Curriculum Vitae                                                                                             Adéwálé Solomon Adénlé 

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2012                         Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art- Painting), Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

                                -Thesis/Exhibition: Pipe Dreams and Realities- Contrasting Dualities in Socio-Political Constructs


2010                         Master of Art in Museum Studies, Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana 

                                (Received the Dean’s Special Outstanding Award)

                                -Thesis: Managing Traditional and Religious African Arts in Western Collections—The Synthesis of         

                                Inclusions and Exclusions


2008                         (15 Quarter Hours, Non-Degree) Animation, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus, Georgia


1991                         Higher National Diploma (BFA Equivalent) in Painting & Drawing. 1985-1991

                                Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria 


2010                         Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Graduate Students’ Teaching Enhancement Certificate                             

2004                         Louisiana Department of Education, Teaching Certification in Visual Art                              

2000                         Reuters Foundation, UK; Fellowship Certification       

                                Award includes an instructive participation at the Malofiej/ Show-Don't Tell workshops at the

                                University of Navarra, Pamplona- Spain, and work experience at Reuters News Graphics, London, U.K


2000                        Mixed Feelings: 15 Years of Adewale Adenle's Drawings & Political Cartoons

                               -A 200- page book documenting my published pictorial satire on socio- political concerns, recently

                               collected by The University of California's Berkeley Library's selected new acquisition in Africana studies:

                               Main stack DT515 842. A347 2000./ The Library of Congress, Washington DC, (#: 2001427849) 


2000                        Cartoon Plus, a monthly political cartoon magazine  (published for 8months)



2014                     Studio Art Faculty (Temp.) Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

                            Fall 2014 Teaching: Painting I-103, Painting I-101, and Contemporary Issues in Advanced Drawing

2012- 2014              Full Time- Visiting Assistant Professor (Painting & Drawing), Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX

                              Spring 2014 Teaching: Intermediate Painting, Drawing I & II, & Advanced Problems in Mixed Media Painting

                              Fall 2013 Teaching: Intermediate Painting, Drawing I & II, Advanced Problem in Color Theory/Application

                              Summer 2013 Teaching: Advanced Problems in Experimental Drawing.

                              Spring 2013 Teaching: Advanced Painting, Intermediate Painting, Drawing I, Advanced Problems in Painting

                              (CREDIT: Introduced Figure Painting to the school curriculum and taught it at the Intermediate Painting level)

                              Fall 2012 Teaching: Intermediate Painting, Drawing I, and Drawing II

                              Fall: Provided sessions of critique to 9 MFA students as part of the Visiting Assistant Professor’s duties

2011-2012               Instructor of Record, Miami University, Oxford, OH.  Spring 2011 Teaching: Drawing I  

2011-2012               Graduate Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Oxford, OH

                              Gallery Assistant: Hiestand Galleries, Department of Art, (2010-2012)

                              Art History Program Assistant: Sourcing digital images, class and exam proctoring, and grading for

                              Prof. Clive Getty (Now Professor Emeritus), 19th Century French Art History and Contemporary Art History.

2010                       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Oxford, OH

                              Graduate Assistant: Painting I- IV, with Prof. Dana Saulnier

                              Gallery Assistant: Hiestand Galleries, Department of Art

                              Duties: Installation of over 20 exhibitions, packaging and shipping, materials purchase, digital  

                              research and communicating with visiting artists, administration and security

                              Graduate Assistant, Visual Resources Department: 

                              Duties: Creating and documenting digital images. Converting traditional slides to digital images & filing slides

2004-2005               Teacher, Talented in Visual Art, Orleans Parish School, New Orleans, LA

                              From May, 2004 until the August 2005 Hurricane Katrina’s disruption, I taught pre-tested art students at

                              Fortier High School, Fred Douglass Senior High School, Ray Abrams & Phyllis Wheatley Elementary schools

2004-2009               Part Time Resource Person, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

                              Provided insight into the practice of Yoruba/ African cultures to the actors in the Origin of Life Theatre group


2015- Present         Practicing Studio Artist, Studio

                                   -  Executed several private and public projects as indicated in “Projects and Commissions” below

                                   - Artist-In-Residence, BaCA

                                 - Juror, Columbus College of Art and Design Art Fair, Columbus, OH, 2016 & 2017

                                 - Assistant Set Designer, Rachel Finley’s Theatrical Design, Miami, FL, 2016                                  

                                   Assisted in designing/constructing sets for plays:

                                   *Piano Lesson (Mar.), North Miami Senior High School, FL

                                   *I Know What I Am… (Nov.), African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL      

                                 - Art Exhibition Curator, Miami-Dade County/Nigerian-American Foundation, 2015 & 2016

                                   Art exhibition marking: Nigeria’s 55th  & 56th independence anniversary, Miami

2009                      Summer Intern, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA

                             From May to July 2009, I had 140 hours of internship with the Collections and Exhibition Department. 

