Bola Meshioye is a Nigerian illustrator and animator based in the UK. She spent her first 15 years in Lagos, Nigeria, before moving to the UK to pursue higher education in art. After attending Abbey College in Manchester (2017), she completed her foundation year in Fine art in Central Saint Martins (2018) before returning to Manchester to attain a degree in Illustration with Animation at Manchester Metropolitan University (2022).
Her hometown, Lagos, serves as a major inspiration for most of her work. Moving to the UK helped the artist find a deeper appreciation for her culture and see the beauty in Lagos's chaos. It is this beauty and energy that she tries to capture in her work using vibrant colours, lines, and textures. Primarily a digital artist, she also enjoys working with traditional media like coloured pencils and ink.
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL (2018)
BA Hons Illustration with Animation (2022)
UAL Foundation Show, Lethaby Gallery & Waterlow Park (2018)
Women in Art x Street Souk, Lagos Nigeria (2019)
Falling into Place, Manchester School of Art degree show (2022)
New Designers Exhibition (2022)