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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Kehinde Wiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Music, Black Heritage, Art, Diversity, Literary, Social Activism, Creativity, Entertainers and Entertainment.
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Kehinde Wiley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Music, Black Heritage and Art. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kehinde Wiley for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. 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 Common, Hank Willis Thomas and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kehinde Wiley for an upcoming event.
H.O.N.O.R. / African Ancestry J&J employee resource group - Mar 15 2022
It was a wonderful event and very well attended. People actually traveled from Chicago and St. Louis to hear him speak.
Of all the art talks I have heard his was by far the best ... Wiley is very thoughtful and gracious man who has given a great deal of thought to the meaning and execution of his work.
His talk had a profound effect on me, I highly recommend him to others who have an interest in booking him.
Cleveland Public Library - Sep 01 2015
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