Prof. Obiora Udechukwu

Obiora Udechukwu is the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, USA, and an important member of the renowned Nsukka group of artists, taught at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka for about two decades before moving to the United States. Apart from participating in numerous exhibitions worldwide, Udechukwu is known for his central role in the founding of such cultural organizations as the Ọdụnke Community of Artists, the Aka Circle of Exhibiting Artists, the Art and Artists Conference Forum and the ArtGrads-UNN. He has also been closely involved with the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Okike: An African Journal of New Writing (founded by Chinua Achebe), Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art (founded by Okwui Enwezor) and Forum for African Art (Africa in Venice). Recently, Udechukwu initiated an informal art educational program for the inmates of the prison at Nsukka, Anambra State, Nigeria in conjunction with some faculty and the Children’s Library committee at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.