Ebitenyefa Baralaye is an ceramicist, sculptor, 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. Baralaye received a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 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. Baralaye was an AICAD fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2016 - 2018. He is currently an assistant professor and the Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies. Baralaye resides and has his studio in Detroit, MI.