Born in Lagos, Nigeria



2019 Master of Art (Painting Program) - Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2009 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) - Long Island University (C.W post campus) Long Island, NY.



​2017 Girl in White Lace (Lagos, Nigeria) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.



2019 The Ruskin School of Art – University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

2017 Un-belonging: Moderated by Stephanie Baptist, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY.


2021 WITHIN curated by Sarah Crown, The Yard – Columbus Circle, New York, NY.

2017: Un-belonging - Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY.


2022 Nel Grembo Materno, Boccanera Gallery curated by Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera. Trento, IT.

        Art Verona, Represented by Sarah Crown, Verona, IT.

        Dallas ArtFair, Represented by Sarah Crown NY, Dallas, TX.

2021 Two-man show with Hiva Alizadeh, Represented by Sarah Crown(New York)/ The Flat       Massimo Carrasi (Italy), Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, Miami, FL.

        WITHIN, curated by Sarah Crown. The Yard – Columbus Circle, New York, NY.

2020 FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK.

2019 Travers Smith CSR program (Winner), London, UK.

        Royal College of Art Painting Degree Show, London, UK.

        Painting from the Other Side, curated by Shannon Forrester (Ph.D.) – Dyson Gallery, London, UK.

2018 De Cacaofabriek - A New York State of Mind - Stories from the Unusual Suspects, Helmond, NL.

        RCA WIP Show - Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2016 Jerome Avenue Workers, Bronx Photo League, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY.

        The Bronx Speaks: Our Home, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY.

        Bronx: Africa, co-curated by LeRonn Brooks, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.

2015 Intersecting Imaginaries - No Longer Empty, Bronx Photo League, Concourse Plaza Hotel, Bronx, NY

        Jerome Avenue Workers, Bronx Photo League, Vasquez Muffler, Bronx, NY.

       Tracie Hervy collaboration with Osaretin Ugiagbe, Fragments of a Chronology, Video: 15 mins. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2014 Five from 150, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.

        Bronx X Bronx, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY.



Exit #68 Street Photography Editorial: Productions of Art and Thought, S.L. Year: November 2017.

Jerome Ave (Bronx Photo League) 136 pages 93 black-and-white images Hardcover, linen-bound.

Columbia Journal Review March/April 2015 Vol. 54 Issue 1, p6-9. 3p. 1 Color Photograph.

Literature & fiction book titled: Stillborn by Diekoye Oyeyinka. Cover by Osaretin Ugiagbe. Published by East African Educational Publishers (July 17, 2014).



Travers Smith CSR program, London U.K 2019

Duro Olowu Picks the Best Street Style from Frieze London and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair for American Vogue

A cameo for "Young Documentarians” by Gareth Smith for the New York Times, 2017 

Five Journal, March 2017

Code Unknown collaboration with Tracie Hervy Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY



Artisti, Galleristi, Art Advisors: L’Italia A Art Basel Miami (2021).

Elephant Art: The London MFA Shows: Art in a World on the Edge of Change (2019).

Hostos Community College: 10 Questions with Osaretin Ugiagbe (2019).

Financial Times: Snapshot; Unbelonging by Osaretin Ugiagbe (2017).

New York Times: Of the Bronx and of Nigeria (2017).

PDN Online: A Split View of New York and Lagos (2017). 

Okay Africa: From Lagos to the Bronx, Photographer Osaretin Ugiagbe Documents the In-Between (2017).

Africa is a Country: The World of Photographer Osaretin Ugiagbe (2017).

FOX 5: Photographer Osaretin Ugiagbe’s Exhibit (2017).

Exit-Express: Unbelonging de Osaretin Ugiagbe (2017).

Mott Haven Herald: Debut Exhibit Shows an Artist with a Foot in Two Worlds (2017).

Bronxnet: Artist Talk Osaretin Ugiagbe (2017).

CBS: The Best of NY’s PopUp Photo Festival (2016).

The Village Voice: The Most Striking Images to See at Photoville (2016).

Photoville: The Battle of the Borough (2016).

The Riverdale Press: In the Bronx Home is Where the Art is (2016).

New York Daily News: Longwood Arts Projects Celebrates Africa (2015). 

New York Times: Bracing for Gentrification (2016).

Columbia Journal Review: Letters to the Editors (2015).

Columbia Journal Review: Drawing Inspiration from the South Bronx (2015).