African Artist TI JAY's Biography and Accomplishments


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Ti Jay's Exhibit Show Experience:

Biography

African artist Ti Jay painting a portraitBorn in the Kintampo Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, West Africa in 1985, at just 28 years young, Ti Jay is regarded as a emerging catalyst for excellence in contemporary African art.

This contemporary African artist signs his paintings by his artist name, "Ti Jay." He was raised in Ghana's capital of Accra, close to his large family of his Mother and Father, and 14 siblings. Of them all Ti Jay is one of the five youngest.

Ti Jay had a good childhood growing up and did very well in his academics all throughout his primary and secondary years. Having done so, later he attended Ghanatta College of Art and Design. While attending the College, Ti Jay was awarded as one of the year's Best Artist. Around the same time, he practiced his fashion interest at the Ghana and Berry's Fashion House.

Ti Jay is also the co-founder of the business Gold Coast Clothing and Art Promotions. Being so, he has designed clothes for celebrities and corporate institutions such as Fidelity Bank and the Pan-African Forum.

Ti Jay describes himself as modest, but also as having a keen mind, especially for noticing detail and nonverbal communication, observing all the while being set at a quiet space apart from others. Though he makes haste when establishing a new relationship, once he is in one he says he is extremely dedicated to the friends he has and partnerships he obtains.

Surprisingly, what gets this African artist to paint are clouds that are bright white contrasted by areas that expose much wet mud and terrain. His personal inspirations for his creativity in making African art are Michelangelo, fellow Ghanaian Ofei Dako and Kofi Dawson.

Ti Jay's Black African art paintings for sale have been featured locally in Ghana and internationally through a variety of mediums. To see an index of the achievements of this young African artist, see directly below.

Education
Ghanatta College of Art and Design, 2001

Selected Exhibitions
2013--------------------------------Green Drake Gallery, Art Across the Ocean, Millheim PA. USA
2013------------------------------- Dei Centre, A history of contemporary art in Ghana in the last five weeks, Ghana
2012------------------------------- Agbarha- Otor Delta State Nigeria
2012------------------------------- Kawukudi Park Art Festival Accra, Ghana
2012------------------------------- Alliance Francaise, Peace Splash , Accra, Ghana
2011------------------------------- Harlem Fine Arts Show, New York City, USA
2011------------------------------- Art Expo, New York City, USA
2011------------------------------- Alliance Francaise, Cultures in Confluence. (Accra, Ghana)
2010-------------------------------Elmina Beach Resort, Ghana
2010-------------------------------Canadev, Nigeria
2009------------------------------ Vienna City, Ghana
2009------------------------------ London, UK
2007/ 08/ 09 ---------------------S.O.S. Hermann Gmeiner International College, Ghana
2007/ 08/ 09/10-----------------Ghana International School, Ghana
2005-------------------------------Golden Tulip Hotel, Ghana
2005-------------------------------Novotel Hotel, Ghana
2003-------------------------------"Innovations in International Education" at Penn State University, USA
2003-------------------------------La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Ghana
2003-------------------------------National museum, Ghana
2000/01---------------------------Shangri-La Hotel, Ghana

Honors and Awards
2011----------------------------- Artwork of the Day, New York Art Expo
2005----------------------------- First Runner up - Spanish Embassy Rapid Painting Competition
2001----------------------------- Ghanatta College's Best Painter

Workshops and Seminars
2013-----------------------------Global Penn State Conference, Pensylvania, USA
2013-----------------------------The 3rd International Art Program, Accra Ghana
2013-----------------------------Global Crit Clinic, Accra Ghana
2012-----------------------------Invents, Talent recruit. University of Ghana
2010/12-------------------------YPYC Transformational Leadership Conference, Accra Ghana
2010-----------------------------The Conference of the Pan –African Competitiveness Forum, Elmina Ghana
2009-----------------------------Springboard Road Show, Accra Ghana

Selected Collections
National Museum Ghana
Golden Tulip Hotel Ghana
TV 3 Network Ghana
Bruce Onobrapkeya Foundation Nigeria

Bibliography
2013------------------------------Oil City Magazine, Ghana
2012------------------------------Peace Splash, Catalogue Ghana
2012------------------------------IQRA Show T.V 3 Ghana
2011------------------------------Sunrise Morning Show T.V 3 Ghana
2011------------------------------Cultures in Confluence, Catalogue. FCA Ghana
2011------------------------------Arts and Artist Magazine. Nigeria
2010------------------------------Conadev, Catalog. Nigeria
2004------------------------------'Innovations in International Education', Book. Penn State University, USA

Member
Ghana Association of Visual Artist---------------------Ghana
Foundation for Contemporary Art----------------------Ghana
Alata Street Art and Craft Dealers Association -----Ghana
Art Slant-----------------------------------------------------USA
Absolute Art ------------------------------------------------USA
World Art Foundation-------------------------------------USA


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