Faith Ringgold: Prints and Multiples
Timed to coincide with her first major retrospective in New York at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and traveling to the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco (July 16 – November 27, 2022) this exhibition explores Ringgold’s career spanning interest in prints and editions. Starting with political posters created in the 1970s, the show includes works from every major series – American People; The French Collection; Jazz Stories; Coming to Jones Road Part 1 and 2; quilt editions from Woman on a Bridge and many artworks never exhibited before. The exhibition debuts 2 new editions: Women Dancing on the George Washington Bridge, a silkscreen on silk with a unique hand quilted border and Woman Looking in a Mirror a silkscreen edition based on the 1966 painting of the same title. The exhibition demonstrates Ringgold’s commitment to prints and editions as means to disseminate her artwork and make it available to a wide range of collectors.
About Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold is a painter, mixed media sculptor, teacher, humanist, lecturer and author of numerous award-winning children’s books. Tar Beach, her first children’s book based on a quilt of the same title, has won over 20 awards including the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King award for the best-illustrated children's book of 1991. It proved so popular that it was adapted into an animated short for HBO in 1999. The original painted story quilt is in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City and is currently on view at the New Museum in New York. Recently Faith Ringgold’s body of work has gained increasing recognition from the art world establishment for its importance and contribution to the canon of art history. Ringgold is the recipient of more than 80 awards and honors including the Simon Guggenheim Award for Painting (1987) and two National Endowment for the Arts Awards in sculpture (1978) and painting (1989). Most recently she was elected as a member into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, MA (2017) and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY (2021) and received the Louis Auchincloss Prize from the Museum of the City of New York (2021). She has been presented with 23 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees.
Ringgold’s artwork is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the United States and abroad including The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; The Boston Museum of Fine Art, MA; Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD; The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. ACA Galleries has represented Faith Ringgold since 1995.