Joel Arueya (Nigerian)

Joel Arueya

Joel Ogheneruemu Arueya was born in Lagos and hails from Ughelli North Local Government in Delta State. He had his primary and secondary in Lagos state. He obtained his HND in Painting and General Art, specialising in painting in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi Edo State in 2008.

Arueya’s artistic flair and talent have garnered him attention amongst reputable organisations and bodies. Otto Gallery in America showcased some of his works and his paintings have also been featured in a Sterling Bank, Nigeria, advert promoting the bank’s love for culture and creativity. Joel is a lover of colour, lines and mixed media, creatively using these to produce his signature pieces. His talent has further been appreciated as Joel was invited to participate in an artist residency in 2018 in Germany.

He has featured in several group exhibitions, workshops and art auctions listed below –

*African Art Resource Centre Art Exhibition (2006 and 2007)

*Aesthetic Bond 3 (Lagos 2008)

*Society of Nigerian Artists (Sokoto Chapter, 2009)

*Fireband Nimbus Art Centre (Lagos, 2012)

*Art Expo (Lagos, 2011)

*Residencies 2012 Harmatan Workshop (Ogahara-Oto, Delta State, Nigeria, 2012)

*The Spark (Lagos, 2013)

*Consciousness, Eden Culture Art Gallery (Lagos, 2013)

*Heritage Rising (Abuja, 2014)

*Enigma (Abuja, 2014)

*Art of Engagement, Nike Art Gallery (Lagos, 2014)

*In the Name of Art, Magodo Art Gallery (Lagos, 2014)

*Contemporary and Modern  SOGAL art Auction (Lagos, March 2016)

*OREZE it (king crown) inland town (Onitsha, October 2016)

*Eko Art Expo (Lagos, Jan 2017)

*The UFUK/YASAF Marble Art Workshop painting (Lagos April 2017)

*Contemporary and Modern SOGAL African art Auction (Lagos, May 2017)

*Recent works by Arueya Joel @ The Oasis Lounge Murtala Muhammed
International airport (Lagos, May 2017) (SOLO)


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