Atinuke Osibogun Adeleke Artist Educator Owner Zuri Perle

Atinuke Osibogun-Adeleke

Atinuke Osibogun-Adeleke is an interdisciplinary artist and the owner and creative mind behind Zuri Perle, a brand celebrated for its unique home and body adornments. With a strong connection to her Nigerian heritage and experiences around the world, Atinuke crafts designs that resonate with diverse audiences.

Since moving to the United States in 2009, Atinuke has lived in various states, including Maryland and Texas. Each place has influenced her artistic perspective and entrepreneurial drive.

Her academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She pursued her passion for international law, attaining a master’s in international and Commercial Law from the University of Buckingham in England. However, her unwavering passion for artistic expression propelled her to pursue a Masters in Studio Art from the University of North Texas, Denton.
In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Atinuke is a dedicated educator, she teaches Digital Art Foundation at Texas Woman’s University, sharing her knowledge and passion for creativity.

Atinuke’s journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to both artistic expression and community enrichment with a steadfast commitment to making a meaningful impact in the art community and beyond, she continues to inspire, innovate, and create a legacy of creativity and excellence.

Statement of Interest:
My relationship with SNAG began in March 2019 when I became a member. Additionally, I had the honor of presenting at the “Tides & Waves: West Africa” virtual symposium in 2023, further deepening my connection with the organization.

In 2019 while I was attending Kansas University, intrigued by the opportunity to connect with fellow artists and immerse myself in the vibrant world of jewelry and metalsmithing, I registered to attend SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference. However, during a conversation with a fellow student, I became aware of the organization’s lack of diversity and representation, particularly highlighted by the demographics of the conference attendees. Despite this, I remained committed to SNAG and saw it as an opportunity to contribute to its evolution.

Since becoming a member in 2019, I have witnessed firsthand the strides SNAG has made towards inclusivity and the improvement in its online presence and digital engagement. These efforts have inspired me to play a more active role in shaping the future of the organization. As a board member, I am eager to dedicate my time and energy to furthering SNAG’s mission of inclusivity, diversity, and international impact. Through continued communal efforts and strategic initiatives, we can enrich the experiences of our members and broaden the organization’s reach and influence in jewelry and metalsmithing on an international scale.

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