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About

 

Uju Obi is an award-winning Artist and Designer. Uju creates bespoke art for exceptional spaces.

Described as “ethereal” and “magical,” her work has been displayed at the V&A UK and at  Nesta UK.

Uju works with private clients, interior designers and architects to create spaces that captivate.

Uju’s work is about Light: transparencies, reflections and refractions. With a background in textiles, her work is inspired by ideas such as applique, beading and pattern design.

Continuously experimenting with the versatility of glass; techniques used vary from  fusing, resin lamination, verre eglomise, sandblasting and/or water-jet cutting. 

For enquiries including collaborations: Get in touch

 

BACKGROUND

With a background in textiles, largely self-taught, in 2006 Uju was awarded Winner of the Inspired by…Fashion and Textiles Prize at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK.

In 2007, Uju was selected as a Finalist - Canada and Europe Region of the Commonwealth Foundation’s Arts and Craft Award.

In 2013, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) put out a call for art which reflects its mission to encourage innovation in the UK. Uju travelled to Germany to work with glass. Her work was selected for an exhibition at NESTA in the winter of 2013.

In 2017, Uju was awarded Emerging Creative (Art & Design) 2017-2018 at The Hospital Club, London for her work with glass.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

(Private event) Four Seasons Hotel, Mayfair, London UK

Bettershared Summer Exhibition, Shoreditch, London UK. 

The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London UK. 

2015

'Wish You Were Here.' Contemporary Glass Society - 6th International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge UK.

2013

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), London UK.

2007

'Carnival of Art - Design Tent.'  The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman Cayman Islands.

2006

'Inspired by…' Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London UK.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS

2017-2018

Emerging Creative - Art & Design - 2017-2018, The Hospital Club, London UK.

2007

Finalist - Canada and Europe Region, Commonwealth Arts and Craft Award, Commonwealth Foundation, London UK.

2006

Coats Foundation Trust, Glasgow UK.

The Noon Foundation, London UK.

The Gane Foundation, Bristol UK.

Winner - Fashion and Textiles Category, Inspired by…, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London UK.

 

For further details please contact:

Email: info@ujuobi.com