"Hands Up Dont Shoot” by Omenihu Amachi
Omenihu Amachi is a creative visual artist whose fine art is marked by exceptional talent.
Born Igbo in Nigeria, Omenihu began creating in a variety of mediums at an early age.
He currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is professor of art at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
Omenihu Amachi got his MFA from Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanis. He got a BA in Fine Art and a BA in Communication Arts from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. His specialization areas are in oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, and in printmaking, photography and video Production. These are expressed as narratives of beauty, spirituality, cultural and history.
2014 St. Cyprian Church, Expressions of An Igbo Artist, Philadelphia, PA
2013 International Cultural Center, Reflections on Triumph, Lincoln University, Oxford PA
1994 Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia
1997 Free Library of Philadelphia, PA
2016 Biddle Gallery, Faculty Art Exhibition, Cheyney University, PA
2016 Wilson Gallery, Thesis Exhibition, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Biddle Gallery, Alumni Art Exhibition, Cheyney University, PA
2015 Wilson Gallery, Sneak Peek, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2012 October Gallery, Philadelphia International Art Expo, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Chestnut Hill Art Festival, PA
2010 Odunde Festival, Philadelphia
2009 Chadds Ford Gallery, New Directions, PA
2008 Biddle Hall Gallery, White Ribbon Exhibition, Cheyney University
2008 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
2007 United Nations, New York, NY
2006 Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
2005 Love Park, Holiday Festival, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Philadelphia International Art Expo, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Black Expo, NY
1996 Artists Guild, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Equator, Philadelphia, PA
Omenihu’s passionate narratives are meaningful expressions his life painted in vivid colorful brushstrokes. His vibrant style incorporates the rhythm and symbolism of his Nigerian and African heritage and embraces the openness of nature. The works are interpretations of spiritual abstractions such as compatibility, knowledge, wisdom, eternity, worship, power, and love. Symbolic cultural proverbs, motifs and patterns of Mbari, Nsidibi, Igbo Ukwu and Ekpe are design elements that add meaning and balance to other formal elements on his picture plane.
St Catherine Laboure Clinic Prof. Linda Williams
Jettie D. Newkirk, Attorney Dr. Sheila Davis
Ishmael Jacob, Pastor Eddy Abakporo, Inlaw
Rev. Stephen B. Perzan Oke Amachi, Brother
Prof. Marietta Antonio-Fryer Francess Fattah
Wayne S. McKenzie Prof. Heather Davis
Cheyney University of PA Dr. Dele Adeotun
Julie Rae Rosen Dr. Michele J. Palos-Samsi
Glenn Ellis Marlene Gadson
Bruce Crawley, African - American Chamber Of Commerce
Robert R. Jenkins Prof. Tonya Thames Taylor
Prof. Gerard Nwankwo Prof. Alice Oh, Moore College of Art & Design
"The joy and essence of life is so often overlooked by many.
So I paint to capture and preserve the essence of peace and beauty, so that
you may pause a while, smell the roses and appreciate God's
awesome love" - Omenihu Amachi
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