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Kehinde Wiley

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Visual Artist Specializing in Portrait Painting; Painted Barack Obama's Official Portrait

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Kehinde Wiley Biography

Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of color in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings. Wiley’s work brings art history face-to-face with contemporary culture, using the visual rhetoric of the heroic, the powerful, the majestic and the sublime to celebrate Black and brown people the artist has met throughout the world. Working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video, Wiley’s portraits challenge and reorient art-historical narratives, awakening complex issues that many would prefer remain muted.

In 2018 Wiley became the first African-American artist to paint an official U.S. Presidential portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Former U.S. President Barack Obama selected Wiley for this honor. In 2019 Wiley founded Black Rock Senegal, a multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program that invites artists from around the world to live and create work in Dakar, Senegal. Wiley is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Medal of Arts, Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, and France’s distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Wiley holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA from Yale University, and honorary doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and San Francisco Art Institute. He has held solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and his works are included in the collections of over 60 public institutions around the world. He lives and works in Dakar, Lagos and New York.

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Visual Artist Specializing in Portrait Painting; Painted Barack Obama's Official Portrait

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Kehinde Wiley Biography

Kehinde Wiley is an American artist best known for his portraits that render people of color in the traditional settings of Old Master paintings. Wiley’s work brings art history face-to-face with contemporary culture, using the visual rhetoric of the heroic, the powerful, the majestic and the sublime to celebrate Black and brown people the artist has met throughout the world. Working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and video, Wiley’s portraits challenge and reorient art-historical narratives, awakening complex issues that many would prefer remain muted.

In 2018 Wiley became the first African-American artist to paint an official U.S. Presidential portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Former U.S. President Barack Obama selected Wiley for this honor. In 2019 Wiley founded Black Rock Senegal, a multidisciplinary artist-in-residence program that invites artists from around the world to live and create work in Dakar, Senegal. Wiley is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Medal of Arts, Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, and France’s distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Wiley holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA from Yale University, and honorary doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and San Francisco Art Institute. He has held solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally and his works are included in the collections of over 60 public institutions around the world. He lives and works in Dakar, Lagos and New York.

Kehinde Wiley Videos

  • Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley - YouTube
    Oct 26, 2018 ... Kehinde Wiley discusses his artistic practice and the new exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, at the Saint Louis Art Museum....
  • Kehinde Wiley: Artist's Lecture - YouTube
    Jun 20, 2017 ... The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is proud to be the last stop on the tour of " Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. We were honored to have...
  • Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic - YouTube
    Mar 24, 2015 ... The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by...

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  • How to book Kehinde Wiley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kehinde Wiley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kehinde Wiley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kehinde Wiley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kehinde Wiley?

    Booking fees for Kehinde Wiley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kehinde Wiley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kehinde Wiley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kehinde Wiley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kehinde Wiley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kehinde Wiley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kehinde Wiley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kehinde Wiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kehinde Wiley for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Kehinde Wiley generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laolu Senbanjo, Ice-T, Kerry James Marshall, Nikki Giovanni and Dread Scott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kehinde Wiley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kehinde Wiley Speaker Videos

  • Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley - YouTube
    Oct 26, 2018 ... Kehinde Wiley discusses his artistic practice and the new exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Kehinde Wiley: ...
    Kehinde Wiley: Artist's Lecture - YouTube
    Jun 20, 2017 ... The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is proud to be the last stop on the tour of " Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. We were honored to have the ...
  • Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic - YouTube
    Mar 24, 2015 ... The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying ...
    Artist Interview with Kehinde Wiley - YouTube
    Mar 20, 2014 ... http://news.artnet.com/art-world/meet-contemporary-artist-kehinde-wiley-6218 We caught up with artist Kehinde Wiley to talk New York, the art ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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