2008-2010              Collection Assistant (Part Time), Bertrand African Art Collections at the Center for African and African

                             American Studies, Southern University at New Orleans, LA

2004-2007              Freelance Illustrator/Cartoonist, Black Enterprise Magazine, New York, NY

2003-2004              Freelance Illustrator/Cartoonist, Washington Nigerian Times, Baltimore, MD

2002-2004              Painting Assistant, Won Murals, New Orleans, LA 

                             Worked for a year on the wall mural for the Philadelphia International Airport, PA. 194ft x 68ft in segments.      

                             Worked for four months on the mural for Aurora Community Center, CO.  Size: 36ft 

2000-2002              Art and Cartoon Editor, This Day Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria   

                             Drew and edited daily editorial cartoons on socio political issues

2000/2002              Teaching Consultant/Resource Person, Cartoonists Rights' Network, USA

                             Facilitator & instructor at Freedom Forum and U.S. State Department workshops for African artists/cartoonists in Douala, Cameroon

1996-1999              Art/Cartoon Editor, The Post Express Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria

                             Drew and edited daily editorial cartoons on socio-political issues.  Administered a staff of five on the Art and

                             Cartoon desk. Illustrated editorial viewpoints and participated in the daily editorial conference.           

1995-1996              Deputy Art Editor, TNT (Today's News Today) Newspapers, Lagos

                             Drew daily political cartoons and assisted in the department administration

1988-1993              Senior Editorial Illustrator/ Cartoonist, The Daily Times, Lagos, Nigeria

1990-2001              Freelance cover Illustrator, Designer/Cartoonist, New African Magazine, London, U.K


2014                      Critical Mess, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings at the Studio Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (Jan. 13- Feb. 2.)

2013                      Infiltrations, Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings at the Downtown-Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX (Mar. 1- 30.)

2012                      Pipe Dreams and Realities, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Heistand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH (Apr. 12- 20.)

2010                      Get in The Know Nola II Exhibition, J.W. Marriot Hotel, New Orleans, LA (Jul.)

2009                      Rhapsody of a Tribalman, Exhibition of paintings and drawings at The Singletary African-American

                             Museum and Gallery, Portsmouth, VA (Jun. 19-Jul. 30)

                             Get in The Know Nola Exhibition, J.W. Marriot Hotel, New Orleans, LA (Oct.)

 2003                     The Way We Are, an exhibition of paintings & drawings, Southern University at New Orleans, LA (Feb.- Mar.)

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 2009-2010             A cast- bronze sculpture on the origin of New Orleans music: Congo Square and the Bamboula

                             Size: 7ft. x 11ft.  Commissioned by The City of New Orleans. This is one of 6 competitive “Root of Music” project unveiled in March                                  28, 2010 at the Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LA

2006-2007              3 paintings on black history and civil rights struggles.  Size: 6ft x 8ft each

                             Commissioned by The Tangipahoa African American Museum, Hammond, LA 

                             The three paintings are part of the museum’s permanent collections

2006                      Murals on the fourteen I-90 Bridge columns (Gateway to Oretha Castle Haley and Uptown)

                             Sponsored and commissioned by Ashe Cultural Arts Center, City Year, LA, and Timberland- Boston, MA,

                             as part of the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina, (2005.) Murals on the 14 columns supporting the I-90 Bridge, a gateway to                                  Uptown-New Orleans.  A three-day project with non-artist volunteers


2015                      Lagniappe-Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World; Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                              (Aug. 1- Sep. 12.)  Curator/Juror:  Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Ph.D

2014                        East Meets West; Contemporary African Art, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Feb. 1- Mar. 4)

2013                        Annual Faculty Exhibition, Texas Tech University, (Main Gallery), Lubbock, TX (Sept. 6- Oct.)

                               Annual Faculty & Alumni Juried Exhibition, Miami University, (Museum of Art) Oxford, OH (Jan - May.) 

                               Jurors: >Roy Johnston- Retired Art Historian/Chair, Art Dept. Eastern Michigan University

                               >Anita Douthat- Associate Director of the Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012                        National Conference of Artist, New Orleans Chapter, 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Southern University

                               (Frank Hayden Hall Arts Gallery), Baton Rouge, LA (Oct. 9-Nov. 15)

2012                        Annual Faculty Exhibition, Texas Technical University (Main Gallery), Lubbock, TX (Sept. 7- Nov.)

