ARTIST WE REPRESENT Dr. dele jegede
Dr. délé jẹ́gẹ́dẹ́, Professor Emeritus of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, has over four decades of experience as artist, art historian, painter, cartoonist, art critic, curator, and art administrator. After a first-class honors degree in studio art from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, he obtained his Masters and doctorate degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied under Professor Roy Sieber.
His professional experience includes several solo and group exhibitions in Nigeria and the U.S and a long list of scholarly publications. He has authored several monographs, essays, and reviews on diverse aspects of African, and African-American art. He began his career at the Daily Times of Nigeria as Art Editor and cartoonist before moving to the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Nigeria, where he eventually became the Director of the Center for Cultural Studies before moving to the U.S. in 1993 with his family.
His last exhibition—Transitions—at Terra Kulture in Lagos (July 14th-23rd, 2016) was a tremendous success. His 2020 publication, Akinola Lasekan: Cartooning, Art, and Nationalism at the dawn of a New Nigeria remains the definitive work on this pioneer Nigerian cartoonist. He is a full-time artist and scholar