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Uréchi Oguguo is a New York City-based, Lagos-born illustrator, space maker, storyteller, and designer. Their creative practice encompasses a wide range of mediums, including handcrafts, illustration, and spatial design, all with a focus on celebrating and amplifying narratives of rest, care, and tenderness that are often overlooked in discussions of Blackness.
With a diverse portfolio spanning digital illustration, textile art, architecture, and technology, Uréchi explores themes of nature, personal aspirations, and identity. Their works invite viewers to reflect on the beauty of the natural world and contemplate their own place within it.
Inspired by their artistic pursuits, Uréchi is the visionary behind Make Space, a transformative initiative that provides a free and accessible gathering place for makers to reignite their creative passions. By organizing inclusive events where friends, artists, and crafters come together, Uréchi fosters a sense of community and collective creativity.
Uréchi also serves as a Board of Director at Ubuntu Education, Inc., an organization dedicated to decolonizing and recalibrating the field of architecture through more equitable and socially conscious design education.
With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Uréchi's talent was recognized with the prestigious Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for most outstanding final semester design project.
Through their art and advocacy, Uréchi is committed to challenging established narratives and fostering inclusive spaces that celebrate diversity, creativity, and social impact.
For collaborations and partnerships, or just to say hi, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 RAW Artists Showcase. San Antonio, TX
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