                               SOS Art Exhibition, juried exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (Jun. 1-10.)

                               Juror: Saad Ghosn

                               OH +5, juried exhibition at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH (Jan. 13- Mar. 10.)

                               Jurors: Dustin Farnsworth, Dennis Savage, and Art Werger

                               Group Exhibition, National Conference of Artists, at the New Orleans African American Museum, LA

                                (Jan.-Mar.)  Jurors: Charlie Johnson, Jon Hankins.

2009                        Funders Juried Exhibition at Ashe Cultural Arts Center/ Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, LA (Oct.)

                               Juror: Ron Bechet, Xavier University, LA

                                National Conference of Artists, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

2007                        Tangipahoa African American Museum (Inaugural Exhibition), Hammond, LA  (Feb.1- Apr. 30.)

2006                        National Press Club, annual exhibition and auction, Washington DC, (Oct. 18.)

                               Art from the Gulf, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD, (May-Jun.) Juror: Steve Prince   

                               Crescent City Art Show Hammond House Gallery, Atlanta, GA  (Apr. 6- 30.) Juror: Kevin Sipp

                               Dream Revered, Temple Gallery, (DeKalb Arts Council), Decatur, GA

2005                        Southern Journey, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA (Jun.)

2004                        2nd National Arts Program (Exhibition), City Hall, New Orleans, LA (Dec.)   

                               They Drew What? Paintings and Political Satires by Adewale Adenle and John Slade at Ashe Cultural Arts Center,

                                New Orleans, LA (Mar. 6- Apr. 2.)

                                1st Annual Treasures of Treme Home Tour Exhibition, Organized by The

                                New Orleans African American Museum (Oct.) Juror: Richard Thomas.

                                4th Annual Satchmo Art Show, Crescent City Brew House, New Orleans, LA

                                National Conference of Artists Exhibition, NCA, Pamoja Art Center, Shreveport, LA (Jun.)

                                Chicago welcomes Lagos, Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL (Jun.) 

                                Chevron/Texaco Black History Month Invitational art exhibition, (Feb.)

                                NCA, 7th Dr. M.L. King Jr. exhibition at The African American Museum, New Orleans, LA (Jan.)                                                      

2003                         National Press Club, annual exhibition and auction, Washington DC (Oct.)

                                Exhibition of gallery artists, Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL (June)                               

2002                        The Ramiz Gokce Special Exhibition of Caricatures, Cyprus (Nov.)

                                National Press Club annual exhibition, Washington DC (Oct.)

                                29th Salao D'Humor D'Piracicaba, Brazil (Jul.)

                                'Democratic Satire' Exhibition of Political Cartoons on Democratic Transition, Lagos. Nigeria (Mar.)

2001                         Political Cartoons Exhibition, Freedom Forum /CRN, Douala, Cameroon (Jun.)

1999                         Art Exhibition, Rotaract District 9110, Inter-Cultural Festival, Lagos, Nigeria (Feb.)

1998                         Inside Out, Exhibition of 12 Artists, Contact Point, Lagos, Nigeria

1995                         Thoughts Alive, 2-Man Exhibition of paintings and drawings (Adewale Adenle and Kayode Ekeolere),

                                National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria (Apr.)

1994                         Visual Feast, Exhibition of paintings, Johet Communications, Lagos, Nigeria

                                Unity Through Art, Juried exhibition of 12 artists, Guinness PLC., Lagos, Nigeria

1993                         After the Rape, an exhibition of paintings for the reparation movement, Abuja, Nigeria (Jun.)

1991                         The Way We Are, Academy Press show, National Arts Theatre, Lagos, Nigeria (Oct.) 

                                Young Master Art Trust (YMAT) salon, Sonuga's residence, Lagos, Nigeria 

1990                         Positive Steps, YMAT exhibition, Quenelle, Lagos, Nigeria

                                YMAT exhibition, Ashbee Furniture, Allen Avenue, Lagos, Nigeria

                                Art/Design Student Association, Yaba College of Technology, annual show

                                Italia 90 Cartoon Festival, Rome    

                                Cartoon Exhibition, to commemorate the 990th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian State Budapest, Hungary

                                Rural Transformation, Academy Press exhibition of national juried artists


2012                       “Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y-Future Faculty Career Exploration Program”

                                This is a 5-day all expense paid trip to Rochester, New York. Program include an opportunity to share my

