“A gift that is given is a gift to be shared.”
Lloyd Gregory Wade was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1975, the second of four children to Lloyd and Josephine B. Wade. In the mid 80s, Lloyd’s fifth grade teacher (Ms. Dimmer) found that his notebook was full of cartoon drawings. Concerned and impressed, she enrolled him into the Louisiana Gifted and Talented Arts Program. This program would instill an otherwise shy child with the tools needed to be called an artist.
Lloyd has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. His most influential tutelage was received from artist such as: Daryl Triplett, Robert Cox, Addie Dawson- Euba, Afro-C.O.B.R.A. artist Dr. Murray DePillars, and the late Dr. John T. Biggers. He describes himself as a Griot, an artist story teller that’s interested in showing the connection between humanity and art. He loves to visually satisfy the viewer with a kaleidoscope of colors and a variety of cultural symbols and patterns. Lloyd’s artwork spans several different mediums and styles. Viewers will find most of the artwork is two-dimensional and varies in scale, but there are also three-dimensional works as well.
A constant exhibitor, Lloyd has traveled with his work to New Orleans, LA., Houston, TX., Chicago, IL., and Veracruz, Mexico in the city of Orizaba. No space has been too small or too large for his work to come to life. He has displayed in such places as cafés, galleries and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, just to name a few. An Educator by trade, but an Artist for life and a visual creator for Change.