Bio, Artist Statement, Chronology, Honorary Doctorates and Awards


Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. Ms Ringgoldis professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1984 until 2002.

Professor Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 23 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees. She has received fellowships and grants that include the National Endowment For the Arts Award for sculpture (1978) and for painting(1989); The La Napoule Foundation Award for painting in France (1990); The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting (1987); The New York Foundation For the Arts Award for painting (1988); The American Association of University Women for travel to Africa (1976); The Creative Artists Public Service Award for painting (1971).

Ringgold’s art has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the USA, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Her art is included in many private and public art collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, The Baltimore Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, The High Museum of Fine Art, The Newark Museum, The Phillip Morris Collection, The St. Louis Art Museum and The Spencer Museum. Ms. Ringgold is represented by ACA Gallery in New York City.

Ringgold's recent painting series includes; The American Collection (1997); a series of painted story quilts in which Ringgold undertakes to rewrite African American art history. This series is an extension of Ringgold's French Collection which she began in Paris and the South of France in 1990. Many of these works were included in a traveling exhibition curated by The New Museum of Contemporary Art titled, Faith Ringgold: Dancing at the Louvre and Other Story Quilts (catalog). The theme of freedom and resilience are the common thread that runs through the Coming to Jones Road Series part 1(1999-2000). In this series images of escaped slaves are moving through distant and colorful landscapes to a new found freedom and home.

Ringgold’s public commissions include Flying Home: Harlem Heroes and Heroines, two 25 foot mosaic murals installed on the uptown and downtown platforms of the 125th street Independent Rapid Transit (7th Avenue IRT) Subway station in New York City in 1996; The Crown Heights Children's Story Quilt featuring folklore from the 12 major cultures that settled Crown Heights is installed in the library at PS 90 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; Eugenio Maria de Hostos: A Man and His Dream, (1994) A mural celebrating the life of Eugenio Maria de Hostos for De Hostos Community College in the Bronx is installed in the atrium of the college.

Ringgold's first published book, the award winning, Tar Beach, "a book for children of all ages", was published by Random House in 1991 and has won more than 30 awards including, a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King award for the best illustrated children's book of 1991. The book, Tar Beach, is based on the story quilt Tar Beach, from Ringgold's The Woman On A Bridge Series of 1988 and is in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. HBO included an animated version of Tar Beach in "Good Night Moon and Other Sleepy Time Lullabies." This program runs periodically on HBO and has been released as a DVD.

Ringgold has written and illustrated a total of 17Ringgold, (an autobiographical interactive art book for children of all ages), The Invisible Princess, an original African American Fairy Tale based on the quilt Born in a Cotton Field,1997 all published by Random House. Random house also released three books for pre-school age children: Counting to Tar Beach and Cassie's Colorful Day with Daddy and Cassie’s Word Quilt. Hyperion Books, a Walt Disney publisher has published Dinner at Aunt Connie's House (based on The Dinner Quilt, a painted story quilt Ringgold created in 1986 and Bonjour Lonnie. If a Bus Could Talk; The Story of Ms. Rosa Parks won the NAACP's Image Award 2000 and is available from Simon and Schuster. O Holy Night and The Three Witches We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith RinggoldRinggold's first adult book was published by Little, Brown in 1995 and has been re-released by Duke University Press.

Ms Ringgold has a history of juring and curating exhibitions. Ms. Ringgold juried the the Mid Atlantic: Annual Juried Art Show for the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, PA (2006), the Appalacian Corridor Exhibition for the Avampato Discovery Museum in WV (2005), the 10th Annual National Art Competition at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri (1998) $1,500 in prizes were awarded, the Texas National Exhibition titled Art for the Year 2000 at Stephen Austin College in Nagodocies (1996) where three thousand entries were submitted and $4,500.00 in prizes were awarded. Ringgold curated the 25th anniversary exhibition of the Women’s Caucus for Art International Exhibition held in Chicago, February 1997. Ms. Ringgold supports the talent, effort, dedication and creativity of emerging artists.

Faith Ringgold's Artist Statement

I went to West Africa in the 1970s and returned home inspired to write my memoir. We Flew Over the Bridge: The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold was published in 1995 it took me fifteen years to get it published. During that time I wrote and painted story quilts and began to create masked performances to tell my story. I had been working in collaboration with my mother, Mme Willi Posey a dressmaker and fashion designer. We made our first quilt in 1980. 

