"RIRUN - WRINKLE #19" by Olaniyi R. Akindiya, Sculpture
45" X 15" X 26"
Mixed Media Tapestry Painting / Sculpture
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Olaniyi R. Akindiya
Olaniyi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He earned his first BSC degree in BIOCHEMISTRY from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta Nigeria (1991), going on to study Fine and Applied Art at Institute of Textile Technology Art & Design Lagos (1995). He now lives and works between Lagos and Austin Texas.
Olaniyi is a recipient of TEMPO 21 City of Austin 2021, Red bull Arts, CERF+ 2020, Foundation for contemporary arts emergency grants 2019 & 2020, The Otis & Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant Award From DMA 2019, TEMPO 19 City of Austin 2019, E 51st Art in public space Commission 2019, the CORE Funding from Cultural Art Division Austin 2018, the Innovative Artist Award from Mid America Artist Alliance (MAAA / NEA) for 2017, Pollock Krasner Foundation Award 2016/17 & 2011, Cultural Initiative & Capacity Building Grant, Culture Alive Austin 2016/17, The Santo Foundation grant 2015, and The Commonwealth Connection Award UK 2011.
Throughout his career, the role of residencies and interactions with other artists has been pivotal to his work. Olaniyi has been awarded residencies in the USA Residency at Facebook AIR in Austin, Crosstown Art 2018, Residency Fellowship at ISCP NY 2016/17, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art 2015, UT in Austin 2015, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency Award 2015, Hot box Residency in Austin TX 2014, Centraltrak UTDallas 2013, Triangle Art Association New York 2012, the Vytlacil of Art Students League New York, Fellowship at Vermont studio Center 2011, Bluesky Project Woodstock – Chicago 2008, Kentucky. Internationally, Olaniyi has been awarded residencies Art at the Heart Award 2016 & 17 in Western Australia, Sacatar Instituto Fellowship Residency Brazil 2015, Kiosko Gallery Residency in Bolivia 2014, John Muafangejo Art Center Namibia 2013, Nafasi Art Space Tanzania 2012, Tupelo / Bag Factory South Africa 2012, Nirox Projects Space Residency Johannesburg- South Africa 2012, Gladstone Gallery Toronto - Canada 2011, Centre for contemporary Art Lagos- Nigeria 2010, Thami Mnyele Foundation Amsterdam-The Netherlands 2010.