                                current scholarship in a presentation with faculty, students, department chairs, and administrators 

2011                       “A Day With The Artist Program,” Ogden Museum of Southern Arts, New Orleans, LA

                               This is a 4-day mixed-media workshop I conducted, involving public schools (6-12 grades). Grant provided

                                by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in conjunction with the Arts Council of New Orleans, LA

2010                        Most Outstanding Artist, National Conference of Artists, New Orleans Chapter, LA                         

                                The Dean’s Special Outstanding Award, Southern University at New Orleans, LA

                                Graduate Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship, Miami University, Oxford, OH, (2010- 2012)

2009                        The Kennedy Center; Artists as Educators Grant/Workshop, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2007                        Award of Honor -Boardwalk Art Show, CACV, Virginia Beach, VA

2006                        Award of Merit -Boardwalk Art Show, CACV, Virginia Beach, VA

                                Best of Show Award- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, LA

2005                        Most Unique Art Award- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, LA

2004                        Artists as Entrepreneurs, Arts Council of New Orleans, LA

2004                        Mayor’s Choice Award, National Art Program- New Orleans, Louisiana

                                Merit Award, New Orleans Satchmo Art Show

2000                        Reuters Foundation Fellowship, U.K., News Graphics Travel Award

                                Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; Show Don’t Tell workshop

1999                        Rotary International Recognition, outstanding service- District 9110 Repr.

1998                        Rotary International (D9110) Youth Leadership Award

1998/1999                Nigerian Media Merit Award Commendation (Best Cartoonist –“97/ “98)

1994                        Guinness Award. Outstanding works of art (Unity through Art)

                               Most Creative Award, Rotaract District 9110 of Rotary International

1991                        1st Prize Winner, Academy Press national visual art competition, Nigeria

1990                        Merit Award, Academy Press national visual art competition, Nigeria


2014                       Longwood University, Farmville, VA (March 21, 2014) Title: Deconstructing Dualities in Political Construct

2013                       Xavier University of Louisiana, Confucius Institute, New Orleans, LA - (Thursday, May 9)

                              Title: Managing Traditional African Art in The West: Synthesis of Exclusions and Inclusions

2013                       Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX - 2013 Art Showcase Juror and Visiting Artist Speaker. (Thursday, Apr. 25)

                              Title: Infiltrations- Colors and Contours of Political Penetrations

2012                       Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester, NY (Thursday, Sept. 20)

                              Title: Pipe Dreams and Realities- Contrasting Duality in Socio-Political Construct

2012                       Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, TX Visiting Artist Lecture (Thursday, Oct. 18)

                              Title: Deconstructing Dualities in Socio-Political Construct


2015                         The News Magazine, Lagos, Nigeria –“Adewale Adenle:  History and Art” (Apr. 28), Pgs. 32-36,  By Ademola Adegbamigbe

2013                         Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, TX –“Adenle’s Art Featured at Tech’s Satellite Gallery” (Feb. 28), By Williams Kerns

2013                         The Slatonian, Slaton, TX “Nigerian Artist Escaped For Artistic Freedom”(Feb. 28), Pgs.1 & 4 

2013                         Fox TV, Channel 34, Lubbock, TX “Good Day Lubbock” (Feb. 27), 8.15am 

2009                         Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Park Garden Design…”(Aug. 21), Pg.2 

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Armstrong Park statue draws criticism.” (Aug. 4) Pg.1

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA “Artist from Africa is at home in NOLA” (Jun. 4) Pg. 1

2008                         2008 Art Annual, (25 years), Amdur Productions, Pg. 20 and 54

2007                         The Advocate Newspaper, Baton Rouge, LA “Arts” (Jan. 22)

                                2007 Art Annual, Amdur Productions, Pg. 54

2006                         Detroit Free Press, MI “Arts; Creating a Storm on Canvas” (Aug. 29) Pg.4c 

                                KHOU- TV (A CBS affiliate), Houston, TX, an interview (Jul. 1)

                                The Virginia Pilot, Virginia Beach, VA  “Eye for Art” (Jun. 17) Pg. E1 & E5

                                Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, GA  “City's Spirit Captured in Diverse Media” (Apr. 9)

2005                         The Shreveport Times, Shreveport, LA  “Local Gallery features Black Artists” (Feb.15.)                             

                                Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA  “City Art Show Paints Portraits of Kinship”, (Jan. 6) B1

