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. Eugene received his MFA with honors from the University of Florida and is the 2020–2021 recipient of the University of Florida Grinter Fellowship and the 2023 Harold Garde Graduate Studio Art Award. He was nominated for the 2022 and 2023 Outstanding Master’s and Professional International Student Awards at the University of Florida.
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 numerals group shows at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (FL), Rollins Museum of Art, (FL), Art & History Museum of Midland (FL), ADC Fine Art Gallery (OH), 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), Florida Mining Gallery (FL), among others.
Agyei is also the recipient of the 2022 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Graduate Student Fellowship, the 2022 NCECA Multicultural Fellowship award, and the Best of Show from The In Art Gallery’s social change and open theme exhibition. Eugene completed artist residencies at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts on the 2021 Zenobia Award and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine on the 2022 Artaxis Fellowship.
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.