Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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George Afedzi Hughes
NY US
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15

RESUME

GEORGE AFEDZI HUGHES
artist




EDUCATION
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. U.S.A

2001
Master of Fine Arts, Painting, (Drawing Minor)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

1992
Master of Arts, Art Education.

1990
Postgraduate Diploma, Art Education.

1989
Bachelor of Arts, Painting, (Drawing Minor)




AWARDS & HONORS

2002
Outstanding Faculty member, Student?s Choice (OU School of Art).

1998
Featured in ?New American Paintings?, Mid-western edition Vol. 17.

1996
First Place Award, The Toledo Museum of Art, OH, U.S.A.

1996
Best of Show, Roots of Diversity, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1995
Grumbacher Award for Excellence in Painting, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1994
Award of Distinction, Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1989
First Class Honors, Bachelor of Arts, U.S.T. College of Art, Ghana.

1989
Mobil Award for Best Overall Student, Mobil Oil Company, Ghana.




SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Collisions, Skoto Gallery, NY, NY. Paintings and installation which reference war machinery, military uniforms with epaulettes, automobiles, colonial / historical references.

2012
Muffled Connections, Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France, Installation in a former C19th convent, now an art residency referenced the emergence of dynamic communication social systems.

2011
Fragments, Buffalo Arts Studio Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA. Paintings exhibited explore the contingence between violence and reconciliation. Curator: Cori Wolf.

2010
Urban Overtures, Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana. Paintings exhibited contemplate the stridence of urbanization through the use of metropolitan iconography. Curator: Theo Adete.

Layers, Skoto Gallery, NYC, NY, USA. Paintings with collage elements combining images from disparate sources in order to address the use of violence by humans to solve geo-political conflicts. Curator: Skoto Aghahowa.

2009
George Afedzi Hughes Atrium im Bockreiterzentrum, Herzogenrath, Germany.

2009
Signs & Symbols Collision, The Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China.

2009
On Guns Redcoats and Everything Else, Influx Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

2008
Indifferentia, performance, Shrines & Masquerades, NYU Steinhardt, NYC, USA.

2007
What you perceive is what you conceive II performance art, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast, North Ireland.

2006
What you perceive is what you conceive performance art, streets of Toronto, Scotia Bank nuit blanche, ?sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art?.

2006
Culture, Identity and Beyond performance art, ?a synthesis of painting, sound, music, poetry and video? Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

2006
Retrospective Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, OK, U.S.A.

2005
Metaphysics Carter Arts Center Gallery, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.

2005
Chronic Dreams Park-Art Gallery, NY, NY, U.S.A.

2005
Skin and Essence Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.

2004
Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK, U.S.A.

2003
Cosmopolitan Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana.

2002
Symbols and Metaphors, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, OK, U.S.A.

2001
Lineage, Living Stone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2000
Von Ghana nach Amerika, Galerie Xenios, Frankfurt, Germany.

1999
20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1998
Artist Alliance Gallery Accra, Ghana.

1998
Angelwood Gallery Grand Rapids, OH, U.S.A.

1997
Paintings by George Hughes University of Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1992
George Hughes Queen Mary?s Center, London, England.

1992
Paintings by George Hughes African Center, London, England




GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Futbol, The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition examines the significance of football in societies around the world.

2013
West to West, St?dtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany. Artists invited by Owusu Ankomah for the show are Godfried Donkor, Afedzi Hughes, Atta Kwami, Wemega Kwawu, El Loko, Sokari Douglas Camp, Lawson Oyekan and Romuald Hazoume.

2012
Aus Afrika, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen, Germany. Paintings, sculptures and photographs by the following artists: T?t? Azankpo, Fr?d?ric Bruly Bouabr?, Saidou Dicko, Godfried Donkor, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Romuald Hazoum?, George Afedzi Hughes, Toyin Loye, Owusu-Ankomah, Ch?ri Samba, Manuela Sambo, Rikki Wemega-Kwawu and Zinkp?.

Moving Into Space: Football and Art in West Africa, National Football Museum, Manchester, England. Contemporary West African artists whose art is inspired by football to explore wider social issues.Curator: Martin Barlow.



2011
Buffalo on the Bowery, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY. Sixty-eight artists with local ties donated work to the auction, including Rupp, Gregory Halpern, Amanda Besl, A. J. Fries, Megan Greene, Amy Greenan, George Afedzi Hughes, Julian Montague, Reed Anderson, and Jacob Kassay


Art Lisboa, Parque das Na??es, Lisbon, Portugal. Brought together a selection of forty national and international contemporary and modern art galleries, as well as journals and specialized publications.Curator: Iv?nia de Mendon?a Gallo.


Just One, Artco Gallery, Herzogenrath, Germany. Fifty-three artists exhibited one work each of drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs. Curator: Joachim Melchers.


Les Fantomes, Jack Bell Gallery, London, England. Featuring painting, photography and sculpture. Curator: Jack Bell.


South is the new North, Influx Contemporary Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. Group show featuring painting, sculpture, photography and video. Curator: Nuno Salgueiro-Lobo.


2010
Arte Lisboa, Pavilhao do Rio of the Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal. Art fair with forty-one national and international contemporary and modern art galleries. Curator: Iv?nia de Mendon?a Gallo.