News of the great jazz saxophonist, Sonny Rollins, a childhood friend, blowing his horn on the Manhattan bridge so that he would not disturb his neighbors, inspired the painted story quilt, Tar Beach. That story of Cassie Louise Lightfoot flying over the George Washington Bridge became my first children’s book. I have published 14 children’s books to date. 1990 found me in France painting the French Collection and writing the story of Willia Marie Simone, a self styled African American woman artist who went to Paris to be an artist in 1920 during the Harlem Renaissance. The American Collection came next and the story quilts and children’s books continued to document my artistic production. 

In 1992 my husband, Birdie, and I moved from Harlem to Jones Road in Englewood, New Jersey to build a studio. However, our white neighbors (unsuccessfully) sought to deny us the freedom to live there. Freedom, you know, is not free--It took me six years to realize my dream of a beautiful studio surrounded by a beautiful garden. Inspiring images of my ancestors on the Underground Railroad now appeared in my new landscape paintings of Coming to Jones Road Under a Blood Red Sky. Icons of black men and women making the music the whole world loves, the music we brought to America along with the pain of slavery was now a new inspiration. “Mama Can Sing” and “Papa Can Blow” are the ever reassuring realities of black life I depend on during difficult times. 

Recent work includes Our Ancestors: stories about the worlds children who faced with life in a world at war have forgotten how to play. We call upon our ancestors who would surely bring love and happiness into their lives? Where would we have been without them? 

It is 2007 and I have just completed a series of 8 serigraphs for publication of Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham City Jail, in which he masterfully details our struggle for freedom for which he paid with his life. The 1960s, the majestic words of freedom and peaceful solutions to The Struggle in America are all quite unimaginable without the presence of Martin Luther King Jr. A tribute I feel honored to create. 

Faith Ringgold


2000 Pasadena City College Artist-in- residency

2004  Traveling exhibition (continued): Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (January 10 – February 15)
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA Solo exhibition, December 19, 2003 - February 6, 2004

2004  American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture. Awarded the Academy Award in Art, March 8 - April 4

The Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA,
New York, New York, March 29 - August 20

Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, CT April 6 - May 19
(Traveling exhibition)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Concert by The Boys Choir of Harlem with a reception and book signing for O Holy Night, Christmas With the Boys Choir of Harlem (Illustrations by Faith Ringgold), December 15, 2004

2005 Jazz Stories 2004: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow, ACA Galleries,
New York, December 15, 2004 - January 29, 2005 (solo exhibition)

Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA,
January 5 - March 20, 2005 (Traveling solo exhibition)

Picture Stories: A Celebration of African American Illustrators,
Traveling exhibition organized by Smith Kramer, Inc., Spring 
2004– 2008

Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, August –December
(Traveling solo exhibition)

Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield,
Connecticut, January 28 – March 4, 2006 (Traveling exhibition)

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT,
August 4, 2006-March 4, 2007 (Solo exhibition)

Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, Jacksonville, FL
October 12, 2006-January 19, 2007 (Solo exhibition

Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, November 15, 2006-
April 22, 2007      

Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA,
December 15, 2006-April 30, 2007 (Traveling solo exhibition)

 Metropolitan Transportation Authority awards Faith with a commission to do 52 civic center mosaics

Traveling group exhibition in Japan opening at Nihonbashi        
Mitsukoshi in Tokyo (4 Story quilts) January-December

Portraiture Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
February 16 – August 19

Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, March 4 – July 30
(Traveling group exhibition)

Wheaton College, Norton, MA, October 11 – November 9
(Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky)

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, December 15, 2007 – March 23, 2008 (Traveling solo exhibition)

Art in the Atrium, Inc., Creative Destinations, 16th Anniversary Exhibition of African American Art, Morris County Administration and Records Bldg, Morristown, NJ
January 25 – March 25

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From Birmingham City Jail,
Illustrated with 8 serigraphs by Faith Ringgold, Afterword by Dr. C.T. Vivian, Commissioned by The Limited Editions Club, NY

Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
June 10 – July 19

Return: Home, Arts Council of Princeton, Contemporary Arts Center,
Princeton, NJ, June 5 – September 6

Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans in 19th Century American Art,
Fenimore Art Museum, New York Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY,
August 23 – December 31, 2008.  Traveling exhibition
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College,
Keene, NH, September 8 – November 23
(Traveling solo exhibition)

Bloodline: A Quilt Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University,
Terre Haute, IN, September 11 – October 4

Art of Resonating Fiber, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A & M
University, Tallahassee, FL, October 3, 2008 – January 23, 2009

Transformation AGO: Contemporary Art, 1960-1970, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, November 14, 2008-2009

If I Didn’t Care: Generational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories,
The Park School, Baltimore, MD, January 30 – March 30.  Catalogue available.

