Odera Igbokwe is an illustrator and painter located in Vancouver, BC by way of Brooklyn, NY. Odera loves to explore storytelling through Afro-diasporic mythologies, black resilience, and magical girl transformation sequences. Their work alchemizes color, movement, and queer magic to weave together ancient narratives with AfroFuturist visions. You can also find Odera as manager of Every Day Original, curating and collaborating on zines, or combo-breaking the internet.
CLIENTS INCLUDE Scholastic, Blizzard, Fantasy Flight Games, FireSide Magazine, Huffington Post Personal works and commissions for: Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, Oumou Sangaré, and Dawn Richard
EXHIBITIONS & SHOWCASES Helikon Gallery, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Gallery 1988, The James Black Gallery VanCaf, MOCCA, Illuxcon Showcase, Harriet's Apothecary, Annual Black Comic Festival
WORK FEATURED IN Buzzfeed, Blavity, Afropunk, OkayAfrica, BlackNerdProblems, MSNBC, Humans of New York, GREE News
EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Illustration Brown University, focus in Theater Arts & Performance Studies with New Works/World Traditions.