About Jite

Jite Agbro is a Nigerian-American Artist who grew up in the United States. A native of Seattle’s Central District, her work is an account of identity and belonging in a constantly shifting socio-economic landscape. Jite finds her direct inspiration from everyday objects, especially wearable  accouterments like clothing, textiles, and jewelry. She describes the act of getting dressed as “something that makes us all actors in an ongoing drama between our projected narratives and our authentic selves.”

Jite’s work utilizes the bold, aspirational colors of Nigerian daily dress. She exposes the ritual of getting dressed as a nonverbal way of sharing cultural cues and status symbols. Jite is particularly interested in the way people project their identities into the greater public space, and how doing so influences human interactions.

 

Exhibitions 2017


Armor & Confabulation 

Barrel Room Gallery @  Domanico Cellars

Showing though: July 15  through September 15th

Opening reception: July 15th, 2017  rrom 2:00pm -7pm

Location 825 NW 49th St (Ballard)
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Bloodlines

ArtXchange Gallery

Showing through: October 5th through November 25th

Opening Reception: October 5th 2017

Location: 512 First Ave, S Seattle, WA 98104
More information:  info@artxchange.org


Armor 

M Rosetta Hunter Gallery

Nigerian-American artist Jite Agbro brings a selection of her latest work to Seattle Central's M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery. Armor is a collection of large printed, wall hangings, and paper sculpture that explore how we as human beings project ourselves and our identities into the greater public space, and how doing so changes the way we see ourselves and others. Inspired by personal experience, travel, and the global political climate, Armor visually expresses not only the superficial markers of status, but also the silent exchanges between individuals and groups.

  • Showing through: October 23rd through November 21st 2017
  • Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7 PM
  • Location: 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
  • More information: @ http://seattlecentral.edu/artgallery/schedule.php