About Nnamdi Okonkwo
I was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1965. I am the first of three sons. I currently reside in Fayetteville, Georgia with my wife and three children.
As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to art. Later on, I realized that my artistic sensibilities were best expressed in the three-dimensional art of sculpture. Around this same time I was introduced to basketball, which suited me well as I am six feet nine inches tall. After obtaining a Degree in painting in Nigeria, basketball became the avenue for me to come to the United States. I was recruited by BYU-Hawaii where I played from 1989-1993 and graduated with a BFA in Sculpture.
Immediately after that, I enrolled in the graduate program at BYU-Provo where I received an MFA degree in sculpture in 1997. While going to school in Provo, I met and married my wife, Deidra, who is from Idaho and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Accountancy.
I now work full time out of my studio in Fayetteville. My work is represented in galleries across the country, and my large-scale monumental work can be seen in individual and public sculpture gardens as well.
On Exhibit Now
Andrea VelascoAstete the Artist