Abigail Nnaji is a graduate of University of Nigeria-Nsukka with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts majoring in painting. Her style is not only influenced by the academy but by her constant exposure through cultural interactions. As an Esperanza Artist, I have used various medium ranging from oils, acrylic, grass, plastics, fabrics and most recently, paper.
Based on her experiments with paper, she has been able to find new and unconventional application by fusing it into her paintings through the use of paper cutting technique.
In 2016, she went to China sponsored by the Chinese Embassy to learn the Chinese paper cutting technique of which the cuttings have several connotations. In 2018, she was selected as the first African to be represented at the Invited International Artist for the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival in Pensacola, Florida, USA, based on her paper cutting technique. Abigail has participatedin several group exhibitions and some of her works are in private collections at home and abroad, of which one work adorns the Mayor’s office in the city of Pensacola Florida. Her pieces feature themes in serenity, beauty, identity and love, especially as she tries to capture activities that often explores ocial perceptions in new light. Currently, she is a member of the Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN), Association of Professional Creative Artists and Designers in Nigeria (APCAD) and FERRUM-The Art House, Switzerland. She lives and works in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria.