Anthony Folks

Anthony Folks is a visual artist most known for his collage works on paper. He received a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) before obtaining his MA in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While at SAIC, HipHop became a source of artistic research for pedagogy. His collage work continues to draw inspiration from various sources, including Kuba Cloth patterns and designs. While volunteering at the Stoney Island Arts Bank—working with the Johnson Publishing Collection—Anthony co-curated a collection exhibition aimed at refreshing the narratives surrounding African American history. Anthony was a 2021 recipient of a Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia.