Ike Francis

My name is IKECHUKWU FRANCIS OKORONKWO or just IKE FRANCIS. I was born on MAY the 27TH 1970 in MAINLAND LAGOS.I am NIGERIAN. I am from OGUTA in IMO STATE. I live in ABUJA.


University of Port-Harcourt (B.A. Hons) 1995

University of Nigeria Nsukka (MF.A. painting) 2001


Certificate of excellence (3rd position), Spain through Nigerian Eye, 2006

Certificate of recommendation, N.Y.S.C. ONDO, 1996


“Academic Procession: a metal joinery in relief’’ B.A. Project Report submitted to the Creative Arts Department. University Of Port Harcourt, 1995

“Towards a Visual\Verbal Metaphor: A Painter’s invocation to poetry”, M.F.A. Thesis, University of Nigeria Nsukka, 2001


2005 – A Village Square. Omega Gallery, Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja

2004 – Views (With Jumah Ibeagbazi) Alliance Francaise, Kaduna

1996 – Terrain Of The Mind Ondo. Ondo State

1997 – Created For A Purpose (With David Enyi) B.V.L, Port-Harcourt


2007- Song Of Gold2,The sixth Biennale Of The Pan African Circle Of Artists. Pendulum, Lagos

2007 – DUTA, Biennale des Arts Visuels, Bonapriso Center For the Arts. Douala, Cameroon

2006 – Spain through Nigerian Eye. Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

2006 – Blooming Talents. Transcorp Hilton, Abuja

2006 – A Glimpse into Nigerian Art. Cheikh Anta DIOP University, Dakar, Senegal

2005 – Unmasking. Maiden Exhibition Of Art Centric Gallery Abuja

2005 – Uli and The Politics Of Culture. Lagos, Enugu and Worcester South Africa Under the aegis of P.A.C.A and Pendulum Centre for Culture and Developments

2004 – Harvest Of The Harmattan Retreate Pan Africa University Ajah, Lagos

2003 – Homage To Asele. Pendulum Centre for Culture and Development with National Museum Onikan, Lagos

1999 – Echoes, Cities And Nigerian Artists. Institute Of African Studies University Of Ibadan

1999 – Textures Of Life. National Museum, Enugu

1998 – Man, Mask And Myth. Wangboje’s Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos

1995 – Aisec Art Expo: Shell Club, Port Harcourt



  1. Darkness Reigns Over The Land This Day March 12 2006
  2. Towards an Artistic Pluralogue: New Stories from Nigeria. Vanguard Feb.2006
  3. When Ini Brown ‘Flowed’ Into Abuja, Weekly Trust Oct. 1-7 2005
  4. Graffiti Of A Society’s Sanity Or Insanity This Day 2nd 2005
  5. From Trinidad And Tobago, Harris Returns With Colors The Guardian Feb 2005
  6. NollyWood And Its Effect On Our Psychology This Day Dec. 19 2004
  7. Drawing In The Eyes Of ArtZero. The Guardian June 15 2004
  8. Taking Installation Art to Harmattan Workshop The Guardian. June 4 2004
  9. Womanhood In The Drawings Of ArtZero The Cometh July 7th 2004
  10. ArtZero Searching Through Drawings From The Beginning This Day July 11 2004
  11. Art Zero Begins From the Beginning Sunday Times July 11 2004.
  12. Painting As Visual Poetry! Toward Extending The Frontiers Of Poetry Expression March 17 2003
  13. Between Gani’s Painting, Poetry And Prophecy ; A Paradigm For The Future. Journal of the Creative Arts. University Of Port-Harcourt


  1. Enam Obioso Artists Place Uli In The Perspective Of Modernity. Business Day Feb. 11 2005
  2. Chuka Nnabuife: Visual Arts 2004; New Names, More Venues, Bold Women. The Guardian Jan 4th 2005
  1. AbdulKareem Baba Aminu. Kaduna Gets New Views. Weekly Trust May 22- 28
  2. Ikechukwu Orji, Searching For The Next Step New Age June 23 2004
  3. Chuka Nnabuife. Views Of Two Artist In Kaduna May 18 2004
  4. Jerry Buhari: Moving Pallets From Port – Harcourt To Kaduna, The Guardian June 8 2004
  5. Ijeoma Oguachuba, A Fusion Of Two Views This Days May 9th 2004
  6. Ijeoma Oguachuba Ike’s Poetic Dialogue. This Day 20002
  7. Theresa Onwughalu Power and Charm Of the Village Square. Daily Sun. March 29th 2006
  8. Ozolua Ohakheme. Village Square:Re-directing Global View Of African Art. Daily Independent .Mar.1st 06
  9. Chuka Nnabuife Ike Takes Colors to The Village Square .Feb. 28th 2006
  10. Abdulkareem Baba Aminu. A look into an artist’s ‘Village square’ Dec. 2005

3 Responses to “Biodata”

  1. June 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Hello bros, how r u doing. i realized there is not much of update on this blog. do u still practice as an artist.

    • 2 ikechukwufrancis
      September 5, 2012 at 5:29 am

      greetings debo,
      sorry i have not responded for quite some time now. if you check the blog now there are new updates. enjoy yourself. thanks

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Hello !

Hey folks, you are welcome to the personal blog of Ike Francis. I am basically a mixed media person which I think owes to my training as a sculptor in the University of Port Harcourt and painting in the university of Nigeria Nsukka. I explored the possibility of creating paintings as a devolution of emotional content from an already written poetry to a painted poetry as plastic poetry.



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