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© 2019 Lisa Blair

April 16, 2016

Photo: Una Kariim website 

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971 in Camden, NJ, now living in Brooklyn, NY) is known for her elaborate and colorful paintings adorned with rhinestones, enamel, and acrylic paint although she also works in photography, collage, printmaking, video art, sculpture, and installation. I selected Thomas to follow my post on Carrie Mae Weems because Thomas was specifically inspired by Weems’ exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in 1994. She was so moved by the work, she returned six times to see the exhibit...

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