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Dorothy Amenuke was born in 1968 and comes from Adzokoe-Peki, in the Volta Region of Ghana. She studied sculpture as an undergraduate programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. She furthered in MA Art Education and MFA and PhD Sculpture at KNUST. Aside her studio practice sessions, she has worked professionally as an art-teacher from 1987 to 2004 at the basic and secondary school levels and currently is a lecturer at the Department of Painting and Sculpture of the Faculty of Fine Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Going on, she served as a resource person for art clubs in schools and also involved with the SaNsA International Artists’ Workshop (which is part of the Triangle Arts Workshops). Her love for her practice made her associate with a number of international Art programs. Joining Apexart Residency program at New York in 2007, she was made guest Artist at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Minneapolis, USA. In Kenya (courtesy Kuona Trust) and Egypt (courtesy 2008 Dwayer’s international visual arts workshop) she participated in the international Women Artists’ Workshops in 2008. She was a resident of the 2009 Art Omi international Artists Residency, New York, and recently, She directed the International Women Artists Workshop (IWAWO 2009) organized by Art In Aktion in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Accra. Ghana. In 2012 through her numerous art encounters, she resourced the batik class with the Women’s Studio Workshop Summer Arts Institute in New York. She was also the recipient of the 2012 Howard Kestenbaum/Vijay Paramsothy International Fellowship in Haystack Mountain School of crafts, USA, where she took part in the mix media summer workshop. Every July, since 2013, she has been directing “OFKOB”, an Art Residency/Retreat program for some artists, both local and international. Her works have featured in art exhibitions in Metropolitan State University in St Paul, Minnesota and the above mentioned places. One of her works, “How Far How Near“ is currently in the collections of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam.

Dorothy Akpene Amenuke (PhD)                                        

(Sculptor/Fiber Artist, Lecturer)

 

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