This exhibition reminds us that we all partake in shared humanity that equalizes us irrespective of race, culture, identity, religion, or geographical location. It anchors on themes of community, unity, hope, and how we draw resilience, perseverance, and strength for survival and collective progress as we navigate the harsh realities of life-altering situations. Created with acrylic paint medium, collages of African prints fabrics, and yarn on aso-oke fabric, Diana Ohiozebau’s artwork shows how supporting one another is vital to our existence and survival.
Diana Ohiozebau is an Edmonton-based mixed media artist. She received a Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) from Ambrose Ali University in Nigeria with first-class honours and a valedictorian for her class of 2012. In 2018, she earned a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Calgary and is currently completing a Bachelor’s of Education at the University of Alberta.
She has had several exhibitions in Alberta and Saskatchewan, including her just-concluded exhibitions at the Art Gallery of St. Alberta and [email protected] 501, Strathcona county. She recently emerged as one of the top 12 winners of the Diversity in art exhibition organized by the Edmonton Gallery District that will run till March 2022.
In addition, she has received awards and grants, including the Alberta Foundation for the arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. Diana Ohiozebau would like to acknowledge the Edmonton Arts Council.