Folayemi Wilson is an object and image maker whose work celebrates the Black imagination as a technology of resistance and self-determination. Her work explores the Black Atlantic experience through sculptural and multimedia installations presenting speculative fictions that reference history, integrating inspiration from American vernacular architecture, literature and science fiction, using original sculpture, found objects, archival media, sound and video. Wilson earned a MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Art History, Theory & Criticism. She is a co-founder and principal of blkHaUS studios, a socially-focused design studio and is based in Philadelphia. She is an Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Architecture and Professor of Art at Penn State.
graduate school, professional and creative development, inter- and intradisciplinary practices, marginalized experiences as makers, historical-based research, traversing the art-design-craft landscape.
Photo credit: Michael Keay