2019 OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN IN CREATIVE ARTS.
Sanusi Olatunji is a highly talented Nigerian artist, sculptor, and painter. He is presently a full-time resident studio Collage Artist at August house.
Sanusi Olatunji was born in the Yoruba town - Ejigbo in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up as the only artist in his family, and in a town where art wasn't well-received by many people. This did not stop Sanusi from pursuing his dream of becoming an accomplished artist. After receiving a degree in art, he worked as a full-time studio artist while furthering his education in the area of industrial techniques.
Now living in South Africa, Sanusi believes that Nigeria provided an opportunity to explore ideas and South Africa provided him an opportunity to follow his dreams. Practicing and exhibiting his art throughout Africa has been an uplifting experience, and he's looking forward to taking on the world! He has discovered a love working in several mediums, but paper and fabric collages have been his most favorite. Sanusi has enjoyed rare reviews from South African and international media. He has had the privilege of exhibiting his works in many art exhibitions across and outside of the country.These include;
First solo Exhibition American Embassy 2012, Group Exhibition at St.Lorient Art Gallery Brooklyn., Group Exhibition at Association of art Pretoria, Group Exhibition Long st Art lovers Waterkloof, Chris Tugwell Gallery, MTN bush fire (yebo art and design Swaziland) 2015, Turquoise harmony institute new offices launching (Art for peace) exhibition in Sandton 2016 and Art in a house Exhibition with (Friends and Talent) March 2016 .
His works have also been featured in the launching of Julie miller's investment art institute 2016.
Group Exhibition at Map Contemporary, Group Exhibition Afrique, Maboneng 2016, Solo Exhibition- (SAVE WATER) ODA Gallery Franshoek Capetown March 2017, Turbine2017, Solo exhibition- (The Future) Long, St. Art Lovers, Group Exhibition at ABSA Gallery titled (talking to the deaf ears)
Mall of Africa Art Collective Season 2018. Solo exhibition titled (African Allures) at Art @ Africa Gallery Clock tower waterfront Capetown May 2018. Sanusi was also featured in RMB permanent Collections, Turbine Art fair 2018. He partnered with Anglo American and featured in their permanent Collections.
In 2019, he partnered with (AMREF HEALTH AFRICA ART BALL NEWYORK) fund-raising Auction. He was also featured in Christopher Holbar's permanent collection. Also, featured in IT WEB brainstorm 2019 calendar and Dell EMC collection.