Biography

Eugene Ofori Agyei (1993) is a ceramic sculptural, fiber and installation artist and an educator originally from Ghana living in Gainesville, Florida. 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 teaching and research assistant in 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 and 2022 Artaxis Fellowship award. Eugene has had solo exhibition in 4most SAAH Gallery (FL),  and his work has been included in group shows in Turkey, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (FL), GFAA Gallery (FL), Coco Hunday (FL), Alvarez Gallery (CT), 4most SAAH Gallery (FL), Watershed Center Gallery (ME), Grizzly Grizzly Gallery (PA), University of Delaware-Taylor Hall Gallery (DE), Morean Art Center (FL), University of Central Florida Art Gallery (FL),  Saratoga Clay Arts Center Gallery (NY),  Caroline M. Wilson Gallery, University of South Florida (FL), Rollins Museum of Art (FL),  among others. He was the 2021 Zenobia awardee at 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 is also the winner of the Pathways 2022: The Carlos Malamud Prize for emerging artists in Florida. His upcoming solo exhibitions will be at Art Center Sarasota (FL) in the Spring of 2023 and Rollins Museum of Art (FL) in the summer of 2023.