Founded in: 2011
+100 artworks in Aworanka
Since its foundation on the day that marks Nigeria’s birth, October 1st, 2011, Alexis Galleries have been engaged in the presentation and dissemination of various forms of Nigerian contemporary styles including; painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture. With the aim to strengthen and support the growth of talented Nigerian artists and the ever-vibrant Nigerian Art Circle, the galleries have supported artists in organizing and showcasing their works through numerous exhibitions. The gallery has grown to rapidly establish itself as one of the best in Nigeria; a meeting place for artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts.
The gallery currently expanded its scope to include collaborations with NGOs by donating part of their exhibition proceeds to their course and organizing residency programs, workshop as well as yearly exhibitions. Every year, the gallery organizes a minimum of fifteen exhibitions with 2019 having the highest number of exhibitions. Twenty-one exhibitions were organized by the gallery in 2019, including residency programs, solo exhibitions and group exhibitions.
Some of their recent exhibitions include:
- 1. Afro love, November 2013. A solo exhibition by George Edozie.
- 2. Sensation, February 2019. A solo exhibition by SeyeMorakinyo.
- 3. Colours, April 2019. A solo exhibition by Sam Ovraiti.
- 4. Iriri, May 2019. A solo exhibition by Oluwole Omofemi.
- 5. Moremi, June 2019. A group exhibition.
- 6. Knock on wood, September 2019. A group exhibition.
- 7. Harmattan, November 2019. A group workshop exhibition.
- 8. La Floraison Bloom 2, December 2019. Group exhibition by masters.
- 9. Fate VI, Simply 9ja, February 2020. Residency group exhibition.
- 10. Treads of infinity, March 2020. A joint exhibition.
About the founder
Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis, founder and director of Alexis Galleries, displays her passion for the arts in her commitment to community development by dedicating her gallery and studio space to the development of growing artists, sponsoring and promoting artists in showcasing their works, and donating a significant portion of her proceeds from her exhibitions to charity.
Since the opening of Alexis Galleries Patty has hosted more than fifty exhibitions by Nigerian and West African artists. Patty has been in Nigeria up to 45 years. She arrived in the country January 21st of 1975 and she grew up in Kano.