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© 2019 Lisa Blair

December 5, 2015

Photo by Stefan Ruiz, The New York Times 

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is a painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist. She learned how to sew as a child from her mother. Her signature work is her evocative series of “story quilts,” which include both imagery and handwritten text; she made her first of these, “Who’s Afraid of Aunt Jemima,” in 1983. Ringgold is also professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. She is the r...

November 25, 2015

Over the next few months, I will be calling our attention to 25 living and thriving African American visual artists and their work, in posts I call, “Have You Heard Of…?” Why? Because, among other areas of unconsciousness, we white folks share a collective, national blind spot to the extraordinary contributions black Americans have made, are making, to the diverse tapestry we call American Art. We have failed and continue to fail at making their names our household names that are spoken amongst the predominantly white m...

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