Spirit Tangents, Haliburton Forest Project, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Installation conceived as homage to dead trees. Curator: Reinhard Reitzenstein.


100@100: Works of Art by Alumni artists to celebrate BGSU?s Centennial, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA. Twenty-five works by outstanding alumni representing the School?s proudest accomplishments. Curator: Jacqui Nathan.


In & Out of Africa, Henn Art, Galeries Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Exhibition of thirteen artists originally from Africa working both abroad and in Africa exploring varied artistic styles. Curators: Gerry Belinc, Oliver Henn and Joachim Melchers.


Africa 2.0: Is there a Contemporary African Art?, Influx Contemporary Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. Contemporary work from African artists of the Diaspora. Curator: Nuno Salgueiro-Lobo.


Performance Art:
Rites of Blue Impediment, Haverford College, Black Box Theater, Haverford, PA, USA. A three-day residency organized by Ruti Talmor, Haverford professor and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. The performance used ritual, sound, ornate props and supporting cast to address subtle methods used by predominant cultural groups to impede the progression of sub-cultural groups.


2009
Nsoroma, The Dei Center, Accra, Ghana.

2009
Homecoming Exhibition, Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana.

2009
Africa Now: African Contemporary Art, Bonhams, London, England.

2009
It?s Never Too Late To Become a Man, Coningsby Gallery, London, England.

2009
Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009
Figure and Form: Explorations of Humanity, Michael Rockefeller Arts Center,
SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

2008
Monsters of Nature & Design II, (collaborative) Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, U.S.A.

2008
The St. James?s Auction, Rosebury, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, England.

2008
Race Symbiosis, (collaborative) intervened Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada.


2008
Dialog, Artco Galerie, Herzogenrath, Germany.

2008
Sumphusis, Black Box Theater, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA.

2007
Art Fair 21 Cologne Gladbacher Wall 5, Cologne, Germany

2007
Make Art, Not War Gallery 128, NYC, NY, USA.

2007
In and Out of Africa Museum for Art and Ethnography, Schwaz Austria

2007
Le Festival Visual Arts Exhibition Theater for the New City, NYC, NY, USA.

2006
Social Predation Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA.

2006
DiagneChanel/George Hughes Artco Gallery, Herzogenrath, Germany.

2006
New Paintings Mainsite Mainsite Contemporary Gallery, Norman, OK, USA.

2005
Real Compared to what? Gallery 128, NY, NY, U.S.A.

2005
Leading Lights Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, U.S.A.

2005
Extremes Institute of New Media, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2005
Multiple Oneness Park Art Gallery, NYC, NY, U.S.A.

2005
529, Mainsite Gallery, Norman, OK, U.S.A.

2004
Art, Fred Jones Museum of Art, Norman, OK, U.S.A.

2004
Transition, Artists Alliance Gallery, Accra, Ghana.

2004
Transition, LO/FTF, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2004
Field of Vision: New York, Lab Gallery, NY, NY, U.S.A.

2004
Under The Influence, Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, OKC, OK, U.S.A.

2003
Mutation, Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK, U.S.A.

2003
Simply Sublime, Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, O.K.C, OK, U.S.A.

2003
Biting the Apple, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.A

2002
Third National Juried Competition, Loveladies, NJ, U.S.A.

2002
Shades of Blues, Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery, OKC, OK, U.S.A.

2001
The Old Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2001
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2001
Menschenbilder Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit, Eschborn, Germany.

2001
U vraagt ..Wij draaien?!?, Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2001
Ancestral Africa, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, U.S.A. 2000 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, U.S.A.

2000
Museum voor Zuid, Goes, The Netherlands

1999
Galerie Xenios, Frankfurt, Germany.

1998
Cirkel Galerie, Expositie Kuana, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1998
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, OH, U.S.A.

1998
Maison Descartes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1996
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1996
Aboriginal Abstract Paintings Filli Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

1996
Roots of Diversity Art Show, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1995
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1994
Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1993
Dynamic Structure and Form Gagliardi Gallery, Chelsea, England

1993
Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, England.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006 - present
Asso. Prof., Painting, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.

2001-6
Asst. Prof., Painting, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, U.S.A.

1999-00
Asst. Prof., part-time, Drawing, Bowling Green University, U.S.A.

1997-01
Instructor, Drawing / 2D Design, The University of Toledo, OH, U.S.A

1995
1995 Instructor, Young Artists at Work, Arts Commission, Toledo. OH, U.S.A.


RELATED EXPERIENCE

2007
Visiting Artist, Queens University, School of History and Anthropology, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2007
Participant, Arts Management Workshop in Gattieres, France.

2006
Visiting Artist, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

2005-6
Adjunct Faculty: African/African-American Studies: Contemporary African Art.

2005
Visiting Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, OH. U.S.A.

2004
Visiting Artist and Instructor, Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK. U.S.A.

2003
Visiting Artist and Instructor, Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK. U.S.A.

2002
Wrote review on Visual Art of Ghana for Africa Server (Netherlands)

2002
Visiting Artist, Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK, U.S.A.

2000
Juror, ?Open Summer Show? Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

2000
Visiting Artist, Elmhurst Elementary School, Toledo, OH, U.S.A.

1999
Juror, ?Black Swamp Arts Festival,? Bowling Green, OH, U.S.A.

1999
Juror, ?Multicultural Undergraduate Art Contest?, Bowling Green, OH, U.S.A.




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