2005                         KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, Interview on (Jul. 17)

2002                         The News Magazine, Nigeria “The Way We Are” (April 22) Pg. 4 

                                This Day, Nigeria “When Cartoons Tell the Stories” (Apr. 4) Pg. 48 

                                This Day, Nigeria “A Place for the Art in Democracy” (Mar. 31) Pg. 24 

                                The Guardian, Nigeria “ Cartoons, Satirical Statement…” (Feb. 18.) Pg.79

2001                         This Day, Nigeria. “15 years of Mixed Feelings” (Jun. 17) Pg. 31 

                                 Vanguard, Nigeria. “A review of Adenle's cartoon years” (Jan.18) Pg. 28 

                                 Media Rights Monitor, “History Recorded in Pencil” (Dec. Edition.) Pg. 28

                                 Eko Today, Nigeria “Adewale Adenle's Mixed Feelings” (Dec. 11) Pg. 23 

                                 National Interest, Nigeria “Strokes of a Social Critic” (Nov. 25) Pg. 35 

                                 The Comet, Nigeria “The Postmaster Comes with Feelings” (Nov. 19) Pg. 37

2000                          Todays News Today, Nigeria “It's Been Mixed Feelings” (Nov.13) Pg. 3                         

                                 Sunday Punch, Nigeria “What is in a cartoon?” (Nov.12) Pg. 28 

                                 Saturday Champion, Nigeria “Adenle Launches Mixed Feelings” (Nov. 11) Pg. 28                                 

                                 The Post Express, Nigeria “I Speak Gloriously with Colour” (Mar. 18) Pg. 22

1997                          The Post Express, Nigeria “ A Peep into Adenle's Studio” (Jul. 13) Pg. 32 

1995                          Daily Times, Nigeria  “ Thoughts Came Alive” (Apr. 4) Pg. 26                                                                        

1994                          Evening Times, Nigeria. “ Guinness Unites Through Art, (Apr. 26) Pg. 2 


                                Liberty Bank/ Alden McDonalds, New Orleans, LA

                                Richard Singletary (Singletary Museum of Arts), Portsmouth, VA

                                Ritz Carlton Hotel/ Stewart Juneau, New Orleans, LA

                                Ashe Cultural Arts Centre, New Orleans, LA

                                Ed Gordon, A radio and BET Presenter, MI

                                City of Buffalo Grove, IL

                                The City of New Orleans, LA, (7ft.x11ft. Congo Square Sculpture) Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans  

                                Chief Ernest Sonekan, Former President of Nigeria

                                National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria

                                The Lagos State Government, Nigeria/ Governor Bola Tinubu


                                College Art Association, (CAA) USA

                                National Conference of Artists, New Orleans Chapter

                                Cartoonists Rights Network International, VA


2012                         Elected into Phi Kapha Phi honor society, Miami University, Oxford, OH

1988-2002                 Member, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)

  • Vice Chairman, NUJ, TNT Chapter, 1995-96

  • Chairman, Photo and Arts Committee, NUJ, Lagos State Chapter, 1996-97

  • Vice Chairman, NUJ, The Post Express Chapter, 1997-98 (Chairman, 1998- 99)                                                                                              2002                Member, Rotary International (District 9110)

Rotary was founded in 1905 in Evanston, IL. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000    

                                   Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

                                   Between 1988-2002,  I participated in many philanthropic programs in schools, clinics, homeless shelters

                                   and many communities, while serving in various official capacities including the following:

  • Member/Editor, Rotary Club of Akowonjo, D9110. 2000- 2002

  • Invited as a Panelist by the Rotary International President, Carlo Ravizza, to the Rotary International

   Convention, Buenos Aires- Argentina (2000)

  • Invited as a Panelist by the Rotary International President, James Lacy, to the Rotary International

   Convention, Singapore (1999)

  • District Rotaract Representative (Received the Rotary International President-James Lacy,

   Commendation) 1998-1999

  • District Officer (Served in many capacities) 1993-2000

  • President, Rotaract Club of Idimu, D9110. 1992-1993

1990-1991                President, Art & Design Students Association, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria


                               Digital Media: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe/PowerPoint/Keynote,

                                                            Microsoft Words and PDF,

                                Technical:       Woodworking including creative veneering and wood bending, sculpture,

                                                        and handling of many technical tools. 

                                                            Museum and Gallery Administration. 

                                   Resource:       Resource Person on Yoruba/African traditional arts, culture, and practice  



                                   La Belle Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                                   Nicole Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                   Peachtree Gallery, Lubbock, TX



                                   Fluent in (writing, reading, speaking) Yoruba and English languages




Adéwálé Solomon Adénlé