Faith Ringgold, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA,
February 9 – May 30, 2009

Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House: The Original Illustrations, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, February 2 – May 13, 2009

Faith Ringgold, ABC Carpet, New York, NY March 1 – 31, 2009

Declaration of Independence: 50 Years of Art by Faith Ringgold,
Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, Mason Gross Galleries,
New Brunswick, NJ, May 13 – June 26.  
On May 20, 2009 Faith receives an Honorary Doctorate Degree along with Sonny Rollins.

Oct 15, 2010 - Jan 9, 20177
Seductive Subversion, Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968, The
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, January 15-March 15;
Traveling to: Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NB, July 30-Sept 24;
Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY,
Tufts University Art Gallery, January 20-April 3, 2011

Feb 6
Two Black Women: Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn
Robinson, ACA Galleries, New York, February 6–March 20, 2010

Feb 12
Nouns: Children’s Book Artists Look at People, Places and Things,
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, February 12-July 11

Sept 12
American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, September 12-December 23

Faith Ringgold: Recent Work, ACA Galleries, NY
December 2-January 29, 2011

Feb 26, 20110
2010 Black Art History Makers Award
presented by National Conference of Artists of New York
February 26, 2010 (snowed out)

Feb 27, 2010 
New York City Council Citation and Councilman Robert Jackson

June and July 2010 Mosaics installed at the Los Angeles Civic Center
On June 27,  2010 At the ACFF garden party Faith was presented with the Black Art History Makers Award from the Artists of New York award because the February ceremony had been snowed out.

Friday, May 14, 2010
Faith Ringgold received her 22nd Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts at their Commencement ceremony

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7pm,  
A Conversation with Faith Ringgold and Lisa Farrington, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

June 22, 2010
 Lecture at the Chicago public library , Chicago, IL 60605

June 25, 2010 
Commencement address for the first graduating class. Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School 276 West 151 Street Manhattan, New York 10039

November 21, 2009 - May 9, 2010 
Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design and the studio quilt curated by Michael James and Sandra Sider International Quilt Study Center
University of Nebraska – Lincoln International Quilt Study Center and Museum
review (exhibition)

February 4, 2010 - May 9, 2010 
The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street Columbia, SC Columbia Museum of Art (exhibit)

April 11- June 27,  2010 
Assembling Narratives: Quilting Impulses in Contemporary Art Dorsky Gallery Long Island City, NY 11101 exhibition brochure

May 4 - October 30, 2010 
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd street (exhibit)

September 12, 2010 - December 19, 2010
American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960's
Will feature the artist's two earliest series, American People (1962-1967) and Black Light (1967-1969),which have not been seen together since they were first exhibited in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with catalog.Neuberger Museum of ArtPurchase College State University of New York735 Anderson Hill Road  Purchase, NY 10577-1400

Jan 27, 2011 
Interviewed by Kevin Alexander for PBS special on the MTA's 50th anniversary

Jan 31, 2011 
Faith lectures in Savannah, GA at SCAD

On Feb 10, 2011 
the College Art Association honors Faith with the Distinguished Feminist Award. Event was held at the Met museum.

Feb 2011
Faith Ringgold works to complete a new book about Henry Ossawa Tanner for PAFA

Feb 22, 2011 
NY 1, Stephanie Simon TV spot at ACA gallery

Feb 25, 20011 
Award from John Jay College

Feb 28, 2011 
Harlem Hospital Book Club 

March 9, 2011 
BHC Lit World New York, NY

April 7, 2011 
Neuberger, Talk for Tracy Fitzpatrick’s class 
Purchase, NY

May 12, 2011
Award from Womanspace 
Forrestal, NJ  

May 18, 2011 
Pennsylvia Acadamy of Fine Art Recption  PAFA 

June 7, 2010 
Women Art an Revolution film screening in NYC

Aug 13, 2011
Upstairs Gallery at L'Elegance Linens and Fine Furnishings 
Oak Bluffs, MA

Sept 11, 2011 
Peace Quilt exhibition in the education center
Met Museum  New York, NY

