Osaretin Ugiagbe


Osaretin Ugiagbe (born 1986) is a Nigerian-American multidisciplinary artist known for his work as a painter. He recently completed his Master of Art degree at the Royal College of Art in London. Ugiagbe's artistic practice revolves around his lifelong connection with urban environments, which have significantly influenced his creative process.

His work was reviewed in publications such as the New York Times and the Financial Times in London. Ugiagbe had various exhibitions, including The Bronx Documentary Center; Bronx Museum of Art; Photoville and De Cacaofabriek, NL, just to name a few. His work is part of numerous private collections worldwide and featured in public institutions like the Museum of Fine Art Houston.


Born in 1986, in Lagos, Nigeria; Lives and works between New York and Baltimore, USA


2019 Master of Art (Painting Program) - Royal College of Art, London UK 

2009 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) - Long Island University (C.W post campus) Long Island, New York




- WITHIN, The Yard : Colombus Circle, New York, NY



- Un-belonging, Bronx Documentaru Center, Bronx, NY

GROUP SHOW (selected)


- Nel Grembo Materno (Group show) Boccanera Gallery curated by Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera. Trento, Italy.

- Art Verona, Represented by SarahCrown, Verona, Italy​

- Dallas ArtFair. Dallas, Texas. Represented by Sarah Crown(New York)


- Two-man show with Hiva Alizadeh at Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, Sarah Crown(New York)/ The Flat Massimo Carrasi (Italy), Miami, FL



- FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London U.K​



- Travers Smith CSR program (Winner), London U.K 

- Royal College of Art Painting Degree Show, London, U.K 

- Painting from the Other Side, curated by Shannon Forrester (Ph.D.) – Dyson Gallery, London, U.K 


- A New York State of Mind - Stories from the Unusual Suspects, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands 

- RCA WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London 


- Jerome Avenue Workers - Bronx Photo League - Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

- The Bronx Speaks: Our Home, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, New York

- Bronx: Africa, co-curated by LeRonn Brooks - Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, New York 


- Intersecting Imaginaries - No Longer Empty, Bronx Photo League - Concourse Plaza Hotel, Bronx, New York 

- Jerome Avenue Workers - Bronx Photo League - Vasquez Muffler, Bronx, New York 

Fragments of a Chronology, collaboration avec Tracie Hervy, Video: 15 mins. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York 


- Five from 150, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, New York 

- Bronx X Bronx, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, New York



2017 Girl in White Lace (Lagos, Nigeria) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 


2019 The Ruskin School of Art – University of Oxford 

2017 Un-belonging: Moderated by Stephanie Baptist, Bronx Documentary Center