Mr. Akeem Aníshéré actually began as a trained sculptor. He studied under a renowned Nigerian artist, Abayomi Barber at Center for Cultural Studies, University of Lagos; and also studies at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria; Camden Art Center; and Central School of Art and Design, London, England; the Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, California; and the 3D Jewelry Designs Institute, Los Angeles, California. He is listed in the book entitled “Nigerian Artists Who’s Who and Bibliography”, published in Oxford England in 1993 for the Smithsonian Institute Library National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C.
In addition to being an accomplished sculptor and painter; he designs and manufactures fine jewelry. He is the President/Designer of Aníshéré New York, located at 36 West 47th Street, Mezz. 17, New York, NY.
His work has been exhibited in Africa, Europe and the United States. In New York, his works were exhibited at the Center for Arts and Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant and the Manhattan Borough Present’s Gallery. In addition, as part of his “African Abstract Expressionism” solo exhibition tour of the United States, Mr. Aníshéré’s works were exhibited at the Center Art Gallery Middlesex County College and Harlem Hospital Center Auditorium. He also taught a workshop on Sculpture at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. As a jeweler and a designer, he has worked for some of the most well-known jewelry companies in the world.
Mr. Akeem Aníshéré’s artistic creativity is evident in his jewelry designs and in transforming precious metals and the finest quality gemstones into extraordinary works of art. This multi-talented artist was featured in the April 2007 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine in the article entitled “All That Glitters.”