Sept 25, 2011 
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Links 
Philadelphia, PA

Oct 15, 2011 P
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts PAFA, reception
Philadelphia, PA

Oct 20,2011
Thelma Golding Award
AskWith Forum 
Cambridge, MA 

Nov 11, 2011 
Lecture and quilt workshop
Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO (Nov 10-12)

Nov 17, 2011 
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University 
Venue: Marran Theater, 
Lesley U, 34 Mellen Street, 
Cambridge, Boston, MA

Dec 1, 2011 
Miami Art Museum  
Miami, FL

Feb 2, 2012
American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s
Traveling exhibition organized by Neuberger Museum of Art, 
Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase,NY on view at 
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
February 2 – May 19, 2012

Feb 8, 2012
Magical Visions, University Museums, 
The University of Delaware, 
Newark, DE,
February 8 – June 30, 2012

Feb 10
Thread of Life, Museum of Fine Arts, 
Florida State University, 
Tallahassee, FL
February 10 – March 25, 2012

March 2
Faith Ringgold Traveling Survey,
Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

March 2 – June 1, 2012

March 22, 2012
Lecture, More Than 60 Years Making Art

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Atlanta, GA

March 29, 2012

Lecture and quilt workshop, More Than 60 Years Making Art 
Randolph Macon College

Ashland, VA

May 11, 2012
Florida State U of Fine Arts
Tallahassee, Florida

July 25, 2012
Lecture, More Than 60 Years Making Art
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sept 6
Honoring Faith
Traveling exhibition 
organized by The City College of New York, 
New York, NY, 
September 6, 2012 – May 15, 2013

May 10, 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, 
Florida State University, 
Tallahassee, FL
May 10 – July 12, 2013

May 15, 2013
Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, England
artlyst on 27 June 2013
American contemporary artist Faith Ringgold receiving Honorary Doctorate at the Royal College of Art graduation ceremony on Friday 28 June 2013.
Royal College of Art Honorands are awarded for their significant contribution to culture and industry both internationally and in the UK. Personalities from the spheres of fine art, design, fashion, textiles and the applied arts and humanities are amongst those honoured by the College in recognition of their achievements...American-born Faith Ringgold has had an illustrious career as painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist. Professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002, Faith’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries world-wide and is included in many eminent private and public art collections. Written and illustrated by Faith, her children’s book If a Bus Could Talk; The Story of Ms. Rosa Parks won the NAACP's Image Award in 2000.

June 5, 2013 
Ringgold attends a reception at the White house

June 18 and 19, 2013
American People Black Light exhibition opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Faith sits on a panel with Tracy Fitzpatric and Thom Collins, has interviews with the press and attends several receptions.

July 13, 2013
Art Hamptons  2013 Artist Lifetime Achievement Honoree

June 21
American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s
Traveling exhibition 
organized by Neuberger Museum of Art, 
Purchase College, SUNY, 
Purchase, NY 
on view at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 
June 21 – November 10, 2013
July 28, 2013
NPR Week-end editions with Susan Stamburg
Stories Of Race In America Captured On Quilt And Canvas

August 13, 
NPR Radio interview for Tell Me More

August 15, 2013
Etched in Collective History
Birmingham Museum of Art, 
Birmingham, Al,
August 15 – November 15, 2013

Sept 12, 2013
Conversation with Michele Wallace at the
University of Texas at Austin 
Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Austin, Texas

Sept 13, 2013
Do You See What I See? 
A Fine Art Experience for Children and Families
Traveling exhibition 
organized by La Napoule Art Foundation, 
Clews Center for the Arts, 
The Freight Building, 
Denver, CO, 
September 13 – October 14, 2013

Sept 13, 2013
Award from the National Black Arts Festival
Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University    Atlanta, Georgia

Seated: Faith Ringgold, Anna Marie Horsford,
Michael Lomax, Pam Grier and
Amiri Baraka flanked by their awards presenters

Sept 19, 2013
3pm Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Sept 26, 2013
Finishes painting the book, Harlem Renaissance  Party for Harper Collins

Oct 1, 2013
Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas
Traveling exhibition organized by ExhibitsUSA, Mid-American Arts Alliance
 on view at John Jay Art Center, 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 
New York, NY, 
October 1, 2010-December 10, 2013


Jan 17, 2014 FR attends Ameri Baraca's funeral

January 17 - April 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 1 pm - 4 pm
Visual Art Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901

