Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce

Before committing entirely to studio practice, Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce taught art, worked at a gallery and assisted at Sam Ovraiti Arts Studios. Widely exhibited at home and abroad, her always-evolving works have earned her many followers around the world. Working mostly in paints, oils and watercolour, she is also exploring mixed media methods using mirrors and found objects, and has introduced her own printmaking method. Her works bring truth to themes such as rights of females in Nigeria and the environmental degradation as a consequence of oil exploration.


Honours Fine Arts & Education, Bendel State University, Nigeria 1992


March 1992, Exhibition of Prints & Paintings with Williboard Hass, German Cultural Centre, Lagos

Nov. 1993, Recent Paintings of Ezenwa: solo exhibition,IBB Golf Club, Abuja

Sept. 1995, Nigerian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nigerian Copyright Commission and World Intellectual Property Organization (an arm of UN), Geneva, Switzerland

May 1996, Faces, solo exhibition of paintings, Russian Cultural Centre, Lagos

April 1997, Memories, solo exhibition, Rockview Hotel, Abuja

April 2000, Women about Women, Goethe Institute, Lagos

Nov. 2000, Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria: the suffering, the sorrow, the set back, Palace of Westminster, London

Dec. 2001, The Maiden Dance: solo exhibition, Galleria Romania, Ikoyi, Lagos

Oct. 8, 2002, “Changing Attitudes: African Heritage 2002”, 4th Biennale of the Pan African Circle of Artists, Lagos, Nigeria

Jan. 25, 2003, Lost Innocence: solo exhibition of acrylic paintings, Quintessence Art Gallery, Falomo, Lagos

Dec. 6-13, 2003, Moonlight Rhapsody: solo exhibition of acrylic and mixed-media paintings, French Cultural Centre, Abuja

April 2004, Reflections: solo exhibition of acrylic and mixed-media paintings, French Cultural Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos

Aug. 2006, First Annual Watercolour Exhibition, Watercolour Society of Nigeria, Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos

Nov. 2008, Unblocked: solo exhibition, Harmattan Workshop Gallery, Elsie Pearce Street, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos

May 2009, Caterina de Medici International Painting Awards Competition, Museum Firenze de Comera, Florence, Italy

Aug. 2009, 2nd Annual Art-Expo Nigeria, National Museum Grounds, Lagos

Oct. 2009, October Rain, annual exhibition of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter, National Museum Lagos

Aug. 2010, 3rd Lagos International Art-Expo, National Museum, Lagos

Aug. 2011, Paintergraph: solo exhibition, Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, Southsea UK

April 2012, Migrations: solo exhibition, Nike Art Gallery, Lekki Lagos, Nigeria

March 8, 2014, Art for Peace - Paint African values, African Union Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

September 25, 2014, Art for Peace-Paint African values, Waldorf Astoria, New York

April 22, 2015, Transcending Boundaries, African art exhibition, London, UK