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Solo Exhibitions 

2016     Then Now, N'namdi Contemporary Art Center, Detroit, MI
2012     Urbane Construction,Wayne County Community College,Detroit Mi
2006     Rhythms: Micro to Macro, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Detroit, NY
2005     Rhythms: Micro to Macro, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, New York, NY
2004     Parallel, Heritage Museum, Detroit, MI
2002     Nu Kind of Science, G. R. N'namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI and New York, NY
2001     G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1999     J. Rainey Gallery, Detroit, MI and 
1997     G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1995     G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1994     Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI and Retrospective Show, 1964-1994
1993     G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1992     June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
1991     City Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI and Mott Community College, Flint, MI
1989     G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1985     Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI (Ceramic Paintings)
1984     Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1983     Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, MI
1981     Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1979     Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
1977     Renaissance Center (Most Distinguished Graduate, Cass Technical High School), Detroit, MI
1976     Gallery Seven, Detroit, MI

 

Group Exhibitions 

2014     Another Look at Detroit, Marborough Gallery, New York, NY
            Art Basel Week, N'namdi Contemporary, Miami, FL
2012     Menage Detroit, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
2012     Visions of Our 44th President , Charles Wright Museum, Detroit, Mi
2009     I have a Dream - Tengo un sueño, Gabarron Foundation -
            Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York,  
            and Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI
2008     In Context, the Language of Abstraction Continues,
            Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
            Reflections of the Spirit, University of Michigan Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
            Detroit: Works on Paper, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
            4 Kamitic Visonariez, Kwame Nkruma University of Science:College of Art
            & Technology, Kumasa, Ghana
            Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit Michigan
2007     25th Anniversary Exhibit, G.R.N`Namdi Gallery, New York,NY
2005     New Forms, The Mosely Gallery, UMES Department of Fine Arts,
            Princess Anne, MD
2004     Forms of Abstraction, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, New York, NY
2003     Works from the Collection of George N'namdi, Diggs Gallery,
            Winston Salem State University, Winston Salem, NC
2003     Then and Now, A Selection of 19th and 20th Century Art by
            African-American Artists
,
            Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
2001     Eighty Years of African American Art - A Survey, Dayton Cultural Center,
            Dayton Ohio
            The N'namdi Collection, King Art Center, Columbus, OH
            Take 5 Group Exhibition, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
            A Cultural Heritage, Selected workds of African-American Art from
            the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

            Mural Reunion Exhibit, Martin Luther King Community Center, Detroit, MI
1997     Celestial Landscape, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996     At the Foreground of Paths, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
            Spiritual Visions, Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
            Art Program Student Exhibit, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
            The Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Center for Afro-American
            and African Studies,
            University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
            The Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of African-American History,
            Detroit, MI
1995     Spiritual Visions, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
            Land, Alexa Lee Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
            Museum Director's Choice, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
            Three Artists, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1994     African-American Artist -- A Search for Spirit, Creative Art Center, Pontiac, MI
1993     Diversity and Style: African-American Artists, University of Michigan,
            Dearborn, MI
1992     Forms of Abstraction, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Columbus, OH
            Inaugural Exhibition, The Mingo Group Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
1991     Forms of Abstraction, G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1990     Archives of American Art , Detroit, MI
1989     Art of the Billboard, Enjoy Art In The Stations, Detroit, MI
1988     Feast Your Eyes, A Benefit for the Archives of American Art,
            Smithsonian Institution, Detroit, MI
            Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI
            Michigan Council for the Arts Grant Exhibit, Detroit, MI
1987     New Territories, Five Artists in Residence, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1984     Artists Against Apartheid, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI  
1982     Individuals, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
1980     Road Show: Art on Billboards, First Federal Savings and Loan, Detroit, MI
1979     Union Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1977     Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI
1976     Underground Museum, Amherstburg, Ontario, CA
1975     Source III, Cranbrook Museum, Cranbrook Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI
            Mid-west Artists Exhibition, Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI
1974     Battle Creek Civic Arts Center, Battle Creek, MI
1973     Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1972     Source II, Cranbrook Museum, Cranbrook Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1971     Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
            Black American Artists, Illinois Bell, Chicago, IL
1970     Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
            Kalamazoo Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI
1969     Afro-American Artist, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
            Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
1968     Pontiac Art Center, Pontiac, MI
            Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

Collections

Henry Ford Hostpital, Detroit, MI
Mott Foundation, Flint, MI
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
James Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
The T.L.C. Beatrice Food International, New York, NY
Barfield Companies, Livonia, MI
Detroit General Hospital, Detroit, MI
Toyota City Hall, Toyota, Japan
Martin Luther King Center, Detroit, MI
Your Heritage House, Detroit, MI
Northern High School, Detroit, MI
Detroit Council of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Kohler Corporation, Kohler, WI
Hooven-Dayton Corporation, Dayton, OH 

 

Commissions

2016     University of Michigan, Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
2015     University of Michigan, Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
2014     University of Michigan, Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
2004     "Delray a New Horizon," Delray United Action Council, Detroit, MI
2003     "Can It - Pretty City Project," Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., University
            Cultural Center Association & G.R. N'namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
2001     "Spirit in the Door," Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI
1987     University Cultural Center, Detroit Festival of the Arts, Detroit, MI
            "Voyage," Detroit People Mover, Art in the Stations,
            Michigan-Cass Station, Detroit, MI
1983     "Mural," Northern High School, Detroit, MI
1981     "Mural," Martin Luther King Center, Holtzman & Silverman, Detroit, MI
1979     Roadshow"Billboard Art,"First Federal Savings and Loan, Detroit, MI
1975     Lions International, Toyota City Hall, Toyota, Japan
1973     General Hospital, Detroit, MI

 

Collections

2003     Visual Exchange & Dialog: Mexico City, Mexico
2002     Cultural Exchange: Dialog, Havana, Cuba
2001     Northern High School, Detroit, MI
            City of Detroit 300th Anniversary Mural Workshop
1986     Artist in Industry, Kohler Corporation, Kohler, WI
1984     Northern High School, Detroit, MI
1982     Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI
1975     Your Heritage House, Detroit, MI
            Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1974     Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 1973  
            Saginaw Valley College, Saginaw, MI
1971     Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1969     Wayne County Jail, Detroit, MI

 

Awards

2008     Detroit Institute of Art's Alain Locke Award
1985     Michigan Council for the Arts Grant
1985     Michigan Council for the Arts Grant
1978     Cass Technical High School, Distinguished
1976     Links International - Detroit Art Award
1970     Russell Woods Annual
1968     Detroit Institute of Arts

 

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            November 6, by Joy Hakanson Colby
2002     Metro Times: Science of Pleasure," November 6, by George Tysh
2001     The Detroit News: Detroit Students Commemorate Tricentennial
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            March 30, by Joy Hakanson Colby
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            June 9 by Joy Hakanson Colby
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