Bukola Koiki was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and has lived in the United States since she was eighteen. In her work, she employs labor-intensive and layered techniques including natural dyeing, embroidery on paper and textiles, printmaking, drawing, and painting to evoke ideas about home, cultural displacement, memory, and time.
She received her BFA in communication design from the University of North Texas in 2006 and her MFA in Applied Craft + Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in 2015. She was the recipient of the 2014 Siteworks Scholarship for PNCA graduate students and the 2014 Brooks Scholarship from Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. Her work was recently included in the group show HOME at the Therese A. Maloney Gallery at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ, and she will begin the combined c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle papermaking residency in January 2015. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR.