Faith Ringgold, lives and continues to work in Englewood, NJ. She began her career in the early 60’s as a painter, an art activist, feminist and an educator. Her protests, events, happenings and exhibitions of the 60’s and 70’s took a stand for Freedom of Speech and equality, she broke ground and opened (museum) doors for artists of color and women. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts and her illustrated children’s books. Ringgold’s first book, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. Ringgold has illustrated fourteen children's books eleven of which were also written by her. She has exhibited in major museums in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She is in the permanent collection of many museums including the, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and will soon have works in the new Faith Ringgold Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Harlem, scheduled to open in 2010.
Ringgold’s public art works include, Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines, 1996 in MTA’s 125th street, For the Women’s House, 1971 Rose M Singer Center on Rikers Island. The Crown Heights Children’s History Quilt, 1994 a Percent for Art project is at P.S. 22 in Brooklyn. Eugenio María de Hostos: The Man, His Life and His Dream 1994 located at Hostos Community College, Tar Beach mosaic, 2003 Princeton Library, and fifty-two mosaic panels in the Civic center subway station in Los Angeles, Ca.
Ringgold has received more than 75 awards, fellowships, citations and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards (for painting and sculpture) and 23 honorary doctorates, one of which is from her alma mater The City College of New York. Ringgold is professor emeritus at the University of California in San Diego, California and is represented by ACA Galleries in New York City.
Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions
Museu Picasso, Barcelona
Museu Picasso, Barcelona
March 6 – June 29, 2014
Vernissage and press conference: 5th March 2014
Curator: Michael FitzGerald
This is the first exhibition dedicated to tracing the impact of Picasso on international contemporary art. Curated by renowned expert Michael FitzGerald, the show will explore the considerable influence of Picasso's oeuvre on the art of today.
WOMEN CHOOSE WOMEN AGAIN
Main Gallery, Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg Gallery, and Studio X
January 17 - April 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
Curated by Mary Birmingham
with Assistant Curator Katherine Murdock
Inspired by the historically important 1973 exhibition Women Choose Women. A group of artists from the original exhibition will each show one of their own works and choose another female artist to participate in a new exhibition.
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
Laia Abril, Beth B., Maureen Connor, Katya Grokhovsky, Ariane Lopez-Huici, L.A. Raeven, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Ivonne Thein
February 3, 2014 – April 10, 2014
Curated by Emily L. Newman
Opening Reception: Monday, February 3, 2014, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 12 – 5pm and by appointment
Location: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Campus Center, Main Level, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Route 107, Old Westbury, New York 11568
For further information about the exhibition, please contact Gallery Director Hyewon Yi at email@example.com or 646-421-5863. Please visit our gallery Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
by SUSAN STAMBERG NPR RADIO July 28, 2013