Ephraim Urevbu was born in Warri, Nigeria where he attended Yaba College of Art. After immigrating to America in the late 1970s, Urevbu earned his BFA and MFA from the University of Memphis. He founded Art Village Gallery, on South Main Street in downtown Memphis, TN where he played a lead role in the establishment of the vibrant South Main Arts District and the monthly art walk which is approaching its 18th year. His work has been featured by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Travel World Magazine and The North American Travel Journalists Association to name a few.

Urevbu's work is widely collected and can be found in corporate and private collections nationwide.