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About the Artist

A multi-talented and self-taught artist, folasayo (Seattle) has the ability to express her creativity in several genres like the visual arts, drama, writing, and in almost any creative endeavor. She is the author of Conversations With The Soul At 3:00am, a collection of love poems and art photography (Home of African Concepts, 2000) and the British Council/ANA award winning play The Woman with a Past (Heinemann books, 1989). She was a 2004 nominee for the World Culture Open award. folasayo has a US patent (2004) pending on a framing concept she designed for presenting some of her artwork. She performs and tours with a dramatization of her poems to African drums and jazz music and organizes a monthly “poetry by candle light dinner”© series. She’s also the founder of CONAA, a collective of Nigerian Artists Abroad (April, 2000). A graduate of Animal Nutrition, (B.Sc, 1989, University of Ibadan, and Iowa State University, M.Sc, 1994).

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.