Almost every single picture of my brothers from back-in-the-day, has this pose. The hilarious thing is; my oldest brother who’s now in his fifties, still does this exact pose on every picture. I love the memories that flood my soul when I see this quilt. It reminds me of a time of intrigue, adventure and discovery. I …

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Phyllis Stephens

Phyllis Stephens sews colorful, highly textured, and narratively rich quilts that often depict Black life and joy. The Atlanta-based artist draws on a well of inner feeling, memory, and stories she’s heard as she generates her scenes. Her process derives from the Black American tradition of making “story quilts,” which her own family has practiced for generations. Stephens has exhibited at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and at the National Museum of Ghana in Accra. Her vibrant practice has won her fans across the world: Notable collectors include Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, and the late Aretha Franklin. Stephens’s work is in multiple collections including the National Museum of Ghana and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Richard Beavers Gallery at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach 2020Richard Beavers Gallery
Wealth Surrounds Me: God, Gold, & KinfolkRichard Beavers Gallery
"VOICES"Studio 525
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Back in the Days, 2018

Quilt with Sustainable Fabric
31 1/2 × 44 1/2 in
80 × 113 cm
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On hold
Location
BROOKLYN

Almost every single picture of my brothers from back-in-the-day, has this pose. The hilarious thing …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front
Frame
Included
Image rights
Phyllis Stephens

Phyllis Stephens sews colorful, highly textured, and narratively rich quilts that often depict Black life and joy. The Atlanta-based artist draws on a well of inner feeling, memory, and stories she’s heard as she generates her scenes. Her process derives from the Black American tradition of making “story quilts,” which her own family has practiced for generations. Stephens has exhibited at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and at the National Museum of Ghana in Accra. Her vibrant practice has won her fans across the world: Notable collectors include Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, and the late Aretha Franklin. Stephens’s work is in multiple collections including the National Museum of Ghana and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

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