Funlola Coker

Funlola Coker is Nigerian by birth.  She moved to Memphis, TN in 2007 and has since called it home.  She is a jeweler and metalsmith working from her home studio. In 2011, Coker received a BFA in Sculpture and a minor in Art History from Memphis College of Art.  She is fascinated by history, the evolution of culture and storytelling. Coker’s current work explores her experience as an immigrant; the sense of losing her identity and blending into a new society so completely that her culture feels lost and forgotten, almost like a past life. She is currently an MFA candidate in Metal at SUNY New Paltz.


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