Eugene Ofori Agyei is an artist and educator originally from Ghana who lives in the United States. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, with a BA in Industrial Art, majoring in Ceramics, in 2018. Prior to his MFA at the University of Florida, he was assigned as a teaching and research assistant at the same school where he received his BA for one year.
Eugene is the 2020/2021 recipient of the University of Florida Grinter Fellowship award, the 2022 Artaxis Fellowship award, and the Harold Garde Graduate Studio Art award. Eugene has had solo exhibitions at Rollins Museum of Art (FL), Art Center Sarasota (FL), 4most SAAH Gallery (FL), Bo Diddley Plaza, and Sculpture House Gallery (FL), and his work has been included in group shows at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (FL), GFAA Gallery (FL), ADC Fine Art Gallery (OH), Coco Hunday (FL), Alvarez Gallery (CT), Grizzly Grizzly Gallery (PA), University of Delaware-Taylor Hall Gallery (DE), Morean Art Center (FL), DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati (OH), University of Central Florida Art Gallery (FL), Saratoga Clay Arts Center Gallery (NY), Caroline M. Wilson Gallery, University of South Florida (FL), The Village Stamford (CT), Carl Solway Gallery (OH), Rollins Museum of Art (FL), among others.
He was the 2021 Zenobia awardee at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and gleaned Best of Show from The In Art Gallery’s social change and open theme exhibition. Agyei is also the recipient of the 2022 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Graduate Student Fellowship and the 2022 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Multicultural Fellowship award. He has been in residence at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine.
In April 2022, the Morean Arts Center named him as one of its Fresh Squeezed 6: Emerging Artists in Florida. He is the winner of the Pathways 2022: Carlos Malamud Prize at the University of Central Florida Gallery and Rollins Museum of Art, which comes with a $10,000 prize. Agyei is the recipient of the 2023-2026 Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellowship in Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is represented by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford, CT.