Pride Month~ June 29


Akira the Hustler (Born 1969)

Artist whose work ranges from performance art to sculpting
https://ocula.com/artists/akira-the-hustler/#!

Shirohata (White Flag) / 2004 / Lambda print / 49″x63″

Mickalene Thomas (Born 1971)
Known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickalene_Thomas

Qusuquzah, Une Très Belle Négresse #2 / 2011-12 /
Rhinestones, acrylic, and oil on wood panel / 96″x80″x2″

Pride Month~ June 27

Jerome Caja (1958-1995)
Mixed-media painter and Queercore performance artist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Caja

Portrait / c.1990 / Enamel on plastic / 5 1/4”x5 1/4”x1 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Poet, musician, graffiti artist, and Neo-Expressionist painter
http://www.thegroundmag.com/jean-michel-basquiat-1960-1988/

Untitled / 1981 / Acrylic and oil stick on plywood / 72”x48”x15/16”

Pride Month~ June 21

Luis Caballero (1943-1995)
Colombian-born artist combined desire and aesthetic beauty
http://miamibiennale.org/miami_biennale_luis_caballero.html

Nu de dos allongé / 1984 / Graphite on paper / 10.6”x14.6”

Gilbert & George (Gilbert Prousch b.1943 and George Passmore b.1942)
“It’s not a collaboration…We are two people, but one artist”
https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1518

Fates / 2005 / 54 digital prints on paper with ink / 167 11/16”x299 3/16”

March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Judy Chicago (Born 1939)
American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for large collaborative art installations
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/chicago-judy

Female Rejection Drawing from the Rejection Quintet / 1974 / Colored pencil and graphite on paper / 40”x30”

 

Carrie Mae Weems (Born 1953)
African-American photographer, performance artist, activist, filmmaker, and videographer
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html

Untitled (Kitchen Table Series) / 1990 / Gelatin silver print / 27 1/4”x27”

March 27~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011),
American pivotal in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting     http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/helen/biography

Nature Abhors a Vacuum / 1973 / Acrylic on canvas / 103 1/2”x112 1/2”

Yayoi Kusama (Born 1929), Japanese self-described “obsessional artist” employs painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation     https://www.britannica.com/biography/Yayoi-Kusama

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity / 2009 / Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, LED lighting system, and water / 163 1/2”x163 1/2”x113 1/4”

February 25~ African-American visual artists

Terry Adkins (1953-2014)
African-American artist known for his fusion of sculpture, performance, and music
https://www.levygorvy.com/artist/terry-adkins/

Matinée (Installation view) / 2007-2013 / Bronze, steel, hangers, burnt cork / 74”x62”

 

 

Marilyn Nance (Born 1953)
African-American new media artist, photographer and storyteller
https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/womphotoj/nanceessay.html

Three Placards, New York City / 1986 / Gelatin silver print / 5 7/8”x8 3/4”

 

February 24~ African-American visual artists

 

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)
African-American painter & photographer best known for his life-size realist portraits
http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/contemporary/2017/05/barkley-l-hendricks-footsteps-old-masters.html

Bahsir (Robert Gowens) / 1975 / Oil and acrylic on canvas, 83 1/2”x66”

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce J. Scott (Born 1948)
African-American sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and installation artist
https://hyperallergic.com/423894/i-was-an-artist-in-vitro-joyce-j-scott-and-her-darkly-beautiful-art/

“The Sneak” Necklace / 1989 / Beads and thread / 13 1/2”x11”x2 1/4”

February 23~ African-American visual artists

Senga Nengudi (Born 1943)
African-American artist combining sculpture, performance, and installation
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/senga-nengudi.html

Untitled / 1976 / Nylon, pantyhose, sand, and cardboard roll / 72”x53”x17″

 

Maren Hassinger (Born 1947)
African-American artist working in sculpture, installation, performance, and video
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/maren-hassinger/

Wrenching News (detail) / 2008; Shredded, twisted, and wrapped New York Times newspapers / 12”x72”x72”

February 22~ African-American visual artists

Barbara Chase-Riboud (Born 1939)
African-American visual artist, novelist, and poet
https://tyler.temple.edu/alumni/barbara-chase-riboud

Malcolm X #3 / 1969 / Polished bronze, rayon, and cotton / 8’ 6 1/2”x3’ 1”x2’ 8”

 

 

Purvis Young (1943-2010)
African-American artist blending painting/drawing/collage
http://www.purvisyounggallery.net/

Untitled / 1985-1999 / Paint on wood / 36”x47 1/4”x1”

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″