Yisa Akinbolaji

Yisa Akinbolaji


Visual arts

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Language: english, Yoruba

Regions: Interlake, Westman, Central Plains, Pembina Valley, Eastman, Capital Region



Yisa Akinbolaji is a full-time professional artist based in Winnipeg. He has developed a unique technique of painting by using a special flexible gum he invented known as Remoglue. He achieved this from his extensive experimentation in painting and printmaking. Yisa has conducted workshops in painting and mosaic for professional artists and student of all ages. He has exhibited internationally. Following the successful exhibition of his technique in New York in 2011, Yisa was featured on the cover of Art Business News. His painting, Wisdom Thread (2013) was featured in the Govt. of Alberta Education Curriculum page 31, Fine Arts - Draft Visual Arts K - Grade 6. The artist has received two Manitoba provincial awards. Yisa's work is in private and public collections, including the collections of the Province of Manitoba, Canada Life, and several international diplomats. Yisa obtained MFA from the University of North Dakota and a diploma in graphic design from Red River College.


Project Samples


Winnipeg artist Yisa Akinbolaji presented a fun and creative workshop to CAG on Feb. 20. Yisa came very well prepared with examples of his beautiful acrylic abstract paintings, including many smaller paintings which he allowed participants to "unveil" by removing the Remoglue, a resist he has developed for masking ... https://yisagallery.com/workshop.html

—Roberta Thomas