Kalu Uche Karis

kalu uche karis

Location: Nigeria

I was born on January 1st 1975 in Isiugwu Ohafia, Abia State, Nigeria and was raised in Lagos State. After my junior secondary school (JSSCE), I enrolled at the Government Technical College Lagos (G.T.C) where I study Graphic Art. While in G.T.C, I worked with ATOSS ART GALLERY as a sculptor between 1995 and 1998. After my diploma in graphic art and painting, I proceeded to Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra state, Nigeria where I obtained my National Diploma in Fine and Applied art. I have handle different project as a sculptor around Anambra State while I was still in the school, which include the relief work of 14 stations of the and the Lord Supper in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Umunagi, Anambra State, window arc, fancy pillars in Ozubulu, a wooden carve masks in Beverly Hill Hotel, Nnewi, Anambra State, and the Anti-cult Bill Board at the entrance of the school. In 2001, I hosted a group exhibition with my fellow students. After graduating from Federal Polytechnic, Oko, I began my own career as painter.

I enjoy painting still life, figurative, portraits, landscapes and seascapes. I find my most interesting subjects in people and nature around me.

Since 2002, my paintings have been purchased by individuals, art collectors, hotels and fast food restaurants.

In September 2004, I was invited to showcase my work at the Book and Art exhibition Fair at the National Museum Lagos. As a born artist, I enjoy painting on canvas and sculpting.


Afaas Exhibition, Oko 2002
Book and Art fair, National Museum Lagos 2004
4th International Art Festival, Chania Cretae, Greece 2006
Hellenic Images and 54 Nigerian masters in translation,
the embassy of Greece, Lagos and Abuja. 2007
Art on the mainland, National Council for Arts & Culture
National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. 2008
Art Expo Nigeria, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. 2008
Aresuva, International Conference Centre, Abuja 2008
Art on the mainland, National Council for Arts & Culture
National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. 2009
* International Art Expo Nigeria, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. 2009
* Spain/Nigeria Art Exhibition, Spainish Embassy, Abuja. 2009

Presently a full time studio artist.

Reach kalu uche Karis at:karixart@gmail.com

Tel:234 80 33240442
234 90 93858554

Website: www.artmajeur.com/karixart
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