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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

ADEBANJI ALADE AROI







ADEBANJI ALADE AROI

Date of Birth: 28th February 1972
Place of Birth: Bethnal Green, London
Country of Origin: Nigeria

EDUCATION

2003 – 2005 Heatherleys School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London (Diploma in Portraiture)
1995 – 1997 Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (Higher National Diploma in Fine Art)
1995 Student Apprentice with Abiodun Olaku, Painter, at the National Arts Theatre Lagos
1992 – 1994 Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria (National Diploma in General Art)
1989 – 1983 Federal Government College Enugu, Nigeria
















AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

• First Prize in the “Winsor and Newton under 35” category at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries - October 2007
• First Prize in the “Winsor and Newton Summer Scenes” competition organized by "The Artists" magazine
• Runner-up in the “Finding Fan Gogh” Competition organized by Barclays premiership,2007
• “Strokes of a Genius” Drawing Competition by North Light Books ( 2 drawings selected), 2006
• Daler Rowney Award, Patching’s Art Competition (the Artist category), 2006
• Website Highly Commended, Patching’s Art Competition (the Artist category), 2005
• Winner, John Walton Figurative Composition, 2005
• Most Outstanding Paintings, Heatherley Art Prize, 2005
• Wild card winner in London, “Brush with Fame” on ITV1, 2005
• The Society of All Artists “Young artist of the Year”(Runner Up in the amateur category), 2002
• St Cuthbert’s Mill Award, 2nd prize in the Leisure painter and The Artist-Paint an art shop competition, 2000
• Certificate of Commendation for Art and Design, NYSC, Ebonyi State , 1998
• Best Overall Academic Performance, Yaba College of Technology. 1996/97
• Best Student in the School of Art, Design and Printing, Yaba College of Technology 1996/97
• Best Student in Painting, Fine Art, Yaba College of Technology 1996/97
• Academy Press Plc, Award for Excellence in Visual Art Competition, 2nd prize, 1996
• Academy Press Plc, Award for Excellence in Visual Art Competition, 6th Position, 1995
• Best student in Life Drawing, General Art, Yaba College of Technology 1994/95
• Best student in General Art, Yaba College of Technology, 1994/95
• Best student in Fine Art, Federal Government College Enugu, 1989
• Best student in Senior Secondary II, Federal Government College Enugu, 1988









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