Mickalene Thomas

American, born 1971

6,872 followers

Mickalene Thomas

American, born 1971

6,872 followers

In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black …

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In her texturally rich paintings, Mickalene Thomas examines the popular characterization of black female identity, celebrity, and sexuality. Crafted with acrylic, rhinestones, and enamel, the vibrant interwoven patterns adorning Thomas’ work are inspired by her childhood in the 1970s. Thomas chooses to depict powerful …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 3 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Participated in a major biennial
Greater New York
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