Phoenix Savage was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship-2011. Savage spent nearly a year in Nigeria conducting research that is continually unfolding in her works such as Eiyepe: Veni, vidi, vici: (The birds are all here: I came, I saw, I conquered); and Awo: (Mystery) or Joy’s Ogede: (Joy’s Banana).
Savage’s research in Nigeria dealt with both the Yoruba philosophical concept of Ori, (head) and investigations of metal casting in the city of Ile-Ife. Savage also taught at Obafemi Awolowo University during her time in Nigeria.
Savage received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Georgia State University in 2011. Phoenix holds two additional graduate level degrees, the first in Medical Anthropology from the University of Mississippi, 2001, and the second, in Studio Arts from Northwestern State University, 2008. Savage is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, 1998, with an undergraduate degree in Photography a well as having graduated with a degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, 1984.
Phoenix Savage has lived and traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Savage’s travels, as well as her professional experience as an Anthropologist and an Associate Professor of Art serve as the foundation for her creativity.
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