Born in 1978 in Abavo, Delta State, Steve Ekpenisi is a well known Nigerian sculptor. He began exploring art at the age of 5. He obtained a National Diploma (ND) in Painting and General Arts, as well as a Higher National Diploma in Sculpture from Auchi Polytechnic in 2003 and 2008 respectively. His preferred medium is metal and his works are influenced by socio-economic and political realities, rich traditions and diverse beauty. Ekpenisi has participated in several group exhibitions and created over 7 outdoor sculpture monuments in Nigeria.