Bright is a 27 year old artist from Ghana. He is a product of the art faculty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology where he earned a BFA and MFA in painting and sculpture. His versatile practice is situated in the field of painting, illustration and street art. He is the recipient of the Kuenyehia prize for Ghanaian Contemporary art for 2016, an honour conferred on him by a jury led by professor emeritus El Anatsui.
Bright’s work has been gaining critical acclaim on social media, a strategy he employed to question the limiting spaces available for displaying newer art in his hometown of Ghana. Bright Ackwerh’s practice has recently been centered on investigating pop culture as a medium which he also explores as public posters.