January 26 attends Women Choose Women luncheon/ reception

January 28, 2014 
Faith Ringgold attends Art Miami

Feb 11, 2014  
Print design proof accepted by the NY print club

Feb 12, 2014  
Volunteer visit to Harlem Hospital Schools

February 3, 2014 – April 10, 2014
Body Conscious Exhibition
Laia Abril, Beth B., Maureen Connor, Katya Grokhovsky, Ariane Lopez-Huici, L.A. Raeven, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Ivonne Thein
Curated by Emily L. Newman
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 

Feb 19 -22, 2014  
Artists in residency at Notre Dame University, worked on developing a print with Joe Sugura, gave a lecture and 2 workshops.

Feb 28, 2014
FR Appearance Mickelton, NJ school

March 5, 2014
FR attends the Post Picasso exhibition at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, Spain. Faith Ringgold's painting, "Die" was included in this exhibition
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.

more photos

March 6, 2014
FR Appearance San Jose Quilt Museum

March 7, 2014
 FR Appearance at Art in action, Menlo Park, Ca

March 30 - June 8, 2014
Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street

April 5, 2014
FR Attended Paper Jam Gala to benefit the Neuberger Art Museum inn Purchase, NY (donated MLK book)

April 25, 2014
FR Went to the Guggenheim with Michele Wallace for the Carrie Mae Weems event

April 26, 2014
Created a globe as a donation for the Pure Earth Fundraising event and attended gala

April 29, Juried art work for:
TCNJ’s 2014 K-12 New Jersey Student Art Exhibition
Art, Innovation, and Ideas
Art Exhibition: June 1 – 22, 2014

May 2 – June 2, 2014
Billboard: Faith Ringgold Groovin High
Next to the High Line at 18th Street and 10th Avenue See more at:

May 9, 2014
FR attended Authors night for the Thurgood Marshall Academy

May 14 -15, 2014
Lecture appearance for Arts at Large in Miwaukee, WI

May 21, 2014
AWARD: Peace Development Fund honors FAITH RINGGOLD
for her commitment to social justice @ ACA GALLERIES

October 9, 2014
Honored by the National Association of Women Artsists (NAWA) 125th Anniversary
Location: Wald and Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, Fourth Floor, NYC

October 14, 2014
Groundswell Award
110 East 25th Street, NYC

October 15, 2014
Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
Benjamin West Clinedinst Award 
Location:  The Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, 
New York City


January  2015 Harlem Renaissance Party released/ published by Harper Hollins

April 24, 2015
Faith attends an artist reception at the Whitney for, America is Hard to See, inaugural exhibition at the Whitney's new site. Artwork included: Women Free Angela, 1971. NYC

June 20, 2014 Attends conference in San Diego and collects an award from the
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
2015 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Award
Conference in San Diego, CA 
AAUW Creative Arts Award Fellowship in 1976 

Aug 2015 Faith finishes book, We Came to America (Random House/Knopf) release date May 2016

Sept 11, 2015 Signs paperwork for the Faith Ringgold study room at the David Driskell Center, University of Maryland

Sept 15, 2015 Faith attends auction at Swann gallery. Maya's Quilt of life sells for over $400,000. Sold to Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas (the buyer was unknown to the public on that day).

October 4, 2015. Picasso's studio (French Collection quilt) included in an exhibition in Paris.
October 7, 2015 - February 29, 2016
The Grand Palais
Paris, France

October 8, 2015
Birthday and ACFF auction at ACA Gallery

Jan 27
Harlem Renaissance Party book published by Harper Collins is released

December 2015
A Letter to My Daughter Michele, Faith self published


March 18-19, 2016   Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

April 7, 2016 Swann Auction

April 12, 2016 

Mark Rossier, Faith Ringgold and Judy Brodsky

April 13, 2016 Lecture at Rhode Island School of Design

April 13, 2013  RISD lecture

May 10, 2016 We Came to America, book release

May 17, 2016  City Arts Award Gala Dinner. Faith made an
 award brick and presented it ti Elly Flomenhaft

July 14, 2016  MoMA installs, Die their new acquisition. 
Faith Ringgold in background with unknown museum visitor. 

