Toyin Ojih Odutola
Toyin Ojih Odutola's figurative drawings challenge her personal history and representations of race and identity. Using charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, Ojih Odutola describes her treatment of black skin with black charcoal as "black on black on black" - probing wider political associations. Set in vibrant, domestic settings, her life-size portraits strike enigmatic poses. With high society associations, Ojih Odutola remarks on how black bodies might inhabit these upper-class settings.

Toyin Ojih Odutola was born in 1985 in Ife, Nigeria, and she lives and works in New York. She earned her MFA degree at the California College of the Arts in 2012.

Selected solo and group exhibitions include: 'To Wander Determined', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York which runs until 25 February 2018; 'A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola', Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, (2016); 'Toyin Odutola: Untold Stories', Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, (2015); 'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art', Brooklyn Museum, New York, (2015); 'Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950', Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, (2013); 'Fore and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family', Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, (2012).

'Testing the Name' opens at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia on 20 February and runs until 9 September 2018.