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Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Toyin Ojih Odutola

Finalist in Art

About Toyin Ojih Odutola

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, “To Wander Determined,” opened in October 2017, and showcases the Nigerian-American artist’s layered and emotionally powerful portraits. Toyin established herself in the art world with drawings of black subjects—often self-portraits—rendered in fluid lines of black pen with bright splashes of colored marker, which garnered high praise from Elle and Artforum. In a November 2017 interview with Juxtapoz, she discussed her goal to reveal the beauty and sensuality in skin while provoking viewers to reconsider notions of identity. Toyin’s 50K+ Instagram followers can do just that, checking in on images of her work, along with people and places that inspire it.

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