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The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Altria Group, Inc. Photo: Marc Bernier

Faith Ringgold’s vibrant paintings and quilts trace how 20th-century social changes have influenced African American experience. The artist incorporates text, portraiture, elements of African American story quilts, and references to Nigerian and Ghanaian decorative masks in her wide-ranging practice; Ringgold has also produced sculptures, performances, and children’s books. Throughout her oeuvre, she has told rich stories about history, violence, power, and Black identity. Ringgold has exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among many other cities. Her work belongs in the collections of institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983The Broad
New Directions in Fiber ArtMontclair Art Museum
2018
Faith RinggoldPippy Houldsworth Gallery
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Echoes of Harlem, 1980

Paint on cotton
89 1/2 × 80 1/2 in
227.3 × 204.5 cm
Location
New York
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The Studio Museum in Harlem; Gift of Altria Group, Inc. Photo: Marc Bernier

Faith Ringgold’s vibrant paintings and quilts trace how 20th-century social changes have influenced African American experience. The artist incorporates text, portraiture, elements of African American story quilts, and references to Nigerian and Ghanaian decorative masks in her wide-ranging practice; Ringgold has also produced sculptures, performances, and children’s books. Throughout her oeuvre, she has told rich stories about history, violence, power, and Black identity. Ringgold has exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among many other cities. Her work belongs in the collections of institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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