Faith Ringgold, ‘Coming to Jones Road Under a Blood Red Sky #5’, 2004, ArtWise

Faith Ringgold, one of Americaís most prominent artists, has created a significant body of work that reflects her interest in documenting the African-American experience. Over 50 years Ms Ringgold has created an oeuvre that is most well known for especially for their painted story quilts. Light scuffing around the image, more visible on the right side of the print. Image is not affected. This serigraph is signed, titled, dated and numbered out of 50 by the artist. Ringgold, a New York native, has much of her work on display in NYC art museums. She is especially well known for her painted story quilts, which blur the lines between high art and craft by combining painting, quilted fabric, and story telling.

About Faith Ringgold

A fervent civil rights and gender equality activist, Faith Ringgold has produced an inherently political oeuvre. In the early 1970s, she abandoned traditional oils for painting in acrylic on unstretched canvas with fabric borders, a technique evoking Tibetan thangkas (silk paintings with embroidery). The painted narrative quilts for which Ringgold is best known grew out of these early paintings, and denounce racism and discrimination with their subject matter. Combining quilt making, genre painting, and story telling through images and hand-written texts, the series “The American Collection” (1997) endeavors to rewrite African American art history, emphasizing the importance of family, roots, and artistic collaboration. In addition to demonstrating against the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney over what she perceives to be their exclusion of black and female artists, Ringgold has co-founded groups to support these demographics.

American, b. 1930, Harlem, New York, based in San Diego, California