Born in the eastern part of Nigeria in the year 1991, Austin Uzor hails from Imo state. He recieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 from the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he majoried in drawing and painting. Shortly after graduation he kickstarted a studio practice which led to local and international recognition that set the groundwork for his first ever solo show in 2016 titled "Visitors" at the Rele gallery in Lagos, Nigera. Uzor, a skilled draftsman and experienced painter, explores the world of the unknown by means of psychological spaces, feelings, and alternate realities in search of exhistential truths. He moved to the US in 2016 and this move is now the subject of his most current body of work and narrative, focusing on the traumas of being displaced. He is currently pursuing a Masters desgree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas. He is also a Teaching Fellow, teaching drawing and painting in the university. Uzor has exhibited locally and internationally as well as had his works privately collected around Europe, Africa, and the United States while being published frequently.
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