Leslie Lumeh -- Fine Art
Born in 1970 in Dambala, Western Liberia, Leslie Lumeh is a self-taught artist with a diploma in architectural drafting from the Booker Washington Institute, 1987.
Leslie discovered that his paintings had value following the civil war that tore his country into pieces when he started recreating scenes from the war, first in simple pencil sketches, and later in watercolors on drawing paper, then finally onto canvas. These early works attracted an unexpected number of people, not only Liberians but foreigners as well, including international journalists. Soon he was getting commissions from private collectors as well as institutions.
2009: Africa Now! Art Exhibition, Washington DC.
2004: “Une Toile pour la Paix”, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
2004: “L’Instant d’Afrique”, www.palaisdeculture.ci (group).
2003: “Aquarelle de Leslie Lumeh”, College Jean Mermoz,
2002: “Leslie – 10 yrs of Professional Painting”, Luce Gallery,
Libreville, Gabon (solo).
2000: “Biennale International des Naïfs – BINA April, Abidjan,
Ivory Coast (group).
2000: “West African Paintings”, Johannesburg, South Africa
1993: “Through Your Eyes”, National Museum, Monrovia,
2010 – Arteial Network Winter school, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2010 - WE CARE/CODE –Reading Liberia, Monrovia
2009 - ARTerial Network Cultural Policy Seminar, Nairobi
2009 – Family Planning & Maternal Health Care, Monrovia
- Liberia Teachers Training Program (LTTP)
CNN African Voices, September 2009, www.cnn.com/africanvoices
Al Jazeera ArtsWorld program, June 2009, www.aljazeera.net/english
BBC Network Africa and Focus on Africa programs – 2009
Radio France International RFI Series Liberia: Reportage galerie d’art - 2008
REUTERS Television/Africa Journal Prog. #41, - 1997
Radio Television Ivoirian – RTI L’art en Movement, - 2004 www.rti.ci
Certificate of Attendance, Arterial Network Winter School, Yaoundé, 2010
Certificate of Merit, from the Daily Observer newspaper – Feb. 2008
Certificate of Honor, from the Daily Observer newspaper – Feb. 2008
Diploma of participation from the American Embassy in Abidjan – May 2004
Certificate of Participation from the American Embassy in Abidjan – May 2004
Member/Country Representative – ARTerial Network
Founder and Director of Art of the Heart Gallery in Monrovia - email@example.com
Executive Director, Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LiVARTS ACADEMY)
Member of the Union of Liberian Artists (ULA)
1984 – 1987: Booker Washington Institute - Diploma In Architectural Drafting
October 2005 – Present:
I work as a Cartoon Journalist at the Daily Observer news paper in Monrovia(www.liberianobserver.com). I illustrate daily cartoons on various subjects in the news about Liberia, Africa and the rest of the world.
January 2007 – April 2008:
I served as Design Consultant at USAID/IRG, an international Non Governmental Organization working with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for the re-electrification of the country under the Emergency Power Program (EPP). Here I did educational messages in the form of billboards and cartoons on energy conservation, safety tips and the need to pay ones electricity bills on time. These messages were sometimes carried in the murals as well.
1987 – 1989 - I worked as a draftsman for a local architectural firm
1991 – 1993 - I worked as presentation artist/delineator for a local architectural designing company
1992 – 1993 - I worked as instructor at the Don Bosco Youth Center in Matadi, Monrovia
2008: Certificate of Merit, from the Daily Observer newspaper.
2008: Certificate of Honor, from the Daily Observer newspaper.
2004: Diploma of participation from the American Embassy in
2004: Certificate of Participation from the American Embassy in
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