Title: The Flag is Bleeding #2
Medium: Acrylic on canvas; painted and pieced border
Size: 76" x 79.5"
From the Series: The American Collection; #6
Ringgold, began her artistic career more than 35 years ago as a painter. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts -- art that combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. 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 Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Her first book, Tar Beach was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. She has written and illustrated five children's books. She 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 and eleven honorary doctorates, one of which is from her alma mater The City College of New York. Ringgold is a professor of art at the University of California in San Diego, California.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts, curated by The New Museum of Contemporary Art, traveling to Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Wichita Art Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Madison Art Center, 2000; The Baltimore Museum of Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Chicago Cultural Center, 1999; University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, and The Akron Art Museum, 1998; Faith Ringgold: The American Collection and Selected Works, ACA Galleries, New York, 1998; Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY, 1998; San Diego Children's Museum, 1997; Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, NY, 1996; and The Decade Show, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY, 1990.
Her selected group exhibitions include: American and European Painting and Sculpture and Contemporary Art, ACA Galleries, NY, 1997; Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, Wichita Art Museum, Kansas and National Academy Museum, NY, 1997; Winter Group Exhibition: Featuring Gallery Artists, ACA Galleries, NY, 1996; Important American Paintings and European Sculpture, ACA Galleries, NY, 1996; Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, 1985; and Second World Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture, Lagos, Nigeria, 1977.