Dorothy Amenuke


Biography of Dorothy Amenuke

Dorothy Akpene Amenuke (PhD)

Sculptor/Fiber Artist, Lecturer

Dorothy Akpene Amenuke, is a Ghanaian artist who lives
and works in Kumasi, Ghana. She studied sculpture and Art Education at the
Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology, Ghana.
research interests focus on themes that reference different ways of “space”
consumption with mix media and installation art.
She has personally taken on
fabric and fibre as a means of expression with which she e
xplores and
themes that
reference to a large extent, ‘space’ consumption and its inherent relationships.
has worked professionally as an art-teacher at the basic level (primary and
junior high schools) and Senior High schools and was a resource person for art
clubs in her community. She was involved with Sansa International Artists’
workshop, which is part of the Triangle Arts Workshops and now
coordinates the
Artists’ Residency in Ghana.
Currently, she is a senior lecturer in the
department of Painting and Sculpture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and also runs her art studio from Kumasi. Amenuke
has participated in various local and International art workshops and
residencies. She directed the International Women Artists Workshop (IWAWO 2009)
organized by Art In Aktion in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Accra and
currently coordinates OFKOB Artists’ Residency in Ghana. Amenuke was the
recipient of the 2012 Howard Kestenbaum/Vijay Paramsothy International
Fellowship in Haystack Mountain School of crafts, USA, and her work, “How Far
How Near” is in the collections of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (SMA).

Studio- Dot
Art Studio, Parkoso