Artist Bariyaa Ipaa
Title Khiyan lay lay [Walk Well]
Media acrylic and ink on wood board
Size 9.5 x 9.25 x 1 in. / 24.1 x 23.5 x 2.5 cm.
Frame Size 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.25 in.
Sold $150 Estimate $200 - $400
signed lower right; framed with special plexiglass
donated by the artist; proceeds from this work go to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery [SAAG], Lethbridge - for more information on the gallery, visit saag.ca
Bariyaa Ipaa ~ [21st century] Nigerian/Canadian
Bariyaa Ipaa is an emerging Nigerian-Canadian artist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. His art is shaped by his dual African/Canadian Identity; as a refugee immigrant and first-generation Canadian, his artistic approach focuses on the continuous process of renegotiating and defining the liminal space that defines his diasporic identity. He is a founding member of We’re Here Too, a platform with the dual aim of celebrating the work of Black visual artists, writers, illustrators, photographers, videographers, and musicians and documenting the Black and Immigrant experience in Lethbridge. He is currently participating in a year-long residency at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery where he will lead the design and implementation of programming to increase accessibility for BIPOC youth. This position is supported by a grant from the Rozsa Foundation.