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Austine Emifoniye

Visiting Assistant Professor


Austine Emifoniye, is a scholar of arts history and arts making, museologist, studio artist and arts in medicine fellow. His research interests include contemporary African arts, museum practice, and studio arts. He explores conversations in new museology, and its significance to African arts and contemporary museum practice. Austine is a multi-dimensional artist, whose themes explore social constructs, vernacular patterns and feminism. His art include many outdoor and indoor sculptures, metal reposes, digital sculpture, printmaking and digital arts in public spaces and private collections.

His teaching experience include culturally diverse and multi-racial classes in Nigeria and the United States of America in arts and design history and studio arts. He is the visioner of the Creative Arts in Medicine Initiative (CAMI), which organizes free arts and craft classes for recreational purposes and social engagement for persons confined to medical facilities temporarily or permanently. He loves to experiment with new media, traveling and amateur hiking whenever he has the opportunity.

Ph.D. (visual arts)

MA (museology/museum studies)

MFA (visual arts – sculpture)

BA (fine arts)