Sept 9, 2016 Talk at the Met Museum

Oct 18, 2016 Lecture ay U of Iowa

Oct 26, 2016 Appearance at the Newark Museum of Art for Newark 350 a Commissioned work 

Image result for newark 350 faith ringgold

Nov 12, 2016 Lecture at the Museum of Sonoma, California

Nov 30, 2016  Lecture at the Herron School in Indianapolis

Dec 7, 2016  Conversation at MOMA
Anne Umland, Faith Ringgold, and Thomas Lax at MoMA last night, with paintings by Ringgold from 1964 on the screen.


Jan 18, 2017
Black America TV show with Carol Jenkins, CUNY TW, NYC

Jan 19, 2017 
Medal of Honor, National Arts Club in New York

Award was presented by the NAC President, Linda Zagaria and Master of Ceremonies and Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee, Nicholas D. Lowry.

Jan 19, 2017 National Arts Club Award, NYV

Jan 26, 2017    AARP newsletter

Feb 15, 2017    CAA Award, NYC

Feb 27 - March 20, 2017

April 5, 2017      Reception at MAD for Judith Lieber

April 20, 2017    Dinner at the Brooklyn Museum for the opening of We Wanted a Revolution

April 27, 20176   ACFF One of a Kind Kid Art making workshop at TMALS

May 13, 2017       TMALS Lunch at Abasinian Baptist Church

June 25, 2017       ACFF garden party honoring Beverly McIver, Englewood, NJ

July 12-14, 2017    National Black quilt conference, Lawrence, KS

Sept 16, 2017       Brooklyn Museum, Faith speaks to Lisa Farringtons class from John Jay College

Oct 2, 2017           Video recording, Artsy

October 6-8, 2017  Induction into the Academy of Arts and Science, Boston MA

Oct 20 -22, 2017  Faith makes a trip to Houston, TX Houston Museum of African America Culture 

Nov 7, 2017       Art Award from the Museum of Art and Design

Nov 8, 2017      Anyone Can Fly Foundation Auction, NYC

Dec 2, 2017        ACFF Volunteers holiday Party

2018 Chronology 

Jan 13-14, 2018  Faith and Michele travel to Los Angeles for the, "We Wanted A Revolution" Exhibition and Symposium.
Moira Roth and Faith Ringgold in LA on Jan 14, 2018

Feb 1 - 4, 2018 Faith and Michele make a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas for "Soul of a Nation" opening and symposium.

Feb 5, 2018   Showing of works at the Red Rooster

Feb 15-17, 2017 Trip to Yale. Faith Ringgold is honored with the Chubb fellowship by Timothy Dwight College.
Feb 15 Lecture , Yale announces that Faith has won the Grace Hopper Window commission.
Feb 16 Quilt workshop with TD students

Feb 17 Meeting with window committee

Faith's entourage: Michele Wallace, Grace Matthews, Kyle Matthews and Marva Whitehead
March 6, 2018 Faith an Michele attend the

August 14-31, 2018 
Return trip to LaNapoule with Michele Wallace


March 27, 2018
Benedict College, in SC Ancestors project and lecture

April 16-22 Michele, Faith, Dorian and Jeff make a trip to London
April 19 Faith speaks at the Tate Modern
April 22 -25 Trip to Berlin, 
April 23 Faith speaks a Humbolt U
April 24 Opening reception of Faith Ringgold show at Weiss Berlin Gallery

Honorary Doctorate

Moore College of Art



22. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
118-128 N. Broad St.
May 14, 2010

23. Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
May 15, 2013


1- 1971 The Creative Artists Public Service Award for painting

2- 1976 The American Association of University Women for travel to West Africa,

3- 1980 The National Endowment for the Arts Award for sculpture, 1978 and for painting

4- 1987 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting

5 -1988 The New York Foundation for Arts Award for painting New York, New York.

6 - 1989 National Endowment for the Arts Award for Painting (NEA), Washington, D.C.

7- 1989 Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

8- 1989 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Award, Baltimore, Maryland.

9 -1990 Annual Youth Friends Award, School Arts League, New York,

10 - 1990 LaNapoule Foundation Award, LaNapoule, France.

11 - 1991 The Studio Museum in Harlem, Honors the Artist of the Year,

12 - 1991  Tar Beach wins many awards:
                 School Library Journal, Seasame Street, Parents Magazine , New York Times
                 California Children's Book, Video and Software
                 Award, Publishers Weekly, Parents Choice

13 - 1992 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration: Tar Beach.

