Data Oruwari Nigerian, b. 1987

Data Oruwari is a Brooklyn based visual artist of Nigerian descent who is a designer and energy healing enthusiast. She is a contemporary sacred artist who creates unique iconographic representations of afro-spiritual identities. She combines draughtsmanship alongside the ancient technique of gilding with 24 karat gold leaf, to create works that illuminate the divine in us all; and seeks to heal and reconnect humanity with spirituality from an African perspective. Her influences include the decorative arts, the visionary art movement, byzantine iconography, and natural law. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio; AMREF ArtBall, New York, White Cloud Gallery, Washington DC, and at SMO Contemporary Art's Standing Out exhibition at the Wheatbaker, and the Panorama Contemporary Art Fair in Lagos, Nigeria.


Data considers her practice as a doorway to healing and awakened consciousness. With hopes that through her expressions she is able to not only bring the viewer along with her on this journey of enlightenment, but also restore balance and harmony within their subconscious.