Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a Detroit based ceramicist, sculptor, and educator. He holds a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  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. His interest is in modes of abstraction as the primary vehicle for narratives of black experience, going back to Nsibidi script, traditions and practices of African craft and the development of blues music and gospel spirituals in America.

Baralaye has been exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as in Korea and Canada including Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Staple Goods, New Orleans, LA, and Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY. Most recently, he curated the exhibition, Family Ties, for David Klein Gallery, Detroit. He is currently an assistant professor and Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.  
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