Welcome to Faith Ringgold's Blog



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.


Exhibitions

Faith Ringgold, Groovin High, 1996, Silkscreen, Courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York.jpg
March 30 - June 8, 2014
Stories and Journeys: 
The Art of Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson
Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 753-0381 ext. 130
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
OPEN LATE the first Thursday of the month until 7:30 p.m.http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org





WC1/P49-1967
American People #20 
Die, 1967
72 x 144
oil on canvas
ACA Galleries, NYC

Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions
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.



  • Post-Picasso will be devoted to a select group of artists who have made very significant achievements in contemporary art through their engagement with Picasso. The exhibition will comprise seventy-five works selected from the oeuvres of approximately forty-two artists living in more than twelve countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America to present the remarkable geographical and chronological range of Picasso’s impact.




  • Among the artists who will be represented in the exhibition are: Chéri Samba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, M. F. Husain and Atul Dodiya of India, Folkert de Jong and Rineke Dijkstra of the Netherlands, Guillermo Kuitca from Argentina, Vik Muniz of Brazil, and Jasper Johns, Faith Ringgold and Fred Wilson of the USA.

  • WOMEN CHOOSE WOMEN AGAIN
    January 17 - April 13, 2014

    Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
    Visual Art Center of New Jersey
    Main Gallery, Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery, and Studio XCurated 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. 
    See the catalog on-line
    68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
    908.273.9121
    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey


    Body Conscious
    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 yih@oldwestbury.edu or 646-421-5863. Please visit our gallery Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.