Visiting Assistant Professor


Office: 105 Scales Fine Arts Center
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In her teaching and studio practice, Maria Ogedengbe (MFA in Painting & Printmaking, Yale University) is concerned with painting and its expanded field. Following study in hand-dyeing through an artist’s residency at the University of Lagos (2011-2012) and related research in Nigeria in 2013 and 2014, much of her artwork involves concepts or formats exploring relationships between dye on cloth and paint on canvas. Her projects include object-based painting as public art, billboard exhibitions, photo friezes, and Missouri GOURDen (aka “the GOURDzebo”). Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Universities of Lagos & Port Harcourt and Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca. Recent exhibits include the installations, r-r-ruban vivi in the Cube Gallery, Whitworth University (2022-2023) and Motherlode – shown at Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center (2023), with Motherlode ephemeron and related photo + video work on view at H&R Block Artspace (2023). Her projects have received support through the Kauffman Foundation and ArtsKC, among others. She has been an artist-in-residence at Fundación Valparaíso (2000) and the Creative Arts Department of the University of Lagos.