BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIE | Berj Art Gallery | Ghanaian Artist
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIELady in red, 2022Acrylic on Canvas57x50inSold
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIEButterfly Effect - Self Portrait, 2020Acrylic on Canvas60x50in
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIEThoughtful, 2021Acrylic on Canvas42x34inSold
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIEWilling Brothers, 2021Acrylic on Canvas40x29inSold
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIEMuchachos , 2022Acrylic on Canvas50x40in
BILLY BAFFOE-BONNIESelfie, 2022Acrylic on Canvas49x46in
Born in Accra, Ghana in 1980, Baffoe Bonnie Billy is a luminary of the Ghanaian art scene. A distinguished alumnus of the esteemed Ghanata College of Art and Design, Billy's distinctive style blends bold brush strokes with vibrant semi-abstracts, weaving together human figures and motifs in a tapestry of visual and intellectual intrigue.
The Artistic Symphony
Billy's creations are a testament to his mastery of shape, color, and pattern. Each piece is a visual symphony, harmonizing multiple layers of color to imbue his works with both astonishing visual richness and profound depth.
A Golden Milestone
In 2011, Billy achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first African, and the sole Ghanaian, to receive the prestigious Golden European Award in the Czech Republic. This momentous achievement solidified his status as a trailblazer in the global art community.
Art Basel Triumph
The global stage witnessed Billy's ascendancy at the renowned Art Basel in Miami, USA. His collections garnered prominent recognition, with a private gallery in Wynnewood showcasing his works on the event's final day. Notably, one of Billy's grandest pieces commanded a staggering price of over US$150,000.
2001: Ghanatta College of Art and Design (Selected)
2019: OBAA Solo Exhibition, VIVA Concept Store hosted by Adora Mba, Accra, Ghana
2016: Czech Republic embassy in Accra, Ghana
2011: Kř ižík Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021: Approved Art Launch, Miami ART BASEL, hosted by Kelvin Mensah
2020: Gertrude Foundation, Accra Art Fair, Ghana
2016: Art World Foundation, The Loom Gallery in Accra, Ghana
2011: Golden Europea Award, European Union of Arts, Czech Republic (First African and Ghanaian to win)
NESTLE Ghana, Brand Artist Collaboration, Accra, Ghana
MTN Ghana Telecommunications 25th anniversary Collaboration, Accra, Ghana
Bukom Boxing arena Graffiti Collaboration
MTN Ghana foundation Collection
Adora Mba Collection, Accra, Ghana
Joyce Quarshie Collection (Berj Art Gallery) Accra, Ghana
NESTLE Ghana Collection
The Dean Collection, USA
Private Collections in the USA
Private Collections in the UK
Baffoe Bonnie Billy's artistic voyage is a celebration of Ghanaian heritage and a testament to his indelible mark on the global art stage. Through vibrant strokes and evocative imagery, he invites viewers to embark on a journey of cultural resonance and visual delight.
Création Africa Ghana Launch: Strengthening Creative Entrepreneurship with French Embassy Support
Art after Dark
Billy Baffoe Bonnie receives global recognition during Art Basel Miami6 December 2021
Approved Art Visit9 July 2022
“Truth Unhidden" Exhibition at Berj Gallery Continues to Resonate Days after Grand Opening9 January 2024
TRUTH UNHIDDENGROUP EXHIBITION 6 - 26 January 2024Berj Gallery proudly presents 'Truth Unhidden,' a captivating exhibition curated by Zahra—a farmer and curator deeply rooted in both the earth and the arts. Running from January 6 to January...
Création Africa Launch ExhibitionGroup Exhibition at the French Ambassador's Residence 13 November 2023Berj Art Gallery, known for its unwavering commitment to promoting artistic excellence, recently took center stage in the cultural landscape with a captivating exhibition as part of the Création Africa...