About Ben Onuorah

Fine Artist

Ben Onuorah is a prolific professional Fine Artist who specializes in painting and drawings. Ben graduated with a National Diploma (ND) in General Art from YabaTech, Bachelor's degree( B.A.Ed.) in Fine and Applied Arts with Education from UNN and Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) in Painting from UNIBEN. Since childhood, his blessings have been associated with that of a talented artist who spends tranquility time working out of his studio.

​Ben pioneered the Osondu, Soul Searcher, and the Small World series of dazzling artwork with strokes effect. For instance, the Osondu series are collections of over 100 cultural heritage drawings. These drawings are characterized in symmetric lines to portray different social-cultural phenomena. His drawings are inspired by the rich Igbo African tribe's philosophical ideology such as the Uli and Nsibidi designs.

In most of his artwork, pattern lines are deliberately organized to dazzle and mesmerize the Artist himself and the viewer to instill different motives, also having in them thin and thick lines to show off perpetual and concentric movements.

During each artistic creative process, the artist strives to soothe the complexity of the human mind, enhances thought processes, and magnifies our imagination. With either ink, pen or charcoal over the paper or acrylic or oil on canvas, he tells individual stories without necessarily planning the outcome that ends up making sense in whole of life and narratives in other cultures.



Group
  • 2019 Miniature Art Fair Lagos, by Ogirikan Art Gallery, at Mega Plaza Shopping Mall Victoria Island, Lagos.
  • 2019 October Rain Art Exhibition, by Society of Nigeria Artists (SNA), Lagos State Chapter.
  • 2018 October Rain Art Exhibition, by Society of Nigeria Artists (SNA), Lagos State Chapter.
  • 2018 Guide of Nigeria Fine Artist 10th anniversary exhibition
  • 2018, Uplifting Spirits, by Arts in Medicine, at Terra culture
  • 2018, Ota Art Fair
  • 2017, Sublime Conversations, an exhibition at IICD Artist in Residence
  • 2017, Group Exhibition. Anastasis, Visual Arts Exhibition, organised by RCCG Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island Lagos.
  • 2017, Union Bank at 100 Centenary Art Challenge; one of the best 100 Qualified Artists
  • 2017, Artwork qualified for inclusion at the Ake Review (Arts and Book festival) magazine
Solo
  • 2021, Exploration of Pareidolia Phenomenon for Mixed-Media Painting, MFA Final Exhibition, University of Benin, Nigeria
  • 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Towards Visual Strength, (FineArt.com.ng online exhibition)
  • 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Scenes and Places, (FineArt.com.ng online exhibition)
  • 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Lines in between the Motives, (FineArt.com.ng online exhibition)


Education
  • Yaba College of Technology - National Diploma (ND) in General Art (2011)
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Bachelor's degree( B.A.Ed.) in Fine and Applied Arts with Education (2016)
  • University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria - Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) in Painting (2021)



Programming and EdTech

As a programmer and an Educational Technologist, I graduated from:

  • Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu - National Diploma (ND) in Computer Science with distinction
  • Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja - Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science with distinction
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso - Master in Information Technology (M.Info.Tech.)
  • National Open University of Nigeria - Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology

Professional Certifications:
  • 2008 - 2011 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • 2011 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
  • 2011 Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP)

Skills and Competencies
  • HTML, CSS, Web Graphics using Adobe Fireworks
  • PHP and Java Programming



Professional and Teaching Experience

2008 - Current BenOnuorah.com
Responsibilities: Freelance Software Engineer, Fine Artist and EduTech expert
  • Design and development of the Learning Management Software
  • Development of the Computer Based Testing Software
  • Development of the Digital Classroom system
  • Teaching Programming and Web Development: HTML, PHP and Java
  • Development of Inventory Management System
  • Development of Voting Collation System
  • Development of Loan and Banking Software
  • Development of Small and Medium Business Software
  • Web Design and Software Development
  • Animation, digital content and Illustration creation

2020- 2021 Utiva
Responsibilities:
  • Programming Faculty Member: Creating programming video lectures and teaching programming classes

2016-2017 Daleware Institute of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria
Responsibilities:
  • Lecture ND1 and ND2 (100 and 200 Level) software engineering students on programming (C++ and Java), web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP/MySQL). Set and administration semester test and examination

2015 – 2017 Soft Solutions Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria
Software engineering consultant responsible for:
  • Continuous development and maintenance of the existing Human Resources Management System. Modules worked on includes HR, Payroll, Leave and Appraisal Management Modules
  • Worked with the front-end UI designer to implement the mobile responsive version of the developed software

2014 - 2015 Timglobal Institute of Technology, Lagos
Responsibilities:
  • Part-time Web Design and Programming instructor

2012 – 2016 360 Businesses Intelligent, Ikeja, Lagos
Responsibilities:
  • Worked with the SATTRAK team to re-engineer, design and develop the Fleets management system for Etisalat Nigeria.

2005-2008 Vizon Computer Institute, Lagos, Nigeria
Responsibilities:
IT instructor and Web Designer
  • Taught computer basic and Microsoft Windows Operating System 98, 2000, XP
  • Taught Microsoft Office Packages; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and MS Access
  • Taught desktop publishing using Corel draw and Adobe PageMaker
  • Taught Web Design and Development using Microsoft Frontpage, HTML, ASP (Active Server Pages) with VBScript and JavaScript

2004-2005 Codespro Solution Ltd. (Formally HS System), Lagos, Nigeria
Responsibilities:
Graphic Designer and Programmer
  • Conceptualization of Design using sketches
  • Using Macromedia (now Adobe) Fireworks to Design graphics, such as logo and web banner
  • First programing experience using BASIC programming language, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 then later web programming

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