Joshua Michael Adokuru
Lives & Works in Abuja, Nigeria
Joshua Michael Adokuru has mastered the craft of "string art", working in strings, nails and acrylic on board, which he uses to represent his Black sitters. He says, “Each portrait is an adventure, exploring the unique character and personal strengths of my sitters. A love of people and a deep interest in childhood memories is key to my works… I try to show how beautiful and significant the Black melanin is so I use unusual mediums to make that happen.”

A self-taught artist with a Bachelor in computer science from the National Open University of Nigeria (N. O. U. N) Abuja, Adokuru has presented work in a number of exhibitions, including SAY IT LOUD (Visionaries of Self), Christie’s, New York (2021); SAY IT LOUD (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Christie’s, New York (2021); Diaspora Unite! Artists of African Descent, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco (2020), as well as two exhibitions at Ross-Sutton Gallery.

Joshua Michael Adokuru will be presented by Ross-Sutton Gallery.
Joshua Michael Adokuru, St Claire, 2022, Wool thread and coated nails on panel, 182.88 x 121.92 cm. Courtesy of Ross-Sutton Gallery.