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.


Faith Ringgold News

GROOVIN' HIGH  SELECTED FOR THE HIGH LINE ART BILLBOARD

A 25 x 75 foot image of Faith Ringgold's storyquilt, Groovin High, 1986 is showcased on the High Line Art Billboard in Chelsea, NYC on 10th Avenue and 18th Street through the month of May. The original storyquilt is in the permanent collection of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.  A limited edition silkscreen was subsequently created in 1996 and is available for purchase at ACA Galleries




Peace Development Fund honors FAITH RINGGOLD
for her commitment to social justice

Wednesday, May 21 from 6 to 9 pm @ ACA GALLERIES
RSVP Here
Sponsored by: ARS VERITAS, Flying Eagle Woman Fund, Fundacion Rigoberta Menchu Tum,
The Southern Diaspora Research & Development Fund and TSalon


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.

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

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 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