Adebunmi Gbadebo, is an emerging artist based in Newark, NJ who uses human Black hair as her sole medium. While simultaneously earning a BFA as an undergrad at the School of Visual Arts, Gbadebo received early success exhibiting in her first year-long solo show at Rutgers University, which was mentioned in the New York Times. She has exhibited at Chashama in New York, mentioned in the Huffington Post, Jacob Javits Center, Monmouth University, Newark Open Doors, SVA's galleries, and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ among others.
In 2017, she gave a talk at the Newark Museum speaking on the connections between Mickalene Thomas’ Documentary “Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of my Mother” and how her own mother has influenced her work professionally and personally. Outside of her art practice Adebunmi spends her time as a teaching artist to youth and senior citizens with mental and physical disabilities. She is the studio assistant to fiber artist Bisa Butler and Multimedia artist Duron Jackson, and also volunteers at the Studio Museum of Harlem through their Education Department.