Ibitayo Ojomo


Ibitayo Ojomo, painter, architect, and educator was trained in art and architecture in Nigeria and the United States of America. A graduate of Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Nigeria. He attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on a Rockefeller scholarship in 1970. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental design from the University of the Arts and a degree in Architecture from Drexel University. He worked as an architect for the John Wannamaker Stores, Ueland and Junker Architects, Brown Sullivan Aarfaa Architects, and H2L2 Architects.

In 1982, Ibitayo Ojomo returned to Nigeria to contribute to the growth of his country. He taught and practiced architecture at the University of Ife for more than a decade. He became a leading figure in the art movement of the eighties formed to resurrect Nigeria’s art forms around the Yoruba creation myth of Ile-Ife. In 1989, Professor Ojomo and his Partners, Design Consortium, won the competition to design the University of Agriculture campus in Abeokuta, Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigerian institute of Architects. Ojomo taught art at the Pennsylvania Governor School for the Arts for fifteen years. He was an adjunct professor at Moore college of Art, and a visiting professor of architecture at the University of Trieste, Italy. This can follow my teaching and practice at the university of Ife, Nigeria.

Professor Ojomo’s work has been exhibited around the globe. He is listed “Who’s Who” Nigerian Artists, African Artists, and African American Artists. Since his return to the United States in 1993, his work has been exhibited in prestigious museums throughout the U.S.

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Email: iojomo@chadmail.us