Born in 1963 in the city of Lagos, Alex Nwokolo is one of the leading artists in the West Africa art scene. He enjoys music, painting, football, nature, traveling and trying his hands on new ideas. He works predominately in the medium of painting, but includes mixed- media to his genre.
Alex Nwokolo completed his Higher National Diploma (HND), with distinction at the Auchi Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Auchi, Edo State in 1991, followed by a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) at the University of Benin in 2020. Alex was the recipient of the America Award Price in 1991, in recognition of his artistic achievements in painting; the Guinness Certificate of Merit in 2004; he was honoured by the School of Art and Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi with the Excellence Award in 2010 and in 2014, he received the society of Nigeria Artists (SNA), Lagos chapter, Distinguished Masters Artists Award.