It’s been over a whole year since the release of the Andrea Andersson-curated Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, the accompanying book of the international touring exhibition of the same name. In that year, the iconic artist has been as busy as ever. Take a look at some of the projects and exhibitions that Mickalene Thomas has been undertaking:
• Rolls-Royce designed by Mickalene Thomas auctioned at Sotheby’s
• Mickalene Thomas on redesigning the iconic Christian Dior Bar jacket
• Photographing Venus Williams for the New York Times Magazine cover
• Curating The Aesthetics of Matter exhibition
And be sure to check our Events page for Mickalene Thomas’s stunning exhibitions!
Mickalene Thomas (born January 28, 1971) is a contemporary African-American visual artist best known as a painter of complex works using rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel. Thomas's collage work is inspired from popular art histories and movements, including Impressionism, Cubism, Dada, and the Harlem Renaissance. Her work draws from Western art history, pop art and visual culture to examine ideas around femininity, beauty, race, sexuality, and gender.