Okore is an associate professor as well as the chair of the art department at the North Park University in Chicago. There she teaches advanced studio drawing, sculpture, and spatial art. She earned her bachelors in painting from the University of Nigeria in 1999 and afterwards received an M.A and M.F.A in sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2004 and 2005. Her work has been widely exhibited in prestigious museums both nationally and international and she is the recent recipient of the 2012 Fulbright Scholar Award.
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