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Biography

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Omeh Chinemerem is a Nigerian artist, born in Enugu, Nigeria. He holds a BA in fine and applied arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he majored as a painter. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Omeh started drawing and painting at the age of five. Unable to fully read and write, drawing naturally became a means to express himself. He found a voice and identity in drawing and painting.

His yearning for change amidst harsh realities makes expressing pain, peace, depression, hope, deception, and love inevitable in his work.  His artistic dispositions were met with dissuasion from peers, teachers, and his parent because to become an artist was an impossible way to earn a decent living. That dissuasion only made his love of art stronger and has informed it.

Omeh has since, been in numerous group shows in Nigeria. In 2016, his work "Nma Ndu" won, best painting in a group exhibition, themed "Dream's alive" Enugu state in Nigeria. 

In 2019, he participated in a group show in New York represented by Agora Gallery, where he introduced his body of work "Crack story" to the world. With the show, "Crack story" the artist informed us of his basic philosophy. Inspired by the crack texture of the earth during the harmattan season in his hometown, he used them through the body of work(crack story) as metaphors speaking to a desire for restoration and hope for better days.  His technique involved a rough and heavy application of dead caked color mixed with linseed oil. The cracks, however, have become an identity in his works.

Exibitions 

  • Face to Face group Exhibition KSP gallery, Chelsea, New York 2024

  • Williams Bluir Art Basel Emerging Artists Cocktail, Carther Fine Arts, Miami FL 2023

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Annual Auction 2023

  • Atlanta Art week Mason Fine, Atlanta Georgia 2023 

  • Solo exhibition "Parable of a late bloomer" Mason Fine, Atlanta Georgia 2023 

  • Solo exhibition "Old crack story" Smyrna public Library 2023

  • ArtFields South Carolina 2023

  • N'Namdi contemporary Fine Art group show Miami, FL 2023

  • Collectors and Cocktail ACA Galleries New York 2023

  • Mason Fine art group show, Miami Circle, Atlanta Georgia 2023 

  • "Reflection in time" collaborative show Carther Fine Arts New Jersey 2022

  • "Senses", a collaborative group show Peters St. Atlanta Georgia 2022.

  • "Reflection in Time" Carther Fine arts, a collaborative show New Jersey 2022.

  • Black Art in America head quarter opening exhibition Atlanta Georgia 2022.

  • ''All the world's stage'' International juried exhibition  Cape Cod Museum of Art Massachusetts 2022.

  • 15th Figurative show Hillard gallery Kansas city Missouri 2022. 

  •  ''Surface'' Highlighting the use of textures held D'Art Center Norfolk Virginia 2022.

  • "Red dot Miami" represented by Agora gallery Mana Wynwood Miami FL 2021 

  • Summer showcase Agora gallery 2019

 

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