Millie Toyin Olateju
b. 1996, Liverpool, UK.
millie_o@hotmail.co.uk

Education
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

Commissions
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

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


Bibliography  

"Millie Toyin Olateju - Where Are The Women Artists?". 2022. Where Are The Women Artists?. https://www.wherearethewomenartists.com/artists/millie-toyin-olateju/

"LB X 24 Kitchen St | Artist Research & Development Grant | Liverpool Biennial Of Contemporary Art". 2022. Liverpool Biennial. https://www.biennial.com/collaborations/lb-x-24-kitchen-st-artist-research-development-grant

"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. https://refractivepool.wordpress.com/2021/03/26/millie-toyin-olateju/

"Millie Olateju #Anothernightin - Convenience Gallery". 2020. Convenience Gallery. https://www.conveniencegallery.org/millie-olateju

"BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020 | Bido Lito! Magazine". 2020. Bido Lito! Magazine. https://bidolito.co.uk/preview-black-history-month-2020/

"Bluecoat Announces Black History Month Programme - The Guide Liverpool". 2020. The Guide Liverpool. https://theguideliverpool.com/bluecoat-announces-black-history-month-programme/

"Bluecoat: Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists - Sumuyya Khader". 2020. Art In Liverpool. https://www.artinliverpool.com/events/bluecoat-celebrating-liverpools-black-artists-sumuyya-khader/

"Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists - Sumuyya Khader - Exhibition At Bluecoat In Liverpool". 2020. Artrabbit. https://www.artrabbit.com/events/celebrating-liverpools-black-artists-sumuyya-khader

Quarcoo, Felix. 2020. "Black History Month In Liverpool – Independent Liverpool". Independent-Liverpool.co.uk. https://independent-liverpool.co.uk/blog/black-history-month-in-liverpool/

"Sumuyya Khader: Celebrating Liverpool’S Black Artists At Bluecoat". 2020. Creative Tourist. https://www.creativetourist.com/event/celebrating-liverpool-s-black-artists-sumuyya-khader/  

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