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Ti Jay's Exhibit Show Experience:

Biography

African artist Ti Jay painting a portrait
Born in the Kintampo Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana, West Africa in 1985, at just 33 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

The Art Student League of New York, 2015
Ghanatta College of Art and Design, 2001

Selected Exhibitions

2013-2018------------------------- Partnership with True African Art in several of their                                  
                                                     Art Exhibition shows, including:  Harlem Fine Arts Show,
                                                     Riverside Church, New York City and in Martha's
                                                     Vineyard.  Odunde Festival in Philadelphia, Chicago       
                                                     African Arts Festival, Brooklyn's International African Art            
                                                     Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music's Bazaar,
                                                     Harlem Week, Capital Jazz Festival and more.

2017--------------------------------Laundromat Project, Artist in Residency- Hunts          
                                                     Point/Longwood Bronx.  
                                                     New York Immigration Coalition

2016--------------------------------Studio Squared: Platanos Two Ways. Studio Museum, NY
                                                     The Hub Art Gallery, State College Pennsylvania

2015--------------------------------Lincoln Community Hospital, Bronx New York

2013--------------------------------Green Drake Gallery, Art Across the Ocean, Millheim PA.
2013------------------------------- Dei Centre, A history of contemporary art in Ghana.

2012------------------------------- Agbarha- Otor Delta State Nigeria
2012------------------------------- Kawukudi Park Art Festival Accra, Ghana
2012------------------------------- Alliance Francaise, Peace Splash , Accra, Ghana

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.
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 - submitted by True
                                                  African Art.  To promote their show, the Art Expo features    
                                                  every participating artist or gallery online, one day at a time.

2005----------------------------- First Runner up - Spanish Embassy Rapid Painting.

2001----------------------------- Ghanatta College's Best Painter


Workshops and Seminars

2016------------------------------Family day art workshop, Wallach Gallery, NY

 

2014------------------------------Studio Museum Harlem, Wallach Art Gallery NY, University        
                                                  of Ghana Performance Art center and Pinto community
                                                  Arima Trinidad and Tobago.
2014------------------------------Print Change Workshop, Harlem NY

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 ‚ÄďAfrican 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.

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

Read more about Ti Jay &
watch another video on his Information Page.