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Ajamu Kojo
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Ajamu Kojo Chioke Walker was born in Minneapolis, MN. His father and mother eventually settled back in Little Rock, AR where they are originally from.

At the age of 15, Walker began his formal studies in figurative drawing, still life and abstract painting at the Arkansas Arts Center. His independent studies continued throughout his secondary education at Little Rock Central High School.

Walker attended Howard University where he majored in Film and Television Production and minored in Theatre Arts. During the four and a half years he spent in the District of Columbia, he completed three independent shorts that he wrote, directed and edited; one of which earned him an award in the Chicago film festival.

Upon moving to New York City, he penned two original screenplays and two adaptations; one of which is a collaborative remake of the cult classic The Spook Who Sat by the Door, which is co-written with original author and filmmaker Sam Greenlee.

In 2002 he exhibited for the first time at GUMBO – a group show with curators Patrick-Earl Barnes and Lawrence Joyner. In 2004, he exhibited with Carol Jones at the Atelier International Art Group and also at the David Huckaby Gallery in New Haven, CT.

In 2005 he studied with Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Michael Fuchs at the summer academy: Old Masters – New Visions in Vienna, Austria, where he learned the magik-laser-beam-olive-oil-technique; more commonly known as the mische (mixed) technique of egg tempera and oil glazes.

Subsequently, Walker has exhibited in and around New York City.

In 2007 Walker married artist and entrepreneur, Nucomme.

He splits his time between developing independent film projects, working as a scenic artist with USA Local 829 and concentrating on his fine art works. In addition to working on such projects as “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Big C,” He is currently developing a series of portraits (paintings and drawings) covering contemporary women of prominence in his life.

Walker lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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