Lansdowne Arts Board is proud to introduce the work of Ife Nii-Owoo to our community, in honor of Black History Month! Nii-Owoo is a visual artist, graphic designer, and public artist. She studied African Visual Arts at the Institute of African Studies in Accra, Ghana, and lived in London, England, and Africa for nine years. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Design from the London School of Communications (England)..... Born and raised in Philadelphia, to which she returned in 1981, her work has been included in shows at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, African American Museum of Art and Culture, New Orleans, LA, Art + Peace Museum in Philadelphia, [among others].... Ife currently has an exhibit of 20 hand crafted artist fans entitled "Fans of Homage" on display at the Philadelphia Airport. She is also the 2021 Leeway / Fleisher Artist in Resident.
Artist's Statement: "I create works on paper, paintings and assemblages with hand-painted papers, familial, iconic/historic images, found objects, typography, and symbols. This work allows me to explore how color, image, patterns, and textures evoke collective memory."