Alana Adetola Fajemisin is a native of Buffalo, NY who currently resides on the West side of Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and a minor in Art History from the State University at Buffalo in 2009.
Alana is currently working towards her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from the State University at Buffalo State College. She worked as the community programs coordinator for Main (St)udios and currently works as a freelance painter and photographer from her attic-studio. She currently curates quarterly exhibitions for one of Buffalo’s leading “Asian fusion” restaurants, Kaydara Noodle Bar located in downtown Buffalo.
Alana was a three time recipient of the Morrison Scholarship Award while attending UB. Her paintings have found homes in the collections of The Vault Arthaus, formally located in downtown Buffalo, as well as a number of personal local, regional and international collections.
Fajemisin’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Burchfield Penny Arts Center, UB Center for the Arts, the UB Anderson Gallery, the Buffalo Arts Studio, 464 Art Gallery, The Vault Arthaus, Kaydara Noodle Bar, Filigrees Gallery & Boutique, Spot Coffee, El Beuno Amigo, the Czurles-Nelson Gallery, the Silo City grain elevators, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, The Avant Building, Main (St)udios, and downtown Buffalo’s Artspace Lofts.
She has held solo exhibitions at 464 Gallery, Filigrees Gallery & Boutique and Spot Coffee on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo. Most recently, Fajemisin was asked to be an exhibitor at the 2013 Fourteenth Annual Elmwood Festival of the Arts.
Her work has been published in Buffalo’s very own Artvoice magazine, Buffalo Rising, the State University at Buffalo’s Spectrum magazine as well as The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts’ Annual Brochures.