Unyimeabasi Udoh is an artist, graphic designer, and co-founder of Plates: An experimental journal of art and culture.

Chicago, US.
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), MFA in Visual Communication Design, 2019
New Artist Society Scholarship (2017-19)
Dean’s Scholarship (2017-19)

Columbia University, BA in Architecture, 2017
John Jay Scholar (2013-17)


RAISIN, 6018North and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago (Group)
Title Case, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago (Solo)
HAS BEEN, Prizer Arts and Letters, Austin TX (Group)
Newcity Breakout Artists, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago (Group)
A Tale of Today: Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Driehaus Museum, Chicago (Group)
Survey 2, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago (Group)
The We Series: Sleep, Elastic Arts, Chicago (Group)

Exhibitionisms, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago (Group)
The Classics, The Silver Room, Chicago (Solo)
At, For, By at Artists Run Chicago 2.0, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (Group)
Open sheds used for what?, The Franklin, Chicago (Group)
Excavating Memory, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago (Two-person)

Post Millennium Tension, Porto Design Biennale, Porto PT (Group)
PolyPlay, ExTV, Chicago (Group)

circle sayings / circles saying, The Blue Parrot, Chicago (Solo)
This Ad, SITE Galleries Wabash Window, Chicago (Solo)
PolyPlay, ExTV, Chicago (Group)

Curatorial Projects

Art direction for Plates, an experimental journal of art and culture

Dreams So Real, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago

Awards & Residencies

Coney Family Fund Award Grantee, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago

Black Artist Fund Grantee, NYC
A Tale of Today: Emerging Artists Fellowship, Driehaus Museum, Chicago
HATCH Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition

ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI


Roach, Joan. “Artist of the Week: Unyimeabasi Udoh,” LVL3 (August)
“Top Five: July 1, 2021,” Glasstire (July)
Wilson, Leslie. “Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh,” Smart Museum of Art (May)
Waxman, Lori. “60wrd/min COVID Edition: Is This Real?, Survey 2,” Newcity (April)
Singh, Pia, “Breakout Artists 2021: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Newcity (March)
Waxman, Lori, “60wrd/min COVID Edition: Excavating Memory, Melissa Stern, Alejandro Loureiro Lorenzo, Leviticus Shand,” Newcity (January)

Roach, Amanda, “Review: Exhibitionisms Virtual Viewing Room A, First Impressions,” Sixty Inches from Center (December)
Nafziger, Christina, “Open Sheds Used for What?: An interview with Cecília & Marina Resende Santos,” Sixty Inches from Center (November)
Viral Ecologies, Issue No. 1 (September)

Mackey, Susan, “In a (Black) Way // Three Chicago Artists Push the Limits of Blackness,” The Seen (July)

“PolyPlay 2018: Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh, a Twine Text-Based Game Designer,” ExTV (August)

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