Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a sculptor and designer. He comes to SFAI 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 featured in various domestic and international venues including the 2011 Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale and a 2017 solo exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora. Ebi is the recipient of the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship for 2016–17 and 2017–18. He is currently represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit.