Born 1988, Maryland, USA.
Lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Selected Press

contmporaryartdaily.com, Chioma Ebinama, A Spiral Shell, 3 January 2022
contemporaryartsociety.org
, Ilaria Puri Purini, Friday Dispatch - Chioma Ebinama: A Spiral Shell at Maureen Paley, London, 3 December 2021
artforum.com, Gwen Burlington, Chioma Ebinama, Critics’ Picks, London, 30 November 2021
frieze.com, Adjoa Armah, Chioma Ebinama’s Afro-Diasporic Mythmaking, 25 November 2021
somethingcurated.com, Interview: Chioma Ebinama On Collage, Colour & Her New Exhibition At Maureen Paley, 8 November 2021

Education

2014

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

2010

BFA Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Awards

2016

Silver Medal, 3X3 Magazine International Illustration
SVA Alumni Illustration Award
Joan Coyne Illustration Award

2015

Joan Coyne Illustration Award

2014

Joan Coyne Illustration Award
AKA Broadway Scholarship (Runner Up)
Communication Arts Student Showcase

Solo Exhibitions

2022

tipota, Fortnight Institute, New York, USA

2021

A Spiral Shell, Maureen Paley, London
mud & butterflies, Galeria Catinca Tabacaru, Bucharest, Romania

2020

Leave the thorns and take the rose, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
Now I only believe in…Love, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY, USA

2019

Mammywater, curated by Diego Anay, BAF Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
Anunu: Notes on the Divine Feminine, curated by Zina Saro Wiwa, Boy's Quarters Project Space, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

2018

Gods of the Wilderness, curated by Bubu Ogisi, IAMISIGO Showroom, Lagos, Nigeria
Penumbras, curated by Raphael Guilbert, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Ritual For A New Direction, curated by Raphael Guilbert, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

Hollow Earth: Art, Caves & The Subterranean Imaginary, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; travelling to The Glucksman, Cork, Ireland and RAMM, Exeter, UK
The Company She Keeps, Tiwani Contemporary, Lagos, Nigeria
A Different Now is Close Enough to Exhale on You, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

2021

Animal Kingdom, Ame Nue, Hamburg, Germany
Nine Lives, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY, USA
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, New York, NY, USA
The Serpent’s Eye, Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France
This Point is Exactly Midway Between Two Other Points, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, USA

2020

Alien Landscape, 303 Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Ambra Nera, curated by George Vamvakidis and Sathis Panagoulis, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

2019

Crossing the Sands, curated by Veronica Flom and Camilo Godoy, West Harlem Art Fund, Governor's Island, New York, NY, USA
Interior Landscapes, curated by Natasha Becker, Paola Gallio, Yulia Topichy, Assembly Room, New York, NY, USA

2018

In a Silent Way, co-curated by Bisi Silva and Stephanie Baptist, Dak'Art Biennale Off-Site, Dakar, Senegal

Talks and Teaching

2020

Wide Rainbow, Drawing with water and meditative labor, art workshop with Woman's Prison Association, presented by: Maia Ruth Lee, New York, NY, USA

2019

Arts in Parts, Mamiwata around the world, craftworkshop, presented by: Diwa Tamrong, Rockaway Beach, New York, USA
Wellington Management Meet the Artist Series, presented by: Karen Pfefferle Boston, Massachusetts
Nomadique Artist Dinner Series, Artist Talk, presented by: Sasha Arutyonova, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2017

Women Who Draw: Short Talks at Society of Illustrators, On Art and Survivalism, presented by: Julia Rothman, New York, NY, USA

Residencies

2019

Pocoapoco A.IR., Oaxaca, Mexico
Studio 401 New York A.I.R., Brooklyn, NY, USA
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2018

16 by 16 A.I.R., Lagos, Nigeria
Canal Street Market Residency, New York, NY, USA

Writing

2019

Blegvad, Kaye, Ebinama, Chioma cont., The Pink Book, Chronicle Books

Bibliography

2022

Woodcock, Victoria, Artist Tschabalala Self: ‘I tend to be a bit nosy’, ft.com, 30 September 2022
Austin, Nwakunor, Gregory, Prempeh In You Were, You Are, And you Always Will Be, guardian.ng, 11 September 2022
Berry, Kate; Hilmer, Georgia, Two Creative Couples Call This Delaware County Former Schoolhouse Home, domino.com, 9 September 2022
Dawson, Janet, Emile and the Field by Kevin Young illustrated by Chioma Ebinama, kidsbooksaday.com, 23 August 2022
Wetter, Erica, Spring 2022 Flying Starts: Chioma Ebinama, publishersweekly.com, 24 June 2022
–––, Female Artists Showcase Skills In The Company She Keps, tribuneonlineng.com, 5 June 2022
–––, Children's Books to Celebrate Easter, Passover, and Spring 2022, publishersweekly.com, 28 March 2022
Krauss, Jennifer, Stop and Smell the Roses, nytimes.com, 1 April 2022
Young, Kevin, Ebinama, Chioma illus. Emile and the Field, Random House Children’s Books, 15 March 2022
Fisher, Maraya, 4 Emerging Fashion Photographers To Follow Now, coveteur.com, 22 January 2022

2021

Adjoa Armah, Chioma Ebinama’s Afro-Diasporic Mythmaking, frieze.com, 25 November 2021
Budds, Diana, Murals on 9 City Buildings Will Help You Process Your Pandemic Feelings, curbed.com, 8 February 2021
Burlington, Gwen, Chioma Ebinama, Critics’ Picks, London, artforum.com, 30 November 2021
Burns, Sean, Trouillot, Terence, Stead, Chloe, Frieze Editors on the Artists and Trends of 2021, frieze.com, 17 December 2021
Cornelia, Smith, Inside My Collection: Schwanda Rountree, artsy.net, 23 July 2021
Jones, Jonathan, From The Card Counter to Diana Ross: A complete guide to this week’s entertainment, Going Out: Art, theguardian.com, 6 November 2021
Lesser, Casey, Inside My Collection: Pete Scantland, artsy.net, 29 April 2021
Machando, Danilo, Bold Colors and Surreal Compositions Upend the Monotony of Commercial Billboards, hyperallergic.com, 18 February 2021
Puri Purini, Ilaria, Friday Dispatch - Chioma Ebinama: A Spiral Shell at Maureen Paley, London, contemporaryartsociety.org, 3 December 2021
S. Cohn, Alison and Marsh, Ariana, The Culture Lover’s February Guide, harpersbazaar.com, 1 February 2021
Whitacker, Jack, Chioma Ebinama, Play is a Form of Resistance, metalmagazine.eu, 6 December 2021
–––, Chioma Ebinama, A Spiral Shell. Maureen Paley Gallery, en.martincid.com, 19 October 2021
–––, Chioma Ebinama, There are many ways to live a life, werepresent.wetransfer.com, August 2021
–––, Interview: Chioma Ebinama On Collage, Colour & Her New Exhibition At Maureen Paley, somethingcurated.com, 8 November 2021

2020

Bozoni, Argyro, Chioma Ebinama: A talented artist from Nigeria and her work “Leave the thorns and take the rose” at The Breeder Gallery, elculture.gr, 1 September 2020
Diakosavvas, Alexandros, Chioma Ebinama: Meet the American-Nigerian painter who exhibits in Athens, lifo.gr, 7 September 2020
Di Liscia, Valentina, Your Concise Guide to Armory Week 2020, hyperallergic.com, 2 March 2020
Ferguson, Maeri, On View at SVA in December and January: Forward-Thinking Art, Design and Storytelling, sva.edu, 15 December 2020
Hernandez, Jasmin, In Conversation with Chioma Ebinama: Dreamy Watercolors that Reinforce Love After the Pain, May 2020
Hilmer, Georgia, Chioma Ebinama, georgiahilmer.com, 2 March 2020
Jansen, Charlotte, These Are the Artists You Need On Your Radar Right Now, elephant.art, 4 September 2020
Perez, Rodrigo, ‘Visions’ Gives SVA’s Class Of 2020 A Chance To Shine, sva.edu, 18 November 2020
S. Shehmir, Ayesha, A Virtual Affair, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, p. 40, 1 November 2020
Tsitsopoulos, Stefanos, Visually, autumn 2020: What the wind brings, athensvoice.gr, 16 September 2020

2019

Durand, Marion, Talking In Pictures, brightthemag.com, 24 July 2019
O’Brien, Edna, Ebinama, Chioma illus., Girl, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 18 September 2019

2018

Selvin, Claire, In Seventh Edition, Spring/Break, Strange as Ever, Responds to World's Tense Cultural Climate, ARTNews.com, 6 March 2018
Harriman, Kat, Snowed Under: Armory Week 2018, Ocula, 16 March 2018
Gomez, Lauren Pellarano, Spring Break Forever: In conversation with Chioma Ebinama, Boston Art Review, Issue 1, 2018

Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
ILHAM Foundation, Kuala Kumpur, Malasiya
Pérez Art Museum Miami Collection, Miami, FL, USA
Tschabalala Self, New York, NY, USA
Take Two Interactive, New York, NY, USA
Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel
Wellington Management Collection, Boston, MA, USA