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Meet The Maker Series: Austin Uzor

April 03, 2024 05:00 PM

Drinks & Bites 5:00pm | Q&A 5:30pm

Join us in Ellie’s Lounge on Wednesday, April 4th, for an interview of fine artist, Austin Uzor, conducted by Terri Provencal, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Patron Magazine. Uzor's work will be showcased in the Dallas Art Fair, which opens later that week.

The event is complimentary to attend and includes light bites and one Maker's Mark cocktail tasting.

Ellie's Lounge tables and seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis and is not guaranteed. Valet parking is available for $5 with Ellie's validation.

About the Artist:

Born in the eastern part of Nigeria in the year 1991, Austin Uzor hails from Imo state. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 from the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he majored in drawing and painting.

Shortly after graduation, he kickstarted a studio practice which led to local and international recognition that set the groundwork for his first-ever solo show in 2016 titled “Visitors” at the Rele gallery in Lagos, Nigeria. Uzor, a skilled draftsman and experienced painter, explores the world of the unknown by means of psychological spaces, feelings, and alternate realities in search of existential truths. He moved to the US in 2016 and this move is now the subject of his most current body of work and narrative, focusing on the traumas of being displaced.

He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas. He is also a Teaching Fellow, teaching drawing and painting in the university. Uzor has exhibited locally and internationally and as also had his works privately collected around Europe, Africa, and the United States while being published frequently.