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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.


Faith Ringgold News


Harlem Renaissance Party
Faith Ringgold's 16th book, Harlem Renaissance Party, written and illustrated by the artist, will be released by Harper Collins in January 2015.






                                                                                     


   






Skype in the Classroom
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Sept 11, 2014 at 6:30pm
Phillips CollectionWashington, DC

Anne Monahan, 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Modern Art and the George Washington University, discusses Faith Ringgold’sDie, a mural-scale painting of interracial violence that she made in the wake of the 1967 riots for her first solo show in Manhattan. Reservations


RECENT MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS
1. Perez Art Museum Miami, FL: Black Light Series #1: Big Black, 1967, oil on canvas

2. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA: The Judson 3, 1970, offset silkscreen

3. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY: United States of Attica, 1971, offset silkscreen

4. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY: Women Free Angela, 1971, paper collage

5. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY: Early Work #25: Self-Portrait, 1965, oil on canvas

6. National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington, DC: The American Collection #4: Jo Baker's Bananas,1997, acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border

7. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA: Black Light Series #8: Red White & Black Nigger, 1969, oil on canvas
1. Perez Art Museum Miami, FL: Black Light Series #1: Big Black, 1967, oil on canvas
2. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA: The Judson 3, 1970, offset silkscreen 
3. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY: United States of Attica, 1971, offset silkscreen 
4. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY: Women Free Angela, 1971, paper collage
5. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY: Early Work #25: Self-Portrait, 1965, oil on canva
6. National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington, DC: The American Collection #4: Jo Baker's Bananas,1997, acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border 
7. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA: Black Light Series #8: Red White & Black Nigger, 1969, oil on canvas
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Ringgold Exhibitions



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




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African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center chronicles the evolution and growing prominence of African American art over the past 60 years.
Featuring works that cover a wide range of art styles and media, the exhibition explores recurring themes of race, gender, American history and slavery as well as the importance of body for artistic expression. Artists include luminaries such as Faith RinggoldRomare BeardenElizabeth Catlett and Sam Gilliam who opened up the possibilities for African American art and more recent examples by artists like Kara WalkerChakaia Booker and Willie Cole. The exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland.


Oct 27 - Nov 14, 2014
My Art.....My World.....A Look at Contemporary African American Artists
curated by Gwendolyn Graham
Eastern Kentucky University
Giles Gallery



Post-Picasso: Contemporary ReactionsMuseu 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.

 Following the exhibition this work will be on view at the Perez Art Museum Miami for an extended loan through 2015  read press release

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.



American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding, 1967, oil on canvas, 72 x 96 in.

This work is currently on view at the Perez Art Museum Miami until American People Series #20: Die returns from Museu Picasso.  


Black Light Series #10: Flag For the Moon: Die Nigger, 1967/69,
oil on canvas, 36 x 50 in.
American People Series #10: Study Now, 1964,
oil on canvas, 30 x 21 in.
These two works are featured in the traveling exhibition: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties currently on view March 7 – July 6, 2014 at the Brooklyn Museum.  The tour includes the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH (August 30 – December 21, 2014) and The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (February 7 – May 10, 2015). 

Stories and Journeys:
The Art of Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
 


This exhibition is currently at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT
(March 30 – June 8, 2014). Read the Review in Arts & Entertainment!

Past but notable exhibitions


American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s