Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a sculptor and designer. He comes to the San Francisco Art Institute from Michigan where he received his MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2016). With a history spanning Nigeria, the Caribbean and the United States, his work abstracts conditions of desire and identity around themes of spirituality, ethnicity, utility and personal narrative. His work has been in various domestic and international exhibitions including the 2011 Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale and the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. He is currently represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit.