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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 Museum of Modern Art.

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

MoMA acquires and installed Die

Art News reports on Die at MoMA


Art News: THE STORYTELLER: AT 85, HER STAR STILL RISING, FAITH RINGGOLD LOOKS BACK ON HER LIFE IN ART, ACTIVISM, AND EDUCATION

BY Andrew Russeth POSTED 03/01/16 9:35 AM



Faith's three newest books:



Harlem Renaissance Party
Faith Ringgold's 16th book, Harlem Renaissance Party, written and illustrated by the artist, will be released by Harper Collins January 27, 2015. 
 "Now who can resist an invitation written in the sky?" -Faith Ringgold



Available now in paper or on Kindle





We Came to America was selected for the Notable Social Studies 2017! @CBCBook @NCSSNetwork
Age Level: 5 - 8
Grade Level: K - 3
May 10, 2016 Release date
Paper and Kindle






Skype in the Classroom click here for detail


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Recent Museum Acquisitions

RECENT MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

 Museum of Modern Art: American People #20: Die, 1967, oil on canvas

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


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



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

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

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

 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

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA: Black Light Series #8: Red White & Black Nigger, 1969, oil on canvas

Museum of Modern Art: American People #20: Die, 1967, 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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