DonaldOnuoha was born in Owerri, the State of Imo capital city in Nigeria. A land of rich and historical significance along with its culinary and hospitality prowess, Owerri is also as diverse culturally as it is artistically. Hailing from Badagry, a town known for it’s deep-rooted past to slavery, bellows an echo from its chambers of the ancestors that provide a platform to draw inspiration.
As a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts, Donald has applied his practical studies to real-world principles. Recognized for his unique painting style, his work stands out among other artists. Using specialized techniques, the impressionist tells a story that is not only unique but thought provoking. He is imbued with a restless spirit which influences his experimentation with various art forms to express his inner-most thoughts on canvas. Donald exhibits internationally, including the World Bank Art Exhibition in New York, Nigeria’s largest art gallery- Nike Arts, and various locations throughout Europe regularly.
In addition, Onuoha is able to convey his thoughts simply and objectively.
Onuoha has previously shoed his works in group exhibitions such as the World Bank Art Exhibition, New York; Minaj Talent, Obosi, Talent of Palette, Lagos; Emerging Culture, Abuja; Donald and Ayoola, Signature Gallery, Lagos; Abstract Artistic License, Time and Places, City Mall, Lagos; and the Generational Statement, Abuja.
In his own words: “My inspiration comes from my environment and daily experiences. I try to communicate to my audience my innermost thoughts and feelings, dreams and aspirations. As an artist, I feel it is my responsibility to serve as the consciousness of society, and I look to project my beliefs and values to reflect things I have encountered. Arts is not what you see, but what you make others see. As one that breathes, eats, and sleeps for the arts – it truly a labor of love.”