Join us on Saturday October 17 at 2pm CT for a virtual artist talk with Yisa Akinbolaji. This artist talk will be delivered via Zoom. It is free to attend and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.
Attendees do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but may do so at https://zoom.us. To access this virtual artist talk, join the Zoom meeting at 2pm on Saturday October 17 by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/97305071250 or by joining the meeting using this meeting ID: 973 0507 1250.
Yisa Akinbolaji is a Winnipeg-based artist whose extensive practice includes working with acrylic, oil, printmaking, metal sculpture and installation for over three decades. His art career began in Nigeria, studying Fine Arts at the Yaba College of Technology and he holds an MFA from University of North Dakota. He has exhibited internationally with over 50 solo and group exhibitions, including one presently honouring Canadian Black Artists in the Senate of Canada, Ottawa.
Before immigrating to Canada in 1997, Yisa was published in Nigerian Artists: A Who’s Who and Bibliography. He has been featured in many other art journals. Yisa’s African experience and Western education create the visual richness of his unique art technique. He uses his work to bring attention to social issues within his local community and globally. He has served on various boards, including the Manitoba Arts Council. Yisa is a recipient of several awards and recognitions, and is the founder of the Creative Foundation.