Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu

Born to Nigerian immigrant parents, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu spent his early years between his
birthplace DC and Nigeria. His work shows that he has been greatly influenced by his Nigerian-
American culture. A Native to Washington DC Osuchukwu graduated from Duke
Ellington School of the Arts and received his BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in
Washington, DC. More recently he completed his Masters in Fine Arts at Maryland Institute
College of the Arts (MICA) in Baltimore. His work has been in numerous solo and group
exhibitions, two of which were the Showcase of The Montgomery County Maryland Chapter of
The Society, Inc which helped in the building of his resume and foster his success as a young
artist. Chinedu has been featured in Oprah Winfrey’s Magazine, and his pieces have been in the
personal collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Bill &Melinda Gates. In 2016 he was selected
to be a part of DC Commission of the Arts “Washingtoniana Collection” putting a stamp on his
contributions to the DC Art community. In 2017 he was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser as
commissioner of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities. Osuchukwu is also an
accomplished teacher who has been teaching Visual Art in Washington DC area schools for over
twenty years. Chinedu is also the founder and CEO an arts education and portfolio development
program. He finds his strength being active in the community through church as a Eucharistic
minister and by sharing his art. He has also been an invited artist, speaker, and judge to
conferences on the arts by the NAACP, Genetech (International Pharmaceutical Company) on
the launch of a shoe for a new cure for Hemophilia, and the National Hemophilia Foundation
where he inspires kids who have a bleeding conditions. He currently
resides in Washington DC with his two daughters, two sons, and wife Mona Osuchukwu.

 

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