14 - 1992 Caldecott Honor Book: Tar Beach

15 - 1993  Jane Addam’s Peace Association Picture Book Award for
                 Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, November 9, 1993

16 - 1994 “Womens Caucus for Art Honor Awards Exhibition,” 15th
                 Annual, Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York, January 25, 1994

17 - 1995 Townsend Harris Medal City College of NY Alum Assoc

18 - 1996 Spirit of Woman Award presented by the National Museum
                 of Women of the Arts, Washington, DC, May 22, 1996

19 - 1977 Arts Person of the Year,” The New Jersey Center

20 - 1997/1998 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award

21 - 1998 Pro Choice Activist Award, NARAL April 30,1998

22 - 1999 Banks Street, May 27, 1999

23 - 1999 City Arts Award, June 14, 1999

24 - 1999 Art alliance (Scholastic) April 13, 1999

25 - 1999 NAACP Image Award

26 - 2000 Mary Grove College, Honory Art Degree

27 - 2001 Art Institute, Chicago, IL, May 19,2001

28 - 2001 Dedicators Award 10/27/01

29 - 2002 California Art Educators Association Living Artists Award

30 - 2004 National Visionary Leadership Project

31 - 2004 The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, New York, NY

32 - 2005 Moore College of Art and Design’s Visionary Women Award

33 - 2005 Amistad Center for Art & Culture Presidents Award

34 - 2006 James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art Honoree

35 - 2006 Teacher of the Year, NYC Teachers Assn October 28, 2006

36 - 2006 Harlem Arts Alliance Golden Legacy Visual Arts Award

37 - 2007 Wisdom Award , National Visionary Leadership Program, Washington, DC

38 - 2007 Leadership Award, Congressional Black Caucus Spouses, Washington, DC

39 - 2008 National Women’s History Project

40 - 2009 LitWorld Story Power Award, NYC

41 - 2010 Black Art History Makers Award, 51st National Conference Artists of New York

42 - 2010 New York City Council Citation presented by Councilman Robert Jackson

43 - 2011 College Art Association - Distinguished Feminist Award at the 99th annual conference Met      
                Museum, NYC Distinguished Feminist Award, Faith Ringgold Feb 10, 2011

44 - 2011 John Jay College Malcom/King Breakfast honoree on Feb 25, 2011 , NYC

45 - 2011 May 12, 2011 Faith Ringgold will receive the “2011 Celebrating Women® Award” The                
                   New York Women’s Foundation NYWF

46 - May 12, 2011
         Barbara Boggs Award from Womanspace, Forrestal, NJ 

47 - October 6, 2011
         The City College of New York presented 
          Faith Ringgold with the first Cultural Arts Award.
         Bronze sculpture by Otto Neals
         Quilt exhibition"Honoring Faith"

48 - Oct 20, 2011
        Thelma Golding Award
       AskWith Forum
       Cambridge, MA

           Left to right: Sylvia Gail Kinard, Esq. (Moderator); Artist Faith Ringgold; Andrea Pinkney, VP & Senior Editor Scholastic Books; Dean Carlyle Thompson (Medgar Evers College); Professor Tonya Hegamin (panelist)
49           May 9, 2013
                Medgar Evers College
                Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
               Brooklyn, NY
               Lifetime Achievement Award

50          Sept 13, 2013
            Legends Award from the National Black Arts Festival
            Atlanta, Georgia
             See photo

51          October 9, 2014
             Award from National Assoc of Women Artist, NYC

52   October 14, 2014 -
         Award from Groundswell, NYC

53  October 15, 2015 -
       Award for the Artists Fellowship Foundation, NYC

54   June 20, 2015
           American Association of University Women (AAUW)
         2015 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Award
          Conference in San Diego, CA 
           AAUW Creative Arts Award Fellowship in 1976 

NYFA   Hall of Fame Award  April 12, 2016

55.    April 12, 2016
        New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
         2016 Hall of Fame Award 

56, Jan 19, Award from CAA, in NYC

57. Jan 19, 2017 
Medal of Honor, National Arts Club in New York
Award was presented by the NAC President, Linda Zagaria and 

Master of Ceremonies and Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee, Nicholas D. Lowry.

April 26, 2017
Award from the Smithsonian, Washington, DC
Note: dorian Bergen accepted the award on Faith's behalf.

60. October 7, 2017
Academy of Arts and Science Induction
Boston, MA
61. Nov 7, 2017  MAD, NYC

Link to a large Black and White photo of Faith Ringgold

Translated into Spanish 

No comments: