Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a sculptor, mixed media artist and designer. His work explores dualities in cultural, spiritual and psychological symbolism interpreted through a diasporic lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received his BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was awarded an honorable mention at the 2011 Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale and received a museum acquisition prize from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has exhibited in various solo and group shows domestically and internationally and is represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit. Baralaye is currently and AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute.