REWA was born and raised between Nigeria and England, and received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology from University College London (UCL). She previously worked as the Head of Investor Relations for a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed company. Never having received formal art training, REWA is self-taught and developed her innate talent from an early age. REWA’s primary body of work, “The Pantheon,” celebrating Nigerian deities, led to her appointment as ReLe Gallery’s 2017 Young Contemporary in Lagos, Nigeria. In this same year, the prestigious Gallery of African Art in Mayfair, London invited REWA to participate in the Her Story: Sisterhood That Transcends exhibition. Her collection, “Onicha Ado N’Idu,” examined the significance of naming rites and traditions within the Igbo culture in Nigeria.
REWA’s work was featured at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York, as part of MoCADA’s annual 2017 gala. Most recently, she participated in the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery’s No Dead Artists 22nd annual exhibition in New Orleans, LA, where she will exhibit again in April 2019. REWA’s artwork represents and glorifies women in numerous forms—as goddesses, travelers and most recently, as inexorable forces behind marital rites of the Igbo culture. Learn More: www.artbyrewa.com