Ify Chiejina Nigerian-American, b. 1988

Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina is a visual artist born and raised in Queens, NY. Ify is a black Igbo female with ideas, thoughts, and truths that are rooted and reflective of different customs and traditions. As a Nigerian-American, Ify considers the tensions and complexities that come with being brought up in an African household, in a western society. Ify completed her B.A in philosophy from Queens College. Ify completed a certificate program for the Caribbean Cultural Center of African Diaspora Institute’s in 2015 She has participated in residencies at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Her paintings are in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection. Ify is also one of the founding members for the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance, (SEQAA).