VILLAGER (b.1999 in Lagos, Nigeria; based in Baltimore, MD), is a multi-disciplinary artist, painter, and sculptor whose work is centered around investigating humanity as a product of social conditions through different mediums. Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, and only immigrating to the United States in 2013, their work is heavily influenced by their perception and experience of social culture in Nigeria and the States. Seeking to develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of humanity through a multi-sensorial approach- VERBIVOCOVISUALLY

VILLAGER only began painting in January 2022 as a form of self-exploration and self-expression during their Graduate Studies in Marine Estuary Environmental Science at UMBC. Since then, they have exhibited in several group shows in Baltimore, MD. VILLAGER also held their debut solo exhibition in December 2022 at Chesapeake Arts Center titled BUSH BOY!

VILLAGER continues to expand their practice through research and imagination using simple, bold forms and vibrant colors whether in their paintings, photos, soft sculptures, and installations to create visual imagery and stories that appeal to the SELF and the many.