Life and Beauty

Hello. I am Nnamdi Okonkwo

I was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1965. I am the first of three sons. I currently reside in Fayetteville, Georgia with my wife and three children.

As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to art. Later on, I realized that my artistic sensibilities were best expressed in the three-dimensional art of sculpture. Around this same time I was introduced to basketball, which suited me well as I am six feet nine inches tall. After obtaining a Degree in painting in Nigeria, basketball became the avenue for me to come to the United States. I was recruited by BYU-Hawaii where I played from 1989-1993 and graduated with a BFA in Sculpture.

Immediately after that, I enrolled in the graduate program at BYU-Provo where I received an MFA degree in sculpture in 1997. While going to school in Provo, I met and married my wife, Deidra, who is from Idaho and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Accountancy.

I now work full time out of my studio in Fayetteville. My work is represented in galleries across the country, and my large-scale monumental work can be seen in individual and public sculpture gardens as well.


Other News

In other news, my family and I, as part of a volunteer church group,  just returned from helping flood victims clean up their homes in Baton Rouge. The devastation in some of the areas was incredible. Best two days I have had in a while, but also the most fatigued I have been in a long time. Here are some photos:



New Works

Please enjoy the new works that I have recently finished, and if there’s a place in your home for them, inside or outside, and most importantly the means, I will be thrilled to be at your service!


Seminal Moment

This time is a seminal moment in my artistic career when some changes appear imminent. One of those changes will be the curtailing of the number of outdoor shows which I will be doing. This is to afford me more time in the studio. There are opportunities around the corner, some of them very exciting, which will make this change necessary. I will elaborate more on this later. From this time onwards, I plan to be a little bit more organized, and will endeavor to send out a newsletter every month to keep you abreast with my work and activities.


Largest Outdoor Sculpture Show

I just got back from two very successful Shows, in Loveland, Colorado, and in Chicago. The Loveland Sculpture Show is held every August in Loveland Colorado and is the largest outdoor sculpture show in the country. This was my 17th year of consecutive participation in the Show! This Show is always a good avenue for exposure for my work, and also a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other sculptors from around the country. I am already looking forward to next year!



The forms in my sculpture are simplified and stylized to express better my thoughts and ...


Welcome to my Studio. Here you will see pieces come to life from inspiration and thought ...


From sketches to brush and canvas, there are a variety of paintings that can proudly display ...