-Visions and Sensibilities-Signature Art Gallery, Lagos 2000

-TotalfinaElf Art Exhibition-Port Harcourt 2002

-Linkages-Gallery 1,2,3,4, Trinidad and Tobago 2002

-Without Borders-Four Contemporary Artists-Pan African University, Ajah, Lagos 2004

-Pan African Film and Arts Festival, Los Angeles 2005

-The Art of Oshogbo-Via Mundi Gallery, Atlanta 2006

-Let's Art Nadine Guntert meets Africa, Luzern, Switzerland 2006

-African Artists Celebrating Ethiopian Millennium, Baltimore 2007

-Healing Beauty-The Mizel Museum, Denver, Colorado 2008

-Africa Now-The World Bank Art Program, Washington DC 2008

-Womanscape: Gender and Sexuality in African Art, University of Texas, Austin Texas 2011


SELECTED READING

Esu, Yoruba God, Power and the Imaginative Frontiers. Edited by Toyin Falola, CAP Press, 2013, pages 234-242


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION


-Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Nigeria(1982-1986) Bachelor of Arts


AWARDS


- 1st Prize Poster Designing Competition, Afrika Project 1996, Goethe Institut,(German Cultural Centre)Lagos

-The Daily Times(Nig) Chairman's Award for Excellence 1992


GRANTS


-Phillip L. Ravenhill Fellowship 2006/2007, UCLA

-Pollock Krasner Award 2009


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

- Best of Ife-Signature Art Gallery, Lagos 1993

-Ona-Best of Ife-Signature Art Gallery, Lagos 1995

-Sammlung fur Neue Afrikanische Kunst-Afrika Haus Freiberg 1995

Wole Lagunju is a contemporary Yoruba artist trained in graphic design at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Wole graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1986. He his an accomplished illustrator, graphic designer, installation artist and painter.

Drawing adeptly upon his childhood experiences in Oshogbo and professional life in urban Lagos, Lagunju's work is also associated with Onaism, a contemporary art movement of the Ife Art School dedicated to reimagining the forms and philosophies of traditional Yoruba art and design. His paintings and installations featuring the Yoruba adire fabric interrogate and explore themes regarding the changing nature of the traditional African market, a change that is primarily initiated by contemporary globalization while his recent series which draw upon images of Gelede masks and the Victorian era critique the racial and social hierarchies of the 19th century.

Wole was awarded a Phillip Ravenhill Fellowship by the UCLA in 2006 and a Pollock Krasner award in 2009. He lives in the United States.