Bukola Koiki was born in Lagos, Nigeria and and came to study art in the United States as a teen through a series of events involving a secondary school classmate and the American Visa Lottery Program. Her work explores interests in and use of: color, pattern, fibers, textiles, dye processes, paper, printmaking, bookbinding, sculpture, and the written word.
She received her MFA in Applied Craft + Design from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2015 and her BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas in 2006. She was the recipient of the 2014 Siteworks Scholarship Award for PNCA graduate students and the 2014 Brooks Scholarship from Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in Portland, OR and Morristown, NJ and she recently completed the c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle combined studio residency that culminated in the group show Within/Without in Portland, OR in June 2015.
She lives in Portland, OR and is currently seeking creative work, art and design collaborations and teaching opportunities.