Millie Toyin Olateju
b. 1996, Liverpool, UK.

2015 – 2019 BA (Hon) Mixed Media Fine Art, University of Westminster, London
2013 – 2015 BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design, City of Liverpool College, Liverpool

Group Exhibitions
2022 ‘Refractive Pool: Contemporary Painting in Liverpool’ – Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2020 ‘Without Walls’ Black History Month Outdoor Exhibition – Bluecoat, Blundell Lane, Liverpool

2019 ‘iii’ Westminster Fine Art Mixed Media BA Degree Show – Ambika P3, London
2017 ‘Spilt Milk’ Pop Up Art Café - 45 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London
2017 ‘Connect’- London Gallery West Project Space, University of Westminster, London
2015 ‘Looking Outwards” IFB Mayoral Art Competition Exhibition - Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool

2022 Artwork for Toni Morrison ‘Recitatif’ book cover, Penguin Random House

2021 Public artwork, ice cream cart – Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

Awards and Grants
2021 Liverpool Biennial x 24 Kitchen Street Research and Development Grant
2015 Winner of IFB Mayoral Art Competition, Liverpool

Lyons, Brendan, and Josie Jenkins. 2022. Refractive Pool - Contemporary Painting In Liverpool. Norwich: Refractive Pool. Pg 76-77


"Millie Toyin Olateju - Where Are The Women Artists?". 2022. Where Are The Women Artists?.

"LB X 24 Kitchen St | Artist Research & Development Grant | Liverpool Biennial Of Contemporary Art". 2022. Liverpool Biennial.

"I’m Not At All Saying That It’s Bad To Make Work About Race, Far From It. But I Do Think That It’s Expected of You As An Artist Of Colour.” A Conversation With Millie Toyin Olateju". 2021. Refractive Pool.

"Millie Olateju #Anothernightin - Convenience Gallery". 2020. Convenience Gallery.

"BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020 | Bido Lito! Magazine". 2020. Bido Lito! Magazine.

"Bluecoat Announces Black History Month Programme - The Guide Liverpool". 2020. The Guide Liverpool.

"Bluecoat: Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists - Sumuyya Khader". 2020. Art In Liverpool.

"Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists - Sumuyya Khader - Exhibition At Bluecoat In Liverpool". 2020. Artrabbit.

Quarcoo, Felix. 2020. "Black History Month In Liverpool – Independent Liverpool".

"Sumuyya Khader: Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists At Bluecoat". 2020. Creative Tourist.  

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