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Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

Keynote Speaker: 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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Kehinde Wiley Videos

Artist Kehinde Wiley's new statue is "speaking back" to those looking
Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War | The Art Scene
Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kehinde Wiley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 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 $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 Ice-T, Cleo Wade and Common. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kehinde Wiley for an upcoming event.

Kehinde Wiley Videos

Artist Kehinde Wiley's new statue is "speaking back" to those looking
Kehinde Wiley: Rumors of War | The Art Scene
Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley: Artist's Lecture

Kehinde Wiley Reviews

  • 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

How to book Kehinde Wiley?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kehinde Wiley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 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 $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 Ice-T, Cleo Wade and Common. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kehinde Wiley for an upcoming event.

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