Wisdom Baty (MA 2017)

Arts Administration and Policy
Wisdom Baty


Wisdom Baty is an arts administrator, artist, educator and mother interested in reimagining physical space and historical accuracy for black women. Her artwork and classroom curriculum encompass themes centering ancestral memory, autonomy, authorship and black motherhood. Baty is the organizer of Ways We Make: Nurturing Creative Committees as Mothers Of Color, a workshop series that celebrates black and brown motherhood and artistic practices within Chicago. 

Baty co-organized Doing The Work: Re-contextualizing Sustainability and Inclusion with panelist Angelique Power and Tracie D. Hall, moderated by Kamilah Rashied at SAIC in 2018, The Black Family Reunion with Threewalls and Reunion in 2017, and The Black Experience: Panel and MFA Showcase at SAIC Sullivan Galleries in 2015. Baty was a 2017 Marwen Teaching Artist Resident, a 2007 fellow at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, a 2011 and 2015 Museum of Contemporary Art Teacher Institute Resident, and has artwork represented on the Field Foundations website.

Wisdom Baty is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Master’s of Arts Administration and Policy (MAAAP) program.

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