Introduction


Djibrirou Kane is a visual artist from Senegal, West Africa. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio where he creates and displays his Art. His favorite medium is acrylic paint which he often applies on textured canvas. He also works in several other media such as: graphite, markers, colored pencils and ink.
The themes he explores are diverse.
They include: oral tradition,music, education, the green world, the status of women in traditional Africa,the beauty of cultural diversity,great historical figures etc....
The most important aspect about his art is that it constantly strives
to promote ideals  of peace,unity,tolerance and justice.
Djibrirou Kane strongly believes that  artists can make a huge difference.  He views Art as a powerful tool of communication which can be used to  educate, enlighten and  raise awareness . Artists can contribute to the building of better communities worldwide.






 

 

                                Art shows


1999     Group show titled "Kumpeu" at Quai des Arts in Saint-Louis, Senegal


2000      Group show at" Galerie Nationale d'Art" in Dakar, Senegal

2000       Group show at " Galerie Thiouth" Saint-Louis, Senegal

 

2002       Art show at Gaston Berger univeristy with artist
Patrick Mounaty Coly

2003       Art show at the Graduate student council gallery in Bascom Hall at  the University of Wisconsin-Madison

2004     Artist and vendor at COMFEST( Columbus, community festival )

2005    Art show at Roots Gallery in Columbus Ohio

2007        Art show Front Street Gallery in the City Hall of Columbus, Ohio

2008      Group show sponsored by CATF ( Columbus, Aids, Task force)
at the Columbus Museum of Art)


2010     artist and vendor at the African Liberation Day festivalheld at the Winnie Mandela Intergenerational School in Chicago, Illinois

2013    Artist and vendor at participation at the African Village Arts festival  Columbus, Ohio


2014    artist and vendor  at the Kings Arts on a Kwanzaa celebration evening  Columbus, Ohio

2015    - Art show for the African Network organization at Azou Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio
                

             - Art show for a cultural event oraganized in honor of Sokna Adama Aissa at the Inn Suites Hotel



                            

         Art      Projects


1997       Mural painted at Blaise Diagne school in collaboration with artist Camara Laye   Dakar, Senegal


2002    Design of a cover for the Safara Magazine at Gaston Berger University

2002      Drawing mentor at a summer camp for children sponsored by the NGO:
Yes With African   in  Saint-Louis, Senegal

2003     Design of a cover for the Umoja Magazine  in Madison, Wisconsin

2003        Illustrations done for a Children book titled:  The Adventures of Dan Aiki  published by Dan Aiki publications in Madison Wisconsin.

 2009   - Art consultant at the Columbus Africentric School.

                - mural titled  From Africa to  America created for the Columbus Africentric School


2013  Art mentor in the summer  workshop of Project Mixed  held at the  Godman Guild Foundation in Columbus,Ohio

2015   Backdrop painting created for a cultural event organized in honor of Sokna Adama Aissa

Currently teaches Art in the 21st century program in Columbus, Ohio


Honors and Awards

1997       winner of a drawing contest on the theme of      AIDS organized by GEEP( Group pour l'etude et l'enseignement de la population)       Dakar, Senegal

2002   Recipient of a scholarship to study at UW-Madison

2007     guest/artist on community tapestry TV show 
Columbus, Ohio

2003  Certificate of exellence awarded by the Graduate Student Council gallery of the University of Madison, Wisconsin

2008    reciepient of the  People's choice award  at a fundraiser art show organized by CATF( Columbus Aids Task Force)
Columbus,Ohio

2015   -Acts of Kindness principal award received at Cesar Chavez Preparatory College

           -  Artist of the year Academy              award issued in the same                     year Ceasar Chavez                            Preparatory College
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Education

1998   Baccalaureate degree   Groupe Scolaire les 
Pedaguogues   school           Dakar,Senegal


2001 Bachelors degree in English with a specialization in African Literature and civilization from Gaston Berger University
 
2006 Interpreter's certificate from Access 2 interpreters in Columbus Ohio

2013 TESOL( teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) substitute license from Ohio department of Education







 

Video clip from Community  Tapestry  TV show taped in June 2007 

                                                           Title:  Dancing Tree

                                                        Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                              size: 30" by 40" 

                                           Title:  Maccaw near a Waterfall

                                                  Medium : acrylic paint on canvas

                                                                Size:  30" by 40"

                                                   Title:  Fulani Beauty

                                               Medium : acrylic paint on canvas

                                                           Size: 30" by 40" 

                                                    Title:  Majestic Head tie

                                                  Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas

                                                               Size: 30" by 40"

                                   

                                          Title:  Guitar Player in a Traditional Attire

                                                 Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas                 

                                                                 size: 30" by 40"

                                           Title:  Panafricanism/ Visions of Nkrumah and  Garvey

                                                Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                             size: 30"by 40"

 

                                                                  Title:  Roots

                                                    Medium:  acrylic paint on canvas

                                                                 size: 30"by40"

                                                    Title: Budding Scholars

                                                     Technique: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                      size: 30" by 40"

                                                          Title:  hospitality/ refreshment for a guest

                                                    Medium: acrylic on canvas

                                                            size: 16"by20"

                                                              Title:  Vase of Flowers and an apple

                                                              Medium: acrylic on canvas

                                                                 size: 16"by20"

                                                  Title:  Lion and African symbols

                                                   Medium: acrylic on textured canvas

                                                    size:16"by20"

                                             Title:  dedicated mother

                                               Medium: acrylic on canvas

                                                     size: 16"by20"

                                                Title: rythms of a drum1

                                            Medium: acrylic on canvas

                                                     size: 30" by40"

                                                        Title:  Rythms of  drum 2

                                                       Medium : acrylic paint on canvas

                                                         size: 30 in by 40 in                                 

                                                                 Title:  Drum Player

                                                          Medium: acrylic on canvas

                                                                   size: 30"by40"

                                                          Tile: Waist Beads

                                                   Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                                size: 30"by 40"

 

                                          Title:  Village Scene/ the Pounding of Grains 

                                                Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas

                                                            size: 30in by 40in

 

                                                   Title : Mask and Baobab

                                                  medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                   size: 30in by 40in

                                                        Title : Vase of Flowers

                                                       Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                              size: 30 in by 40 in

                                       Title : Tribute to Music 1

                                        Medium : acrylic paint on canvas

                                         size: 30 in by 40 in

 

                                                            Title : Tribute to Music 2

                                                     Medium: acrylic paint on canvas

                                                                  size: 30 in by 40 in

                                             Title: Masks and Baobab tree

                                            Medium: Acrylic paint on textured canvas

                                            Size: 30in by 40in


Approach

 Works of art are more than beautiful representation of things.  They are powerful tools of communication capable of leaving lasting impressions on thought and inspire positive action.  Through the expressive power of lines colors, and forms, the artist can tell compelling stories and spread positive messages that can contribute to making our planet a better home.  It is through this selfless devotion to others that Art can make a huge difference.