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Artwork by Suliman Onque
Created from genes of an artistic family, Suliman Onque began creating art in preschool and it was at this young age that his ingenious talents were born. Some of Suliman’s works include Art exhibits with greats such as Willie Cole, Ben Jones, Kortez Robinson, Jose Emanuel Cruz, Kween Moore and Jerry Gant. Being commissioned on various mural projects for the City of Newark (2015,2016,2017,2018,2019).
In 2020, Suliman completed the collaborative “Phoenix Rise” mural located in the main entrance of University High School. He collaborated on the “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY” street mural. He paid homage to the late Marsha P. Johnson with a collaborative mural in Elizabeth. Suliman helped to create art for two of the Hope Box project events. Suliman collaborated on the UNIT Y mural in Newark. He completed a four mural installation at the Turning Point Community Services shelter in Irvington, in collaboration with his Mother Yvonne Onque.
In April 2021 Suliman will be one of 16 artists to collaborate on the New “Black Lives Matter” street mural at Manufacturers Village in collaboration with Liquitex Paint Company.
With all that Suliman has achieved, his passion for art continues to inspire him to create masterpieces of any form of work that he is presented with. There is no doubt that his “If you can imagine it, I can create it” motto speaks volumes to his unlimited artistic capabilities.
Read the latest article, Newark Artist’s Latest Piece Aims to Inspire Voter Participation in Upcoming School Board Election, by TapintoNewark covering Suliman Onque’s latest community-inspired work.