Title: Teacher (Retired)
Company: New York City Department of Education
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Albert Jide Ojo, PhD, Retired Teacher at New York City Department of Education, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
With decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Ojo has excelled as an artist and art educator based out of Brooklyn, New York, who has most recently produced work exhibited at Mid Market in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City in 2023. Beginning his career in Nigeria in 1970 with a solo and group exhibition at the Yaba College of Design in Lagos, Nigeria, he subsequently graduated with an associate’s degree in graphic design in 1971. He continued his academic efforts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in commercial art at the New York Institute of Technology in 1974 and a Master of Science in communication design at the Pratt Institute in 1979. He concluded his studies at Columbia University in 1984, from which he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in art and art education. Participating at exhibitions at his alma mater in the early 1980s, Dr. Ojo later worked as an adjunct professor at Malcolm-King Colleg and an art teacher at the High School of Art and Design between 1985 and 1987.
As an educator, Dr. Ojo served as an art teacher at Walt Whitman Middle School from 1987 to 1990 and at William E. Taft High School from 1995 to 2001. Prior to his retirement, he found further success as an art teacher at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn between 2001 and 2012. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Ojo has showcased his artwork at such esteemed New York-based venues as the ABBA Studio Gallery, La Mama La Galleria, the Skylight Gallery at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts and Culture the Multi-Media Arts Gallery, Long Island University, The New Century Gallery and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, to name only a few.
Though he greatly appreciates the help he has received over the years, including his scholarship in Africa, Dr. Ojo attributes his success throughout the years to his exemplary dedication, his discipline and his hard work. Among the many highlights of his career, he is incredibly proud of the art he has created, which he believes significantly elevates his visibility, as well as obtaining his doctorate from Columbia University. In the coming years, Dr. Ojo hopes to continue painting and exhibiting new works of art.
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