Oshiame Toni
Let there be light Acrylic on Canvas 54 * 41in © 2018

Toni Oshiame (b. 1968) in Lagos, Nigeria. He had his primary education in Lagos and secondary education at Hussey College, Warri, Delta state.

Oshiame had his professional training at the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, where he obtained an OND in art and HND in painting. During this period, he was privileged to have worked with seasoned and reputable artists in the likes of Sam Ovraiti, Ben Osaghae, and Duke Asidere.

An active member of the Society of Nigerian Artists, he was the immediate past vice-chairman of the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) chapter, Abuja. He lectured at the Federal Technical College, Oozo, Abuja, in the Fine and Industrial Art Department (1996-1997). He has since then served in various capacities, firstly as an art consultant and facilitator of projects. One of which was the Nigeria Cultural Village, Zuma Rock, Abuja with Alhaji Munzali Dantata, and most recently Society of Nigerian Artists, Anatomy of an Independence art exhibition to commemorate Nigeria at 50, where he served as the chairman local organizing committee.

He is a full-time artist with several commissions, some of which is the portrait of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan when he was the Vice-President for his 50th birthday. A Portrait of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Massari, a portrait of Hubert Charles, Country Representative for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to Nigeria on the occasion of the UN (United Nations) 60th Anniversary Celebration of the UN house, Abuja, Culture in diversity., a commissioned painting for GTBank Ogun State, to mention a few.

A prolific painter, Toni has a solo exhibition to his credit and has participated in several group exhibitions in Nigeria and outside the country. He works in Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel mediums. His work is part of many private and public collections.

He is currently the founder and president of Zervas Art Club, Nigeria, and a member of the Guild of Fine Artists, Nigeria.

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