Faith Ringgold: An American Artist
October 23 - January 29, 2017
Faith Ringgold, "Groovin' High", 1996, Silkscreen, 96/425
Faith Ringgold: An American Artist features storyquilts, works on paper, tankas, soft sculpture, and original illustrations. An African American artist, Ringgold is also a celebrated writer and educator. She is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 22 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees. She has received fellowships and grants that include the National Endowment For the Arts Award for sculpture (1978) and for painting (1989); The La Napoule Foundation Award for painting in France (1990); The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting (1987); The New York Foundation For the Arts Award for painting (1988); The American Association of University Women for travel to Africa (1976); The Creative Artists Public Service Award for painting (1971).
This exhibition is supported by a generous gift from Jack and Diane Stuppin.