by Solomon Isekeije
Solomon Rowland Isekeije is a native of Nigeria in West Africa. He studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria with emphasis in sculpture. Professor Isekeije obtained his M.F.A degree in visual studies from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University, specializing in Printmaking and mixed media art. Solomon Isekeije has been locally, regionally, nationally and internationally recognized as an extraordinary artist of note. He was the Grand Prix recipient of the 2004 Southeastern Artist Associate (SEVAA) annual juried artist exhibition award. He was also the recipient of the 2006 Yougsan International Juried Exhibition, Distinguished Artist Award in Seoul, South Korea. He is the recipient of the 2010 Humanity Award for the celebration of Peace and Diversity, presented by Maizelle Rap Session group on race relations in Norfolk, Virginia. Professor Isekeije has taught in the States and abroad, and is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.