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About Uréchi

In the vibrant convergence of artistry and activism, Urechi Oguguo, a multifaceted artist, illustrator, architectural designer, and storyteller, navigates a creative odyssey that redefines narratives of rest, care, and tenderness within the rich tapestry of Black femmehood. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and now based in New York City, Urechi's journey unfolds through diverse mediums including digital illustration, textile crafts, graphic and spatial design, echoing themes of celebration, amplification, and contemplation.

Her artistic exploration led her to the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she delved into a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. This period laid the foundation for a profound connection between design and human experience. Urechi's quest for deeper exploration followed her to Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Architecture and received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize.

Urechi extends her impact beyond the canvas through "Make Space," an inclusive initiative that fosters community and collective creativity through curated gatherings. This endeavor, born from a belief in the transformative power of crafting art with one's hands,, celebrates the act of creation as a testament to Urechi's commitment to nurturing community.

Her influence also extends to Ubuntu Education, Inc., where she serves as a Board Director. This organization is dedicated to decolonizing and recalibrating the architectural field through equitable and socially conscious design education.

Urechi stands at the nexus of artistic experimentation, social impact, and an unwavering dedication to redefining the narratives that shape our world. Her work is more than a celebration of artistic talent; it's a call to contemplate the intricate beauty of the natural world and our place within its tapestry. 

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Hero x Urechi Oguguo collaboration
Radio interview with Zama Dube on beauty, tenderness, spirituality



For collaborations and partnerships, or just to say hi, feel free to get in touch at ure@urechioguguo.com

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