Biography

Chigozie Obi (b. 1997) is a multi-dimensional visual artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. In her work, she experiments with the use of layering of multiple materials. Her work is consistent in the use of vibrant colors and figures to portray emotions and stories formed from personal experiences and focuses on the representation of Black/African people in their diversity. Obi obtained a bachelors degree of Visual Arts from the Creative Arts department, University of Lagos in 2017. Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions, which include, MoCada Museum's silent auction (2019), Collective Renditions, African Artists Foundation, Lagos (2019), Rele Art Gallery in Lekki, Lagos (2018), The Studio Scout, Omenka Gallery, Lagos (2018), The First Ibadan Affordable Art Fair (2018), Rasheed Gbadamosi Eko Art Expo (2017). She was selected as Arthouse Contemporary's Artist of the month - July 2018.

Her work authenticates her keen interest for the human aspect of life, the body, beauty standards and the strive for self-acceptance. She aims to create sustained conversations about people and society - the cultural narratives adopted and how it affects people in it, especially women.