Buraimoh's

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CHIEF JIMOH BURAIMOH,
A Major Stakeholder in Cultural Development.

Chief Jimoh Buraimoh is popularly called J. B. by his friends and peers. He is a grass root artist who rose from grass to grace having imbibed the love of art from his mother who was into mat weaving. He had no silver spoon in his growing age from his parents but they endowed him with wisdom, contentment, discipline and hard work.

With all sense of humility, J. B. can be regarded as a cornerstone of artistic development and cultural renaissance in Osogbo.He has been a foundation for the establishment of many Federal and State Cultural Institutions in Osogbo. In 1963, he joined Duro Ladipo theatre as an electrician and rose to become the Manager. He was among the first six that were selected in Ulli and Georging Beier Workshop.

RESUME

100%
Publications

The Heritage My Life and Arts, Spectrum Books Limited, Ibaden, Nigeria, 2000

100%
Art Invention

African Bead Painting, A Contemporary Art Form, Inspired By Yoruba Tradition, 1964

100%
Education and Training

- Kunst Academy University, Berlin and Munchen, West Germany, 1976
- University of Ife, Nigeria, 1975
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1974
- Mbari Mbayo Experimental Art Workshop, (Organized by Ulli and Georgina Beier) Osogbo, Nigeria, 1964

100%
Selected Awards and Recognition

- Award of Excellence (Best Mosaic Mural of the Year) – Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1997
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Center for African and African American Art and Culture, San Francisco, California USA, 1996
- Membership by Invitation – Contemporary World Association of Mosaic Artists (Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei), Ravenna, Italy, 1983
- Contributor – Second World Black Arts Festival (FESTAC), Lagos, Nigeria, 1977
- Nigerian Artist Representative – First All African Trade Fair, Nairobi, Kenya, 1972

FULL RESUME

Selected Solo Exhibits
  • October Gallery, London, England, 2002
  • Institute of Indian Art & Culture, London, England, 2002
  • Romania Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria, 2000
  • Afro American Cultural Center, Charlotte, North Carolina USA, 1999
  • Southern University, New Orleans, Louisiana USA, 1998
  • Abayoni Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1996
  • Virginia Beach Center For Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia USA, 1993
  • National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria, 1993
  • Iwalewa Haus, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, 1993
  • National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria, 1991
  • African Center, London, England, 1990
  • Nigeria High Commission, London, England, 1990
  • Howard University, Washington, DC USA, 1985
  • National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria, 1984
  • USIS, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1984
  • Italian Cultural Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, 1982
  • Commonwealth Institute, London, England, 1979
  • Goethe Institute Lagos, Nigeria, 1970-1968-1967
Selected Group Exhibits
  • Colours of Africa, Contemporary Art from the Continent, Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, 2003
  • The World MoveWe Follow: Celebrating African Art, McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2002
  • A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960, Smithsonian Museum of African Art Washington, DC USA, 2000
  • Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe, Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1999.
  • Unity Through Art, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria, 1995
  • First Masters Art Exhibition, Continental Merchant Bank, Lagos, Nigeria, 1992
  • Metropolitan Miami Dade Library Exhibit, South Regional Library, Miami, Florida USA, 1990
  • Vision for Excellence, Home Design Center, Lagos, Nigeria, 1989
  • Blackburn Center Exhibit, Howard University, Washington DC USA, 1985
  • Modeme Kunst in Afrika, Staatlichen Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany, 1979
  • Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, England, 1978
  • African Contemporary Art, Howard University, Washington, DC USA, 1977
  • Modern Art from Africa, Jonade Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland USA, 1975
  • Contemporary of African Art, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois USA, 1974
  • Contemporary African Art, Museum of African Art, Washington DC USA, 1974
  • Tenth Anniversary Exhibition of Contemporary African Art, London, England, 1973.
  • Second India Triennial, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India, 1971
  • Cleveland Art Institute, University of Missouri, Cleveland, Missouri USA, 1969
  • Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, London, England, 1968
  • Goeth Insitute, Lagos, Nigeria, 1965
Teaching Artist Experience
  • ArtsCool, City of Atlanta Bureau Of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 2003
  • Engage in Art Project, October Gallery, London, England, 2002
  • Haverly Hey Primary School, Manchester, England, 2002
  • Medlock Primary School, Manchester, England, 2002
  • Art Teachers Workshop, Somerset, England, 2001
  • Fulton Art Council, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1998
  • Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1998, 1997
  • West Manour Arts Centre, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1997
  • Afro American Centre, Charlotte, North Carolina USA, 1997
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, 1994
  • Howard University, Washington, DC USA, 1990
  • African Centre, London, England, 1985
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1980
  • Commonwealth Institute, London, England, 1980
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA, 1975
  • N.E. Missouri State College USA, 1974
  • Haystack Mountain Craft School, Deer Isle, Maine USA, 1974
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1973
  • Studio Museum Harlem, New York City, New York USA, 1973
Selected Commissions – Mosaic Murals
  • City of Atlanta, Howell Park, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 2003
  • Ori Olokun University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2003
  • State House, Lagos, Nigeria, 1984
  • UTC Head Quarters, Basel, Switzerland, 1983
  • Mr Staufaucher, Hogen, Switzerland, 1982
  • Metropolitan Hotel, Calabar, Nigeria, 1980
  • Institute of African Studies, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1980
  • May & Baker, Lagos, Nigeria, 1976
  • Osun Presidential Hotel, Osogbo, Nigeria, 1975, 1980
  • Conference Hall/University of Ibaden, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1969
  • Western House, Lagos, Nigeria, 1969
  • Ikoyi Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria, 1967
  • India Handloom House, Lagos, Nigeria, 1967

Selected Commissions — Bead Murals

  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, 2003
Art Invention
  • African Bead Painting, A Contemporary Art Form, Inspired By Yoruba Tradition, 1964
Publications
  • The Heritage My Life and Arts, Spectrum Books Limited, Ibaden, Nigeria, 2000
  • Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington, DC USA.
Education and Training
  • Kunst Academy University, Berlin and Munchen, West Germany, 1976
  • University of Ife, Nigeria, 1975
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1974
  • Mbari Mbayo Experimental Art Workshop, (Organized by Ulli and Georgina Beier) Osogbo, Nigeria, 1964
Selected Awards and Recognition
  • Award of Excellence (Best Mosaic Mural of the Year) – Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 1997
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Center for African and African American Art and Culture, San Francisco, California USA, 1996
  • Membership by Invitation – Contemporary World Association of Mosaic Artists (Associazione Internazionale Mosaicisti Contemporanei), Ravenna, Italy, 1983
  • Contributor – Second World Black Arts Festival (FESTAC), Lagos, Nigeria, 1977
  • Nigerian Artist Representative – First All African Trade Fair, Nairobi, Kenya, 1972
Public Collections
  • British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England
  • Cleveland State University, Afro American Cultural, Cleveland, Ohio USA
  • Iwalewa Hause, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Museum fur Volkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos, Nigeria
  • National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington, DC USA.
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