Professor Godwin Ogheneruemu Irivwieri


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Programme Fine and Applied Arts
Department Fine and Applied Arts
Faculty Humanities

biography (Education/professional experience/professional accomplishments)


Professor Godwin Ogheneruemu  Irivwieri is a Professor of Graphic Design and Art History in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Nigeria. Irivwieri had his secondary education at Orogun Grammar School, Orogun(1969-1973) and Government College, Ughelli(1975-1978) where he obtained WASC/GCE O/L and HSC/GCE A/L respectively. He further gained admission into the University of Benin, Benin City for the undergraduate programme(1982-1986) and awarded a  Federal Government postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Benin, Benin City (1989-1991) where he obtained a B.Ed (Honours) Fine and Applied Arts, Second class (Honours) Upper Division in 1986 and an MFA degree in Graphics in 1991 respectively. He continued his academic pursuit at the postgraduate school, Delta State University, Abraka and graduated with a Phd degree in Art History in 2005. Professor Godwin Ogheneruemu Irivwieri joined the services of the Delta State University, Abraka in January 1993 as Lecturer 11 in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts and rose through the ranks to the position of Associate Professor in 2013. In December 2018, he was appointed Professor in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. His area of interest are in Graphics and Advertising Design, Art History, Art Education, Art Historical studies,Visual art theory and Contemporary Nigerian Art. He has taught over one hundred and fifty courses at both the undergraduate and Graduate levels.

In the same vein, he has supervised over seventy undergraduate projects, dissertations and Thesis comprising 55 BA (Hons) degrees, 11 MA/MFA degree and 6 PhD degrees. Also, in his Scholarly duties, he has been assessor and external moderator, for final year students and promotion of staff, Auchi Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State and College of Education, Agbor in Delta State. An Author/editor of several books/journal in his field and also widely published both nationally and internationally.

Some of his works are on special request in the permanent  collections of Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution MRC708, Washington DC, 20013-7012, USA,

Australia Trove, National Library of Australia, Amazon.; Open J-Gate world’s biggest Access Journals, informatics (1) Ltd, India; Book Finder. Com among others.

As a humanist and resourceful scholar, Prof Irivwieri has also collaborated with many other scholars in his research. As a scholar-artist, he has designed many emblems and brochures for both individuals and corporate organizations. Such designs include Magazine Covers, Crest, Badges, Broach, Car stickers and even calligraphic writing of certificates for educational establishment. He is also listed in Achiever’s “Who is Who” in Nigeria, published by Achiever’s Communications Limited. He has equally been a member of the Delta State council of Arts and Culture, Asaba. While in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, he has served in several committees ranging from Faculty of Humanities Management committee, Appraisal committee, Verification of Examination score committee, Investigative committee, Head of Department, Fine and Applied Arts and member of Senate of the University.


Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 Orogun Grammar School,Orogun wasc/gce o/l 1974
2 government college, ughelli hsc / gce  a/l 1978
3 university of benin,benin city b.Ed (hons) 2 1 1986
4 university of benin,benin city mfa (Graphics) 1991


research interests

1 Graphics and advertising design
2 Art education
3 Art historical studies
4 Visual art theory
5 Contemporary Nigerian art


PG project students (name of student and a summary of completed or on-going research)

1 esebameh,george o – Exploring Plant Materials for Cushioning Package Designs for Consumer Goods (Ph D Thesis). Completed in 2018-Deisu, Abraka.
2 osaigboVo, felix o- a Revival of Pen and Ink Drawing as Tool for Illustration in Graphic and Advertising Design Production.(Ph D Thesis). Completed in 2019- Delsu, Abraka
3 izogie collins o – Exploration of Creative Photography with Selected Art works (Ph D Thesis).Completed in 2019-Delsu, Abraka
4 odeyemi, ajayi  a – design and Construction of Image Transfer Printing Machine for Graphic Reproduction (Ph D Thesis). Completed in 2019- Delsu, Abraka
5 ohimai, patience  e – developing Three – Dimensional (3D) Animation Instructional Package for Visual Arts in Pre- primary Schools (Ph D Thesis).Completed in 2019- Delsu,Abraka.
6 agholor, joseph –a Study of the Works of two Modern Nigerian Sculptors; Tonie Okpe and Friday Idugie Ph D Thesis. –Due for final  Oral Defence in 2019- Delsu, Abraka.
7 apochi chinyere a – the Impact of owerre-ezukala masks and Images in Igbo Traditional Art.(MA) Dissertation. Completed in 2014- Delsu, Abraka
8 okonta eVans  i – a Study of the Impact of the 1897 British Expedition on Modern Benin Art (MA Dissertation). Completed in 2017- Delsu, Abraka
9 osakwe stephen i- exploration of Photography a Creative Medium of Expression using Traditional Dances as a Case Study.(MFA Dissertation).Completed in 2018- Delsu, Abraka.
10 olotu kurotimi- exploration of Enhanced Aqua Mono Images for Advertising Design (MFA Dissertation). Completed in 2019- Delsu- Abraka
11 ebewebirue solomon o- a Study of Tra-digital Photographic Print as Creative Medium of Expressions ( mfa Dissertation.) completed in 2016 – delsu, Abraka.
12 ODE, EWONSHEGA J- The Use of Printmaking as Commentary on the ills in the Nigerian Society.(MFA Dissertation). Completed in 2012- Delsu, Abraka
13 uphori felix- the Evolution and Growth of Blacksmithing in Benin Kingdom(MA Dissertation). Completed in 2012- Delsu, Abraka.



Membership of professional bodies

1 member.  advertising  Practitioner Council of Nigeria (APCON)
2 Fellow, Natural Resources and Human Development (SIA)
3 MEMBER, Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria



1 An Appreciation of the State of Visual Arts in Nigeria (1900-1970). The Anthropologist 12(2,113-117 2010
2 arts and Crafts as Springboard for Sustainable Development and Industrialization in Nigeria International Journal of Creativity and Technical Development 1 (1-3) 2009
3 Nigerian art: Evolution, Forms and Significance, Journal of Creative Arts 3(1) 24 2007
4 nigerian Visual Arts and its Stylistic Tendencies, The Anthropologist 12 (3) 175-182 2010
5 aina Onobolu and Naturalism in Nigerian Visual Arts. African Research review 4(3) 2010
6 Onaism: An Artistic Model of Yoruba Civilization in Nigeria. African Research  Review 4(3) 2010
7 the Impact of Photography in a Developing Economy. African Research review 3940 2009
8 art, Employment and Society. African Research Review 3(4) 2009
9 Contemporary Nigerian Art, from the 1920s to 2000. Humanities Review Journal 7(1) 2007
10 Contributions of Selected Art  Schools to the Evolution of Styles in Nigerian Visual Arts (1970-2003) Delta State University, Abraka 2005.



1 delta state council for arts and culture, asaba
2 nigerian gallery of art, benin city
3 national commission for museum and monument, benin city.


grants and fellowships

1 1990/1991 Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Award for Post Graduate Studies (MFA Graphics) at the University of Benin, Benin city.
2 Book Publication Grant by the Delta State Government for the Publication of Three Art Text Books.



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