Helen Oji was highlighted in the early 1980s New York City art scene as an artist with a distinctive vision. She has exhibited her paintings, works on paper and prints in numerous exhibitions in New York, nationally and Europe. In addition to her artwork, she collaborated with a range of performers/writers in creating set designs that were presented in New York City, London, and across the US. Her paintings and works on paper are in notable public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, The New Museum, Art Museum of South Texas - Corpus Christi, Jacksonville Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Barnard Collage Library, and in various corporate and private collections. Awards and honors include: Creative Artists Public Service Program, Ariana Foundation for the Arts, Inc., The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Commission, Brandywine Workshop - Visiting Artist Fellowship.

Helen was born in Sacramento, CA. After earning her MA degree in Art (Painting) from California State University, Sacramento, she made her way to New York City in 1976 where she currently lives and works.