'Colors of the uprising'

Dudu Emmanuel

Ekpetorson Elizabeth

Elizabeth Chioma Ekpetorson (b. 1991), is a Nigerian artist born and raised in Port-Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria. She is a graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt, where she obtained her BA in Fine Arts and Design. She had her industrial training and professional internship at the Universal Studios of Art, Iganmu Lagos. Using human forms and expressions her works are mostly rendered in charcoal and acrylic, with themes on contemporary human issues. 

She has participated in various group shows, in Nigeria and also the United States. Elizabeth defines her artistic approach as a blend of cubism and impressionism. Through her artwork, she seeks to draw attention on the notion of self-acceptance: embracing one’s self unconditionally, without fear or exception. By drawing nude figures and portraits, 

Elizabeth reveals the personalities behind the clothes, highlighting the importance of looking beyond appearances and seeing her subjects for who they truly are. She tells the stories of other women and paints for those who have been silenced or shamed, emboldening them through art and shaking limitations as she puts brush to canvas. Ultimately, Elizabeth celebrates the human through her art. Before being a woman, Nigerian, African or artist, she considers herself a human being, for it is the only thing that unites us under one banner and gives us this entire complex, rich and deep nature that exterior appearances alone could not tell. She invites the observer to let go of prejudices based on appearances, and dig deeper into the singular nature that characterizes each individual.


Curator's Note

After the George Floyd protest in the United States of America, a spotlight beams on Nigerian art or black art. 

 As more national and international discussions have centered around Black Art, "Colors of the Uprising" is a group art exhibition curated to expose and celebrate 11 uprising stars. 

 We warmly welcome you to "Colors of the uprising" , a group exhibition distinctively curated by Princess Uzo & Rodney Asikhia, featuring the amazing art by: Wande Oseni, Karen Ogidi, Sidney Osioh, Ekwueme Edison, Adeola Adegbenro , Kolawole Niyi Sunday, Dudu Emmanuel, Donald Onuoha, Ekpetorson Elizabeth, Anehita Aletor , & Ene Jessicah Yaknoabasi.

 Artists in this exhibit share their interpretations of the natural world around us, whether it be on portraits, people, abstract forms, Landscape from nature scenes, and Surreal impression.

 Their creations challenge our ideology of life, adds beauty and spark up intellectual dialogue amongst its viewers. The works exhibited comprises of various mediums such as Oil on canvas, Mixed media, Acrylic on canvas, Charcoal and drawing in various sizes. 

 The exhibition will present 55 works of Art to its audience, documented with a virtual Catalog with access to attend the event virtually.

Private viewing on opening day: Friday, Feb 28th, 2021 by 6pm.

 Chairman of Event: Dahlton Osa Ozigbo -Noren Art Foundation 

 Host of Event: Louise Priddy -

 Posh Cafe Café capacity is limited to 50 people at any one time.

 Please wear a face mask and maintain 6' of personal space.


Acquire inquiry

Manager: Ms. Seun 08130200778

Curator: Mr. Rodney +1-443-653-7398

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