ELIZABETH OMOLORA ADENUGBA

(AKA CLARA ADEN)ELIZABETH OMOLORA ADENUGBA AKA CLARA ADEN (PHOTO)

 

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Omolara Adenugba also known as Clara Aden is an illustrator, story board and urban artist. She has been illustrating professionally since 1999 and eventually earned her spot as Assistant Production Manager and Art illustator, Hearts magazine. She attended Federal Technical College Yaba. She is one of the representatives of the Alumni of Hamazon ACADEMIA at the German Green Me Global film festival 2016, with the experimental short film titled “Ripple” which celebrates the theme of the festival “Ocean, Water and Life.”

She is Vice President of Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN), a member of Plein Air Society of Nigeria and President of Beyond borders Artists Association of Nigeria (BBAAN)

She recently coordinate a project, “Beyond prisons” a collections of workshops sessions with prison inmates in Ikoyi, learning artistic and social skills that will aid them in their life transition while incarnated upon release.

Clara Aden works in oil acrylics and pastel her principal medium is charcoal and pencil.


 

AWARDS 

1999 UNFPA International poster contest (third place),

Art for Fela Anikulapo-kuti 2007 (third place),

Olokun festival foundation art competition 2007 (third place)

Five best visual artists at National Patriot Portraiture and Immortalization awards (2010).

Winner of the Global Network Research development (GNRD) freedom of expression 2015 art competition in Norway.

2nd place winner Buddy bear design 2016 art competition organized by German Embassy Abuja.

The winner, Gani Odutokun award for Excellence in Art contest 2016 by African Art Resources Center.

The winner, Numatville Nigeria culture art competition 2018.

Beneficiary of the 2018 international artist in residency Award organized by Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art foundation (OYASAF)

2018 New African Women Iroko Awards International by Hungarian Trade and Tourism Center.


 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT 
I grew up in a country where female child exploring the world of art is regarded as peculiar or unusual. Everyone have a passion for something in life that motivates or inspire them. In my case drawing is my passion. Ever since l have been able to hold a pencil, it’s been the “driving force” that keeps me going on, persistence and determination to succeed.


 

ARTWORKS PRODUCED BY ELIZABETH OMOLARA ADENUGBA

sweet nap oil on canvas by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

 

comfort zone oil on canvas by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

cyborg evolution oil on canvas by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

Girl not bride oil on canvas by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

Igele oil on canvas by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

mix media by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

l can do it - oil on canvas - by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

mothering my baby - oil on canvas - by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

peace and harmony - baby - oil on canvas - by Clara Aden (PHOTO)

Clara Aden at work (PHOTO)GREETINGS FROM ELIZABETH OMOLORA ADENUGBA A.K.A CLARA ADEN