About Imo

I am a Nigerian-American visual artist and scholar of African Diaspora visual culture and aesthetics. I am an alumnus of the Yale University Graduate School, and presently an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

I grew up in the Bronx, in a rich and thriving community of people from Ibibioland, the home of both of my parents. This exposure to my culture from a young age has greatly influenced how I view the world, as American-born Ibibio Diaspora, and the type of investigatory art that I create.

Recently, my large-scale drawing Flying Home with Laura Nelson was featured in the acclaimed international African arts and culture journal, Transition Magazine. I am also the featured visual artist for the 2015 publication Eight New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set.

About Imo

I am a Nigerian-American visual artist and scholar of African Diaspora visual culture and aesthetics. I am an alumnus of the Yale University Graduate School, and presently an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.

I grew up in the Bronx, in a rich and thriving community of people from Ibibioland, the home of both of my parents. This exposure to my culture from a young age has greatly influenced how I view the world, as American-born Ibibio Diaspora, and the type of investigatory art that I create.

Recently, my large-scale drawing Flying Home with Laura Nelson was featured in the acclaimed international African arts and culture journal, Transition Magazine. I am also the featured visual artist for the 2015 publication Eight New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set.