thematic content through an amalgam of both personal and cultural motifs. At the heart of Agwam's practice is a commitment to the telling of Black stories and the support of Black art and artists.

Exhibitions

Mediated Meditation

May 5 - May 8, 2022

Education

2021
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2020
Associate of Applied Science (Illustration)
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Solo

2021
A Smile for Tomorrow
New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA

Group

2021
Outer Waters
Mollusk Surf Shop in Partnership with New Image Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Double Gaze
Andrea Fine Arts, Rome, Italy
House Parte
Palm Springs, CA
For your eyes only
New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA
Uncle Brother
Regular Normal, New York, NY
2020
Black in Time
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2019
Untitled
The Living Gallery, New York, NY
2018
Red
GreenPoint Gallery, New York, NY

Press

2021
SAP Magazine No. 1
S.A.P. Magazine
2020
Seeing Stars with Emmanuel Agwam
Fashion Institute of Technology Blog
Obi Agwam and Black Stories of paint
Royal State of Mind