Artist On Artist: Kingsley Onyeiwu

by Christopher Blay July 9, 2021
Kingsley Onyeiwu, "A Mindful Moment, 2021,

Kingsley Onyeiwu, “A Mindful Moment, 2021,” soft pastel on paper, 22 x 30 1/4″.

“Artist On Artist” is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor, Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.

This week: Christopher Blay interviews (and plays a game of chess) with young artist Kingsley Onyeiwu, on the event of Onyeiwu’s solo exhibition of drawings at Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Houston. From advice to his students (Onyeiwu is a Visiting Professor of Fine Art at Texas Southern University), to his love of control and process, the Nigerian artist discusses the duality of his roots in two cultures, and where his work is headed.

“I became this artist who fell in love with being patient, taking little steps — little steps — towards the big goal at the end.” 


Kingsley Onyeiwu “Reborn,” 2021. Charcoal on paper, 50 x 38″.

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