Canadian, born in Nigeria
Title of Work
Date of Work
32 15/16" (framed)
26 1/4" (framed)
Art & Design Study Collection
Displayed: First floor, Family & Community Medicine hallway
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
Born in Ondo, Nigeria, Yisa Akinbolaji has resided in Winnipeg, Canada, since 1997. Before immigrating to Canada, he was well-known as an artist in Nigeria. In 2009, Akinbolaji received an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of North Dakota.
Akinbolaji's The Hope Within reminds us of the mosaic of life. People come in different shapes, sizes, and colors and have different needs and desires. In the field of Public Health, we must see each as a whole person and keep our obligations to them.