Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Assistant Professor Owner/Principal, Baralaye Studio
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, 2006; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2016


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Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramicist, sculptor, designer, and educator. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design.

Professional Experience

Baralaye was an AICAD fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2016 – 2018. He is currently an assistant professor and the Section Lead of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

Baralaye’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Friedman Benda Gallery (New York), David Klein Gallery (Detroit), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Los Angeles), the Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco), and the Korea Ceramic Foundation (Icheon). Baralaye has participated in residencies at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, the Hambidge Center, and the Elizabeth Foundation Studio Program. Baralaye’s work was featured in the “Objects: USA 2020” exhibition and catalog.