Ifé Franklin has worked as a professional artist and community activist for over 30 years. Born and raised in Washington,D.C., Ifé began her arts education in high school, focusing then on black and white photography.
Ifé entered The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the late 1980’s where she studied performance art, voice, video production, ceramics, and “The Art of Africa,” where she met her mentor, Master Adire Artist Mr. Stanley Pinckney.
Ifé owns and operates IféArts®. which produces sculpture, installations, drawings, collage, photography, as well as fiber arts.
Ifé's new book The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae was released in spring of 2018 and has since been donated and received by The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
Ifé believes it is her destiny to create and use her voice to convey her passion for the arts and her love for freedom, peace and justice.
Image by Julie Rioux.